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About Orsa & Winston

Orsa & Winston is the third downtown restaurant from Chef-Owner Josef Centeno, of Bäco Mercat and Bar Amá. Featuring nightly-changing tasting menus, the restaurant incorporates sensibilities of both Italian and Japanese cuisines in an intimate 32-seat dining room and open kitchen. A "super-omakase" tasting menu of 20 courses is available with advance notice at our 4-seat chef's counter. Due to the small size of our restaurant, reservations are highly recommended.

122 West 4th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Saturday: 5:30-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Spring

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 687-0300

Website:
http://www.orsaandwinston.com/

Catering:
Off-site event inquiries may contact info@orsaandwinston.com

Parking Details:
Metered street parking is also available as well as non-affiliated paid lots and structures in close proximity to restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Josef Centeno

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Event inquiries may contact info@orsaandwinston.com

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4.7

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Neighborhood Gem (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

What a wonderful experience! We dined at Orsa & Winston prior to attending the symphony at Disney Concert Hall. The food was delicious and inventive and the presentation was stunning. The chef prepares a tasting menu so there are no choices for the diner, other than the wine! My favorite dishes of the night were the first course - Hawaiian kanpachi with grapefruit, avocado, and smoked trout caviar and the fifth course - Duck breast with great northern beans, kale, and red kuri squash.
I look forward to dining at Orsa & Winston again!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very pretentious food for a very poor result. Who cares if artichoke come from Jerusalem, the yellowtail from Hawaii or that the grapes from your German wine are kept safe from bugs by chicken? At this level of price you expect great food and wine, not storytelling.

Sorry for our kind waiter who was doing his best to make it less painful.

Worst restaurant I have been over the last few years.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Me and my gf went to O & W once a year for our anniversary, server was super nice and the cuisines are always surprising, very good efforts!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and service. Amazing menu! Tasting menu only, a little pricy but worth trying!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food great ambiance

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was spectacular. Really inventive dishes. Stellar service

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great place for special occasions. Amazing food and awesome decor. Would recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Plan to spend at least 2.5 hours for dinner.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Superb in every aspect

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was expertly prepared with attention to detail on every dish. Wonderful tasting menu and the sommelier suggested a perfect wine based on our needs.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent! The quality and attention to detail was outstanding, and the food was delicious and very special.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The pairings with the fixed menu were excellent. The fixed menu was unique and the courses and selections were fabulous. The service was courteous and each wine offering was explained along with the course presented.
My only issue was the furnishings and decor. The prices call for a better environment. The food and service overcome the price.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Along with the tasting menu, we had the wine pairing. I highly recommend it. They serve wines that you wouldn't normally order or necessarily pair with a meal and they were all so perfectly paired. We went for our 15th anniversary & we sat at the bar next to a couple that just celebrated their 50th. It was a great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was excellent. Downtown Los Ángeles becoming a food destination

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Amazing tasting menu! Was not disappointed in the least.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Really lovely and sophisticated restaurant. All the best of Los Angeles fine dining and none of the pretension.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

An outstanding and unexpected find. I had never been to the restaurant before, it looked interesting and I tried it. What a great surprise. The tasting menu was creative, innovative, well presented and simply delicious. The wine list is really interesting, lots of fascinating choices from lesser known regions we paired wines with the tasting menu, and the pairings were terrific. Service was superb, we sat at the chef's counter overlooking the kitchen (always interesting), ambiance was cool chic. It was a terrific experience, well worth a visit!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Everything was excellent!! My new favorite restaurant in Los Angeles.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We've had some great meals here several times in the past. Pretty much every aspect of the meal this time was a minor disappointment. Given that we paid as much as we would at N/Naja (around $900 for four including wine pairing and supplements and tip), there is really no margin for mediocrity. it was particularly disappointing since we brought friends with high expectations. That said, the service as usual was great.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Simply spectacular. This chef is cooking his heart out. The food he turns out is masterful and nuanced. If you love food, no question that this restaurant should be on your list. This is very sophisticated food in a lovely low key environment with impeccable service. Along with a very interesting wine list. Top notch experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Overpriced for a small and unremarkable tasting menu. The final savory course was almost inedible - a tiny overcooked piece of lamb with bland polenta. The wine pairing was also really stingy - it felt like a wine tasting at a tasting room, not an actual pairing with a meal. On the upside the service was friendly and the space is small and intimate.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Me and my wife's favorite place. The hospitality is so excellent and thoughtful I almost thought I was in Japan.

Lucky for us, Chef Josef was in house the night we visited and the menu was a secret until the dish arrived at our table.

The spot prawn plate served to us was the single best thing I've eaten all year.

OandW is way underrated for its consistent culinary creativity and warmth of service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Second time there and as delicious as ever. The waitstaff are always delightful (especially that French waiter - he's super charming and knowledgeable, he really rounds out the experience).

I don't love the mural, but the decor is hip and elegant. The wines are fantastic, dessert(s) were sublime.

Overall, a must for any foodie in LA.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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 (Boise)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I highly recommend the wine pairing experience, the chef is very god at picking wines that match the food. Unusual wines we wouldn't have known to choose on our own. Very creative dishes on the lighter side. The restaurant space itself needs to be upgraded to better match the high quality food served.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

An amazing restaurant in many ways; quite possibly the best dinner food-wise I've ever eaten. Incredible base ingredients, magically and innovatively integrated, with each one dazzling to all the senses and dissolve-your-soul delicious. Eclectic and superbly chosen wines as well. Flawless, attentive, kind and friendly service. Perfection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We dine at restaurants for unique experiences and Orsa and Winston provides them. Wonderful dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

I've been to this restaurant a number of times and walk away each time surprised and happy. This place is fabulous. The food is delicious and unique and the service is fantastic. It's even affordable (for the quality). Two people was about $250 for a great meal with two drinks.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2017

One of best meals I've had in LA, which is saying a lot for a 25 year foodie veteran.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Organic, Fun, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Your the best OnW !!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We LOVED dining here. The food, service and ambiance were fantastic....EXACTLY what we wanted for our 10th Year Anniversary.
Recommend this to ANYONE.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful food! Wonderful service!
My friend and I had a lovely time at Orsa & Winston last Saturday. Every item on the tasting was scrumptious. The service was impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This was an Open Table fall back when we couldn't get seated at Bestia in time to make our theater curtain. What a discovery this was!! Welcome to FOODIE HEAVEN! Chef Josef Centeno makes the most amazing taste sensations for a six course prix fixe dinner (menu changes every 30 days). The friendly, knowledgeable wait staff is highly attentive to the 11 tables (very exclusive!) and explains every course with mouth watering descriptions. The portions are just right so you have room for the next and next. The in house created artisan bread melts in your mouth (get the olive oil for dipping).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Delicious Japanese inspired flavor combinations. Impeccable service. Great wine pairings.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great service, amazing food. Included a few complimentary courses from the kitchen that were off the menu. Staff was great. Coffee was good as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. Will definitely return for truffle.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Creative And really tasty delicious food
One of the best menus for thecost
Really enjoyed highlyrecommended

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Orsa and Winston made my husband's birthday dinner so special . Impeccable. Thank you!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 16, 2017

My wife and I have ben to Orsa and Winston several times but the dinner on Tuesday was one of the best that we have had not just at Orsa and Winston but anywhere. the server guided us through an excellent wine to accompany the meal and the dishes that we had were outstanding. The portions met our needs and we were full but not stuffed.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Brilliant food, beautifully presented and just the right amount. Service impeccable. Great dinner with friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We had a fantastic experience. Our friends are major foodies and they were very impressed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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