Orsa & Winston

4.7
436 reviews
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Orsa & Winston is the third downtown restaurant from Chef-Owner Josef Centeno, of Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá & P.Y.T.. 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.
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KC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came into Orsa & Winston for Dine LA! The food was amazing. I was highly skeptical that Japanese and French Cuisine could blend together that well, but every dish was both creative and delicious. I am excited to come back in the future and try out the full 6 course menu.

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N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All of the stuff we ordered were great! They even added in two dishes that were compliments from the chef. Went there for in January for DineLA and everything was pretty dang good!

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A
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here for first time during DineLA week. There is no signage outside, so need to know the address! Excellent ice tea which set the stage for a good experience. Enjoyed the smoked fish and the warm matcha rice pudding. Will come again to try other items on the menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A couple of my friends and I went in for the DineIn LA, and we absolutely loved their food!

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GN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and every dish we had was delicious. We went for the DineLA menu and added the Steak tartar and the wine tasting. It was all wonderful and we got coffee at the end of the meal and even that was really good. I'd eat there every week if I could.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Extremely expensive for a 6 course menu. Paid probably $280 for a tiny bit of food and neither me or my gf were full at all.

Foods good but legitimately not worth it

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r
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal with great service.

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C
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu was delicious and special. Good for a special occasion. Very near the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, so easy walk if you are staying there.

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o
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great wine pairing, lots of extra options. Was not packed on Friday night, hope they can cont to stick around

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BS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orsa and Winston is an inspired, unpretentious, beautiful and reasonably priced treat for the senses. I'm a poor graduate student so I can't eat here as much as I would like, but I'll be back. Josef Centeno is a real hero. Super nachos to kanpachi crudo with watermelon radish he's got you covered. In goodness. Worth your hard earned dimes and nickels.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Each course

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food as always. Best meal in the city.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was slow and pretentious.
The portions were so small, but delicious, but nothing memorable.

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SS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WOW! We dined at Orsa & Winston a couple years ago and wanted to return. It took a while, but we finally made it. I’m so glad we did. Each of the six courses was wonderful — best duck I’ve ever had. The service was excellent as well. We won’t wait so long to come back again.

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SI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each plate was better than the next!! Truly Devine!! Impeccable service!! A LOVE!!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in LA.

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s
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is consistently the best place to dine in LA. The creative menu, thoughtful wine pairing and impeccable service as well as the intimate space make this a go to for unequaled dining.

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S
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time here for their breakfast/brunch. Previous times I had found the food overly rich. I ordered the off menu Omakase Japanese Breakfast. The breakfast wasn't really anything I have had for breakfast on my travels to Japan, but the set was delicious, filling, and clearly influenced by Japan.

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MS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is upscale, beautifully presented & I thought the portions were perfect in size for an omakase style. We added the squid ink with lobster and caviar options. Service was a bit slow, not as precise as other restaurants at this price point/level. The John Dory dish was my fave for the night!

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JE
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant for a special occasion. Did the smaller 4 course menu for $49 and was still nice and full after dinner. Will definitely come back when I can do the full menu as the food was delicious, open minded, fun.

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Went there for my 27th birthday while visiting from Seattle. Loved the food and our wine was amazing and perfectly explained. The restaurant doesn’t give you food menus and verbals specials that go along with the coursing. My girlfriend and I are much more visual people and like to see the name of the dish on paper with ingredients. Other that than little thing the speicial we got was squid ink pasta and it rocked.

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CJ
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice cozy spot. Not swanky nor pretentious. The plates are inventive and mostly delicious. Our main course,
, the roasted duck though good, was the least impressive. The portions could definitely be bigger. The scallops course was the size of an amuse bouche; aka tiny. It was the rich dessert that brought me to a satisfied level of full, otherwise I would've had to grab a slice of pizza on the way home. Good service, good food, good ambiance, bad portions. Still, worth a visit.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate my graduation. The restaurant offered a set menu of 6 courses: kanpachi crudo, caramelized sunchoke soup with scallop, bincho grilled sawara, satsuki rice porridge with uni and albacore, roasted duck breast, and raspberry clafoutis. You could get additional shareable plates and caviar, but we just stuck to the 6-course menu.

The crudo was incredible and so was the duck, but my personal favorite was the rice porridge. It was so creamy, the uni was sweet and buttery, and the albacore was delightful. My boyfriend loved the soup, but I found it to be a little too heavy for me.

The waiters were so attentive, always quick to fill our drinks and take away our finished plates. I also love the ambiance of the place- romantic but also cozy.

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m
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband the food was spectacular, innovative, plentiful & flavorful ! We will definitely be back !!!

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c
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding brunch.

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Had restaurant to ourselves. Great birthday experience!

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SH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orsa and Winston is a hidden gem, right in plain sight. My most recent visit was for brunch. The donabe (Japanese soup hot pot) for 2 and the souffle pancakes were both highlights.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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B
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is quickly becoming one of our favorite spots. The food is great and the service is also wonderful. Only wish we lived closer so we could come more often.

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Three specific experiences kind of turned my husband and I off while dining at Orsa this past Sunday for brunch. The first 2 are service related. The food runner came to our table shortly after we were seated to take our order and honestly it was just a really akward interaction. He was playing with his chest hair while speaking with us and had very intense eye contact that seemed sensual in a way. We both noticed and were kind of wierded out right off the bat.next, Our actual server was explaining sweet dishes that were not on the menu to the table next to us which we assumed were the desserts so we asked him if we could see a dessert menu. He kindly explained they didn’t have one followed by a very akward silence. I guess we were waiting for him to verbally tell us whatever he was explaining to the table next to us? (Something about razberry tartletts). I don’t know but it seemed off and made us feel like we were being rushed instead of offering any sweet dishes. Lastly was the porchetta sandy which we just didn’t enjoy. The prom had an off-putting crunchiness to it and was unfortunately the last thing we ate (everything else was great!)

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I
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They do a tasting menu here for $95 per person. If you like the tasting menu at restaurants like n/naka, Providence, and Nobu, you will like the tasting menu here. The food is inventive and delicious. The restaurant itself is not that fancy and is east of downtown LA, but the food is well worth the visit. There is a super tasting menu of 20 courses for $250 per person with 48 hour notice. We will be trying that at our next visit.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place but was expecting more of the food. Everything was good. But nothing was amazing.

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orsa & Winston never fails to impress. The service has been absolutely wonderful each time we have eaten there, and they always treat like us like family, even though we have only been there a handful of times. The food is innovative and delicious, and we particularly enjoyed the most recent menu (from this past weekend). Orsa & Winston is our favorite restaurant in Los Angeles, and we look forward to coming back!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bottom line: one of the best restaurants in LA in terms of food quality. Orsa & Winston has the magic to extract genuine happiness with its tasting menu.

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WA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for solo dining. Tasting menu was only surpassed by the quality of the wine pairings. Seldom do I find places that so expertly pair the two on every course. Service is attentive, but not overbearing.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly this place is not getting enough love. The service was excellent, the vibe was laid back, the wine pairigs were all surprising and delicious and our entire party loved it! If I went by reviews alone, I may not have chosen this place. But I am sooo glad I did!

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ND
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met a friend at Orso & Winston for an early brunch on Saturday. The service staff was amiable, helpful, and answered all our questions. When menu items weren't available, they provided excellent improvised options that were delicious. Impeccable meal and service.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, some of the courses were very good. We had 4 courses meal and best was chef speacial egg with salmon caviar and desert. Can’t recall the courses name expect the foie grass which was to strong in my honest opinion.

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LG
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

creative combinations at a great value for a six course menu. Specials excellent and worth ordering
Service attentive ex. I like ice and kept a glass full at table
A fine dining experience

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T
Los Angeles
120 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O & W have continually provided one of the most creative, adventurous and pleasant dining experiences in DTLA. We would highly recommend for a nice romantic dinner!

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