Orsa & Winston
The tasting menu along with the wine pairings is at the highest standards for L.A. dining -- which means world-class.
The service is excellent and the environment is nice and quiet. However, the food doesn’t meet my expectation. I tried the tasting menu, none of it really surprises me at all. The lamb is too savory with a bit of gamy flavor. Besides, For a tasting menu, the dessert is just a tart with berries which is quite disappointing.
Nice, casual, comfy dinner w the fam and great wines
Outstanding food. Loved the mushrooms, grain bowl with chicken, and souffle pancakes.
The menu O&W offers is very select based on tastes of Asia (Japan) and Italy. How these combinations of flavors were conceived is beyond me, but what a wonderful place to explore these combinations that enhance each other so unexpectedly.
My coworkers and I ate here for lunch recently. There were only a couple other people in the restaurant while we were there. The server seemed a little new so I'll cut him some slack. The 4 of us ordered mains and 3 came out at the same time with about a 5-7 minute wait for the 4th meal so we all waited to eat so as not to be rude. It seemed a bit strange that the dishes were not fired at the appropriate times to allow all of us to receive our food at once. The place wasn't busy and others were wrapping up their meals when we came in. The server also removed silverware without replacing for two of us so we had to request replacements. All in all, the food was quite good and the space is modern and beautiful. But the service could have been improved just a bit!
Fantastic food. Best beef tartare we had ever had.
the food and service was amazing, parking a breeze
Great food, ambience and the staff is professional and welcoming
Great food and excellent value esp during restaurant week - fresh ingredients and it was nice that they explained each dish prior to us digging into our dinner. They also give you the option to pair the meals with different glasses of wine. Would come back - was delish!
Food is creative and delicious. We normally bring our wines to restaurants, but not to this restaurant. The wine pairings are creative, well matched to the food, and an introduction to lesser known grapes from small producers. The staff are attentive and knowledgeable. The Michelin star is well deserved.
Good but not great for the price. The seafood porridge was a highlight but the rest didn’t really feel as elevated.
Incredible food, great service, the most amazing Bloody Mary I’ve ever had, everything was so beautifully presented, we had to take pictures and ask other tables what they ordered because each dish was more amazing than the next, loved it all!
An incredible value at $39, I opted for the DineLa menu. Gorgeous food -- every detail was beautiful. And as inventive as the food was, it was also delicious, proving you don't have to sacrifice flavor for beauty if you know what you're doing in the kitchen. Too many chefs are trying to prove how innovative they are by throwing esoteric ingredients together in an avant-garde design - but their food is ultimately not satisfying. Not at O&W. The chefs at Orsa & Winston really have all the bases covered. I will definitely be back.
Food was good, excellent service. Portions are decent..
Great food, great service, and great value. My only complaint, if I have to be picky, is that the restaurant is a bit small and feels somewhat crowded. But it is one of the best I've had.
We were late but were made very welcome. Excellent good value menu and wine pairings. Informed, polite and responsive service.
The decor and ambiance of the restaurant was nice and romantic. The food was great, the porridge definitely stood out. Would ideally come back to try the full course meal next time.
Porchetta alla Kakuni: First and foremost, the plating presentation is beautiful. Consisting of porchetta (slow simmered pork belly cooked in shoyu [soy sauce] and black sugar), ume koshihikari rice (short grained rice), shoyu egg, assorted vegetables and topped with sesame, strips of nori and edible flowers. As for the taste, it was delicious. A tiny pork rice bowl that packs a flavorful punch. The porchetta itself was succulent, meaty and didn't tasted greasy at all. However, I wished the pieces was a little bigger, especially, since this protein dish is the main star and namesake of the dish. Luckily, the shoyu egg came to the rescue. Turns out, I actually preferred the shoyu egg more than the porchetta. The soft-boiled egg was fantastic, especially, when breaking it apart and letting the yolk ooze all over the ume koshihikari rice and mixing it up together, yum! The assorted veggies (cauliflower, snap peas, daikon, yellow and green squashes) provided that healthy dose of greens to compliment the proteins. Topped with sesame and edible flowers to finalize the beautiful plating presentation. Would I get this dish again? For DineLA, yes. However, for a regular $19 dish, probably not because of the preview that I got with the porchetta size.
Sudachi Tart: A small dessert that also packs a powerful, sweet punch. The sudachi (lime juice) flavor was light and aromatic. The tart itself was sweet, creamy and melts-in-your-perfection. The crust on the bottom was nutty and crunchy (I detected chocolate and toffee). Topped with a generous dollop of light and fluffy whipped cream, little white chocolate balls and edible flowers, yum!
Here for a birthday and the food was fantastic. Service was impeccable as well.
An outstanding dining experience. Comfortable, intimate ambience. Inventive cuisine, fresh and utterly delicious. Go with the wine pairing!
Great food. Nice vibe. Friendly service.
Unique dishes impeccably prepared and gorgeously presented with a caring wait staff. Bravo!
Great tasting menu with the option to add on a smaller dish to share, as well as a wine pairing that complemented each course. The ambiance was very cozy but not cramped. The noise was louder than expected but it is a small space that didn’t take away from the overall experience.
Wow...such vibrant, energetic and delicious flavours that were phenomenal. My husband "wow"ed and "mmmm"ed throughout each course. The Japanese influence was apparent in both taste and plating. The atmoshphere and staff were approachable, relaxed and professional; our water was constantly being refilled. And for those of you who Yelp, you can toss those sub-four star reviews out the window; this place is a solid four+ stars. If you're even just thinking about dining here @ O&W, just make your res and GO!
Orsa & Winston is the best dinner in town by every metric. The menu is constantly changing/evolving but consistently exciting, delicious and full of surprises. Front of house is perfect too.
This is a necessary restaurant for anyone who wants a memorable meal in Los Angeles. If any restaurant in the city deserved a Michelin star, this is it, and, in real terms, it's a bargain of sorts. As Jonathan Gold wrote, Josef Centno's food "tastes like Los Angeles," and at least one course on the tasting menu will be something you've never had before.
I’m really disappointed that they didn’t study wine matching. Pairing.. food and wine doesn’t match at all.
Not recommended wine pairing menu.
Second, after the dinner i went to toilet 5 times. I guess something is wrong in food.
Third, i love to have experience drinks from overseas. But not from Fukushima Japan... still high radioactive region making Sake and they put in the menu “this sake from Fukushima” are you serious?
Amazing chicken sandwich & soufflé pancakes for brunch! Can’t wait to go back for dinner!
Absolutely fantastic meal. The food combinations were innovative and delicious. The chef was accommodating as to food allergies or dislikes. The service was fabulous, friendly, and interesting. We will come back regularly.
Wonderful service staff & an excellent meal!
It was wonderful - from the first moment to the end - what a find! The cuisine was so delicate and yet powerful, and the service was so professional and yet friendly. Our server Craig (I hope I have his correct name) was so nice and accommodating, and all others so comfortably dedicated. We will definitely return - over and over again. Thank you!
My favorite meal in LA.
We LOVE it here, and are so happy about their Michelin star! Michael the manager is fabulous, as is all their staff.
It was my boyfriend and my first date, and he had never experienced a tasting. He thought the food was fresh, different and delicious. The ambiance was fantastic, and our date was magical. Thank you !
chefs menu was delicious. great service. unique flavors.
The tasting menu is amazing. Worth the money. A great little find in towntown LA.
Tasty food, but very small volume. If you are going to come, be sure you eat before or plan to eat after. I walked over to Grand Central Market after. Also no full bar, so I also coudn't have a cocktail.