Orsa & Winston

4.8
490 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 and a new SNACKS menu, the restaurant incorporates sensibilities of both Italian and Japanese cuisines in an intimate 32-seat dining room and open kitchen. Due to the small size of our restaurant, reservations are highly recommended.
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service staff & an excellent meal!

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Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite meal in LA.

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v
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE it here, and are so happy about their Michelin star! Michael the manager is fabulous, as is all their staff.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !

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LT
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

chefs menu was delicious. great service. unique flavors.

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JP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu is amazing. Worth the money. A great little find in towntown LA.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

little salty

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Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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TS
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch and meal of my entire trip. We had the Japanese omakase breakfast and everything we had was amazing. Everything paired together well, the rice is well seasoned and the uni on top elevated the whole dish and made the meal so worth the price. This is my new favorite restaurant

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RD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really, really good; smallish plates, high quality ingredients, well prepared and excellent service. The food was also imaginative, with nuanced tastes/flavors. I don't know why the web sites said Italian Japanese; it has elements of Japanese, but I would call this Calif. Fusion food, and very good at that.

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GR
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a special treat dining at Orsa & Winston. The amazing food is beautifully prepared and enhanced by optional carefully selected wine pairings served with each course of the prix-fixe tasting menu. You now have the option of dining a la carte from the Snacks menu, or adding to the 5 course meal. The proficient staff greets you warmly when you arrive and makes the entire dining experience relaxing and enjoyable - they also remember you when you return. This intimate restaurant has an upscale but casual vibe and consistently delivers an outstanding dining experience.

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YL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and service!

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KM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun Mother’s Day tasting lunch. Excellent wine pairings.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We went with our friends last Sunday for Mother’s Day brunch. they have a table next to our friends but don’t allow us to sat with them even thought nobody sit there till we left. Also the food was a little bit different than our friends even though we ordered the same kinds of brunch!! So disappointed.

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JY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a small, intimate space and the service and food were lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed my experience here and can’t wait to go back!

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was good, although the pace at which the tasting menu came out was a bit fast. We hadn’t finished our paired wine before the next glass was poured. Felt a bit rushed. Having said that, the staff was pleasant and attentive. The food was good and the paired wine was great.

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MP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great creative cuisine, with fresh ingredient great service

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A
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a bday celebration and our expectations were far exceeded. The food and service were incredible. They were delightfully accommodating of my dietary restrictions and couldn't have asked for a better meal. The place is beautiful and was overall a beautiful night. Highly recommend!!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

L.A. prices, so not necessarily overpriced in relation to other local restaurants but the tasting menu alone isn’t a lot of food without additional a la carte items. Very interesting and offbeat natural wine selection with some real gems.

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OL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the reasons that LA is the culinary capitol for the US!

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MA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, wonderful ambiance

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic choices in the tasting menu with wonderful wine pairings. Thank you so much for an excellent dining experience!

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FF
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is delicious food and strongly recommend.

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Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The tasting menu is the best buy in LA since Spring closed. The snack of rice spagghetini was a wonderful extra. Wines are affordable. Service was courteous and informative.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Very bad service we felt very not welcomed

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. The food & service are magical. If you’re not in the mood for the 5-course menu, they also offer a new snacks & small plates menu that’s a la carte, and it’s phenomenal!! I’m already dreaming about going back.

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The quality and taste of food kept us there - service and time to get food out was beyond belief . I have to think that this was a one off else this restaurant can’t survive. The multi grain pancake was the best pancake I have ever had. All the dishes were good but they have to improve service and timing to get food out.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for the first time and tried the Tasting menu. EVERYTHING was great. We received a complimentary snack from the chef, it took me a couple bites to figure out the flavors but it grew on me with every bite. The service was attentive and timely. Will definitely be coming back again when the menu changes. The scallop pine nut dish was my favorite. Definitely a must try.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great!Love the seafood congee there- a perfect mix of Japanese style seafood,Asian concept of congee and a surprisingly mingle of Italian seasoning. Only down:the Scouffle does not taste as good as the one in Souffles in koreatown,a bit hard here

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CC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Exciting Snacks Menu. Good variety of small plates and preparations. Eastern European wine flight was a fun and different offering. Coursing could have been paced a bit better. Acoustics a bit too loud for a “fine dining” establishment. Overall a good experience.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tatiana, our server was so nice and attentive. Food was amazing per usual.

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WT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never fails to deliver an excellent meal coupled with excellent service. The menu is constantly changing and always interesting. Though not inexpensive, the quality of food is superior to most other restaurants in Los Angeles that are priced considerably higher. Always appreciate the pairings of wine with the meals.

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j
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

super solid and thoughtful tasting menu at a relatively affordable price. for fans of unique flavor combos they may have not tried before, top tier service without being stuffy, and a great neighborhood spot to grab a solo seat at the bar to watch the show, eat some snacks, and maybe strike up a chat with one of the line cooks and get a few extra nibbles on the side.

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AD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasting menu plus snacks were ordered. Was very slow start with about 1.5 hour from first snack to first course. We let our server know and service sped up but was there for about three hours starting with an 8:30 reservation time. Was very delicious though and will go back.

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Th flavors, variety, and presentation of the food were all spectacular. We also appreciated the pace at which the courses were delivered to our tables as well as the extras such as the panacotta and rolls.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful set course meal from start to finish. Especially loved the hamachi crudo! The boyfriend’s favorite was the rice porridge. The restaurant was smaller than expected so it felt a lot more personable and intimate. Even though this was fine dining, it wasn’t stuffy or pretentious and I really appreciated that. The waitstaff was also excellent and attentive and definitely made my boyfriend’s birthday feel extra special.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This used to be one of our favorites, but no longer. We attended a Valentine’s set menu dinner, which was fine as the menu is always preset. They were accommodating with my food allergies, so that was kind. But the menu was too heavily Japanese. For a Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant, probably 4 of 5 dishes were Japanese-heavy. There was no balance and too much umami with each dish. It was boring and not what we used to love about O&W. So because of that, it wasn’t good value for the money. We could’ve spent that kind of money at Le Comptoir or Chi Spacca and enjoyed ourselves so much more.

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YO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Severely over priced. Service was as you’d expect. For the most part, the food was good. But not nearly worth what they were charging.

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LA
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The tasting menu is always a treat. Service impeccable. Had the pairings and the info and diversity of the wines was spectacular.

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