Orsa & Winston

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$50 and over
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Japanese
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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RL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed lunch with a friend in all respects ... only complaint would be the acoustics.

NS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with an unparalleled consistency in execution!

JS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, unusual, interesting. Definitely a repeat.

T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food that melds two cuisines, full of delightful surprises, especially the uni/roe/porridge and yam focaccia. Service was impeccable.

O
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The “Artisans of Japan” dinner at Orsa & Winston was great!

BN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience.

SB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent anniversary meal at Orsa & Winson this past week. The staff was attentive and everything on the tasting menu was delicious. We especially loved the satsuki rice porridge, washugyu flank steak, and all the little extras the kitchen provided to us. We sat at the counter so we had a nice view of all the action in the kitchen. Definitely recommend and will be back again!

J
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We don’t get out much as we have two young kids, but this was a lovely date night experience. The food and wine pairings were excellent, and all the staff were friendly and knowledgeable and well-trained.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing amaing

YF
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and house made Kombucha! Top notch food and cool staff.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations with food and service. Went back 2 days later for brunch. Brunch more of the same

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I had been wanting to go here for years. My husband and I are huge fans of the chef’s other restaurants, but this really missed the mark for us food wise. The menu was so odd and we really didn’t like the mid of flavors (uni in a creamy rice porridge, a very chewy flatiron steak). We did really like the atmosphere and the service was good, but the food is pretty key.

F
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food, great service and nice ambience.

s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great!

JD
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They fly a little under the radar for brunch, but it's one of the best in LA. Service is consistently excellent, the setting is understated and comfortable and the Japanese-inflected fare offers options ranging from creative spins on brunch classics (like their yummy grain pancakes or The Bear & Winston--an elevated bacon and eggs) to lunchy comfort fare like grain bowls and a fab chicken katsu parmesan. Love coming here.

A
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good but the portions were tiny and I thought it was a bit overpriced.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is excellent but the waiting staff could be a little dismissive. Very brief introduction of the food.

A
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a special occasion. Great service, delicious food and presentation, and very romantic

JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and excellent. The service was smooth and efficient. The surroundings were pleasant.

JB
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Small intimate restaurant with a great tasting menu. We did opt for the tasting menu with wine pairings. The wines are very geeky which was super fun, but they weren’t out of this world wines to our palate.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I used to put this restaurant up with the Michelin 3-stars I’ve been to—maybe not quite as elaborate but just as enjoyable and more sleek and relaxed. This last was materially less awesome than the many prior ones over the last 3 years, but was still very good. I hope this was a fluke and they aren’t just merely “very good,” but something felt more complacent and sort of unambitious about the food and it’s programming last night.

TO
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed lunch. Tried a few dishes and loved them all. The scallops were fantastic. The server was very helpful.

WE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orsa & Winston is one of the best brunch experiences in Los Angeles.

D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment we entered, the staff was exceptional. We had the perfect amount of interplay between us.

Every single dish, including the snacks we ordered, was balanced, thoughtful, executed perfectly and fit into the overall journey of the meal.

At no point, did I say, or even think, "this is good, but..." Each dish showed the care and skill invested in it.

Do get the wine pairing. That alone was worth the educational experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very impressed with Orsa & Winston. The set menu was great and well paced and the matched wine was also excellent. The staff were attentive and the general ambiance was very relaxing. A really good choice for a date night or special occasion if the cost doesn’t put you off.

ZW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Testing menu is really delicious and definitely worth a try!

EF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Most dishes were great but the dessert failed to impress and the added on pasta botarga was not great at all.

LS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner, remarkable experience

R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service. Excellent menu, my date was so impressed!

G
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time at O&W. the first was for an extravagant 17 (or was it 20?) course tasting menu years ago, the second was for a weekday lunch, and this time I brought a girlfriend from SF to have a weekend brunch.

I love the delicate and refined execution of their menu - complex pairings with an elegant ease, at very affordable prices.

Will highly recommend O&W, and will definitely be returning. Thank you to the kind, happy, and knowledgeable staff for their grace and service.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bonus dessert!

LW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu along with the wine pairings is at the highest standards for L.A. dining -- which means world-class.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice, casual, comfy dinner w the fam and great wines

p
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Loved the mushrooms, grain bowl with chicken, and souffle pancakes.

DI
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

ML
London
64 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Best beef tartare we had ever had.

KJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and service was amazing, parking a breeze