Preux & Proper

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$31 to $50
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Rooted in the bold flavors and techniques of the South, we season our food with a bit of Lowcountry swag and So-Cal culture. Our scratch cookery focuses on thoughtfully sourced sustainable ingredients, modern culinary technique and putting a whole lotta love into everything we do. The barroom downstairs offers our full menu and is open 7 days a week. Our fine dining room is open Thursday through Sunday. We are proud at announce that we a recipients of the 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand!
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Keyword: Orpheum, Ace Hotel, Vogue Theater, DTLA, Downtown Los Angeles, Southern, Cajun, Creole, Louisiana, New Orleans, Soul Food

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with a group of friends for Sunday Brunch! The food was amazing as usual! I have been here for dinner last year and it was delicious. We ordered the Fried Chicken & Waffles, Huevos Ranchero, Horchata French Toast, Shrimp & Grits, and Chicken Fried Pork Belly! We enjoyed all of it. The service was great and the entire staff was very friendly. I will be back for sure!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation, drove 45 mins for them to say they were closing earlier because it wasnt as busy as expected.

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Zack
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place was OK. Neither memorable in its flair or in its understated charm. The food seemed a little overpriced for what it was. Can't really understand what it's trying to do. It's neither a trendy fancy restaurant or a cool, laid-back watering hole.

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PaigeM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. This was my second time there and it didn’t disappoint. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the drinks were amazing. I will be back and that’s a promise.

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tvsp
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is excellent here. Pleasantly surprised. Drinks took a bit too long to be delivered after ordering. The patio is a triangular spit that jets out and is bordered by two streets - the sidewalks on either side are separated only by a hedge...it is not only noisy because of the cars going by (difficult to talk) - also it's a long communal table - the guy sitting next to us had a very long conversation on his phone not caring that it then became part of everyone elses experience.. sadly homeless people reach through the hedge asking for handouts - recommend sharing with them actually.. and perhaps asking customer to not have long conversation on their phones at the communal table..

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encurtido
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the vibe and energy at this restaurant. The food was good, and some of the dishes were outstanding. Price point was a bit high for low country food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and service! The manager provided us with some awesome dessert to top off the night!

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vipGlutenFree
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and serivce continued to be excellent and food was much better the second visit. Excellent catfish, mac n cheese and Punk Evan's cocktail. Avoid the hush puppies.

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KathleenC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable venue. Kudos for the table spacing. Rare to find such space in a very well attended venue

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vipGlutenFree
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good meal, excellent cocktails, and superior service. Would go back again, especially for the cocktails.

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KitWhim
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Interesting interior, great service, absolutely delicious food. Sides are a little on the pricey side but still - worth it.

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jacobj
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. I would definitely recommend.

JB
JoelB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent high quality and flavors that nobody else has. Staff actually cares about their customers. Upbeat and delicious.

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vipNotGreat
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience1

I had a mixed time here. We arrived a little early for our reservation and there were several open tables but they said we had to wait. I hate that. Once seated we ordered drinks and they never came. The server came back and took our order for 4 different entree items..a salad, veggie, ribs and octopus. Within 5 minutes all of it showed up which was a little fast and made me think they are all just sitting there waiting to be handed out and not fresh cooked - still no drinks. He finally came by and said "oh, no drinks let me go check" and then came back and said the bar was backed up and it took 15 minutes before our drinks showed up - no apology and no "I'll give you a free plate of bread" or something. The ribs were cold. On the plus side the food was very tasty! But the major downside was that it was insanely loud. We have to shout to talk to each other. And as the evening went on it just got louder. Some people love that and I understand the fun party New Orleans vibe and think that is great. It was just too loud for me. So overall I won't go back but as I said the food was tasty!

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AzeaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Alexandra, was very nice and attentive. She made our experience better and I’ll return and ask for her.

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artgarfunky
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server was very nice and attentive and all of the staff was engaging and helpful. The mixed drinks were very good. The food was hit or miss. The collard greens, Brussels sprouts, cornbread, and roasted corn were very good. The beef rib was bland, tough and quite small for the price. The hushpuppies didn't have quite enough crab flavor but i liked the concept. The Andouille sausage itself was really good but the shredded brisket (?) and beans that came in the dish were too salty while the corn cake was plain and dense. It just didn't work together. The desserts were underwhelming. The poutine was disappointing since there are a number of LA restaurants doing rather decadent, delicious poutine nowadays. This poutine was more like dry cheese fries with a sprinkling of bacon. My average score is 3 stars but there were high highs and low lows.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious, the server was prompt and kind, it was a great experience !

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vipTiffanyR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Service was decent but food was way overpriced and not that great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Tasteless food.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, and the food was very good. Highly recommend this place!

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Charles
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sasha is a very knowledgeable and attentive server. Recommend the Old Fashioned, trout, mussels and cornbread.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is perfect date night spot! They have great food and service....great drink menu. Definitely recommended.

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Criselda
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Maybe the happy hour items tasted way better, but the items from the dinner menu were either bland, over seasoned, or just not tasty. Sure the place is pretty, but the food needs to back it up. Not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The food was not tasty. The greens tasted like they had loads of vinegar in the pot. The crab hush puppies were heavily breaded. Would appreciate a crab cake instead. The macaroni and cheese was too tangy. It tasted like extra sharp cheese with sour cream shelled noodles. The catfish was good and properly seasoned with a delicate signature sauce. The waitress took 15-20 mins to come back with the check after boxing only one item out of 4 items (we did not want the remaining items). We needed to pay for our food so we can leave and make it on time to our Valentine’s paid event. Finally, we were able to track someone else down to close our tab. To conclude, I will not return for food. Possibly drinks in the future since we only order water.

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FrancesD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner was so good. We had the seafood gumbo pot, Brussels sprouts and cornbread. It was mouth watering

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Fresh Farm to Table experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great experience, we order 2 drinks at the bar before being seated. The bartender was nice and talkative. It was a date night for us, we ordered 4 dishes and honestly it was hard choosing because everything sounded so delish. It definitely on the pricey side but well worth it. We also tried there apple cobbler with cornbread and ice cream - sooo bomb.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! It’s a cute place with great outdoor areas as well.

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JillianG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! They were very helpful with making a reservation and accommodating a large group. Food was great and really enjoyed the ambiance.

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vipKenA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good chicken. Different set up then a regular restaurant but nice

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vipMichaelO
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Enjoyable meal .Only problem large serving pieces and based on number of dishes served around the same time "as cooked and served when ready" makes the table too crowded for comfortable dining .So one eats to rid serving dishes!A bit more pacing would be beneficial.But will return

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SarahNoel730
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Our waiter was very REAL. He wasn’t trying to be “robotic” or fake, just a genuine good person with a great attitude! We ordered a few drinks that were delicious! Beets By Kay was my all time favorite drink ever! We ordered tacos that didn’t come out along with everything else but only because the chef didn’t like how they looked, lol, we weren’t the least bit bothered because all of our other food came out in amazing time and tasted SO good! Because of the delay on our tacos, the manager didn’t even charge us! Just all around great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful staff! I will recommend this restaurant to everyone and will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saying a goodbye before I moved to London. Great experience.

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vipDiscerningDiner
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice to have a New Orleans inspired restaurant downtown. I wish there was one on the west side. The food was very good, but as they don't list prices online, I was surprised to see that a gumbo costs $49. My husband and I shared the gumbo and some collard greens and cornbread. The cornbread is like a thick corn pancake with a sweet butter on top. Delicious. All dishes were very good, and it was quite enough food. We ate in the upstairs dining room. It's casual, busy and pretty noisy. I actually think the downstairs bar area is more welcoming - but also pretty noisy. I will go back and try the bar menu downstairs. Definitely worth a second try.

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vipMarkJ
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a comfortable table near the window. We selected from the “Dine LA” menu. We loved all the dishes and appreciated being able to she them. It was the first visit for each of us and we agreed that we’d be back to try more dishes.
P.S. We were glad we had a reservation!

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vipRunaway99
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We did enjoy our visit but it was very long. Waiter was super slow but food came pretty fast. Good selection of southern food, which was very good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, amazing experience. Gold medal, start to finish.

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Littleme
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We order from the Dine LA winter menu. The waldorf salad was good. We had the jambalaya. Other than having to struggle with the big chunks of rabbit, it was tasty. My husband really liked the beignets. I had the apple cobbler, which was more like bread with baked apple. It wasn't bad it just wasn't what I was expecting. The Old Fashioned was pricey but very good! I would definitely come back to try other menu items.

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atouchoftiger
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

the food is absolutely fantastic. no doubt. was there for dineLA menu. the service after the seating adventure was superb. however, i got reservations a week ahead of time. i expected to be seated in the dining room upstairs, in Proper, as i was having a three course meal and not stopping by for a drink/snack at the bar. despite my reservation, we were sat downstairs - on high top seating, without a back, and no hooks for coats/jackets. i was disappointed by the seating situation. the wait staff was lovely otherwise and the food exquisite.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Preux & Proper for my husband’s Birthday for dineLA week. I live an hour and a half away and we were hoping we wouldn’t be disappointed and we weren’t. The pre fixe menu had several choices for each course which was great being that one of our family members is vegetarian. The food was delicious! I will definitely be back!