Preux & Proper

4.4
637 reviews
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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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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 6:15PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 6:15PM

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Preux & Proper is a New Orleans themed restaurant/bar in DTLA that is surprisingly tolerable.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food and drink were on point. Service was decent but not expeptional. It's still chilly out, so the whole outdoor window scene without heaters doesn't work too well.

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ST
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Not too long of a wait with reservation. Although happy hour price don’t apply to guests sitting at the tables, we were happy with the drink options. One of our dishes got cancelled due to supply, but they apologize with a small dish on the house.

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M
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Southern Food. Had Mac and cheese and skillet corn bread, which was so rich and buttery. Also fried catfish on remoulade. Beignets for dessert and Peach Cobbler which was also delicious.

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DI
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a very attentive and delicious experience in the Proper dining room.
The grilled yellow sweet corn and the squash blossom chili relleno were our favorites. However, we loved the special green beans and the sea trout, which was perfect. We closed with the beignets. The cocktails were creative and delicious. We had the Thugs Passion, P&P Old Fasioned (very good), the Rising Sun. I want to have the whiskey taster next time.
We'll be in downtown in two weeks and will return.

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OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place and atmosphere. The host and service was very good. The food was very tasty.

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were so accommodating to my party! We had a great time

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E
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were seated upstairs, next to the bar. The music was very loud and there were several large groups of VERY loud people. Service was chaotic, server was changed out mid-service, drinks were ordered at the same time and delivered randomly with several drinks delivered that were not what was ordered. One drink was never delivered and had to be reordered. Maybe it’s a new spot and they are working out service kinks, maybe the large/loud parties threw them off. It’s a pretty spot, not sure I would try it again.

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KP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Preux & Proper was amazing. It was our first time, and won’t be our last. Everything was delicious. Everything! Service was wonderful. The decor is gorgeous.

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DG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shaking up the food scene in LA, Preux & Proper is a much needed addition to LA for those looking for good comfort food that doesn't break the budget. Located in downtown LA, the restaurant is definitely a hidden gem with a couple of amazing options (both for food and alcohol). A lot of their dishes are great for sharing, but don't expect to walk away hungry because they do a really good job of portioning out their dishes.

Their Sunday mimosa brunch is also worth the trip to downtown LA, especially if you've never tried their alcoholic slushy.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitress was very attentive and helpful wich is always nice. As for the food...it was succulent : the vegetables, the braised poulpo and the chicken fried pork belly were excellent. I would highly recommend !

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C
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! SO much flavor and amazing presentation.

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place. If you love creole/southern soul food and a fun location with a spirited ambience then you’ll love it, too!

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R
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place with grear food and drinks. Southern comfort in the bustling DTLA nightlife.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Drinks are good but there’s nothing special on food, I think it’s overpriced. Place is cozy with a nice jazz vibe. The service was great but takes forever though.

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CL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was very slow and disorganized. The food, however, was very good. The atmosphere was also good. Prices were pretty high for what you received.

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LK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, we had a fantastic experience! Some of the best food we've had in LA. We will definitely be back.

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f
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Charming setting, well designed. The food different and well done along with excellent service. I thought the noise level was rather high, the music too loud and the large TV screens showing Steel Magnolias produced extra , unnecessary distractions. The food, though very well prepared, is not light, but very tasty

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PA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Menu options are exciting but limited. We went during a slow time so it was hard to assess the ambience. Overall it was nice hipster-type place. Staff is very friendly.

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RA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great overall experience. The staff was friendly and energy was great.

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K
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I thoroughly enjoyed the decor, location and staff. I was a bit disappointed by the absolute lack of balanced seasoning of the few dishes i ordered: burrata plate was good, slightly under seasoned, but the toasts that came with felt like a salt shaker exploded on them!!! Carrots were fantastic although I understand fat is needed to cook them, I believe some should be removed from the plate before being served to guests. All and all, a good experience but not a great one.

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

Took my teenage daughter. Great southern food and drinks. Cool building. Excellent service.

I would come with friends. Super convenient for pre show at Ace Hotel or Orpheum or Rialto.

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JD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love Preux and Proper but really wish they would bring bottomless mimosas upstairs to the second floor. There’s not enough space for large crowds downstairs.

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m
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable! From the moment you walk in the door you know you’re in for a great experience. The staff is friendly and on point. The food...incredible. Brought 2 friends who grew up in the south and know real southern cooking and they said it’s the best southern food in la period. Everyone in our party was blown away!!

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

Service and was outstanding.

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GD
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not worth any amount of money

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

We found your resto thru yelp and the place looked really cool. We probably won’t come back for dinner but will definitely come back for some drinks.

We had a dog with us so they sat us on the first floor but they only had hi top tables and high chairs with no back rest. So a little uncomfortable.
We ordered the dungeness crab hush puppies and the fried catfish. The crab hushpuppies were burned. The crust was black. The catfish had great presentation but it was a little dry.
I think we expected a nice dinner place but it was more of a bar or drinking place. The place is great for a night out with friends... service was great.
But not a place for a nice sitdown dinner with your mutt.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific. Great food and service.

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ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food, fun vibe, awesome place!

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f
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely downtown spot for great food . Suggestion. The host at the top of the stairs ( the male in female attire ) could be more inviting. Our check in felt like such an imposition to him . Also everyone thanked us as we left except him . We had this experience the last time we dined there also . Our waiter Tony was fabulous.

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KZ
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

The food was great, the service was great, the flies were bothersome.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really liked this place had a fun atmosphere and I like the old movies playing in the background. Food was excellent and the service was even better. Would highly recommend for a date night.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were SPECTACULAR.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Excellent flavor in each dish! Very cute little place, with very thoughtful decor.

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DD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We love this restaurant. We live on the Westside so we don't get to go often, but every time it's a real treat. The owner Joshua is so nice and charming. We were sad that he doesn't work on the weekends anymore.

The catfish is amazing, the cornbread is like a cloud of goodness and the corn on the cob with pork cracklings was delicious!

Thanks,
Debbie

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Did not like majority of my food ordered.. place had too many flies and nats, and a foul sour smell. maybe old cleaning rags need to be washed more frequently

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v
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice room. Nice staff. Nice food and drinks! Will go again...

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SF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a place near the Mayan theater. This looked good, within walking distance. We shared the crispy fish tacos, a chicken sandwich and small pizza. The tacos were just ok. Not much fish and not really a taco. The chicken sandwich was outstanding, crispy, spicy and the cole slaw cooled it off just right. The pizza is on biscuit dough. Interesting and VERY good. We had the pulled pork version. I wish we skipped tacos and went right to this. It was so hot it hurt my mouth, but I kept eating!!! Fun place, if were in the area, will stop here again.

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NH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was delicious! A modern twist to popular southern comfort foods. Intimate setup in a great location.

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CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner, loved everything we ordered. Cocktails were off the hook! Love P&P!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Terrific food, and table service. Host team leaves a lot to be desired. Seemed very aloof and uninterested.

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