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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Note: Preux & Proper will close promptly at 10:30pm this New Years Eve to allow our employees to enjoy the Ball Drop with their loved ones. Please make alternative arrangements for midnight.

But first come to Preux and Proper and get the best meal you've had all year. Have some bubbles!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We had a reservation for several days & upon arrival were seated at a table outside on a cool evening. I would have liked the option of choosing seating inside or out. We were given waters and then no one approached our table for at least 20 mins. When someone finally did, I asked if they were short staffed & he said yes & he was helping our server out. He took our drink order & then another 20 mins went by. The same guy came back to ask if we were ready to order and we still did not have our drinks. At this point we said we were ready to walk out. He just shrugged and said oh ok. Not even an apology or an offer to comp our cocktails. We finally did get our drinks served by a woman who I think was our server after 45 mins!! Unreal!! The drinks were good..colorful & festive for the holidays. We paid for our drinks and left. We have no idea if the food was any good & I dont care. At that point our group agreed that there are many options in DTLA & why would we give them our business.
We walked down the street and dined at an awesome Italian place.

A
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I am from the south... Foo was okay.... hush puppies came out burnt. Chicken sandwich was soggy because of the slaw.... It was our first time and the website made it look nicer than it was..... just a
bar with food..... I am in the business so I am being honest....

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome as were the drinks! A cute little place where Spring and Main sts meet. Make sure you sit in Ross's section; he's the best! Great way to spend an afternoon!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was very cold; needed to wear coat. Food good, a bit expensive for what it was. But convenient

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service. Our waitress was very attentive, cute, and funny. Food was amazing especially the strawberry shortcake dessert 😋 definitely coming back!

M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are metered parkings, but it is about $6/hr. If you plan to spend more than an hour, should consider the $12-15 lots around the restaurant. It is a popular place, making reservation ahead of time is a good idea. Sweet corn, octopus, spicy ham salad and the banana beignets were really good. There are only three small tables on the exterior balcony, restaurant furnished the outdoor dining with heater. It is a good place for all occasions with a bar on the bottom floor.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a fantastic spot with great food.

KR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mac and cheese and a Punk Evans. Get it. You won’t regret it.

L
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great looking place with fabulous vibe! Everyone is super friendly and helpful. Food is one of a kind deliciousness and East coast martini is perfect!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience

CA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Food, bland and overpriced and overrated. Very loud place and stuffy.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about the service. Professional, courteous, fun., they next leveled my special day. The food was outstanding, everyone loved it

LS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The upstairs dining area may be better but we were in the lower spot and it wasn’t very enjoyable. The food was average. We were disappointed overall.

MM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun restaurant. Great food and ambiance. We will be back again.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fabulous.
I am definitely bringing my next outing here.
Food was beyond expectations, especially the porkbelly and octopus.

B
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

If the restaurant isn't busy, perhaps they do a good job?
I had a 615p reservation however, they were clearly slammed. Took over 25 mins (and a complaint to the maitre'd) just to get a drink order in. I was hungry and every aspect of service was torturously slow.
Food was fine but the experience was not.

R
Las Vegas
63 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is delicious and the drink selection is wonderful. Good service, but slow in bringing our check and cashing us out. Would go again.

F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is expected to be shared, so go with a big party. Everything was excellent.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Another over-priced brunch spot. Not impressed. The server warned us that they bring the food out when each dish is ready but not all at the same time. We sat on the second level and there was this banging sound we kept hearing coming from below that was so loud and disruptive. We heard it periodically the entire time we were there. The food didn't live up to the price.

DA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well Preux and Proper impresses, with a top-shelf, southern inspired meal that was an absolutely joy for all four diners. Admittedly, when we walked in and saw gumbo for $44, our collective grandmothers rolled over in their graves. The price point seemed high, but after a round of two first courses and two mains, the group of us were stuffed. I'd recommend ordering family style here, even though that's not quite clear on the menu. First up: cauliflower, perfect. A must order. Andouille with beans was a southern classic, with a sophisticated approach to sweet beans that worked. The catfish was a huge plate of crispy fried delish, ample for two, balancing the heavy flavor of catfish with the right crunch. And the pork chop was gorgeous, smoky flavored, enormous, and served over sweet beet greens. The veggies deviated from the southern formula, maybe a bit too sweet, but the dish lasted a total of three minutes at a hungry table. Banana pudding was a TBT hoot. Dear P & P, no decaf coffee? Bummer. Great service and thanks to the chefs for a memorable experience.

BM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience2

The food was not good at all. The host who sat us down was so kind and sweet; she made the dining experience nice. We keep seeing bugs on the wall next to our food. The food was not good. Honestly, was turned off by the bugs.

ME
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before event at Orpheum theater. Perfect spot. Delicious food. Attentive service.

LB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was ambitious and ordered catfish, andouille sausage, corn, and crab hushpuppies. Everything was tasty although the hushpuppies were fried hard - tough exterior and somewhat doughy interior.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great! Except the restaurant was closed an

MN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Amazing food. Great cocktails. We loved everything we tried. Service was slow and it was super cold when we went, buy loved the food.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. Drinks and shared plates were all well prepared and very tasty, although we all ate too much.
One diner in our party had some food allergy questions and when our waitress wasn't 100% sure on some of the ingredients she brought in a manager who took great care of us and returned multiple times to ensure we were well taken care of. Very enjoyable evening.

S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cornbread and Poutine were faaantastic - and the Tiki drink for 2 was served in a big copper piineapple adding to the festive feel. Fun.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night dinner here before a show at the Ace Hotel Theater- perfect meal (gumbo), great drinks, close location, just a great choice all around.

PL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Servers were nice. Nice environment. Great for a date.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing & eclectic food!

DF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner here before a show at the Orpheum. Early enough to take advantage of happy hour drinks and appetizers. Everything we tried was wonderful. Will be back to explore the menu further.

K
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stumble upon this place while in LA. Quite the neighborhood find. They had an extensive happy hour special/menu. We tried the Carolina bbq cubano, fried Mississippi catfish, baked mac and cheese, braised collards and beignets. While I would have preferred less meat in the greens, overall the food had a great taste and was well seasoned. The house wine (Wycliff brut, I believe) paired well with our meal selection. Our server Chuey was very attentive and provided superb customer service. I would highly recommend for every day dining or special occasions.

NM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not a great place. Save your money, and fly to New Orleans. ;)

Overpriced, extremely small portions, bland cocktails and food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Ran out of oysters before we arrived. Terrible service.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Downstairs stunk and the place was sticky. Thank god we only got desserts, which we did not even need. Glad we ate a huge meal before because the smell was a total turnoff.

DD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Cool, hip vibe but the place is small and loud. Food was good but pricey, drinks were okay but the service was impeccable! Will be back but will try to hit happy hour and maybe grab a table outside on the patio.

FS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Just have to differentiate the upstairs "Propper" from the downstairs "Preux" menus. "Proper" has the more diverse menu.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Perfect for a date night.

s
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Definitely recommend - such a find in the middle of downtown. Great for pre-concert, or post concert...excellent bar and amazing space!

WD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Other than the oddity of needing to go upstairs to get a table downstairs, the atmosphere was nicely casual, the service timely and the food quality excellent. Sitting near the door does tend to punctuate the evening with the period boom of the shutting door, but that's easily overlooked thanks to the quality of the meal.