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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TR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

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

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

FD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Fresh Farm to Table experience

OT
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.

OT
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.

JG
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.

KA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

MO
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

SN
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!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DD
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.

MJ
Los Angeles
29 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!

R
London
31 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!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
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.

a
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.

OT
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!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Came to this place excited. We had a reservation .. the hostess place us outside and we ask nicely if we can move mind u theres a lot space. He wasn’t smiling and looked annoyed. Put us downstairs below the stairs.. we’ve been to many restaurants and we love to eat and travel. Hostess was rude and inconsiderate.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday here and they went above and beyond for my party and I, the staff even signed a birthday card for me!

J
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The service was good; however, the food was a poor attempt at soul food. The wine selection wasn’t good either. Don’t waste your time or money. I’m glad I tried this place on dinela, because I would have been super annoyed if I would have paid the ridiculous prices they are charging for their underwhelming food.

FC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All in all great night. Food was excellent

DB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Preux & Proper for DineLA and really enjoyed the experience. The food is thoughtfully prepared and VERY tasty. Standouts included the Dungeness Crab Hushpuppies, the Smoked Pork Neck Gravy Poutine, the Gumbo, and the Fried Hen. The drinks were also creative and delicious, with the Old Fashioned having a great spicy note and the Blue Bayou being a sweet and and tangy masterpiece. The service was excellent without being overbearing. We can't wait to come back and try more items from the masterful New Orleans-inspired menu!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service throughout. the food was so delicious!

NM
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good experience. We found the food a bit on the spicy side for us, but everything was very tasty. Fun decor and look.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and had a great experience. Casual but nice vibe, good fast service and with some fun personalities, and made for a great evening. And very reasonable nice night out with multiple drinks for my wife and I and for a reasonable bill.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It starts with being greeted, and made welcome, by the friendliest staff. The lovely Chuy gave us some helpful pointers on the weekend menu. We had:
Shrimp & Grits = Delicious
Chicken & Waffle = Delicious (a waffle connoisseur agrees)
French Toast - Delicious

GG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the lamb ribs, fried catfish, and buttered corn. It all came out quickly and hot and tasted just delicious! I can’t stop thinking about the fried catfish! I accidentally dropped half an ear of corn and a server who wasn’t assigned to my table brought me another one. Great service!

PM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at the downstairs bar was amazing and so helpful with things on the menu. Upstairs was great. Downstairs we had the cornbread AMAZING. Upstairs we had the hushpuppies, fried hen and the fish tacos. All great but the Hen was out of this world great. Only complaint was too much ice in the margarita upstairs. 3 sips and it was gone but they fix another and it was fine. Highly recommend. We had a show at the Ace theater and walked from the restaurant.

A
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It's good Southern food but the menu was better before they changed it. I would still be willing to go back, but their old menu was better.

IS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! I had always wanted to go and I'm glad I decided to go for my birthday. The food and drinks were delicious, we all loved The Cattywompus--especially what it was served in! The best part was the unexpected birthday beignets we received and the cute birthday card they gave me signed by the staff!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was definitely not bad it just wasn’t amazing. Everything looks SO good and is displayed like it will be the most delicious experience but there was something off about every dish we ordered. Catfish needed more salt and then both the andouille sausage& beans dish and the beef rib were too salty. The strawberry shortcake was lacking as well. Again, looks way better than it actually tastes. Not bad, not amazing. Also our waitress was the best! Just did not understand why the man who I believe was the manager acted like he was ready to go. Came in and was told to sit wherever, when I walked towards a specific table in the back he acted as if he didn’t want us to sit there. Meanwhile the other tables were next to the door or outside patio and it was COLD. He could visually tell people were cold but no doors were shut, etc. Probably won’t be back unless a large group decided to go.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience here. The Blue bayou drink was great and all of the food we had was delicious. Can’t go wrong coming here!

E
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here for a late brunch on a Sunday. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Our wait person was great with a lovely smile and a warm, personable manner she had perfect timing all the way through the meal. We ordered the chicken and waffles and the shrimp and grits. Both were fantastic- the cornbread waffle was particularly outstanding. Light, fluffy and slightly sweet it was a perfect compliment to the crispy well seasoned chicken breasts on top. Neither was greasy or soggy. Perfectly cooked. My shrimp and grits was perfect for one person with about 8-10 grilled shrimp on top of a bed of grits but unfortunately the dish was swimming in the lobster sauce. While very well seasoned and tasty there was too much sauce. We had water to drink and very much enjoyed our meal. Highly recommend!

p
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

excellent menu, a bit pricey so be prepared. If you love food, you wont mind so much. Must try the bloody mary.