Preux & Proper

4.6
410 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Comfort Food
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(213) 896-0090
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sammy Monsour
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Catering
Preux and Proper is fully capable of catering any event, whether large or small. Our existing food offering can be tailored to fit any need or, if you have something specific in mind, you'll be able to work with our Executive Chef to craft the perfect meal for you and your guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main St. and 9th St.
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Parking details
Meter street parking available as well as several parking lots located directly across from the restaurant.
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Public transit
Redline: 7th St. Station and Pershing Square
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Special events & promotions
Preux and Proper offers an event space with sophisticated menus, full-service bars, two-levels and a state of the art a/v system. Our event packages offer food, beverage and entertainment options to accommodate any sized party. Our professional and friendly event planners can work with you to create the perfect event or party package to fit your needs. For an unforgettable night, plan your next event at Preux and Proper.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We love to celebrate! Whether you chose to party in our downstairs barroom—Preux, or feast in our upstairs dining room—Proper, our dual level concept is perfect for hosting your next gathering of 10 to 200 people. For shindigs larger than 25, we offer full or partial buyouts subject to availability.

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Fri - Sat 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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5.0Dined 2 days ago

2 birthdays

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great foods and taste very good and unique. The seating table is great with view and outdoor with nice weather. The only drawback is the food come too fast (between first and second courses) so some of them get cold before we start to eat or it will be prefect. The service is great too and keep coming to pour water.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent catfish that was perfectly flash fried with a crisp breading that didn't dry out the fish. I loved the corn on the cob too, plus the drinks were strong and creative. Thanks for a great date night!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great first time experience! Hannah was sweet and very attentive. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

First time at this restaurant and the experience was good. We tried several items on the menu ant the shrimp and grits were delicious. I will go again. Normally I don’t go back unless it’s worth it because there’s so many choices to dine at.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Loved it. I'm a huge fan of NOLA cuisine. I've been there at least 10 times. It was a good LA take on that southern eating experience. The beignets were LIFE!!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Outstanding food. A little warm but went there on one of the hottest days so far this year, so what do you expect out of a historical building? Cocktails were EXCELLENT, just the right (heavy) pour. Food was just as good, the biscuits that came with the fried chicken were the best that I have had since my last trip to the South. It's a great dining experience with charm and great service, can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Environment was amazing, food extremely tasty, service ON POINT

Will be back!!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

This is place is an amazing, cozy space with a New Orleans feel. We immediately felt welcome, greeted by upbeat staff who got us a breezy table by the window. Our server was sweet and professional and was super accommodating when my friend who is Vegan asked what she would recommend. She came back out after talking with the chef and offered us an awesome sounding list of dishes that could be made Vegan, most of which we ordered. The chef brought out our food personally and even comped us his signature cauliflower salad dish, which we didn't order. Super creative menu and everything we had tasted incredible - Japanese eggplant dish my personal favorite. Wine list was eclectic without trying too hard and well-priced. I had a yummy, dry Reisling which was perfect with the meal. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Amazing! This has become a family tradition of celebrating my dad’s birthday at Preux and Proper. Just had a spectacular birthday dinner for the 3rd year in a row! They treated us like family!!!! Food was fantastic, atmosphere was great and the service was superb!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Nice treatment by all staff. Manager was exceptionally delightful and entertaining

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was spectacular! Every single thing we ordered was magnificent, from the Dungenous Crab Hush Puppies, to the Cast-Iron Pot Gumbo. Superb! The delectable Boneless Rib was the best thing I've ever eaten. I'm still thinking about it days later. The service was outstanding, as everyone was so attentive and accommodating. The atmosphere was fairly chill while still being rather lively, if you can imagine that. Music was playing (not live) and there TV screens everywhere. A great dining experience and looking forward to eating there again.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Thank you for accomodating my large group of friends and allowoing us to have the outdoor patio! Such an enjoyable night!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great food, great service, really good music during brunch. Will be coming back soon.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great setting. Old fashioneds were delicious. Chile Relleno with goat cheese was very tasty. Hush puppies were very good: hard to separate the taste of the dungeoness crab from the breading. Beignets were delicious. Will probably come back!

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Food was great but the timing was bad - things came out one at a time as opposed to all at the same time. Not enough TLC by waiter. Over priced for this type of service

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

This was our second time here and it was just meh. The service was atrocious...our server was slow and not attentive. At many times he was too preoccupied chatting with other servers and the host on the other side of the room. The food wasn't as flavorful (worst gumbo ever) as our first time there back in January. It's too bad, becasuse the ambiance and craft cocktails are great

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The Collards were to die for! The drinks were also good

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2.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We were hoping for a unique experience-cool downtown spot.
However we ordered 4 food items we sent 4 food items back to the kitchen and decided to leave and make reservations to another restaurant in the area. It was not good food
sadly

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

High caliber comfort eats at one of the most humble/home-cooked surroundings on any coast. Josh and Sammy are like the cousins you just learned have a joint that you need to visit in the big city. Preux & Proper is a big hug of family in our urban jungle...much needed and ever quenching. Hats off crew! Xo

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The service was great and the food was pretty good. Loved the catfish and the mac n cheese, but the crab hush puppies were way too salty for me to eat. The other thing that I really did not like was the seating. The high bar stools are so uncomfortable, I really wish the waitress would have sat us at one of the other reserved tables but it was nice sitting outside at least. Really good cocktails and our waiter was super nice and friendly. Next time I will request seating at the lower tables with chairs that have backs and will skip the hush puppies. Definitely going back for that catfish though!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fantastic food and I loved the atmosphere! Will eat here any and every time I visit LA.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Delicious food!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This was our first time here but I sure hope it won't be our last. We sat on their lovely balcony, the food was outstanding and the place is a true gem. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great service and good food! Wish the restaurant stayed open later for a Friday night, closes at 11 p.m. seems a little early.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great food and fantastic service both upstairs and downstairs.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Just wanted to try something new, couldn't have been more pleased. Recommended the best table, drink, food, and desserts — all of which were truly fantastic.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Not much of a selection if you dine upstairs. I thought it was ridiculous that you couldn't order something from the other menu if you're in the same restaurant. Not worth the $.

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Food and service were excellent. The live band was so loud it was hard to have a conversation with my friend but it’s a good thing we both love live music and enjoyed it nonetheless. The only bad thing was that I wasn’t able to put the dinner on my opentable tab as I had planned to treat my friend d out for her graduation and she ended up picking up the check while I was asking the waiter why I couldn’t pay on my tab. So if you plan on paying this way, I advise calling to check first before being disappointed like I was. I feel sad and disappointed after I had enjoyed an otherwise amazing meal...

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great service

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Not that much variaty in the menu if you dont want yo share meals. Staf was ok, but not great!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Loved the ambiance and sharing dishes family-style was a lot of fun! My gumbo was delicious and my kids liked the crispy deep fried game hen.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great ambiance and really good moderately priced food. The southern New Orleans inspired menu delivers in multiple areas. Nice for a first date or drinks with colleagues.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious southern food served with genuine southern hospitality.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing Mother’s Day experience. What was our first time there and we will definitely be returning. Excellent southern food with a California spin. Incredible customer service as well from every host, server and bartender

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The chicken and waffles, braised collard greens and mac n cheese was delicious!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Too noisy, had to ask twice three times and different servers to get my second drink.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Although it was a bit pricey the food was delicious!! I would definitely come back

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great southern food with a solid bar menu. Get the corn bread!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was delicious! We had the cauliflower & the chile relleno. The flavors were contemporary & perfectly constructed. I have celiac disease, and the chef personally came to our table to tell me he had adjusted the chile rellano so I could eat it. Brilliant service, and a really cool ambience. I’m excited to go back & try their bar menu, and the other items on the proper menu! Absolutely recommend!!

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