Preux & Proper

4.6
461 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
Additional
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

Meet & dine with friends & colleagues in our elegant dining spaces. The 2nd floor dining hall offers open air seating & old world style paired with modern touches including AV capabilities, while our 1st floor bar is built to cater your corporate happy hour, birthday celebration or cocktail party.

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Fri - Sat 6:00PM - 6:15PM

What Insiders Are Saying

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

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EM
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was courteous. Only downside is they ran out of a lot of interesting menu options.

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SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good but they need to be more service conscious. Lots of delays due to not enough staff

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MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Ordered some of the Southern Fried Whole Hen, it was utterly delicious. The rest of the meal was ok. Shame that the wine list is so limited and not very interesting at all. Service could be improved, dishes all came together and not spaced out, service was rushed and we were asked to leave as there was another table booked. We understood as it was a busy night, but we had booked in advance and were still ordering cocktails. Overall it wasn't the best experience, but it is a cool place with pretty good food.

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GG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cannot wait to go back for more of the chicken and biscuits!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The hostess was a bit rude and dismissive, however a gentleman came over a bit later and was very kind. (After waiting a few minutes to be acknowledged. The waiter was wonderful. Drinks were good, the food wasn't terrible, but wasnt outstanding.

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NS
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative, delicious and generous small plate dining in a very warm, welcoming, friendly and fun atmosphere! Great cocktails, too!

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal from start to finish. Feel free to ask your servers questions about the drinks and food. I felt like had we it would have changed our minds about a couple items. For example my boyfriends 2nd cocktail of the night was the rum drink and it comes it a huge pineapple goblet that has two straws. I suddenly became the DD the second it hit our table. I wish I would have known how big it was when we ordered, also I wish it would have been suggested to us from the start, because we could have both just had that for the entire meal. Also the menu is split up by protein styles, but not necessarily appetizers versus entrees so ask ahead of time. I do love that they do window to table style. It’s nor for everyone but I was just sharing everything with my bf so perfect for us. Loved the personal style of service. I had one server all night, but the bartender brought out the drinks to all the tables all night. It was awesome and fun to go to before the concert at the Ace Hotel!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. My 2 friends waffle came out burnt and the manager was extremely apologetic and took their entrees off the check! Wasn’t expecting that. Awesome experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambience. Drinks 🔥🔥

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing and made with care and consistency.

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l
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

this was my second time dining at p&p and sadly was a bit disappointed. the first time their pork belly was tender, flavorful, all around probably one of the best pork belly plates i've had over the years. this time, however, it came out dry as a rock, tough to chew, no flavor (despite being surrounded by abundance of flavorful ingredients). i literally could not swallow the pieces w/o gulps of water behind the bite. other stuff was great though - catfish, caesar salad, hush puppies. just be aware, you might get an awful batch of pork belly.

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VD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

LOVED the food and the service provided was welcoming, friendly and efficient. We were however disappointed that the upstairs dining area was not open. Upon arrival we were told it was not open on Monday through Wednesday (I think). We did not know this from looking at the website or booking our reservation on Open Table--it should be noted in both locations. Will go again when the upstairs is open.

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend for mimosas and brunch. The chicken and waffles were amazing and the French toast

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KK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a fantastic experience at your restaurant. We had made a reservation and arrived a little early. We received a friendly greeting and after our reservation was acknowledged, we were shown a fantastic table. Our waiter was attentive and checked in on us without overdoing it. The food was delicious as was the cold craft beer. I would recommend this restaurant.

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TP
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely fantastic and the live music made for a great vibe. It’s a little weird the way they serve the meals but hey that’s how they do it so just roll with it an you’ll have fun. The local musicians were really great and everyone was having fun, including the staff!

Highly recommend, just a warning though, upstairs is load so not best for an intimate dinner.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. What more could you want!

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E
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Preux and proper was super easy to reserve and accommodated my large birthday group with ease. And of course, the food is amazing. Service impeccable. I would definitely book another birthday dinner there!

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s
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrive earlier than our reservation time and did not have to wait at all. We were a little sad that we couldn't order happy hour from Proper (upstairs dining) but the short rib is absolutely amazing! We also got the Japanese eggplant. It was good but a bit greasy to try to finish it all. Overall, we enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at the restaurant. The outdoor seating was nice in the evening with fresh air (well, there was a lot of cars and honking). I guess as fresh as DTLA would have it.

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EO
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was earnest but really spotty. Roasted corn salad and fried catfish were A+. Collards were nasty. Cornbread was tasty but more like batter than a cake. Great vibe to the place and me and my buddy had a great visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt like I had stepped into THE CITY without the flight and minus the humidity!

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Sunday, so unfortunately some of the dishes we wanted were no longer available. But we didn’t feel like we were missing out at all, because the other dishes were amazing, and the service was so impeccable. They even comped a dish for us due to the inconvenience.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance a truly great restaurant. Had approximately five dishes and they were all excellent.

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BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! I especially loved the game hen! The collards and carrots very tasty. My husband did not like the anchovies on the Caesar salad though. We will definitely return!

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R
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Love the management, seated us in a great location. Manager even covered my valet which was so cool. Service was good, drinks were good. The octopus was solid . The corn was ok but I had to cut it off the cob myself. My date and I weren’t much for eating it off the cob. Wasn’t thrilled about the gumbo which kinda killed the meal. And they ran out of key lime pie which is a must have when I dine southern cuisine.

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CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for mybirthday dinner and i have to say this was one of the greatest dining experiences ive ever had. From cocktails to appetizers to entrees to dessert, this place was superb.

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J
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fantastic decor, friendly staff, really good cocktails. Food was solid. Will prob go back

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GB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great New Orleans oriented food. The hen was amazing, and the pate with bacon fat was delicious. Drinks were solid. But the best part - the service.

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C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding and attentive service. Chicken-Fried Pork Belly....OMG! Great place, easy walk from the Ace Hotel.

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LJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was really good, but portions were not family style shareable really like we were told. Our server recommended ordering 5 things for six adults. The corn only had 4 cobs, chicken was 4 pieces with 4 tiny biscuits, carrots were enough for 2 and hush puppies came with 5. Basically nothing was large enough for everyone to try everything except the two pound fish. We ended up ordering three more items and were not full even then. Service was ok except had to ask for a drink refill 4 times.

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FF
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the shape of the building - triangle like the Flat Iron in NY - windows open upstairs on both sides with iron and ivy - gives definite vibe of French Quarter and beautiful breeze going through even when not in the 'outside' area. Food is NOLA yummy - everything we ordered was fantastic and the icy daiquiris are - WARNING - so refreshing, powerful and great. Love this piece of LA in LA.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating my boyfriends 30th birthday with his family. Everyone enjoyed the delicious flavors from the south. We had the octopus, duck, beef rib and fried rabbit. The side dishes were also delicious. We also happened to be there on the night of jazz night and enjoyed smooth tunes. Overall, great experience.

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h
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It would be great to have some of the delicious sounding options from the "Preux" menu available on the "Proper" menu. The food was generally good and our waitress was nice, but we had to ask from water refills and utensils to serve the "family style" food on several occasions. We were seated at the end of the restaurant with the large windows on both sides which was wonderful, but sitting at a high top table on a back-less barstool is uncomfortable for a whole dinner.

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JF
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food all the way around. From the eggplant to the beignets, everything was delicious. The service was amazing as well. Drinks were all hand made and super tasty. Quiet environment, but lively enough. Highly recommended.

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a
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Excellent presentation. Lively spot.

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TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great atmosphere and stellar food. We had an early dinner, which was awesome, and the dessert (Key Lime pie) was exceptional. Highly recommended for lunch, dinner, drinks and apps, or Sunday Brunch. We will definitely be back, with friends!

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a
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food does not taste like anything. We ordered eggplant, cauliflower (good), crab hush puppies, okra gumbo, beignets., 2 cocktails. With the exception of the cauliflower and cocktails the food was devoid of taste. We ordered cornbread also (tastless w/consistently of pudding). We were told couldn’t order cornbread (or Mac n cheese or other things) because it was a “bar menu” item. 1 kitchen but can’t order bar items at tables. Ridiculous. Total bill $162 w/o tip. Also, so dark everyone was using their cell phone flashlight to see the food.

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HD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was yummy, service was friendly and professional but unfortunately, it's quite loud in there so not the best place for an intimate meal - great for a bigger get-together tho! And brunch!

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m
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We decided to check out PREUX & PROPER for a rare date night (longtime married gay couple) and were somewhat intrigued by the concept of fancy, re-conceptualized southern cuisine. However, the one thing about southern cuisine that one can't really eliminate is that it is often fattening (there's a whole section on the menu that is "Southern fried.")

That being said, we ordered the grilled yellow sweet corn (very good--probably a highlight), the dungeness crab hushpuppies (sounds better than they are in reality--it's still deep fried cornbread with crab inside), roasted japanese eggplant (the other half really liked this) and a pate' not on the online menu (I always think it is problematic when the pate' doesn't really spread but mostly lies on top of the bread. But the bread was good and it came with a delightfully sweet/tart berry reduction and interesting mustard).

Overall it was a perfectly acceptable dining experience but not one we would repeat again because we're not that interested in funky reconceptions of southern dishes. But if, that's your thing, PREUX & {ROPER does it well.

The service was excellent. I had a delicious mocktail and the other half had a glass of wine and a cocktail he greatly enjoyed.

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JB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every course was outstanding, especially the fried chicken. We had not enjoyed chicken with a honey and pecan crust before. Service was excellent. We will be back.

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HJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The us a grest option for a casual meal between friends, kitchen is a bit disorganized so dishes show up random service was goid but not very friendly. Restaurant was noisy and once we ate we did feel obligated to leave in order to free up the table for next guest. Al though I noted we were celebrating a birthday and reminded our waitress at the beginning night effort was made by the staff to help us celebrate.

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