Preux & Proper

4.6
489 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 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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KM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service was awful. Our waitress did not seem knowledgeable about the menu and she behaved as if she didn’t want to be there. We had to get up to cash out and she just walked right past us multiple times without saying sorry or thank you. In retrospect she didn’t even deserve the small tip that we gave her.

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N
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This review is more for OpenTable than for Preux and Proper.

FOR PREUX and PROPER:

But before I delve in, PP is a nice restaurant. The service is good and consistent and the food is pretty good. No issues there.

FOR OPENTABLE:

The issue we had was that I had $50 OT credit that I used for dining at PP. I accidentally booked it for the wrong day so I canceled the reservation and rebooked it for the correct evening (i.e. the night we went 12/10). This was our anniversary dinner.

When I rebooked, I got a request for using my gift card so I did. We show up at the restaurant, eat, have a nice time, then only to find out OT had not loaded our card again. It was embarrassing and ruined our night.

To OpenTable

A) I've never come across a more lousy, incredibly incompetent website for redeeming one's points for credit. It's so cumbersome, so complicated, and so unforgiving. This is not the first time I've had issues with OpenTable's points to cash system.

B) I spent over 30 minutes at the restaurant just trying to contact OP to see what they could do...and they did nothing. They couldn't even honor the credit card issued to me and said I'd have to use my $50 voucher another day for another restaurant. Absolutely absurd. What sort of program is this where the company that issues you the card can't honor it on the spot??

C) What OT should have done was talk with the restaurant, on the fly, and sort it out and make sure the customer (i.e. me) was taken care of...not tell me there's nothing we can do and you're shafted you need to pay for the whole thing this time. It's disgraceful.

D) For my troubles, they "were to give me 300 points....$3. I said the least you can do is give me a 1000. They had to check to do that and said OK. So they gave me $10 credit. But I was left with an $80 bill.

E) OT needs to seriously revamp the points to cash/gift card system they have. It's appalling. A 5 year old child could haved designed a better site. Pathetic.

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NF
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was great and super authentic Nola with a Cali twist. I would definitely come back and make the drive. We came all the way from the Valley as I was reading so much great reviews. Ok a few minor minor issues. 1) They need purse hooks on the patio badly. There was no place to put my purse but on the ground and the other patio table, everyone was like clutching their purses in their laps because no purse hooks!! 2) Hipster waitress was slightly rude but couldn't tell if that was just her hipster personality or just bad service.

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SC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Chicken Fried Pork Belly was heavenly. Will return because of it.

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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall I'd like to thank Greg for making our experience possible. The rabbit jambalaya way fantasic and the 36 hour aged prime rib was decadent

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L
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good service and decent food (exceptional dessert) but the upstairs was closed for lunch on a Saturday so had to sit on bar stools for a business lunch.

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OT
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was a little disappointing (neither of us actually ate our entire meal). The company and the attentive service really helped.

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The upstairs area is nicer but too loud (in my opinion).
The food was excellent and the service was even more so.
100% recommended in DTLA.

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GB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

On a Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. the restaurant was out of 6 items on their menu. The service was poor and the due to the fact that almost half the menu was unavailable, I wouldn't go back.

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FJ
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I accidentally brought a friend with me to this restaurant, who lives in New Orleans. He laughed because I had not noticed that it was New Orleans cuisine when I made the reservation. The food was fantastic the table next to us was so much fun and we ended up swapping food with them it was our first time at the restaurant and the gentleman at the table next to us was bringing his girl there for the first time too. We all agreed it was a great place to return to because we just thought everything was so yummy. While the portions didn’t seem huge, we couldn’t eat more, if we tried. It was perfect.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved that I was able to celebrate my birthday with class and great food.

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JP
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food! We got lucky to sit upstairs outside, and the seating and outside vibe was really special. The food was great and the cocktails were unique!

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BV
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the authentic NOLA cuisine!!!

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BM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique building and even more unique menu. Excellent date night spot as the ambiance is romantic. Highly recommend the Prime Rib & Collard Green!

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A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is excellent! The building and decor are beautiful! It definitely exceeded our expectations in most categories. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same about the service. It started great, but faded to below average toward the middle and end of the meal. I was most disappointed by the fact that I advised them on the app and in person that we chose their restaurant for a birthday celebration. It was disappointing when the table next to us received a birthday acknowledgement and the same server skipped over my significant other’s celebration. It was a missed opportunity for a restaurant with an excellent foundation in food to make it an overall fantastic dining experience.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party thanks !!

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SA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and wonderful food! The crowd is lively but not obnoxious. Overall great time!

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DC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service. Upstairs dining room isn’t always open.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

No attendance when arriving, very loud, floor vibrates, amateur uninterested inattentive servers. But steep prices. This place should play at the level of an upscale sports bar, not more, which means prices should be half

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came for our anniversary. The host was incredibly friendly. We were early and he gave us the choice of a window table or a nice spot outside, then bought us 2 gasses of brut. The meal was rich and decadent, and exactly what we were looking for. Hush puppies were like no other hush puppy I’ve tasted. All of the food was delicious, and on the heavy side, but you don’t come here for light fare.

Our waiter seemed a little disengaged, but no big deal. He eventually smiled and had a conversation with us.

We ended the evening with beignets, also on the house :)

The host did a great job of making us feel special and we had a great night.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service!

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O
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. The food was both interesting and delicious. Pate was fantastic, beef rib out of this world, and the key lime pie sublime. We'll be back!

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N
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Came here on a Sunday for brunch with a group of 8 people.the bottomless mimosas are only for downstairs but because there was no room for my group downstairs we we’re able to be places upstairs with bottomless mimosas. The food was great i loved it! I had chicken and waffles and the mimosas were flowing. They had a movie playing while dining and had a wonderful music selection which were playing more uptempo oldies. My only issue was with the waiter. He definitely had an attitude which kind of brought my happiness about the place down. He seemed to be upset about my group having bottomless mimosas upstairs instead of downstairs. Also every time he refilled our cups he would spill it everywhere. finally, after we thought we paid the final bill he comes back with another bill with an attitude which i didn’t like and i informed the manager of this. Also i never got my happy birthday beignets from this place due to the waiter not givin them to me. I would still go back as long as i don’t have that waiter.

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JV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was terrible. We both got food posioning. Worst experience ever

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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PC
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Inventive but approachable menu -- vegetable options are great. Expect to eat family style as the food comes out randomly.

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PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Fried bad food. Terrible service. Dirty silverware. Ugh

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PE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good, but it took a very long time to get attention from any of the servers or bar staff.

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EM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
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 on October 14, 2018
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 on October 14, 2018
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
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
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
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
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 on October 11, 2018
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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OT
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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