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Severance at Palihotel Melrose, Los Angeles, CA

Severance at Palihotel Melrose

4.4
4.4
29 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Severance is an intimate wine and craft cocktail bar offering a wide selection of esoteric wines, small batch, craft spirits, and a selection of Champagne punches. Plus a menu of French inspired small plates, snacks, and raw bar.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 424-3055

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Dingcong

  • Neighborhood

    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.

  • Cross street

    Hayworth

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Aperitivo Afternoons

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM,Mon - Fri - 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM,Sat - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Join us 12-6 Monday to Friday and 3-6 Saturday & Sunday for Aperitivo Afternoons featuring $9 highballs, $10 cocktails & spritzes plus $6 beer, $8 glasses of wine, and select $30 bottles! Available through the bar & dining room, plus both our outdoor courtyard and front outdoor patio.

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. FJ

    FrancesJ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The manager and server said the only reservation for 2 visible was for Wendy. Both my guest and I checked in and gave the opentable reservation name. We were seated separately for over 30 minutes until we figured out via text that we were both there. Understaffed? Carelessness? Racial discrimination- only 2 African Americans there. Courtesy dessert helped yet....sigh

    Severance at Palihotel MelroseResponded on September 26, 2021Hi Frances, We are very sorry for any confusion created upon your seating, but we did seat you at the neighboring table within five feet of your party when it became apparent to your server that you didn't recognize the other person at the adjacent table. We were very busy, and yes like any restaurant in this climate: understaffed, but by no means was this confusion intentional and hope you enjoyed your meal.

  2. S

    Starwar

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were dump by Spago. Made reservation at Severence at Palihotel Melrose. What an excellent alternative.
  3. KD

    KendallD

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly a hidden gem of a restaurant in the Melrose/Fairfax area. Food selection was wide enough to have to take a look and determine what we really wanted, and all the food was delicious. Servers could not have been more helpful and attentive. We'll definitely be back!
  4. EA

    EricaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here many times and the food is always outstanding. The service is great and the wine choices inspiring. Get the caviar, the Wagu burger, the cheese fondue…get one of everything and share ❤️
  5. r

    rosscav3

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and one of the best wine selections in town. The sommelier here is truly fantastic. Not a bad bottle to be found, and if you’re undecided or looking for something new to try, just ask. You won’t be steered wrong.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice place for a drinks
  7. KB

    KacyB

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were incredible. Everyone was so nice. All masked. Drinks were delicious. Charcuterie board was 🔥🔥🔥🔥
  8. LA

    LAFoodie

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Dance 10 Looks 2. The service was attentive. The food and cocktails were good and nicely presented, The ambience needs improvement. At these prices, the terrace needs plants to screen out the funky street scene, string or other prettier lighting, paper rather than plastic coffee shop-type menus and a table cloth and a small candle or flower on the table. Outdoor music also could be turned off or reimagined.
  9. K

    Katrina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food with exquisite flavors and great service! Menu is unique and the chocolate vegan cake with their in house made matcha ice cream is to die for!
  10. G

    Georgia

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was spotty, we were sitting at the end table of the patio and I think that our waiter forgot about us. The food was really good and the wine was pretty good. That said, it just did not feel like a $350 meal (for 3 people).
  11. t

    travelbug

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant and the proprietor. The food is always amazing
  12. RS

    RobS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great hamburgers
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Online ordering was glitchy but other than that technical difficulty, this place is a true vibe. Had a limited but superb wine and beer selection (my style). The Moscow mule was also tasty. My fiancé and I had the charcuterie board and burger for our meal.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The staff and the setting were all good, the quality of food was poor in relation to the price as well.
  15. CK

    ColoradoKid

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Severance was a sleeper hit. Super low key patio and really delicious food. Fantastic service. Highly recommend.
  16. l

    localz

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful outdoor terrace, tasty French bites, loved it!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such friendly staff!! I really appreciated how great they were about our dogs.
  18. CL

    CLAY

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Inside courtyard seating was quiet and lovely with hanging string lights. Food was tasty even though a bit pricier than it was probably worth. Scallop risotto, beet salad, bone marrow. Service was good. Only bummer was we had to end our dinner earlier than expected since the courtyard closed at 10:00pm.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Too much wine in the cheese foundue and it’s over priced(no protein!?
  20. F

    Funlatenightdatenightout

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved our server! Fun atmosphere and easy reservation for a Friday night
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Loved coming here when it was still Hart and Hunter. Menu has been updated, and while what we ordered was yummy, it different off the variety we found before. I ordered black coffee and a Bloody Mary. The Bloody Mary was quite watered down. Service was subpar and restaurant seemed a little flustered and unprepared as we arrived for our reservation. Additionally, table was dirty when we sat down.
  22. MI

    MrinaliniI

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating service!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance and good food.
  24. MB

    MeghanB

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Severance!! Felt super safe in their outdoor courtyard and really enjoyed our cocktails, wine, and dinner.
  25. MA

    MARLO

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Considering this outing took place while still under a pandemic, I'm not so sure this is a fair assessment of the food, service, and definitely not the ambiance. Once things have improved and life has returned further into normalcy I'l revisit and update. For now, it was nice to get out, the place was quiet, our server was lovely, and the food was good. Hoping for a more exciting version during my next visit.
  26. MD

    MissDTLA

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the ambience was perfect. Private and serene and great location right on Melrose
  27. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Ambience was really nice, and our server was good. Unfortunately the food was incredibly disappointing. There wasn't much to speak of for the salad, but for $14 it would have been nice to have a larger portion or better flavors. The fondue was the worst we've had. The potatoes that came with it were cold. The cocktails were also not great. Furthermore the entire meal was expensive. We left pretty dissatisfied and got more food elsewhere.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    - Even though we requested indoor, we were first seated in empty courtyard outside. Relocated inside without issue - 3 appetizers were served before drinks were. - finally one cocktail was served but glass of wine took another 5 minutes. - poutine was Luke warm at best. Cheese was still cold. Short ribs were dry and little flavor.
  29. V

    Vizs

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    42$ for a tiny fondue, it’s not even close to enough for 2 people. Misrepresentation of dish, fondue inaccurately prepared and served, should be renamed to “hot cheese dip”. The dish was literally two Gruyer and Emmetaler cheeses from Ralph’s with A HEAPING AMOUNT of salt. First of all, it was so salty that I was unable to finish and had a very hard time eating it after 2 dips. Second of all, it was not fondue at all: - was served lukewarm, it was already chunky when it arrived - a key element of fondue is white wine, which was clearly absent in their dish - should have been a flame under the fondue pot to prevent the cheese from becoming solid (that’s literally the whole point of the dish) instead of a tiny white generic tealight candle that by no law of physics can pass heat through the CAST IRON pot. - the consistency was completely off, it was chunky, not at all stringy or creamy and thick. It was like a semi microwave melted mozzarella - real fondue becomes stiff at the bottom of the pot, like a good grilled cheese. That crust, as per Swiss traditions, is also savored. While this joke-of-a-dish became cold, less than half way though. For some reason they thought it would be a good idea to chop COLD potatoes into 1/12 of an inch pieces. Those nanopartcile potatoes then got lost in the cheese. Oh well. Horrible experience, would NOT recommend. Also mentioned to the waiter (who made us stand like idiots in the middle of the restaurant for 15 minutes before being seated, even though we had a reservation and the place was only at 20% capacity) that the fondue was very salty, he said: WELL ITS SUPPOSED TO BE SALTY

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Severance at Palihotel Melrose using the Order Online button. Severance at Palihotel Melrose also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 424-3055.

Severance at Palihotel Melrose is rated 4.4 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
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Other options

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hayworth

  • Neighborhood

    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Dingcong

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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