Simonette at Palihotel Culver City
Simonette is closed for dine-in service (until further notice). For hotel guests, we will offer room service and grab-and-go options. For the local community, we are offering delivery (through our trusted partners) as well as Curb-side pick up for those in need of a meal or a pantry item.
The health and safety of all Palihotel Culver City and Simonette guests, colleagues, and staff is our top priority. We are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - diligently reinforcing our already stringent hygiene standards and following all guidelines from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and local health authorities.
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The restaurant was half empty and the service was not good. They seemed exasperated when we got in. They brought coffee but never the sugar and didn’t come over to check. Besides bringing the drinks 15 mins later, and then the food, the servers barely checked on us.
Service was great but the food was horrid. We got served bad oysters of all things. I only recommend this place.
I just did not love the vibe here! Wish they had more of an ambience....food and service were fine but pretty forgettable!
Service was extremely slow.
Burger was too salty
Fantastic across the board!
If you want a nice ambiance then come. Very limited menu though. More fore drinks and conversation
Good, interesting food that is, by and large, reasonably priced, but the choices on the menu are quite limited. Make sure before you go that there is something that appeals to you.
Cocktails are great, recommend the bar area for drinks. Food is good but not amazing for the price.
My wife wanted French cuisine for Valentines Day. This restaurant was well rated and most importantly- they had escargot. The service was outstanding at every step of the way and the food was excellent - both in taste and presentation. Only drawback - the music. It was way too loud and was completely mismatched with the clientele. Yo, DJ Simon, read the room and take it down 40 decibels - this is a nice French restaurant, not a club. Again, outstanding service - from the valet to our awesome server to the hotel manager (it’s on the bottom floor of a boutique hotel) who got us a bag for our left overs.
It is such a treat to dine on the patio at Simonette. Beautiful and peaceful with great food and wonderful service.
Ambiance in the courtyard dining room was wonderful. Service was fantastic. Steak et frites, oysters appetizers (didn’t tell us where they were from) were just ok. Mussels were very good. People were very nice and friendly. Thank you!
Very, very disappointing.
Food had some odd additions, like cumin in the tomato soup.
Great! The host was very accommodating with seating. Menu is just a bit limited but food was delicious.
The food was delicious - especially the mussels, the steak and the chicken - and the service was wonderful. Great experience!
nice for dates
Had a lovely lunch with some friends! Perhaps the only thing I can complain about is valet parking is very high. Would be nice to be lower with perhaps validation!
Had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant's outside garden area. Looking forward to my next visit.
The cocktails were excellent. The food was very good. The service was good. Seating would have felt squished together if it were at capacity when we dined there.
Thanks for hosting dinner!!
Nice restaurant, very friendly workers and waiters, exceptional food !! Thanks for the experience, we will return without a doubt !!!
Staff was friendly, responsive, and provided great recommendations. We’ll be back!
Great service and a great meal! We had beet salad, scallop special, steak frites, and short ribs. Everything was delicious.
Wonderful service, great food and ambience. Great for lunch... under the beautiful tree on the patio!
Loved the food and the service was perfect. We spent less than we thought we would. Cute little off the path place that feels special. Only critique is that the valet parking is really $$.
Food was amazing. Staff low key and professional
My husband and I absolutely love this place. (And I may have even reviewed Simonette before!) It's local for us and both of us get the Paillard and mussels to start. Justin and Ashawn are lovely and professional and the noise level is very bearable. The restaurant is beautiful and cozy and you feel like you are in someone's living room or backyard - depending on where you sit.
Wonderful ambiance, service and food. This was my 2nd visit and I look forward to my next
I have been here several times...I try to give it many chances. Each time, the service is so disappointing. They never check on your throughout your meal to refill water or your ice tea. They never check on you just to see how your meal is. The food is subpar as well. Either too salty, too bland, too greasy. It's such a cute restaurant with a nice ambiance that it's so sad the food & service is so terrible.
Quiet lunch spot. Expensive valet at 12 dollars. Pretty chilly inside the restaurant but good food and service.
Just had a lovely meal and the service was good. Will definitely be back!
My only complaint is that they have bright circular dome lights on the wall above the tables which shine in your face when trying to eat. It kills the cool ambiance at night. Dim the obnoxious lights 50% and I'll be back. :)
For the most part- we loved the food. On separate occasions I’ve had the Salad Nicoise which was delicious and the Warm Grains Salad Lyonnaise with chicken which was lovely. The bloody Mary’s are wonderful too. Yesterday thou- we decided to start with oysters for the table. They were not served on ice- or nearly cold enough ...and tasted fishy.
In addition- on both occasions we’ve dined here-the wait staff didn’t seem to care... When entrees or drinks were brought to our table- it seemed to be a mystery who they were bringing it for. Checking on refills for water or cocktails etc was intermittent at best. Our check was brought to the table without asking if we wanted coffee or anything else. Perhaps the European or hipster vibe is what they are going for here- but we prefer to eat at establishments with great service in addition to great food.
Cool atmosphere and food was nice. But for the money, the service was really bad. They need to train their staff. And $12 valet feels like a ripoff if you’re eating dinner there.
I love Simonette. The places feels like a French bistro, perhaps because the bar is in the center of the indoor-outdoor space.
Everyone at our table cleaned their plate. Outstanding Moules Frites and Steak Frites. Chicken Paillard was excellent.
We had oysters. Good, but there were too many pieces of shell. Better shucking skills would be appreciated.
The paillard is exquisite and the ambiance is gorgeous. Not loud, so you can actually hear your dinner guests. The servers are lovely and attentive but not overly so.
Great tho the sound acoustics aren’t... a bit loud! And 1 other point... very difficult to read the light color menu in a far atmosphere!
Outdoor patio is great!
Service at the restaurant was great! They have a good lunch menu and happy hour is great!
Just got chilly, but I had been before and expected it. Staff should offer the blankets upon entrance. Lady next to me was freezing.
Simonette at Palihotel Culver City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 321-8000.
Simonette at Palihotel Culver City is rated 3.5 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.