Simonette at Palihotel Culver City

4.4
165 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Covid-19 & Simonette

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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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
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4.6
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JVRFILM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

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.

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vipPritiP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Service was great but the food was horrid. We got served bad oysters of all things. I only recommend this place.

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vipShan
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I just did not love the vibe here! Wish they had more of an ambience....food and service were fine but pretty forgettable!

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vipAlex
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow.

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vipTiffany
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Burger was too salty

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic across the board!

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Onyx
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

If you want a nice ambiance then come. Very limited menu though. More fore drinks and conversation

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vipSlowboy
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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IacB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cocktails are great, recommend the bar area for drinks. Food is good but not amazing for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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.

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Hankk
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is such a treat to dine on the patio at Simonette. Beautiful and peaceful with great food and wonderful service.

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holidayeater
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very, very disappointing.

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TVFoodCouchSnob
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience5

Food had some odd additions, like cumin in the tomato soup.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great! The host was very accommodating with seating. Menu is just a bit limited but food was delicious.

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EllenS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious - especially the mussels, the steak and the chicken - and the service was wonderful. Great experience!

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ARKADIK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice for dates

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SherriJ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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AdamG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant's outside garden area. Looking forward to my next visit.

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vipGrannyk
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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BethF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for hosting dinner!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, very friendly workers and waiters, exceptional food !! Thanks for the experience, we will return without a doubt !!!

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bradT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff was friendly, responsive, and provided great recommendations. We’ll be back!

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LauraE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a great meal! We had beet salad, scallop special, steak frites, and short ribs. Everything was delicious.

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KathleenS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food and ambience. Great for lunch... under the beautiful tree on the patio!

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AmyRosa
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 $$.

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vipMelindaT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Siena
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff low key and professional

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vipTeriK
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, service and food. This was my 2nd visit and I look forward to my next

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vipPOst
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

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.

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viplaeaterrrr
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quiet lunch spot. Expensive valet at 12 dollars. Pretty chilly inside the restaurant but good food and service.

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vipfoodie
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had a lovely meal and the service was good. Will definitely be back!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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. :)

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TaraR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

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.

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CaseyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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.

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NinaB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMelindaT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Bbobs1
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipJamesP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service at the restaurant was great! They have a good lunch menu and happy hour is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just got chilly, but I had been before and expected it. Staff should offer the blankets upon entrance. Lady next to me was freezing.

FAQs

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 4.4 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.