Simonette at Palihotel Culver City

4.6
195 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Simonette is an all-day café, bar and bistro inspired by the traditions of classic French neighborhood cafés.

Located in the heart of downtown Culver City, Simonette is the perfect spot for an early morning espresso and croissant on your way to work, a leisurely lunch, an ice-cold Rosé or signature cocktail at Happy Hour, a delightful dinner date, or to finish your evening with a digestif.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TaraR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance/food and wait staff. I highly recommend!

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MelB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Super cute little place, lots of color and adorable ambiance. Slow service. Slooowwwe service, and you have to ask for everything (sugar, salt, pepper, ketchup) one by one. Food was very good but not amazing.
Ultimately it was a nice afternoon and good spot for meeting in the middle in LA

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cute place. Limited menu for lunch but good for casual business catch up or friends.

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vipArcher
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful lobby of the Pali hotel with a cute courtyard. The brunch menu is a bit small but they have great options to choose from and the drinks are great.

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SueM
Milwaukee
57 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simonette is a gem. Fantastic food, fantastic service and great cocktails! The ambiance was so warm and welcoming -- there were Christmas lights in the tree and you were inside but the room was open to the outside. ...The menu was just the right size offering delicious, well-prepared dishes for everyone in our 6-person party.

Cannot recommend highly enough!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, drinks (Japanese whiskey with mint) divine, ambiance like sitting in a park at twilight! Definitely returning!

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ASeven
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to enjoy the day with friends. Food and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for brunch on Sunday we had a lovely table in the courtyard. It was very pretty, comfortable and we had a lovely brunch. Service was excellent and the food delicious, we both had eggs and everything was perfect. We lingered because it was such a nice setting and we plan to come back.
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vipnarocan
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cute dining area in a small boutique hotel. Food was good but not great. Cocktails were great. The outside seating and atmosphere was very cute. Service was good except they wanted to push us out at the end although no one was waiting for a table. Overall a good experience but not a great one.

It is a small place so I recommend for a 4 or 6 person outing, nothing more.

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Kristine314
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this space! A lovely retreat in the city. Great food and ambiance.

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LigiaL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was awesome, delicious food and amazing atmosphere!

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Emfr
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I found that it was too expensive for the meat quality. A disappointment.

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PG13
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was amazing. This restaurant was well put together from the beautiful mural on the outside of the building to the interior decor of the restaurant. The food was amazing we received amazing service from the owner it seemed himself. I going to come back to trying their crème brûlée’. That was the only thing unavailable that would have made this the best French brunch spot experience.

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SeeSee
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

beautiful cafe. service was good. food took awhile and everything was a bit pricey.

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NinaB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Wonderful ambience and good food. Service is friendly but could be more thoughtful. We had to ask for silverware, for more tea and water and the menu at 11:30 am was depleted!

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Nana
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service, great meal. Had umbrellas for the sprinkles, but couldn’t turn on heaters because we used the umbrellas. Would definitely eat breakfast there again...potatoes are out of this world!

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vipRobertS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful restaurant. Small menu but excellent food. Ambiance and service were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Drinks and ambiance was great. The food was okay. Ordered beef tartare, clams, burger, escargot and the branzino. Good place to have drinks or on a date.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely French bistro with curated menu and cocktails.

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Lovejazz
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was good but we had to wait too long for service.

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vipMelly
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Simonette and are so glad they are open again. This has been our date night spot since they opened and it's as wonderful now as it was orginally. We just miss their glorious Paillard!

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AllegraW
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were incredible, GREAT service, lovely ambience. The perfect birthday dinner for my husband. We'll be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the patio and the beautiful colorful bar, you feel transported to a Parisian courtyard not to mention the mussels were fresh and exquisite. We will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Simonette service and ambiance are top notch! We absolutely love going there and will time and time again. The buckwheat crepe is awesome!

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JessicaJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot with good ambience and everyone is following COVID protocols! Great ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was terrible. Took over 20 minutes to place our order with the waiter. They made many mistakes with our food order, which was quite underwhelming. Plus there was gross residue on the glass of our drink, and there was a fly in our drink as well.

They did give us a break on our bill, but we will not be going back.

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JoeP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great setting. Nice plants. Decent service.
Great for a quiet coffee

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Avaerly
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went for Sunday Brunch
nice space , good location
fairly straightforward menu
good for any day lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow and not attentive but everything else was great.

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vipDagW
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Truly interesting food and very fresh. Service a little amateur but they just reopened so understandable and it will improve

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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
5 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.

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 4.6 stars by 195 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.