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Simonette at Palihotel Culver City, Culver City, CA
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Simonette at Palihotel Culver City

4.4
4.4
389 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (424) 321-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Palihotel Culver City reimagines the West End Hotel, a 1920s boarding house, as a 49-room boutique hotel, & restaurant. Simonette, a restaurant & bar with a courtyard inspired by the traditions of classic French neighborhood cafés.

  • Private party contact

    Simonette Events Manager: (855) 417-5297

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 2023

    $99.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us on Valentine’s Day at Simonette Restaurant for an extravagant 4 course pre-fixe menu for $99 per person. Choose your favorite items from some courses. Starting with mini cheese and baguette with grapes and champagne toast to start. The choose from Potato & Leek Soup or Baby Beet Salad or Little Gem Salad. Then choose from Steak Frites, Poisson au Papillote or Nicoise Salad and finally from our signature desserts a Chocolate Tart, Velvety Creme Brule or Crepe Suzette. This menu is available only on February 14th so make pre-paid reservations now.

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What 389 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. ED

    ErinD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great. Nice space. Food was delicious.
  2. IM

    IsabelleM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was very disappointing. Ratatouille was not what a ratatouille should be. Not authentic French at all.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They decided to close and didn’t tell us or cancel our reservation. The manager was very rude about it - she just told us, we decided to close, bye. No apology. Very weird experience
  4. RR

    RobR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Due to the rain, half of the restaurant was closed. Their patio was not covered. So, there weren't enough tables to accommodate the diners. Our 8:30 reservation became a 9:30 seating, by which time the chef had left and a third of the menu was not available. Shortly after, the manager left. The bar was complete chaos. The dance floor was flooded so there wasn't any dancing or hors d'oeurves for the soiree. Normally the restaurant is very good.
  5. G

    Grel

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Servers were very nice and good, but were overwhelmed due to obvious mismanagement and poor planning. Since newer ownership the food quality has gone down a bit but prices have gone up. Spent a lot of money here for NYE and definitely did not have an experience that lived up to expectation. Missing what Simonette used to be like, will not be returning. The “Penicillin” cocktail is real tasty though.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was okay. Ordered items and order came out wrong. 3 French onion soups was 1 French onion soup and asked for Capuccino and ended up asking busboy to send Capuccino out after more than 10 mins ago. Felt like server was busy but there were only 3-4 tables with customers. Gem salad, filet, and chocolate tarte delicious. Came in at 2:50pm so menu was changing over so bad time to come in because menu is changed to small bites, happy hour menu. I will try again hopefully with different server. Server makes a big difference. 3 people spent $230 with tip.
  7. EM

    ErynM

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Let’s be specific, I went because they were on the list for Best French Onion Soup in Los Angeles. I don’t know if it was an off night, but it was subpar. The soup didn’t have ANY depth of flavor (it tasted like they only had a little left, so they added water to stretch it out as we both ordered it) and the flaky dough on top was missing something and tasted a lil raw and like just flour and water. I ordered the fish of the day, it was pretty tasty, but small. I saw a few people ordering the burger, it looked good as it walked by. I’m not going back to find out though.
  8. P

    Pklein

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant for lunch. Great food, service staff and ambiance.
  9. SH

    SteH

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff. And they like dogs!
  10. G

    Grubbinator

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Regardless of ratings... You SHOULD try out every restaurant for yourselves. Keep in mind, restaurants are still suffering through and post pandemic. You should be very happy that there are places to go and meet with friends and loved ones. That alone deserves kudos. Being able to stay open post the mess of the pandemic is astonishing in itself! Personally, I believe we should not being downing restaurants but instead uplifting by patronizing them. Should you have some sort of critique, mention it to the manager IN PERSON. Allow them to make the adjustments before blasting them over social media. I would definitely not want our streets lined with "For Lease" and "Out of Business" signs. KEEP L.A. ALIVE!
  11. B

    Bunny

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was a lovely evening! The service was amazing! The food was really good, but they didn’t have the bouillabaisse which was one of the reasons I went there. They have a small menu so I was surprised that they did not have It and it was only 6:30pm. But overall it was a wonderful evening! and I am definitely going back.
  12. m

    marina

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fun to go to Simonette, great atmosphere! Romantic also…
  13. HF

    HeavenlyFlower

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Servers were not attentive. Food was ok. Parking is awful.
  14. MD

    MariaDaExplora

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went there for lunch.. booking the reservation was easy - lots of available times. Parking was a short walk and convenient. Service was awesome. Great menu & reasonably priced for the area. Great drinks menu. The patio seating was beautiful. I wanted to try the dessert but was too full. Great experience - would def return!
  15. MH

    MelindaH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambiance are perfect. Their french fries are out of this world.
  16. DA

    DoloresA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! The ambience is delightful, the food is excellent and their happy hour, the best in town! The service was also impeccable!
  17. k

    kiwi

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here on a whim. I’d driven past and thought it looked fun. I’m a pescatarian so when I checked out the menu I could see great options for me. My husband had the chicken I had fish. I love that the mains include two veggie sides. The food is delicious! Beautiful flavors, healthy, satisfying, authentic. We had the crepe Suzette for dessert. Great atmosphere. We had a wonderful evening.
  18. RS

    RobertS

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice surprise. So quaint and loved the burgers.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best . Delicious
  20. MD

    MaryD

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I love the Niçoise Salad. The valet is $15, so parking isn't the greatest. They do not validatey.
  21. MF

    MauraF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere and amazing service. Strongly recommend. I would enrich the variety of the menu and wines.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a waiter who was just so nice and fun. It was fantastic! A bit cold outside in the patio
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance and our server was incredible! Only reason for the 4 stars is because our salad and toast apps took over half an hour. Everything else came in a timely fashion and our server made us feel at home! Also, cocktails are DELICIOUS!
  24. SH

    SteH

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very nice staff! Thank you.
  25. IB

    IvanB

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great drinks. Food was good. Great service.
  26. e

    evilliken

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Seafood was raw. Other replacement food was subpar. The wait staff was nice and tried to help remedy.
  27. SK

    SKLA

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Server was completely inattentive— had to ask the same question multiple times, It took almost 30 minutes to get 3 fresh oysters and I had to ask where they were (at the time, he was tending to 2 tables, 3 diners total) he never asked how my food was (had he checked, I would’ve ordered another drink) I sat there with my food boxed and had to wait a long time before he asked if I wanted the check When he did bring it, it was wrong and he didn’t apologize for it The steak was good, right temperature and seasoning and tasty sauce while the mashed potatoes and asparagus were cooked well, they were both incredibly salty The texture of the creme brûlée was goopy and a little grainy in some parts
  28. BF

    BusinessFoodie

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date night ambiance. Loved the french food, glad we came!
  29. JC

    JennieC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Overrated , The service was just OK . The food looks amazing in the pictures but is really just average nothing to write home about it,
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite place! So cute, great service, delicious food & drinks. Coming back asap for the amazing happy hour.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very nice cocktails. The burger was exactly what I expected from a French Bistro/Cafe. Excellent! The space also has a nice, cool vibe.
  32. YD

    YvetteD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A unique, gorgeous spot. It felt like we had stumbled on a secret jewel.
  33. BQ

    BarbaraQ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the burgers were outstanding. Service was excellent!
  34. EK

    EeKk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    spectacular tucked away gem of a bar with the best penicillin i've ever drunk. my favorite place in Culver City
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    While the moules and crepe suzette were delicious, the entrees were pedestrian. The service, our waiter in particular, was atrocious. Very inattentive and forgetful, even openly admitted he was "on auto-pilot." Was considering returning to check out brunch, but no longer.
  36. B

    Bobby

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Great ambience, good drinks but I do not recommend this place for the food. It is too basic for the price and does not taste any special.
  37. b

    barrys

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service Just turn down the volume in the music a bit😀
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ladies who brunch
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Better than good but not great. It’s a small menu but the choices were good. Generous with their fries.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience1
    For the second time, I’ve been to Simonette for brunch/lunch. The food is just not impressive on any level. Service, ambience were excellent. Perhaps dinner is better? If you care about food, I’d recommend you look elsewhere for brunch/lunch.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine outdoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Simonette at Palihotel Culver City using the Order Online button. Simonette at Palihotel Culver City also 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 389 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Simonette at Palihotel Culver City

3927 Van Buren Pl, Culver City, CA 90232

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Culver City

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (424) 321-8000

  • Private party facilities

    Palihotel Culver City reimagines the West End Hotel, a 1920s boarding house, as a 49-room boutique hotel, & restaurant. Simonette, a restaurant & bar with a courtyard inspired by the traditions of classic French neighborhood cafés.

  • Private party contact

    Simonette Events Manager: (855) 417-5297

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