Small Town

4.7
37 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Neighborhood restaurant serving thoughtful, family-friendly cuisine.
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M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. What a great neighborhood gem.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small Town is one of my favorite spots in Silver Lake. Great food. Fabulous spot.

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HB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love their patio area as well as the indoor space. Atmosphere was charming and lovely, service was great and the food was delicious.

Really happy to have this as a new option in the neighborhood!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, especially loved the dinner rolls. The ambiance in the garden was delightful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat here! Such great ambiance. Inside is cozy and romantic, outside is perfect for those cooler summer nights - lots of foliage and great lighting. There aren’t enough nice patios like this one in LA! But most importantly the food was spectacular. Had the dinner rolls, WOW, hot out of the oven. Also the coconut black rice and prawn cavatelli - an explosion of flavors and everything is super fresh and cooked perfectly. Great selection of beer and wine and definitely try one of their house made “shrubs” - I had the strawberry and it’s basically like a spritzy kombucha drink. Service was friendly, quick and attentive. Can’t wait to go back.

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CJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food presentation is a work of art but it’s so tasty and fresh/seasonal that you feel no guilt wolfing it down. Ambience is so cool but not pretentious and they have a wonderful wine list. A neighborhood gem.

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L
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu items are diverse and particularly delicious and unique. Only challenge is that the outdoor seating, while quaint and very pleasant, we were seated so close to another couple whose entire conversation could be overheard by all those seated in the patio. The tempura cabbage, roasted branzino and pork collar were perfectly cooked!

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LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative cooking excellent experience wonderful ambiance on the patio

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p
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were fans of Wolfdown and were sorry to see it go. But then the same group opened up Small Town as a friendlier more family oriented restaurant - in an attempt to not only be busy on weekends, but also keep people coming in on weekdays. Our first time at Small Town was quite good, but not mind-blowing. Beautiful quality of ingredients and everything well prepared, but it felt like we could make most of it at home. Still good enough to go back and find there is a new Chef de Cuisine who has really taken it up a notch! We had the mussels with coconut milk - delicious and perfectly cooked, pork collar (!?) with spinach spaetzle and veggies that was mind-blowing - if you ever wondered what the color green would taste like - this is it. And the hangar steak with unusual accompaniments. I think the wine list has shrunk, but there are still some interesting selections. By the glass is limited, but we did well. The only disappointment was the dessert list. Only 3 items and nothing that called our name. Maybe next time. There will definitely be a next time.

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J
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem of a place. Outstanding service and great food.

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T
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small Town's staff is attentive and friendly, ready to offer suggestions, and aware of when to give diners space and moments when you need their service. A notable detail was how our party's large order comprised of half the menu arrived in a timed succession that allowed to enjoy the dishes in timely groupings, rather than all at once. The dishes are creative, especially the vegetable-based dishes, which made the omnivorous and vegetarian amongst us all happy. Great for daily dining or special occasions.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Oh silverlake and your trendy lil spots. You’re so adorable. But sometimes you’re expensive for zero reason. Don’t get me wrong, i don’t mind dishing out some cold hard cash for a mind blowing dinner but man was this a miss. The service is warm and attentive the atmosphere is cozy. We ordered the rolls, sure it came with honey and salted butter but it cost 9 bucks, the carrots were delicious but small, the gem salad was well dressed but basic, the beets were incredible, highly recommend, well composed, the chicken wings were hot the sauce was kinda whack, tart but not enough and salty and unbalanced. For the mains we got the chicken which was ok, it was on a bed of greens and well, again nothing special. We also got the rib eye which we ordered medium rare but got it closer to well it was bland and chewy but whatever. I know waiters ask how the food is and well I hate complaining for something that’s not their fault and luckily there was four of us so we were able to finish the dishes. The side of market vegetables were great. Some of the wines are priced at 54 but the bottles are pretty basic you can pick up for 14. I understand double for the house to make a profit but it put a bad taste in my mouth and we only order a glass of wine. Anyhoo. I wanted to like the place but I doubt we’ll be back. I hope it improves though.

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P
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is a lovely indoor outdoor space in the heart of Los Feliz. The food was inconsistent and unfocused. For instance, the "rib eye" was not the cut delivered to the table and was quite tough. The sea bass broth was too salty and the dish was oddly presented with the toast soggy from both too much aoli and floating in the broth. The branzino was well prepared and fresh, and the seasonal vegetables were tasty. The desserts were also inconsistent...the sundae was good (needs a bit more contrast in flavors), but the cheesecake moose was bland and needed much more fruit. At $200+ for four and $8-9 draft beers, the value proposition seems to be off.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful ambiance, kind & knowledgeable staff. New LA staple.

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p
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

seriously the best new restaurant this side of LA! beautiful outdoor ambience, amazing high quality food!

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C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening. The ambiance is great—quiet and attentively designed. The server did a great job of being attentive while also giving my date and I some space. We shared four small plates between us, and probably ended up with a little too much food, surprisingly. I loved the fried cabbage, soft scrambled eggs, and dinner rolls (but wasn’t *as* in love with the chicken liver toast; would’ve subbed it for a salad if I had it to do over). With a wine and beer, we managed to walk out for $82, before tip, which is a great deal for LA.

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J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great vibe! Would definitely recommend!

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SL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

One of the reasons we went was to try their popular bread and honey . They were sold out so we didn’t get to try it . The food was below average . I don’t cook that well but I could of made better tasting dishes . The chicken was dry , the scallop fried rice was bland . Even the appetizers were bland . The Brussel sprouts were not seasoned well. We ordered the house cab it was very good but was one of the cheapest pours I’ve ever had it could not of been much over an inch . I will never eat there again .

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I really love this space, vibe, design, chef, location and owners. I fear this menu isn’t going to help them be as busy as a restaurant needs to be to survive. There are some delicious carry overs from Wooftown but I fear not enough of a rebrand to get the traffic they need.

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F
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem. Innovative and good food. Nice outdoor seating and good services. Scramble egg is a must.

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JL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely blown away by how charming and classy this place is. I went here for my 40th birthday dinner. The ambiance is the perfect blend of earthy/cozy, and sophisticated and warm and open without being pretentious.

The food is mind blowing, esp the FRIED CABBAGE! I took one bite and said it was one of the best things I've ever had in my life.
Beet/avocado salad was amazing and was enjoyed by everyone, and the bread rolls!! Those were a highlight of my year as well. They pull apart like monkey bread, dotted with a sweet/salty crunch on top with sesame seeds and a large cup of soft butter and honey on the side.
We splurged but prices are totally reasonable.

Our server/service was just amazing. I think his name was Ryan if I remember correctly! He did an amazing job being friendly and attentive and made it special. We got a bottle of proseco which was delicious, and he kept me and my other friends topped up perfectly and unobtrusively.

He also managed a large cake I had brought, lit candles for me (he said he "liked the theater of it" when I offered to do it myself) and brought it out for us all, then cut it up and served it. There is a "cakeage free" of $25 which I thought was high but it was well worth it for what they did.

I had a group of somewhat tempestuous people who got a bit loud and even got in a fight at the table which was a little mortifying. Even with all that, I felt we were tucked away in a corner and hopefully our exuberance didn't interfere with anyone. The sound seemed really good and well insulated but festive and cozy.

We had a crazy bill and our server did a great job managing that for us as well, as two people got up somewhat hastily to leave and then we had to split up the remainder.

I think they were a little annoyed because we stayed a bit over closing time, but they didn't rush us! That was on us.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Such friendly service and a pleasant atmosphere. A little pricey but two $14 glasses of wine will do that, sigh.

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CK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for date night or girls night.
Meals can be shared or individual.

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SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so charming. Great vibe and style. Big fan, will go back soon

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NW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Californian food. Cute patio. Reasonably priced. Would go again. Good for dates or friends.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Same owners, new menu. Pretty interesting and varied. The meat (rib eye) was very well presented and cooked as ordered. The Sea bass dish my guest ordered was flavourful and delicious. The staff were knowledgeable and attentive. Looking forward to going back and trying more

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it, great location, lovely outdoor seating, and the food is terrific. Friendly, attentive service – we had a big group in front of us, so our entrees took a bit longer than normal to arrive – we never said a word, but they gave us two free glasses of wine to make up for it. That's what I call good service. We'll be back.

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M
New England
49 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The welcome was warm, the service was friendly and efficient. The warm rolls, from the wood fired oven, are a must. The pork t bone was tender and greatly enhanced by the agrodolce and accompaniments. The patatras bravas and the fresh, inventive beet salad were delicious as well.

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, those dinner rolls are outrageous.

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L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So lovely.... menu is simple and yet every dish is a little unexpected. Service is friendly and expert. Beautiful room and decent music. Looking forward to going again!

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p
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great waitress. Loved the food, especially the prawns and branzino. We never order dessert but we ordered it this time - and it is NOT to be missed.

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CD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and service on a cool, rainy night. Many levels and stairs mean watch your step—changing levels need to be marked more clearly in dim light.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place! Super cozy and the food is amazing! A++

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent casually romantic neighborhood place. Beautiful interior and garden, homey vibe, exceptional food

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JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect neighborhood restaurant! Charming space and delicious food that’s fairly priced, plus an excellent wine list. This team really understands the community, too.

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o
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Intimate

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SO good. So glad this place re-opened as Small Town. The menu was wonderful, filling and a good value for the price. I hope the menu doesn't change.

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