Tartine Bianco - Los Angeles

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$30 and under
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The name Tartine Bianco stems from the collaboration between Chad Robertson, Liz Prueitt of Tartine, and Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco. This relationship and the ideals it carries are vital in the philosophy behind the menu. The menu takes into consideration the many cultures that represent Los Angeles. With a large emphasis on locality and seasonality, Tartine Bianco will provide its guests the highest quality ingredients, prepared with the best intentions and respect for those ingredients. They’ve carefully cultivated relationships with purveyors and farmers like Cairnspring Mills, which sources from local grain farmers, Cream Co. Meats which provides meat grown sustainably and with superior flavor in mind, and Bianco DiNapoli’s California vine ripened and organically grown, canned tomatoes. The menu is designed to be shared and should begin with what Tartine is best known for… bread. The wine list will change regularly and, like the food, will reflect the mood of the season.
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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Tartine Bianco nailed it. We loved every dish we had, the servers were attentive and you can’t beat the energy and atmosphere of the space. The bloody Mary’s are super spicy so be warned. Standout dishes were the gem lettuce salad, tomato Tartine and fried chicken sandwich. We also had an egg sandwich with spinach which was OK, but not as great as the last time we had the egg sandwich. And of course the bread plate with kefir butter which is a must. The bread is unreal. Kicking myself for not buying a loaf before I left.

F
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was of terrible quality. The patty melt, supposedly the signature dish consisted of a tastless rubber like patty. Panzanella just OK. The egg sandwich filling was bland. The banana pie dessert was very bad.
The olive fizelle which at the S.F. Manufacture is to die for was substandard to say the least and even the croissants were not as good.
This place needs a lot of work!

c
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

THE BREAD is the focus here and luckily, everything else on the menu complements it well. Interesting wine and beverage list. Good overall food presentation and consistency.
Service at dinner is good ( not great), but it’s a casual place after all.
Service for brunch is weak though... maybe explainable as I would not go to Downtown LA on a Sunday morning to work either!

KO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service by the bartender "John"! He makes delicious drinks and was very attentive to us!

R
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were actually transferred to the sister restaurant Alameda Supper club since Tartine is not open for dinner anymore! The Alameda was nice with a casual atmosphere . Food was very good and the service was very fast and friendly.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food and coffee was solid, our server was very friendly, and the space is beautiful.

Overall a nice place to grab brunch at the Row. We did have an issue with my wife’s food, but it was handled quickly and politely.

SM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The noise level was not "energetic." It was LOUD. The food and the service were excellent, but if you want to have a quiet conversation (without having to yell to be heard which only adds to the noise), go elsewhere.

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Brunch menu is bad. Avoid this day part.

BB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Lots of options for veggie and meat eaters! Good location to walk around the shops after (or before).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great lunch

DP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food and service. Just such a shame that the Row DTLA complex is so quiet. It was kind of like a ghost town when we were there on a Sunday evening.

Really liked the food and service at Tartine. The portions were very generous and the menu was inventive. I'd recommend for brunch / lunch in the future - I believe they have stopped doing dinner service.

VD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Fresh ingredients with a bouquet of flavors....outstanding!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my fiancé were celebrating our one year of living together. So we came to this restaurant and enjoyed some amazing food and great drinks and awesome service

EJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great for everyday dining business meal and friends get together! Food was great. Loved sitting outside. Very calm and cool vibe.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location is quite unique,the decoration is stylish,the food is special!

SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Really amazing service and the atmosphere was upbeat. Loved it.

LA
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Fried chicken bun was really too salty to our liking.

J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing overall experience!

C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This review is specifically for brunch on a Sunday, which was very disappointing. We ordered the smoked salmon tartine, which was fine; the quiche, which arrived at room-temp; and a side a bacon, which consisted of just 4 dinky extra cripsy pieces—not even hearty thick-cut slices like you might get at other establishments. Each of those items were just a little too small to be satisfying, and was overpriced for what you got. We also ordered 2 pastry items, which they forgot about because it had not arrived by the time we finished the other items. When we checked in with the server, she informed us that they were out of one of the pastries that we wanted (it was only 10:30am). The chocolate croissant that we ordered finally arrived, and it was utterly disappointing. It was not warm, it was not light, it seemed like it was 1, maybe even 2 days old. The service was slow and the servers were not attentive. I don't plan on coming back for brunch.

w
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great food- slower service, but made up for it when at table. Responsive-just needed to get their attention for service. Nice meal. Wish the menu would expand.

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The bread and the pastries were the best part about the meal. I would come back just to order bread and butter.

MG
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was phenomenal and the drinks amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant.

BL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We spent a great evening at Tartine. Ambiance was perfect for a birthday celebration. The food was delicious and our server was very nice.

KL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was fantastic but service was horrible. My friend and I got our wine right away but our husbands waited 20 minutes for cocktails. They had water to drink through appetizers. Service was very slow. 3 hours plus dinner and we had teens with us that had school the next day on a Sunday night which is why I made the resv early. Glad we did.

DJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

OUTRAGEOUS, they charge you $7 for three half slices of bread! The appetizers, hummus and ricotta cheese, do Not come with any bread or anything to spread it on! And the wine pour is not even close to 6oz!... at $14. The other entrees, tasted good, but not worth the drive to get to the location. Nothing outstanding, and too bread centric for the price.

The only thing worth going back for are the breads and pastries at the shop. I live in San Francisco and go to the original Tartine. The food there is tastier & reasonably priced.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Previous visits for lunch and dinner have been excellent.
Problem with service for brunch--coffee came a long time after meal was served, even after several waitstaff were reminded. I suspect we were forgotten somewhere.

KS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely.
Chicken was amazing.
Bread was fab.
Even the roasted veg that came with the chicken was finger lickin good.
No crowds.
The Row is awesome - best kept secret in LA!

EE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Cocktails were especially good. Had a 3:45 pm reservation so the place was almost empty, not the most fun ambiance but meant we had attentive service. A bit pricey but tasty food and good for a special occasion.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, a nice, pet friendly (patio) restaurant. The hostess (Sunday. Brunch) was very snobby and looked like she could care less, made us feel unwelcome. It left us with a negative first impression. Food-wise, we enjoyed the morning bun (5/5) coffee (3/5), little gem salad (3/5), egg sandwich (3/5), smoked salmon (4/5), and patty melt (4/5). Prices are a bit steep for what you get but the ambiance is relaxing and comfortable. Service is attentive and friendly. We will definitely return due to the pet friendly atmosphere and ample free (2 hrs validated) parking.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The eclectic ambiance combined with the casual servers create an experience that resembles visiting a "pressed off center" friend for a family style meal in an abandoned southern mansion. The food is sweet and savory. Every dish offered an unexpected burst of flavors that left you wondering, "how did they make this?" Living without ordering and consuming the cornbread is NOT advisable. One of LA's true gems.

j
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Friendly service.

R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef Camden is so talented!!!
Everything was deeelicious😋

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu was different from the one listed on this website. We went for the bone marrow and NY Strip steak to only be disappointed when our waitress said that the menu has been updated and no longer has these items.

H
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Noisy restaurant. Creative menu but not a lot of choices.

OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant and sitting outside was great. The food and service were both good as well. Portions were on the smaller side for the prices

J
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is amazing with great tastes and cocktails. My only complaint is they should give more bread with the butter and dips.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had a great time together at the restaurant. The food was amazing. The service was excellent. The restaurant is beautiful. Even their bathroom is well put together. Definitely a must go to restaurant especially on Sunday with Smorgasberg around the corner.

J
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious but the server had an attitude and the service was a big disappointment!!!

BL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been several times and each experience is better than the last.

MV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place lived up to its reputation. We ate outdoors on Tuesday night around 6 and there were only a few customers dining at that time. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. The flatbreads, breads and roasted chicken were divine. I look forward to our next dining adventure in the near future.

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