The Culver Hotel

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$31 to $50
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American
Fresh and flavorful cuisine mixed with the hotel’s iconic and chic atmosphere make for a truly exceptional setting anytime of the day or evening. A seasonal menu incorporates farm to table ingredients and features everything from sharing plates to house made desserts, not to forget a wonderful catering menu for your special events.

Please note, for Tea Service, Parties over six (6), and Holiday Celebrations, please call to make a reservation.
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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The venue is top notch. My only criticism is that the food portions, especially the salmon was way to small. Other than that it was a very nice evening and a place I’d will hi again. Likely I will eat at. Nearby restaurant then go to the Culver Hotel for drinks and to listen to the live music.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Felt a bit ignored as we stood directly in front of the hostess stand for a full 2 minutes before the two hostesses bothered to acknowledge us- wasn’t busy at all. Asked if we could sit on a couch that had no reservation sign on it and they said no because that couch has a reservation, but they could sit us at a different couch- that’s all fine, but the couch they sat us at hadn’t been bused yet and was pretty dirty still. Just think for the caliber of place it is and how much they charge the situation could have been handled better. Our waiter was great though and on top of things. Food was just okay, probably not worth the prices. Music was good too. Other than the hostess bit and the food, it was an overall good night.

The Culver Hotel
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are pleased the service and food were to your liking. We apologize for your experience with the hosts. We are currently training a new team however it is no excuse for you were treated. We hope you return to give us another chance.

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GA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful inside nice quiet atmosphere. Food is great and so was the service

The Culver Hotel
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We have Happy Hour everyday. Something to keep in mind when you come back!

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VH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat by a window on which numerous flies were buzzing. I killed three with a napkin.
I ordered a gin and tonic but was served a gin and soda.
The hamburger was very average.

I have enjoyed the restaurant many times before. I brought a friend who had never been there and she was disappointed because it did not live up to my description.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner on the patio! The food and service was excellent!

JP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow. Non attentive. We had bottomless mimosas and our server disappeared. Asked other servers and were ignored.

KT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Great jazz trio made the night. The food left something to be desired.

LE
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Lovely waitresses, menu limited, expensive and underwhelming.
The Live music was skilled and entertaining, however it took over what should have been an intimate Birthday dinner (We were still hungry after 5 pieces of expensive fried chicken)
Expensive limited bar in the velvet lounge with chipped and cracked glasses not to mention the freezing cold air con at 9.30pm.
Nice decor, but sadly we won't be back. What a shame for such a historic building.

MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

The outdoor seating of this spot is super cute and what attracted us to booking here. The hotel is also cool to see- but service was SLOOOOOOOOOOOW- and the metal chairs outside are SUPER uncomfortable. Some tables have wooden chairs- but only a few and a majority of tables are set up like coffee tables and benches so not ideal for eating- better for cocktails. Again, not very comfortable to sit at either. The food was good but nothing worth noting. We had the burger, chicken and waffle, pork belly benedict and the hash. Again, nothing was inedible but I def wouldn’t go there for the food- it was lackluster. I’d use it as a cute place for pre movie drinks in the future.

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

I took my sister here for her birthday to have the afternoon tea. We all agreed that this was the best English tea we have had in Los Angeles. There was a bit of a mix up with our reservation however the host team and manager accommodated us and made us feel special. I cant say enough good things about the service and quality of our experience. I would highly recommend anyone to come and enjoy an afternoon tea at the Culver hotel, we will be back soon to try the brunch. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

AA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always loved the Culver hotel for all its history and the character the architecture. Brought a newly arrived angeleno here, and caught the happy hour menu and was blown away- the two of us filled up on delicious food and each had a craft cocktail, and the bill was only $89 before tax and tip.

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

Everything was top notch. Waiter made great meal suggestion for item off menu. It was a feast and perfect for our mini family reunion.

EM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always have a great time! Music is always so much fun:)

f
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a very charming restaurant -- a real find in Culver City. The building is one of the older buildings -- but well kept up. The restaurant décor is elegant. We ate on the patio which is also lovely. Food was great. Service was very attentive. A very pleasant evening. It's also close to the Kirk Douglas theater so a great place to go for dinner before a performance.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of the whole place was lovely. By showing Gone With The Wind on the wall, it added their homage to the old Culver City's root, which I very much appreciated. I will be back for afternoon tea next with friends so I can sit on the antique looking couch with the low table. I can't wait.

RS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful historical restaurant! Very nice wait staff. Our only concern was the timing of the food. It was a holiday so that may have influenced things. Do dine here it is a treasure!

RM
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and lovely environment for an evening out.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a marvelous time! Always wanted to go.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall

d
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great, food was excellent and atmosphere was perfect for us to chat.

L
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food and live music!

S
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The space is lovely and the food is good. Service was very slow and generally inattentive. My first course came out at least ten minutes before my husbands’. My entree was not what I ordered. Live jazz quartet was very good.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Culver Hotel is very nice. Great ambience and good music. We sat outside where there are beautiful cozy couches to relax and a table for food and drinks. Service was good, However we did not care for the taste of the food . The portions are small at an absorbent price for what you get. The menu selection isn’t that great to choose from either. I’d say go there if you want a snack and drinks.

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

Great food, great service. The music was a bit loud but was immediately lowered when we made request. Great place for mees.

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

Good service & food. 2 piece band playing was a nice touch.

AF
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Loved the room, the movie, Sabrina, the B&W version and the live 3-piece band. The food was tasty, small portions. The waiter seemed a bit indifferent and had to flag him down a few times for a new drink, silverware, etc.

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

Food was nicely plated - their fries were among the best thin, skin-on fries ever, perfectly salted. Waiter could not have been more helpful (Thank you, Matt) yet didn't hover. Nailed our very specific orders perfectly. Ate outside on a perfect day - doesn't get much better than this in LA (well, Culver City).

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Business meeting

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Slowest service ever

BA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food (flavors blended very well)

C
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Well worth it! Like being on a mini vacation. We will be going again. The Bagel and lox was amazing 😉 as was the fried chicken and waffle. Can't go wrong with all you can drink mimosas and a pot of coffee. We totally enjoyed ourselves.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The upstairs lounge is fantastic, a very cool vibe. It's fun trying new cocktails. The restaurant is gorgeous and the food is always excellent. The service is usually wonderful. We did have to wait about 20 minutes after we were first seated for anyone to come by and see if we wanted any water, then another delay until we were able to order drinks. Then no one came to see if we wanted any more water after we had been served our dinners, even though the glasses were empty. Anyway, it just seemed like a lot of waiting for things that would have been easy to check on just when running by the table. Still, a very pleasant evening and one of our favorite places to end the week.

S
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great hotel lobby lounge with free live jazz. How cool is that? Nice vintage hotel renovate years ago into a local gem. Decent food and service, always a nice visit.

EC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat out on the patio, table for three, and it was perfectly shaded to allow us to enjoy the best of the summer evening. Our server was friendly, responsive, and great suggestions which we took. We shared the 32oz rib chop and two sides. Delicious and plenty filling. I can't think of a better summer outdoor dinner recommendation in Culver City.

FR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

AS ALWAYS GREAT AMBIANCE AND GOOD FOOD.
UNFORTUNATELY THIS TIME SERVICE WAS POOR.OUR WAITRESS WHO WAS ATTENTIVE BEFORE THE ORDER AFTERWARDS WE DID NOT SEE HER FOR OVER AN HOUR AND I HD TO GO LOOK FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO CLEAR OUR TABLE AND TAKE DESSERT ORDER.
HE COULD NOT FIND HER EITHER.
WHEN SHE FINALLY REAPPEARED FOR DESSERT SHE MENTIOND THAT SHE WAS RUNNING ALL OVER THE PLACE??
MAYBE THE HOTEL SHOULD HAVE MORE STAFF SO TABLES ARE NOT NEGLECTED FOR OVER AM HOUR

DR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Online it said you’d be open until 1 am, you closed at midnight. This felt dishonest. Maitre D told us to leave through the bushes, because they closed the front door. Very un-classy and rude. Server neglected to tell us last call for food when I wanted to order something. I am in the service industry, and I would NEVER treat my customers this way. Very unprofessional.

M
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

It wasn't the best food or service but we had a great time with my son and his girlfriend sitting outside on the patio. It was quiet and because of the lack of service we got to talk for a looong time!

JC
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First: the venue is gorgeous! Felt like I was stepping into old world charm. Second: flexibility of staff in seating is was much appreciated, since the main room was a bit too noisy for some of our party. Third: the service was absolutely stellar! I wish I could remember the name of our waiter so I could give him identifiable accolades! He navigated my allergy to garlic with the kitchen so beautifully, and was both hyper-attentive and respectful, out of sight but just around the corner. And fourth: the food! Utterly delicious! We ordered the special ribeye for three and it was exquisite.

Can you tell we enjoyed it? Lol - perfect place for a splurge, also a great pop-in for a drink either at the bar or outside on the patio.

YE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service! We went for a casual breakfast, as I was meeting a friend after a long time. Early on a summer morning, it was quiet, and the outdoor seating area was beautiful. We were able to chat, even after we were done eating, and not once did we feel rushed to leave. Food was great! Highly recommend!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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