The Culver Hotel

4.5
112 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 and parties over eight (8), please call to make a reservation.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 558-9400
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alejandro Arrieta
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
Valet station on Culver Boulevard.
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Entertainment
Live music is an integral part of the Culver Hotel experience. As the evening sets in, our hotel’s Grand Lobby transforms into everything from a piano bar to a jazzy supper club. Vintage armchairs, classic movie projections and up-and-coming artists each play a part in the carefully curated ambiance, setting the stage for a wonderful evening of handcrafted cocktails, tasty fare and musical pleasure.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 112 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food outstanding. Ambiance lovely. Jazz excellent . Service a little slow

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OT
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Real Treasure!
Not only is Culver Hotel a landmark with lots of history to enjoy, it stands today as a trendy spot for cocktails and fine dining! It's perfect for a romantic evening for two or enjoy a special occasion with a group! If you're lucky you may catch live music to accompany your evening!

Culver Hotel has a great vibe - inside or out! A place you can return to time and again for consistently good food and drinks! Five stars from me!!

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AL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Concerning the week-ends brunch:
Perfect!
Nothing to add!
The food is good.
Please, advise that the cheese plate is enough for two people.
The value is good except for the wine which is too much expensive. $44 first price for a bottle .
Please, offer Californian wine less expensive!
In Vegas, the bottle of Barefoot, red, or white is at $14 in restaurants. I suggest for you $25 or $30 maximum for a first price bottle.
And, ..., why there is no live music during the week-ends brunch? A little band, one or two musicians only, playing soft music, love songs, not loud, would be appreciated.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Very slow service
Great appetizers but main course over cooked

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AM
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy this beautiful renovated historic gem. The bar/restaurant has comfortable seating ranging from sofa's and side chairs to standard dining chairs. There are options to sit outside in a lovely setting. The wine/cocktail list is plentiful. The menu is limited but has very interesting choices. At 7:30pm there is live music nightly.

Highly recommend this spot!

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r
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can close my eyes sometimes here and feel like I'm back in Paris especially when they play old jazz. The place has such a unique vibe and aesthetics. Classy joint that is never without a crowd. Then there's the tasty dishes, fine wine.

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w
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It took over 10 minutes after being sat to have someone come up and offer us water. And then things were just slow from there. It wasn't even crowded, so I really don't understand why everything took so long. I suppose they made up for it with a nice free birthday dessert and fire cracker candle. The food was good, although I was irritated that their brunch menu doesn't begin until 4 hours after the restaurant opens, so for a 10AM Sunday reservation I wasn't able to order some of the brunch items. Will probably give this place another try - hopefully the service is better.

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PH
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great. The outdoor patio is magical, especially at night. Always a good experience.

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EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

This was a very underwhelming experience. This is also the only afternoon tea I’ve been to that does not offer more sandwiches when asked, even at an extra cost. The tea was just tea bags that you can go and buy somewhere. It was really noisy outside with the construction and men kept walking through the bushes to get from the patio area to the outside walk area. It was very disturbing. When I arrived and asked if we could sit inside, I was told by the hostess that they’d already set up our table outside. It wasn’t even busy inside and the only thing that was different was a sign that said reserved. Our server was also very inattentive. It may have been because they also had him serving the bar. This was not worth the money for afternoon tea.

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DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our visit and will go again. A lot of Hollywood history, great fun!

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j
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Part of very successful Culver City development. Charming hotel. Great for lunch. Perfect weather. Sat outside. Excellent service and food. Highly recommended.

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S
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Food is amazing- ambiance is excellent!

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SW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with a group of friends this weekend for my birthday. Maxwell helped our table- both times. Haha yes we went back after walking around and checking out other bars! This place is totally my style, great service and staff, wonderful ambiance, loved the outdoor seating- I’ll definitely be going back!

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AP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really nice. We went for 2 years anniversary and they nicely brought dessert with a candle and left that on them.
Moreover the food is delicious and te jazz night if perfect for romance

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Culver. Lovely to sit outside and have dinner. Really enjoy the food especially sharing lots of smaller plates with friends.

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D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've been there many times. Staff always great. Food and drinks are good.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made our reservation on-line. However, when we arrived there was confusion - they didn’t realize wee were there for afternoon tea. Rather than disappoint us? They immediately found a way to accommodate us. And, the tea experience was truly lovely!

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TR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Culver Hotel! The history is fascinating and the farm to table food/drinks are delicious!
The bar upstairs is fun too.❤️🍸👍🏻

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c
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Seated inside in a cavenous room with a bar, the menu seemed limited and service was slow.

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OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

One of our 4 breakfast entrees was not delivered to the table. We had to ask for it and follow up numerous times. Wait staff was not very helpful

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AS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been to the Culver Hotel many times and have enjoyed it. My last visit for brunch was not in line in line with my usual experience. I made a reservation on Open Table which was cancelled when I arrived. The food took 40mins before we were served with no apologies. Our waitor mixed up my order and didn’t bring me the waffle I ordered. Due to the delays I just had the Kale Caesar I ordered. It wasn’t the best experience but I will be back. The ambience is great. This was definitely not one of their better days.

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YT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The culver hotel was fantastic. In addition to the food being fabulous, I had a great time listening to the jazz music. It made the ambiance so much better. I am hoping to come back very soon and hopefully I can do afternoon tea soon too.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Ambiance was fantastic. Worth the money.

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p
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Loved the setting. The dining room is beautiful. I felt like I was in an elegant home from the Victorian era without the musty smell. I love the remodel, it is stunning! In addition, the food was good, I only had soup and salad, but the salmon soup was hot and flavorful and the Ceasar salad was adequate, though I thought the dressing could use more lemon or vinegar, as it was little bland.
However, the pour service marred the experience. We had to beg for more water and the waiter disappeared for long stretches My son did not have a fork to eat his salad and we did not get one for most of the meal as there were no servers in sight.
I would go back in the hope that they start training their staff to be more attentive. It is a spectacular setting! An oasis of calm in the middle of Culver City.

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K
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our only complaint this time were the drinks - this bartender somehow messed up the Dark and Stormy. It didn’t taste like ginger beer, and the drink just tasted off. We ordered 4 drinks and weren’t really satisfied with any.

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F
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Afternoon tea was not up to the standard I'm accustom to for a tea.

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RS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

Had a reservation, walked in and let the hostess know who claimed to say that she checked us off. Proceeded to seat us at the worst table in the middle of the main walk way between bathroom and hostess stand. Asked for any of the other tables that were visibly open and for same size party, was told they're reserved... I'm confused, I thought I had a reservation too, how is mine different?
After several attempts to change, they offered me one table not in middle of way, but directly in front of Concierge stand... So small that half my plates and glasses were on the ledge of the window. Again told that the others were reserved.
To top it off, I got an email today letting me know I didn't show up to my reservation, the waiter did what he could with the horrible other parts of the experience, but it was a complete waste of my evening and not worth the time. They need proper hosts and management here.

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m
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This is a small and lovely room with an interesting menu, but beware that Thursday is set for live music. The combo was talented, but so loud we could not engage in conversation. When we asked the manager if they could adjust their volume for the size of the room, we were told, "No. This is live music night." I don't see what they have to do with each other; we could have enjoyed both the music and the food. Instead, we cancelled our order and went to a small restaurant down the street. We cannot comment on the food because we never ate there.

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p
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were sitting in the uplevel bar and service wasn't good. they completely forgot about us, never a smile or a nice gesture. The bathroom was really dirty.
We go to that place because we love the architecture and decoration.

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AT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

very loud. jazz group needs to take more breaks to hear my party

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great but drinks were bad, very bad. Not what we remembered.

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HD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Great dinner music. Very cozy atmosphere. Food was average for price. Service was nice, but kind of slow. Almost seemed understaffed. Biggest complaint was seated inside next to window with quite a few flies flying around (nearly 10).

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AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience. Jazz night near the fireplace perfect date spot.

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l
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast in a fantastic room......historical place that has been brought back to life big time.......service was exceptional too.......

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KW
Central Coast
31 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Part of the experience in the Culver Hotel ambiance and history. Enjoyed the decor and historical facts. Food was excellent and fast. Service was very attentive. I'd visit again. Perhaps next time for happy hour/dinner.

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k
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a gem in Culver City!!! Beautiful outside seating. Romantic

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SG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Super cute patio with good amount of shade. Wait staff was personable and my dish was tasty.

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RK
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobby bar/restaurant can be very noisy but the outside patio is perfect. Great menu for brunch or dinner. Nice cocktails, too. Happy hour snacks and drinks are a great deal. This is a go-to neighborhood spot for bringing friends or out-of-town guests.

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F
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful experience. We went for cocktails and a nosh. The cheese player is fabulous, this time we also ordered the fried calamari. The women at the table next to us had gotten an order and it was mouthwatering. When our order came it was deflated. It was less then half of the order delivered to the table next to us. Now you have to ask why was this. About 10 minuets earlier the hostess came to our table and announced that she had to have us leave with in the next hour because there was another party that had reserved the section of the hotel that included our table🤭
We figured this was their way of getting us out faster, give them less so they don’t spend more time eating. This was followed with our waiter asking if we wanted anything else 🤷🏻‍♀️ when we told him what the hostess said he was taken aback and said , oh no I will just move you to another table outside of the reserved area. Now this was the proper way to make us fell like valued customers. Cuddos to this very professional waiter

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JK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 2ambience 5

It's a lovely setting. We sat outside and enjoyed a lovely afternoon. I'm a big fan of afternoon tea so I was looking forward to it. However, the scone was a bit dry and the sandwiches weren't that impressive. I was a bit underwhelmed. I am however looking forward to going back and having lunch as the meal looked really good.

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