The Draycott

4.5
134 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
The Draycott is a California-inspired family-friendly Brasserie, created by Matt and Marissa Hermer. Named as an homage to London’s Draycott Avenue, where the husband-and-wife restaurateur duo first met, The Draycott features wholesome and classic dishes using locally sourced ingredients.

The restaurant-café melds the ambiance of Europe with a convivial all-day environment, featuring seasonal lunch and dinner menus served with a British twist.

After moving from London – where Matt and Marissa own and operate award- winning bars and restaurants – to Pacific Palisades, they wanted to create a place that married all the things they love about Southern California and all the things they miss about London.

With this, Matt and Marissa (along with their children, Max, Jake, and Sadie) warmly welcome you into their new home, The Draycott.

Experiences

  • Bordeaux Wine Dinner

    $150.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 5, 2021 only

    Join us on October 5th for our 2nd event as part of our Wine Dinner Series. This time we will focus on Bordeaux Wines. Our Chef Josh Mason has put together an amazing menu. And our Bordeaux Wines partner expert Pauline Gibert selected some of the best bottles the region has to offer. *** Wild Mushrooms & Escargot Poelee Parsley Puree, Spatzel Chateau Smith Hauts Lafitte, Pessac – Leognan '18 *** Homemade Boudin Noir Creamed Mash Potato Chateau Carbonnieux, Graves '14 *** Roasted Duck Breast Swiss chard, Glazed Turnips Chateau Berliquet, Saint Emilion GC '12 *** Apple Tatin Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream Bernard Magrez, Sauternes '16 **** Please let us know in advance would you have any special food restrictions. info : vince@thedraycott.com
  • Parents Night Out! Halle Hammond/Cassidy Preschool

    $50.00 per personPrepaid

    Sep 29, 2021 only

    Parents Night Out from Cassidy Preschool Cocktail Party! 6:30pm to 8:30pm! Drinks : Prosecco, Vina Robles Cab Sauv, Benvolilo Pinot Grigio, Signature Cocktails Food : Grazing Board, Jumbo Shrimp, Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Greek Salad, English Pea Dip, Chicken Liver Mousse
  • Parents Night Out! Lauren Salem/Cassidy Preschool

    $50.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 12, 2021 only

    Parents Night Out from Cassidy Preschool Cocktail Party! 6:30pm to 8:30pm! Drinks : Prosecco, Vina Robles Cab Sauv, Benvolilo Pinot Grigio, Signature Cocktails Food : Grazing Board, Jumbo Shrimp, Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Greek Salad, English Pea Dip, Chicken Liver Mousse
  • Parents Night Out! Amber Melius/Oakwood School

    $50.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 12, 2021 only

    Parents Night Out from Oakwood School Cocktail Party! 6:30pm to 8:30pm! Drinks : Prosecco, Vina Robles Cab Sauv, Benvolilo Pinot Grigio, Signature Cocktails Food : Grazing Board, Jumbo Shrimp, Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Greek Salad, English Pea Dip, Chicken Liver Mousse

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 134 people are saying
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Cope1985
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service is Top Notch. It’s one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipLauraG
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came had outstanding service at the bar! Our bartender was creative and interesting to talk to. He made a perfect martini 🍸 and made a delicious drink called Over the Rainbow! He was very nice to talk to really knowledgeable

The mussels were excellent! Can’t wait to come back!

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Roxy
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The menu isn't very versatile. Not many offerings and the green salad is a bore but overall great atmosphere, service and drinks!

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vipTHGF
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third experience was another excellent experience in every way. We would recommend it snd bring friends. Everything ordered was remarkable. We shall return.

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Edith
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Need to increase brunch menu selections. Our waiter “Wes” made our dining experience lovely!

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TTandD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had lunch on a Saturday afternoon, and were seated outside. The service was excellent - attentive but not obtrusive. The food and drinks were really good. Although it was busy, it was not too noisy - perhaps becasue we were seated outside. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Draycott is such a lovely place for any meal of the day. Ask to be seated in Jason’s area. He’s awesome

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vipKimberlyN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Took a very long time to get our food and had hungry kids. I would recommend to adults but maybe not families.

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vipPigout
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Terrific meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

They didn't have the ribeye I wanted.
I didn't like the flat iron steak.
Service was slow.
Management is always nice.
I did not enjoy the experience this time.
They charged extra for the fries that usually comes with the hamburger we ordered.

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SallyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The menu selection was so limited. At 1:30 pm, most of the menu items were eggs or breakfast. Only 1 salad selection and the quality/freshness wasn’t great. To top it off, the waitress looked like she was having a bad day and was so rude. We won’t be going there again.

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Andymac
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening would totally go again. Very special

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JoeD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The portion size of the Greek salad - about 3 flimsy slices of tomato, 2 or 3 olives and a microdot of feta - I had and my wife’s crudo were minuscule. My fish and chips was ridiculously heavy on the potatoes and meager on the fish. Poor value for the money. The $40 corkage was also a bit much. 25 is routine, 30 is fine. 40 is a bit of a gouge. The quality of the food and preparation was OK but unremarkable. Nothing particularly flavorful. Not a top tier dining experience food-wise, for sure.

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EpidemiologistMom
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner experience we have had since the pandemic began! Beautiful setting, excellent service, outstanding meal and very accommodating management willing to seat an epidemiologist with high concerns about safe dining. Fantastic experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The lunch menu had such a poor selection & the food was not good at all. The salad which I opted to not have any tomato’s consisted of only lettuce. Other than Cesar salad which I don’t eat there was no good salad options.
Obviously that was an expensive salad considering it was only lettuce.. granted I asked for avocado which they gave me a few slices.
Also ordered fish. It was small & no flavor. Horrible!
I was so embarrassed to recommend this restaurant for lunch. I have been here for dinners & it was pretty good ... never great!
Such a disappointing experience!

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AlisaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the area and the Draycott is very cute. The brown sugar pudding is so good!

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Aneighbor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Lovely waitress, but she only came to our table twice, and we had to rely on grabbing other waiters for things.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The Draycott is a very special restaurant. Superbly sourced produce, fish and meat delightfully prepared. The staff cares about guest enjoyment and are sensitive to feedback. They adjusted their corkage fee and it is appropriate, especially since they provide the correct wine glass for each wine. We are fortunate to have the Draycott in our neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as usual but many more babies and young children at table.

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vipMichaelS
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pea dip and Eton mess were fantastic! Very creative and delicious!

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vipBrentwoodFoodie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful patio. Friendly and efficient staff.

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CAFoodieGal2
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting out on the lawn is so nice and the service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot with delicious food! Always great, the staff, the spot, top notch ✨

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viphenrys
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience from food to service to ambience . The menu should however be expanded to include more choices to encourage satisfied diners to return.

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vipjerryO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress Melissa was terrific

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vipRick
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner, but the best part took place after we left. They looked up our OpenTable reservation and phoned me at home with the news that they had found a hearing aid under the table. Above and beyond the call of duty, and greatly appreciated.

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RiccardoG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great. The outdoor area is noisy with kids playing on the grass till after dark. But it was a nice evening.

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vipDavidH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

No salmon? Then, on our second choice, Chef refused to sub pickled veg on sea bass plate for another veg option clearly available on other dishes. So, rather than just walk out, we went with third option. We should have just got up and left.

We like Bot very much, and the staff are friendly, apparently the chef just has delusions of grandeur— when Massimo at Osteria Francescana accepts our substitution request, it would seem an overpriced Pali pub should, too.

Never going back. Unfortunate.

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vipbarb90049
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with an early dinner midweek. Sat outside on the terrace, which was delightful. Waiter was friendly , attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Fish was fresh and the condiments were perfectly paired. Music in the background, but not offensively loud. Tables spaced appropriately for dining. The only drawback was the Ted Lasso set up and all the kids playing soccer, which added to the noise level. This was out the restaurant's control; only be aware.
I would definitely go back again.

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BobbyB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From our waiter, to the food, to the whole experience. A+

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Overpriced
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

I went there with my parents because they adore the Moules Frites. My sea bass was overcooked and dry. The dish was so tiny that even though I had also shared a Caesar salad (desperately short on anchovies and avocado), I was still hungry after the meal. The good thing is that I'm on a diet. Also, the glass of wine was très petite. My serving was so small that I didn't even have time for a second glass. This restaurant is overpriced and ungenerous.It's obviously trying to save money. The bourgeoisie in the Pacific Palisades are probably too rich to notice.

Then there was the service. Everyone was very kind, youngish and professional. But the British manager was obviously stressing them out and they were so overly attentive that we felt spied on. We could definitely sense their stress. The manager then came over to brag about the seafood and interrogate me about the waitress..as if we were there to help her decide whether to fire her or not. Not my job.I don't want to feel the pain of the employees in an establishment where I should be relaxed and take pleasure in knowing that we are financially contributed to a place where positive employee practices are in place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Only drawbacks are $50 corkage charge and very slow food preparation (appetizers and main courses served almost concurrent following very long wait after ordering ). Corkage charge is offensive and inappropriate for a wonderful neighborhood restaurant.

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JudyM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience4

My husband loves French onion soup. He had previously had it at The Draycott and loved it. This time he ordered it again, and when it came, it appeared the chef(?) had plopped some slices of cheese on top, shoved it under the broiler for a short time, and then it was served. The cheese was not melted, almost required a knife and fork to deal with it and push it out of the way. Not a way to serve something they charge so much for. We would recommend the restaurant, but would warn them to speak up and send something back if it's not done right, for what they charge. (we did not.) The fish dishes were very good.

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RichardD
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We had two glasses of wine and two Caesar salads, the latter of which tasted like 3-day old lettuce from the back of the fridge, with Kraft bottled dressing. The bill came to $85 including tax and tip. Pathetic. I understand this is a difficult time for restaurants, but this place should either hire a real chef or close its doors.

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vipPeachy
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch. Excellent service. Divine burgers and fish and chips. A wonderful patio. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Ambiance is nice. Steak was way too salty. Salmon was over cooked.

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KarlS
Switzerland
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overpriced. Nice location but food and overall experience is underwhelming.

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caroline
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

nice place but the food is nothing to write about...

FAQs

The Draycott offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 573-8938.

The Draycott is rated 4.5 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.