The Proper Restaurant

4.5
40 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Scratch food and hand crafted cocktails focusing on new American dishes with fresh and high quality ingredients.

Specials

Social Hour (MON- FRI) 3 pm to 6 pm

Enjoy our $5, $6, $7, $8, and $9 menu items that features wine, beer, cocktails and tasty social hour bites!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 6, 2019

Ends: May 7, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 40 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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P
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rather small portions for the price. The fish I had was very good.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Mother’s Day brunch, first time at the Restaurant and apparently the Restaurants first time serving brunch. They get a 10 out of 10 from me. Seriously, everything about this little gem of a restaurant was perfect, from the ambiance, the food, to the service, truly impeccable. The people who work and run this establishment truly seem to care about the work they are putting in, which shows in everything that is put out from the front to back of house. Everything was absolutely perfect, I’m so happy we found this place, I can’t wait to go back and try out everything else on the menu for lunch and dinner.

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T
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was good, servers were nice but it was to noisy and close to other tables to enjoy a conversation.

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SR
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

First time having the happy hour menu, it was delightful and the small plates were the perfect size. Nice flavors, nice quality and ambiance. A local go to spot.

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C
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, we’re very happy with the “new” Proper. One suggestion I have is that if you’re going to serve a Caesar salad, you provide anchovies. Maybe the original salad only had them in the dressing, but most higher-end restaraunts place some atop the salad. The salad was very tasty, but I miss the addition of white or other anchovies. Thank you.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Proper has re-opened, and we are happy. New chef has excellent skills, loved the pasta on Saturday, and another had wonderful sea bass. Our server, Erica, was attentive & informative, which we appreciated. We relax there, knowing that the quality of the food and service can be depended upon.

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MN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went after seeing the reviews on Yelp. My husband and I both had fish (salmon and sea bass). Both entrees were good —well balanced flavors. Other reviews raves about the crab bites. They were good but really nothing special. We wound try other options next time. We will definitely go again. The service was good. Ambiance was friendly and lively. Good neighborhood spot.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Kitchen was so very slow rest was good for a local restaurant and evening. Our Caprese took over 20 minutes to be prepared. Our waiter just shrugged as he had no explanation for the delay. Mindful that we we’re there early 5:30 to make a nearby event.

Probably give it another go.

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WF
Palm Springs
25 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service was very slow.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This new hip restaurant is a hidden gem! I have been there twice this week and everyone loved their meals. Specials and drink menus keep getting better! They also offer a fun happy hour daily with a great sampling of their sharing menu and wines. Will definitely visit this beautiful restaurant often!

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BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Proper is nice without being stuffy. The server was excellent and Proper features a creative menu. The special appetizer was excellent.

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MZ
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Has the right vibe to be the place that you want to be your regular spot. However, on the whole it is just okay--nothing super stellar to report. The service was slow overall, and not entirely attentive, but not unfriendly or unhelpful. The winter menu was still on offer and had a good range of homey-comfort options like chicken piccata, short rib, or salmon. There's also a daily fish special which was barramundi that day. Modest portion sizes that don't feel overwhelming, well-prepared, but just not special.

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

We decided to try this restaurant because it was in our neighborhood. We were very impressed to say the least. The cauliflower hummus with pita bread was excellent, very flavorful. I had the Garlic Chicken Carbonara which could have more garlic if you ask me but the sauce was excellent. My husband chose the braised short ribs which were so-so. We've had better but for a place near us, I think we will try this again and choose other dishes.

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FS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best REBOOT of THE PROPER!! Server Adam and Bartender Joe are fantastic.

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JR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The service was so so, we asked if there were items on the menu to avoid and the server was forthright in sharing his least favorite items, one such item was the crispy chicken sandwich which he said tended to be dry. I asked about the fried chicken and he said it was not dry so I ordered it. Guess what? It was dry. My dining partner had the duck special which she loved however we would have appreciated being told upfront that it was a $40.00 meal. Additionally, we asked if a wedge salad could be split and were told yes only to have a different server bring the salad and were told that the restaurant didn't do that. I wouldn't call the noise level energetic, I felt is was noisy. At one point we had to ask our server to request that the owner take his personal conversation to another location because he was standing and talking with others very loudly next to our table. I will say the drinks were outstanding. I guess if I ever go back it will be just for a cocktail.

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A
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salad was outstanding!

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PJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Under new ownership since January 2019, the restaurant has an all new menu and two new chefs. The menu is more extensive and interesting. The food was delicious and the presentation impressive. Their limited wine options were excellent and the prices were fair. Our server was exceptional and one of the two owners sat down with us for 15 minutes and we chatted about food in general. I got tired of the limited menu in the previous iteration of the restaurant and I stopped going there. With the "new" Proper, I will be going back often and am telling my friends about our wonderful experience there.

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RE
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy that the Proper is back...better than ever..Lovely and interesting menu and specials..perfect portions for lunch! Friendly staff..We will be back..for sure

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SR
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy the Proper it’s a go to place for our family.

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SM
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food overall was about a 7 on a ten point scale. Pretty good, but not great. For instance, I ordered one of the hamburgers, and requested "medium-rare", and received it "medium-well"; my wife's shrimp in her dish were tough and a little dry. The area which really was lacking was the service. Service was the downfall of the "previous" Proper Restaurant. I appears that not much has changed in that regard. I would conditionally recommend Proper to a friend, after proper disclaimers so that their expectations are managed.

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SR
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place, we keep going back

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

Grabbed lunch with a dear friend. It was a lovely time.

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P
Los Angeles
96 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

While the good was good (not stellar) and the service was very good, the ambience was ruined by two things:
1. The smell of cleaner—floor cleaner?—when we walked in was overpowering. It was much less in our booth in the back of the café side, but I could still smell it.
2. On a weeknight with only three other tables seated, it was so loud my dining partner and I had to repeat ourselves multiple times. Not pleasant.

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B
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The old incarnation of The Proper was decent. Nice bar, good food, not a huge selection to my tasting, but we were disappointed to see it shut down.

When we heard that the location was re-opening with new ownership, etc. we were excited, and hoped it would be as good as before. We were very pleasantly surprised to find a wider menu, and on this, our first (but not last) visit to the new Proper that it had really improved greatly since we were here before.

Everything was good. I had the Cajun Ribeye, my girlfriend had a market fish special, which she really enjoyed... and she doesn't usually do fish. The drinks were excellent.

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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

First time back since new owners. Cocktails were on point - our group had 9 different cocktails and they were all great. Everyone at the table enjoyed their meal - but felt things were slightly under-seasoned. As a group of 6 we all had a good time and will go back again. Allie our waitress was fantastic - she was attentive and knew the menu very well. Everyone around us appeared to be having a good time and enjoying their meals. This was my first time not sitting in the bar area - booths were comfortable - but I prefer the more intimate bar side.

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RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time good food and super drinks

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EA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Main dining room incredibly noisy. Food a bit too salty. Service ok, but abit aloof.

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RT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I gave 4 stars because the main course we ordered: short rib & risotto are very salty. Appetizers are nice & not over salty.

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu
Tremendous decor
Very knowledgeable and friendly server.
Cauliflower hummus appetizer was amazing

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JE
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

The food was delicious, but rather expensive. The chef wasn't happy with a serving of salmon, and with apologies later sent out a wonderful meal. Our main complaint was the noise, and the previous chart did not seem to allow me to select the worst possible choice for the noise level. We could not hear each other across the table. Is there any sound dampening that could be installed (carpeting on the floors and/or walls)? Because of the noise, we will likely not return. I am sorry.

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C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new management is nailing it. Food is delicious, service is awesome, ambiance is great. The best spot in La Cañada hands down. We will be regulars!

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E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was happening, at least in the earlier part of the evening! Had a great meal and great service. The owner came by and talked with us more than once which was a special treat. Very nice ambiance, and I would go back in a heartbeat. Great to see this place up and running again in a fresh new way!

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CA
Yosemite
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was impressed from the moment I entered Proper. The decor was tasteful and the hostess and wait staff were helpful and attentive. Our waitress took my allergies seriously, which I really appreciated. Our food arrived quickly and tasted great. I had the burrata salad, which was very good. There was a good level of noise - quiet enough to hear my friend, but not so quiet that everyone else could hear us. I look forward to returning soon.

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PF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic cocktails and great ambiance! Every neighborhood needs a Proper!
Will definitely be back!

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SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Glad to have this place back after a brief closure. They were overbooked so our (OpenTable) reservation didn't help much. Food, however, was outstanding. Service was slightly rushed, but probably better that than glacially slow. Highly recommended.

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FH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite place! Food was amazing, drinks were even better, and the service was very friendly, attentive and checked in during our meal to make sure everything was perfect! This was my third visit to the newly re-opened Proper, and all three visits have been great! The mushroom risotto is amazing, as is the salmon (which I highly recommend), the brussells sprout chips, and the crab bites (super yummy!). The restaurant and the bar are warm and inviting, and I highly recommend it. The bleu cheese vodka martinis were the best I’ve had in a long time!

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F
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good as was the service. I was dismayed to see they had painted over all of that beautiful wood and blue no less. But very nice to have this new restaurant in our town. Thank you

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TB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like the new menu and atmosphere. Our table tried short ribs, chicken picata, carbonara, and salmon. All were delish. The brussel sprout chips are tasty, too.

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S
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jesse was a fun-loving, helpful, friendly waiter and the food and drinks were marvelous. The salmon was some of the best I've ever had and the espresso martini was just what I needed.

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PP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at moderate prices! We really enjoyed the deviled eggs and French dip. I can’t wait to try the fried chicken. We will be back!

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