The Proper Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Where our passion is simple: an approachable menu using the highest quality, best tasting ingredients in a comfortable and elegant neighborhood bar and grill. Our owners, Rick and Lisa Anderson and David and Cater Yost are committed to bringing the best customer experience to La Canada Flintridge. Whether it’s our signature Proper martini, a perfectly seasoned ribeye with Cajun butter, or crispy truffled Brussels that make the mouth water, you’ll savor the quality that our chefs and bartenders bring to every meal.

Come bring your friends and family to an unforgettable dining experience in an elegant and contemporary atmosphere designed to invite and excite.

Specials

Social Hour: Monday to Friday 3PM-6PM

Enjoy discounted drink and appetizer specials in the bar area

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 10, 2019

Ends: June 11, 2118

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

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!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 6, 2019

Ends: May 7, 2118

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

What 83 People Are Saying
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BK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything but the noise level. It was too loud for our group of 4 to have a quiet conversation.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful at the Proper. The food is outstandingly delicious, the service is excellent, the ambiance is clean with a warm and welcoming decor.

AP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had Brunch at The Proper and really enjoyed the food.

I had the Chilaquiles which were Top 3 all-time.

PP
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and service. Everything we had was delicious including the deviled eggs, and Brussel sprouts. The fried chicken was incredible. Thanks for a great meal!

BK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant for casual dining with friends or family. Excellent service. Nice wine selection. Great food. We love the Brussels sprouts!

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three friends and I took a friend to lunch at The Proper for her birthday. I made reservations through open table and as soon as we arrive we were seated at our table. The waitress was very attentive and even the owner came over to say hi and thanks for coming. We all ordered different luncheon items and they were all delicious. I would recommend the proper to anyone who wants a cozy nice place to have lunch

ZL
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved being in a fun & glam ‘local’ restaurant x

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

As always, the cocktails were delicious. We did not care for the Margarita Flatbread appetizer. The cherry tomatoes made a mess and watered down the bread and the melted cheese, so that the cheese dripped everywhere. It also lacked flavor. On the other hand, the service was top notch and the dinner entrees were delicious. I had the chicken piccata and my wife had the angel-hair checca. We were both pleased with those dinners.

SH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour on a Thursday - we arrived at 5:00pm to a quiet restaurant. The drinks were delicious, the food fabulous (highly recommend the brussels), and the ambience is classy yet comfortable. An excellent spot for GNO! We will definitely come back!

T
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations for 5 on a Sunday morning. When I arrived, the table was ready and I was greeted with a smile. The server was extremely pleasant, up beat and so helpful. He had a sense of humor. The food and coffee was delicious. I ordered the french toast this time. It was so good. I prefer mine a little more dry and crisp but it was still a very delicious meal. Last time, I ordered the chiliquiles and that was fantastic. I hope this restaurant does well. I am not sure the word is out that it is under new ownership and is run so much better.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Chicken piccata was tough and the noise level very high.

C
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was friendly, helpful and attentive.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved having BRUNCH at The Proper. From the cool décor to the amazing servers to the beautifully presented and tasty food, A++++. I especially enjoyed the Mimosa Flight! Can't wait to come back!

CM
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a delightfully beautiful bar and restaurant located on a quiet area of Foothill Blvd. in La Canada Flintridge. The room divides in half between the very 1950's-style bar with very swanky turquoise bar stools and a restaurant lined with bookshelves with books in that lovely Cape Cod blue and B&W photos of Descanso Gardens looks quite like a sophisticated gentlemen's library in a fancy estate out there. The bar artwork was very 1950's kitschy - an Andy Warhol "How to Foxtrot" poster brought a smile to my face.

The Proper has an eclectic lunch menu executed with both sublime and sophistication. The short ribs sandwich that I had sans bun during Restaurant Week was outstanding - rich, moist and succulent. My friend's fish tacos tasted very fresh and excellently prepared. The heirloom tomato and burratta salad that we had the next visit looked architecturally stunning, and it ended up surprisingly filling even though it didn't look like it would.

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

Very nice to have a nice neighborhood restaurant in LCF with good food and quiet ambiance. There are not many suitable alternatives. New ownership has improved the menu and the service. Eaten brunch and dinner on several occasions, all meals were a thumbs up. My guests were happy.

JV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance at this place was phenomenal! The food was good, the drinks a bit pricey.

V
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Food was delicious. Everyone loved their entrees. Great happy hour. Highly recommend this restaurant

DB
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the wait staff very friendly and attentive but the portions of fish we got were so tiny my husband and son were hungry still after finishing their meals.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The decor and ambiance was relaxing and energizing all at once. The Brussels sprouts chips were amazing, and my table mates and I shared the short rib and fried chicken sandwiches. Both were excellent and what I would order again!

M
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy to be back after change of ownership. Food is much better in addition to the service. Restaurant was full so that shows it’s much better than before. I’ll return to try the brunch!

p
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I took advantage of the dineLA menu; we all were pleased with our choices--delicious little crab cakes as an appetizer. We had the short ribs; fried chicken; silky snapper for entrees. Dessert was between bread pudding and a chocolate pot de creme---both were very good. Our waiter, Adam, just added to the pleasant evening. I look forward to going back and trying other things on the menu!

DB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our DineLA meal at The Proper. All of the dishes were thoughtfully prepared and really delicious. The crispy brussels sprouts leaves, burrata caprese, honey truffle fried chicken, and the pot de creme were particular standouts, but nothing was short of excellent. The staff was also very friendly and meeting the chef was an unexpected pleasure. We look forward to coming back soon!

A
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the staff was so friendly! Will definitely be coming back for more!

H
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our lunch. Will be back for dinner & drinks soon.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, great ambiance, cocktails, service! Food was good but can’t say it was excellent!

CL
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love getting together with friends at The Proper. Always festive and the food was excellent. Highly recommend the salmon dinner. And don’t skip the Moscow Mule and crab bites to start.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very low key pleasant neighborhood restaurant. Attractive uncrowded interior, lots of natural light, friendly service. Food the real story! Quite good! Moist salmon, tender & flavorful short ribs, reasonable (not wasteful) portion size. We’ll be baaack......

DB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the dine LA menu. Everything on it was delicious. Loved the burrata salad and brussel sprouts. The ahi salad was great and we had very polite and friendly service!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fabulous neighborhood spot. Excellent food in a cozy environment. Was my first time here, but will be back?

N
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and drinks. Friendly service. Loud though. Nice decor

a
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was top notch. Food was very good. Enjoyed the cocktails. Portions are good and they don't cheat on the drinks. I will return.

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

Warm greeting, friendly staff, attentive wait staff, great food!

C
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New ownership: Rick Anderson and David Yost have greatly improved the food offerings (we went for Sunday brunch) while retaining the wonderful ambiance created by the previous owner. They are pushing a very quiet opening; wander in during the summer and take a look. It is a great addition to the LCF dining scene.

M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful brunch experience from the lovely ambiance, to friendly server, to delicious food. We will be returning very soon for dinner.

k
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

First, we love the idea of the Proper - La Canada needs a good restaurant. Glad they've got new owners. Dinner there Saturday night; great drinks I ordered the $35 fish special [yellowtail]. Overcooked, dry, surrounded by bland potatoes and broccoli. Waitress was trying hard but I think she knew it wasn't up to par. C'mon Proper - don't slide backwards!

p
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute you walk into The Proper you know you are in a special place. We were greeted by a smiling face and were immediately seated. Within seconds we had menus and water. We were lucky enough to be seated in Ali's section and she was fantastic. Very attentive, helped us choose from the menu and was always nearby. The food was fantastic. We started with the brussel sprouts which light, crispy and full of flavor. My friend and I shared the Rib Eye (upon Ali's reco) and it was amazing as was the au gratin potatoes served with it. We almost didn't get them so we could eat "healthy", but those potatoes didn't last long on the table. They were AMAZING!! The prices were just right and the cocktails and wine were fantastic. Can't wait to go back and I would recommend this fantastic restaurant to everyone!

CB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious with a professional accomodating staff.

OT
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very glad new owners!
The original restaurant, went once- had no reason to go back. This was our 4th visit since new ownership-
2 lunches, 2 dinners. Tonight ordered daily fish- I’m not a huge fan of cod, but it was cooked to perfection accompanied by Meyer lemon risotto and charred asparagus- was delicious!
Wine by the glass somewhat limited, however have some wines that won’t easily find by the glass
Cocktails are excellent
Service is attentive. So happy to have this restaurant in our neighborhood!

SR
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We always love catching a bit or meeting friends for drinks. Staff is very warm and friendly, food is always consistent and ambiance is just right.

PP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. The fried chicken was truly amazing. Love the deviled eggs too.

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