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Alta Adams, Los Angeles, CA

Alta Adams

4.5
4.5
454 Reviews
$30 and under
Soul food
Soul Food made with California love for the community of West Adams.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 571-4999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Keith Corbin

  • Catering

    For private events, catering services, or a party of 12 guests or more, please reach out to us at events@altaadams.com!

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, catering services, or a party of 12 guests or more, please reach out to us at events@altaadams.com!

  • Neighborhood

    South Los Angeles

  • Cross street

    Burnside Ave.

  • Parking details

    $9 Valet Services

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. J

    Jamie

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Loved the shrimp and grits! The biscuits were also good, but the butter didn't really have much flavor. They need to use honey butter or some kind of sweet butter
  2. R

    Regi

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want southern cooking at its best, this is the place to visit. Imagine if your favorite southern aunt opened a Michelin-starred restaurant, that's what Alta Adams is. The service is friendly and professional, and the flavors will blow your mind.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Horrible service but still love the place.
  4. G

    Goog

    Los Angeles

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was delicious but it took an awfully long time to get to our table. Things were forgotten or wrong. Amends were made (things taken off the bill) And will go back because the food was so good, but hope for a different waitering outcome.
  5. JW

    JaminW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot! Get the Fried Chicken and cornbread.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I go here as often as is feasible. The food is AMAZING, the vibe relaxed, the spot homelike. Do not sleep; get yer self to Alta quick, fast and in a hurry.
  7. NE

    NoelE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing chefs to watch at the chefs bar
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well you can say nothing but thank you at Alta restaurant.bits my wife favorite place. We always like to come for some oxtail. Customer service is excellent as always
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Recommend you stay with the 'soul food' selections as this is where they excel. I had the biscuits and gravy and eggs - very good. My wife had soft scrambled eggs with potatoes - cold, all potato, and one egg scrambled; but definitely not soft. And all that after waiting an hour for the main dishes to come out. They must have had a couple of people not come to work today because the seating was slow and so was the service. Disappointing this time around.
  10. SH

    SidneyH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Restaurant was overbooked and customers with reservations had to wait an hour plus to be seated. Check in process was extremely disorganized and host was clueless...unable to provide crowd waiting to be seated with any sort of timeline or even an apology. Many people with eight o’clock reservations just left frustrated by the process. Those that stayed were not offered any explanation or courtesy while they waited.
  11. CC

    ClaudiaC

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The server was excellent, she check on us all evening to make sure we were okay. even do my husband plate was cold went he got it they were nice to take it off the bill.
  12. NT

    NicoleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food in a hip yet comfortable ambiance. Diverse and cool clientele of various ages, races, and ethnicities.
  13. RR

    RenaissanceRealtor

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Mixologists! Delicious Fried Chicken and Collard Greens wrapped in a large Collard leaf — Spectacular!!
  14. JM

    JustMe

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food and vibe. Very friendly service although a little slow. I loved the menu selections which had lots of vegetarian options, but the prices are def too high. Especially it's not exactly a high rent area.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious and service was great once you could make eye contact. They may have just been understaffed the night we were there.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Fried chicken was a mess. Half the pieces were too salty. There other half was good. Mac n cheese was awful. Collard greens were outstanding!
  17. DC

    DauneC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I am apprehensive to recommend Alta, because I feel like very soon I won't be able to get a reservation. (LOL) Each experience I've had here has been amazing. Most recently I showed up without a reservation, and had to sit at the bar, and learned about several different drinks because I saw them being made ( i also discovered a new fave). I absolutely love Alta! Try the Black eyed pea fritters, the greens, the little gems salad... Try it all.... you won't be disappointed!
  18. HC

    HappyCamper

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food we enjoyed was WONDERFUL and we'll definitely be back to try more. We had the soft-scrambled eggs with mushrooms, leeks, and fried potatoes. The eggs were creamy, cooked perfectly and tasted amazing. The only thing stopping this from being a five-star review was the service. The staff seemed to be stretched thin, almost as if they were down a server. It took awhile before someone came to the table to offer water or drinks and an ordered cocktail came to the table with incorrect ingredients. Our server, while personable and friendly, seemed new and a bit inexperienced and being understaffed didn't help him out. All in all, a great experience that we'll look forward to trying soon.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Waited an hour to be seated - with a reservation - and then was seated in the cafe next door. Food was brought out all at the same time less than ten minutes after we sat down. No one was apologetic or even offered to comp anything. The food was excellent but I’ll never go back.
  20. DS

    DanS

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the oxtail, collard greens, and cornbread. All were delicious, and nicely presented. Service was very good.
  21. RW

    RussellW

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. The service was friendly, helpful with recommendations, and the food + cocktails were outstanding. Was not expecting it to be that good, but pleasantly surprised and will be back again!
  22. GN

    GlenN

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was fine. We both felt the food was note as good as last time.
  23. LD

    Love2Dine

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Even with a reservation you will most likely have to wait. We, along with 3 other parties, had to wait 30 additional minutes to be seated.
  24. RS

    RobertS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice ambiance. Food was tasty, especially the fried chicken, Mac & cheese with a kick & yummy collard greens. Attractive crowd too
  25. f

    funcouple

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food as usual....woohoo... We were happy we had reservations because the place was full. The only negative we have is that the staff and valet were not equipped to handle a large crowd. It was awkward at the check in which left us standing unsure of who if anyone was seating us.... After we were seated, we had to summon a server who was not assigned to our table to take our order. She kindly took great care of us even though it was not her table. Thinking the staff should wear some type of distinguishing uniform as the host had on athletic wear and a cap and someone asked if we had our drinks who had on a red jogging suit and cap.. We would not have thought either of these individuals were associated with the restaurant.
  26. P

    Perwood

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The sound level is horrendous and the hosting checkin process was chaotic on our recent Friday visit.
  27. d

    drayford

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Can't wait to come back and further support this gem! Oxtail was great. Mac and Cheese was fantastic. Great cocktail list as well!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Our reservation said for patio. When we got there they asked what we wanted and said they had to put some tables together for patio. Waited 20 min for them to do so. Service needs help. Food is good.
  29. e

    eldo76

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience. Spectacular in every sense. Chef came over to check in with us during the meal, and we couldn't stop filling our mouths to properly tell him how great the experience was. No restaurant in LA feels as good as this one.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess and wait staff were attentive and pleasant. The food was outstanding--traditional with a modern, creative twist. Love the wood, the varied fabrics on the pillows and the beautiful interesting photos.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Held my birthday brunch there with the fam and it was a beautiful experience from the ambience to the food and the location. It was my first time dining there and the memories made will be forever cherished. Thank you for bringing such a fine dining experience to my neighborhood with cultures and tastes I recognize! I definitely will be back! Thanks for accommodating us!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Unbelievably delicious and friendly and can’t wait to return
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My fiancé and and I went for a New Years Eve dinner. We had a complete meal. For starters we had the Cornbread with Honey Butter and Black Eyed Pea Fritters. Our main dishes were Mac n Cheese, Fried Chicken and Smothered Steak.
  34. BJ

    BlancaJ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food is delicious! Had dinner with a group of 6. We had appetizers, main entrees & dessert. Everything including the service was great. Can’t wait to try their brunch which they serve until 2:30pm.
  35. JC

    JakC

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nothing stood out, and the flavors were underwhelming. Maybe it gets better at dinner, but the brunch did not impress.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience!
  37. C

    Celloplayer

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was on point. I particularly enjoyed the shrimp and grits and collard greens salad. I haven’t had collard greens prepared this way before. The greens were thinly sliced with some thinly sliced carrots, radishes and topped with peanuts. Was a treat to go today and Chef Carla Hall added her own dishes to the menu like chicken pot pie over a cornbread biscuit. She came out to talk to the patrons and advised us what to get. We had a full table of delicious dishes. Our waiter was great and friendly. Minus a star for the hostess that didn’t really smile and looked like we were nothing her. Maybe she was having a bad day but as the first face you see when entering a restaurant, she didn’t look happy to see us.
  38. MP

    MikeP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Highly recommend!
  39. AC

    ACGreene

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a friend’s birthday. Had a blast! Began with happy hour where the bartender selected our beverages which were all great than had a wonderful dining experience. Everything we had was delicious. Collard greens, shrimp and grits, bbq cauliflower, cornbread, and red beans and rice. The food was so tasty there was no room left for dessert.
  40. GD

    GreatDateNight

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was good and solid but wasn't really wow'ed by any of the dishes. The shrimp and grits were really good. The cocktails were really good.

FAQs

Alta Adams does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Alta Adams also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 571-4999.

Alta Adams is rated 4.5 stars by 454 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Burnside Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    South Los Angeles

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Soul food, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    $9 Valet Services

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Keith Corbin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 571-4999

  • Catering

    For private events, catering services, or a party of 12 guests or more, please reach out to us at events@altaadams.com!

  • Private party facilities

    For private events, catering services, or a party of 12 guests or more, please reach out to us at events@altaadams.com!

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