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WOODSPOON - WOODSPOON, Los Angeles, CA

WOODSPOON

4.8
4.8
33 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian
WOODSPOON is a beloved local eatery and internationally recognized and awarded Brazilian kitchen that has been serving some of the most authentic Brazilian cuisine in Los Angeles for more than a decade. Chef Pereira and her team are dedicated to showcasing the African, European and Indian influences specific to the region of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The menu offers a compass of vegetables, seafood, meat and spices that are sure to transport you to the spirit of South America.

WOODSPOON and Chef Pereira have been awarded with a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand, the James Beard Foundation - Best Chef in California - Semifinalist, and the LA Times 101 Best Restaurants.

Bem Vindo e Até breve!

At this time, we are only accepting online reservations for parties up to 12. If you would like to book a reservation for a party over 12, please call us directly or email natalia@woodspoonla.com.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, Latin American, South American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 265-7107

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Best Value

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Overall

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Food

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Service

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Value

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Healthy

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Romantic

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  1. KA

    KarenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly, non-intrusive service, in a pleasant atmosphere.
  2. s

    samr

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible spot with lovely service and cozy vibes. Every dish hit and the value is incredible. Clearly lots of regulars that came in and out, the owner says hi to everyone and can tell they have a great system going. Will definitely be back for more food and home made sangria!
  3. SJ

    StephenJ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Natalia is one of Los Angeles's best chefs. The food is always outstanding.
  4. C

    Carin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful restaurant--warm ambiance, delicious food, attentive and kind service! I would recommend to anyone!
  5. FW

    FlynnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best food and best service and best background song. perfect for a lunch date
  6. J

    Jupiterlunchlady

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner. The yucca fries and croquette sampler were great starters. The chicken pot pie had a flaky crust, and was really delicious, but our favorite was the chicken stew. It was delicately flavored and we chose the creamy polenta which really complimented it. Outstanding!
  7. AP

    AnnaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful cozy place, lovely staff, authentic delicious food! Perfect for any occasion!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Truly a light!
  9. MD

    MerryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant! Delicious food, cute and attentive waiter, the cook came out to talk to us. We had a 5:30 reservation, so we had sufficient elbow room to enjoy our meal. The restaurant’s noise level was perfect: quiet (and great) music muffled diners’ conversations so it felt private, and our happy laughter didn’t bother anyone. I have sensitive hearing and restaurant noise can be painful for me, but Woodspoon has the perfect balance. Great all-around experience, will definitely be back.
  10. KF

    KarF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely incredible experience all around. The restaurant is cozy and intimate. Very relaxing, friendly and attentive service, and the food delicious! I will be making many more return trips.
  11. TV

    ThaisV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so authentic it makes me feel like I am back home, eating grandma’s food from the firewood stove
  12. EG

    EvilGino

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Food was NOT up to a standard of a Michelin listed restaurant. - Grilled whole prawns lacked any flair and were massive overcooked - Beet salad was fresh ingredients, but just missed for me on the combination - I did like the Yucca fries; the breading is delicate - The Australian Waygu was a bit tough, but good flavor - Wine list was atrocious... big hit for this. Bring your own if you go, or don't go. Servers were the hightlight - actually very good; attentive and amiable. Final rating: All in All nothing really stood out, and I don't see myself returning.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wood spoon is a rare gem in the LA dining scene today. Small and intimate, vibrant with families , friends and couples sharing food together. Our server was extraordinary: he had the warmest, brightest disposition, also a rare thing to find these days. He was attentive, patient and kind. The food was homey and delicious. Will definitely recommend to friends and will most certainly return. Thank you!
  14. JV

    JaneV

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, authentic Brazilian cuisine in an intimate, charming, cozy restaurant. The staff are friendly and helpful and the chef is lovely and welcoming. There are so many wonderful restaurants but this one is an absolute jewel. DON’T MISS!!!!!
  15. N

    Nati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb! This restaurant really is a treasure. I recommend that you make reservations beforehand. Also, you absolutely have to try their red wine sangria.
  16. F

    Foodforlife

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a charming, unique restaurant. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend.
  17. JM

    JimM

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make reservations. Really enjoyed the food. No iced tea if you drink that. Our server was outstanding.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at Woodspoon before the Milton Nascimento concert. As usual, Natália and her team were extraordinary. We love this place!
  19. LC

    LoveCoxinha

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simplicity is the key for a true soulful experience. WoodSpoon delivers outstanding Brazilian recipes prepared with so much love by Natalia Pereira. From delicious appetizer plates to unforgettable dishes for all tastes, desires and cravings. Natalia also offers her signature Sangria and flavored table waters like no other restaurantes. The chicken Potpie is a must, Grelhas (grilled) protein are simply delicious, Picanha, Lamb, whole Branzino.... Everything!!! And close the night with a slice of the Coconut Flan... it completes your experience and will leave you dreaming of more. WoodSpoon is the best kept secret in DTLA.
  20. JA

    JillA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wood Spoon is always my “must eat here” on all my work trips to DTLA. The decadent flavor profiles are bliss to my senses and the environment & staff are so welcoming that it feels like I’m eating at a best friends home. Often the owner/Chef pops out when I’ve been there to thank all her guests. How wonderful to feel a part of this sincere community.
  21. T

    Tcake

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I chose Woodspoon to celebrate my birthday yesterday, and I’m so happy I did! The food was delicious- we especially enjoyed the chicken bites & yucca fries and the Brazilian pot pie. The service was great- the chef/owner even came out to speak to us when we finished our meal. The server was so friendly and accommodating. We will definitely go back to Woodspoon- maybe even once monthly! I also love that this a black-owned business.
  22. H

    Harry

    Palm Springs

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Woodspoon is a little gem in Downtown LA. My husband and I are visiting LA for a few days and staying downtown. Finding a good restaurant in this area is not difficult but finding this special little place was a highlight. We made reservations for this 30 seat restaurant and were welcomed as long lost friends. We were seated in a quiet spot that had a view of the kitchen. Service was exceptional, the food was wonderful and the prices are quite moderate, except that the wine seemed (or was) a bit overpriced. My Brazilian Chicken Pot Pie was superb. My husband's pork entree was also delicious. Portions are large (maybe a bit too large?). All in all I highly recommend Woodspoon.
  23. G

    Gary90405

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've eaten here a couple times, but this is the first time since the pandemic started. Food is always great, and the service is sincere and timely. Highly recommend Woodspoon for a date night.
  24. s

    sesef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    easily my most favorite restaurant in all of LA. the most wholesome.
  25. j

    jeffp

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great server who gave us perfect suggestions for appetizers and main dishes. We loved it.
  26. P

    Paulistana

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Woodspoon is the most wonderful little haven of delicious real Brazilian food. Even better than many places in Brasil. I know, I’m from there!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for dinner before a concert at Crypto arena. Got the appetizer platter, chicken pot pie, and pork and beans dish. Everything was super delicious and service was great as well.
  28. s

    stacyw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely The owner is warm and gracious and the food was great. I had grilled shrimp w lime and the famous pot pie which was indeed fabulous. A great white wine by the glass of some varietal I can’t recall. If I lived in LA I woukd go there often !!!!
  29. V

    Viviane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Real autentique Brazilian food, with a friendly professional staff. The owner is a very gracious hostess. Looking forward to go back.
  30. e

    erickt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never, ever let down when I lm at Woodspoon! The food is consistently delicious and comforting…keep those yuca fries coming!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The attendance was great. The food got ready fast and the taste was fabulous
  32. R

    Rory

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Natalia Pereira is wonderful. Woodspoon is our favorite place downtown. It has a great ambience, warm-hearted and friendly staff, and the food is fantastic.
  33. K

    Kaia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience, from the friendly staff to the homey atmosphere to the delicious food! Can't wait to go back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from WOODSPOON using the Order Online button. WOODSPOON also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 265-7107.

WOODSPOON is rated 4.8 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for WOODSPOON

107 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 1:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, Latin American, South American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Delivery, Takeout

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