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vipGoeiEats
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad it is closed! They had the best in house fresh baked dinner rolls!

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vipMaureen
London
66 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love SECO & had the salmon salad, once again it was delicious. My friend really enjoyed her Thai salad.
I was VERY sorry to hear that SECO will be closing, as it has become my favorite Smith Brother's restaurant. I will so miss the Chicken Paillard, my husband's favorite dish, & a favorite of mine too.
Dina and Dodd have been wonderful servers, and I will miss them too, along with Jeremy.
Don't go!!!!!!!
Maureen & Leland Sklar

KM
vipKateM
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The ahi flatbread and the kale salad are the best! Different and tasty. I go here just for those two items.

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KitsCat
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Dina - she's the best 😎Thanks for consistent food and service.

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ChrisK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Seco. consistently good with a nice wine list.

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vipAnne
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ihave been to Seco a number of times. This visit was for a business lunch. Food and service was good. Very noisy and hard to have a conversation where everyone was heard. Overall fine but probably wouldn't go back if in similar situation.

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1Deb79
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Seco. The fresh baked bread they automatically bring is delicious. The choices are good and varied. I get the steak frites with bearnase sauce, my daughter loves the ravioli, and also the fettuccini.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was not spectacular just average though the price was reflective of a higher end meal.

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vipRJinLA
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service attentive and congenial. Food was commendable and the bread was absolutely addictive

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vipRichard
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice restaurant. Lots of patio tables, unfortunately, our party wanted to eat inside. The food was very nice, I wouldn't call it high cuisine, but still very nice. I would likely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seco is wonderful. Hard to find the home-made pasta items they have on the menu anywhere else. The short-rib was great, so was the ravioli. Validated parking in Pasadena is rare and awesome. Makes it far less hassle to go there than most any other place in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit overpriced. $90 including tip for two dishes of pasta and one martini sounds like a lot.
The food was good though.

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vippauloton
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was very slow. Took 20 minutes to get our bottle of wine. And salad came slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted burgers and the oak wood grilled burgers at Seco are the best! Juice and flavorful with great toasted buns and condiments. Fries with lime juice and great drinks/good bar. Our server "Dodd" was excellent - friendly and helpful, timely and flexible. Really great overall experience. Consistent each time we go there.

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JenPimentel
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience celebrating Father's Day... was an enjoyable time with family.

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Tania
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to eat. Family went there to celebrate my son's graduation. Our server Dobb was so attentive and caring. It made it all worthed. The food was amazing of course. Totally recommending this place. :)

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vipkokane
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food and service... like the chicken paillard especially.. good wine pours by the glass... this time we sat outside and it was very comfortable... consistently a good environment... also have a very good happy hour.

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nydiar
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed our food and the service on that date, unfortunately I did not get the name of the wonderful wait staff person, it was a lady, and it was at 12 and we sat outside. The bread was awesome, the chicken veggie soup was scrumptious. The swordfish was prepared to perfection.

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davidomusic
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was a great place to meet our friends for dinner. Food was excellent. Cocktails also great. Service merely "ok." The environment & decor at the restaurant didn't match the meal - we weren't sure why there was a TV on in the corner - is this a sports bar? It was an unnecessary distraction. This restaurant has a lot of potential but has made some odd choices.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Enjoyed everything, though service was very slow. Think they were understaffed and waitress was doing the best she could.

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vipninag
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Dissapointing. The menu was more limited (and expensive) than I remember, and my friend and I had a hard time finding entrees that looked interesting, althoughI do love the Kale salad appetizer. The people at the table next to us were both having the Fusilli Short Rib pasta dish (that we were thinking of having) and we asked them how it was. They both agreed that it was mediocre and not very flavorful. They said that they used to come all the time, but that it's becoming more disappointing each time and that they wouldn't be back after this. So my friend and I decided to leave and go somewhere else. The staff were very gracious about this.

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vipTraceyO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sebastian was a great server & loved the special salmon salad.

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AngelaP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Place was not busy but waitress seemed anxious to turn our table. No one at our table finished their meal. You show know if you ask for chicken added to your salad it means a side dish of chicken which was dry and tasteless and not added to the salad.

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vipKateM
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

When I lived in Pasadena this was one of my favorite restaurants, and it still is. I had two wonderful dishes and am going back next week for the very same things.
The kale salad--finely chopped, with apples, mint and jalapeños (makes it a bit spicy) and the sashimi flatbread--wow! I had never had this before and, in spite of eating their wonderful homemade bread before I had my dinner, I at the entire pizza.
Large restaurant, outside seating (even a place if you bring your dog), busy/fun bar and the perfect-size menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We enjoyed a light dinner and the outdoor seating on a warm Saturday night. We were happy to procure a reservation very easily. Our server was overbooked and had too many tables so our service was slow and inconsistent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Solid, consistently good food. Not lots of surprises but your never disappointed. Perfect for business lunch.

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Sassafrass
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very accommodating staff. Pleasant ambiance. Bread loaves served before meal were excellent... the one thing that made it seem "Americana" All of the dinners were okay, but not stand-outs. The fish in my fish tacos seemed undercooked The pizza was exceptionally cheesy and rich. On an occasion like Mother's Day, however, the concentration tends to be on an exchange of cards and gifts, not on food. We should give it another try.

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EMMANUELG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seco is reliably tasty and easy. A go-to for our family.

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Rips
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great and the food was amazing I will definitely be visiting more often. We sat in the outdoor balcony area and I loved it. Our waiter was amazing. The kale salad was delicious. Their aioli sauce with truffle oil was delicious with French fries

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marilyn
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was wonderful! The wait staff was outstanding, food was excellent, and we enjoyed it very much!

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Kevmo
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have dined at Seco five or six times. The food is always excellent and the service quite good. In the past I have selected wine from the list but this time I brought my own for a $20 corkage fee. I recommend the Oaxaca Stinger cocktail highly.

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vipBarbZ
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Oysters were exceptional. Pasta was delicious. Their freshly baked bread was to die for.

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smith Brothers restaurants are always consistently great! Thank you.

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vipMaureen
London
66 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

SECO would benefit with the removal of the TV screens. It's not a bar, and certainly not a Sports Bar, so I find the large TV's and their sound, quite annoying!
The service is always great, and we like their food too.....just NOT the TV's.....

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GinaD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing salad specials.
My husband ordered the ahi tuna salad and said it was the absolutely best ahi salad he has ever had!

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Ashley
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was awesome and I love that they have butterscotch pudding!

JB
JamesB
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seco was as usual, perfection! The service is stellar and we cannot get enough of the Kale Salad with salmon. It is our "go to" for Sunday lunch!

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Vivi
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food delicious.

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Virginia
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Have changed menu. Preferred previous choices. Nice ambiance.

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Permanently Closed - Seco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 449-9900.

Permanently Closed - Seco is rated 4.1 stars by 709 OpenTable diners.

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