The Detour Bistro Bar

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Contemporary European
The Detour Bistro Bar combines farm-to-table produce with California seasonal and European-inspired dishes to create a unique dining destination in Culver City. The new westside restaurant is the brick-and-mortar destination that belongs to Los Angeles locals and long-time caterers Ranni Kumgisky and Dane Pearson of Great Dane Catering and Events. The duo searches for fresh seasonal ingredients to create each weekly menu that keeps customers wanting more and coming back. The Detour is open daily for lunch, happy hour, dinner and on weekends for brunch.
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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dropped in for dinner with some "foodie" friends from out of state. They loved everything about this place. We've been coming here since they opened and they never disappoint. We ordered about 8 different menu items - (some to share), and we each got a crafted cocktail. Service was great, as always.

Y
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The place was so loud and on top of it the table next to us of 3 older men was so loud we left and went next door to the Corner-something. Sat outside but it was quieter and the food was really good too. Detour was a super fail!

CR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I wanted to love this place, but our order came out wrong and our food was only so-so. (Brussel Sprouts, Shrimp Tacos and Yam & Brie flatbread)

FW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great for the price. Service was on point. Would go again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good vibes Good food Good service

KK
Sacramento
127 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was great but the French toast was not inventive or exciting. I tend to look for something more than i can get at home. Other than that, everything was inspiring and creative. Loved the Prosecco grapefruit mimosas!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The banana bread was the bomb, but the rest of the food was just OK. We had the mussels (eh), the bistro burger (eh to good), and the grilled cheese (liked this the least). The service was great, the ambience was chill, so I was hoping to like this spot, but the food just isn’t worth the price IMO.

c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

never disappoints. not too fancy, vibe is very friendly. never feel rushed. service is always really good. food very good. drinks very good. i like a restaurant that doesn't have attitude, and I've NEVER got that vibe from detour...

l
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service, nothing outstanding, but totally respectable!

SM
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Friendly neighborhood feel with attentive wait staff. Nothing really outstanding on the menu but everything we tried was decent but nothing to get excited about. Roasted curry cauliflower was ok, beet salad was ok, hummus was tasty but a bit weird; lots of mushrooms on top but the hummus was runny. Menu could be expanded with more appetizer and small plate options. The bread pudding was, however, excellent!

WP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Service was good and quick. It was exactly what we were looking for.

f
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Second time going to this place for brunch, and just like the first time, I was happy with what I got for food (this time, BLTAE), and they kept up with the bottomless mimosas!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

We didn't have a great brunch here. There weren't many patrons here so it initially seemed comfortable but empty. Looking past patronage and the the bar decor, the openness to the street doesn't work here. It's way too loud and the sound of traffic seems to be focused into dining area. The food was unrefined and tasted more like diner food than bistro. I am dubious of the farm to table label. Also both of our dishes, for some reason, had egg shell scattered through them. I am saddened to say that it ended up being a poor experience for us.

ML
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks are fabulous. But the staff being very friendly only adds to the experience. Cutting edge menu and flavors!

HR
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Seriously over prized bar food that probably was not made from a real kitchen. Atmosphere is good for a drink.

P
Birmingham
21 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and we loved the ambiance. The service was friendly and quick. We loved our evening and would definitely come back.

HG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, wine and service! We've gone to the happy hour several times and it can't be beat. Our new favorite

RB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our evening. Roadted vegetables, crab cakes, wonderful broth on the mussels. Great for sharing!

BH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food lacked taste or was off/sour. Online menu was way off on options and prices.

B
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Really nice little restaurant. The cauliflower was yummy! So was everything else...

PN
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It's a small place and the decor is rustic, but the food is great and the service very friendly. Enjoyed the blue cheese burger with sweet potato fries, crab cakes, gnocchi, and whitefish in parchment. Because it's close quarters, the noise level got a bit loud, but we'll probably come back to check out the rest of the menu, especially since it changes seasonally.

PS
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had the sliders, the crab cakes and the mussels. We enjoyed all three. The place was empty for an early lunch on a weekday. I would definitely recommend Detour Bistro.

c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is really nice. the staff is so nice, the food is good, the drinks are nice and the vibe is perfect. Please stay that way...

RE
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 3rd or 4th visit for brunch on a Sunday. Food is great. Mimosa's great. Hasn't been crowded. Service excellent. We think this is one of the best brunch values on the WestSide.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious if a bit pricey. Was surprised to be the only diners in the restaurant on a Wednesday evening at 7:30. 2 other couples sitting at the bar but otherwise empty. I've driven by during the brunch hour and the place looked packed.

OT
Los Angeles
89 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We came in for happy hour - the food was good and came out fast - service was just ok - bartender was too busy chatting with friends to keep any eye on us - had to ask several times for another drink

CT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I went there for dineLA, we had the shaved leg of lamb on a pita, it was more like a pizza, sounded good, but the pita (pizza) was pretty soft, it would have been better a little toasty as it was served as a pizza. I love paella, but I am always skeptical about ordering it, I asked the waitress about it, she said it was really good but spicy, I love spicy so I decided to give a try. Paella looked beautiful, had nice ingredients but lacked flavor, it wasn't even spicy, at all, maybe they forgot the spice? Regardless, it should have had some flavor even if the spice wasn't there, but it was just bland. The chocolate molton cake was terrific as well as the farmer's salad!

b
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Staff was great. Service was notable. The seafood paella was terrible - tasted like moist Spanish fried rice.

b
Los Angeles
255 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Detour – what a pleasant surprise. Our server was nice and perky. Servings were generous. Loved the meatballs – full but airy, not dense. Loved the shaved lamb on pita. Loved the beef – nice and rich! And the molten chocolate cake definitely delivered.

F
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

My 'spicy' margerita was nothing neared to be spicy tasty... bland yet bitter as of the worst drink I've ever had. We all 4 had DineLA dinner but none of us were satisfied (meatball was dry, salad was just green & dressing as you get in Denny's, other dishes were forgotten easily). I really don't know HOW they've recv'd high rating?!

SB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I was disappointed in the food quality and taste. The options for the dineLA menu were not very good. I will not return, overpriced for a bad meal. The banana bread pudding wa a the only decent dish from the entire meal.

ML
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was great! Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, and shrimp tacos.

NL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good drinks, great service, decent food. Should be busy. Maybe need some happy hour incentives or push a great food item. Who knows.

m
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff, good food, and an enjoyable, casual vibe. Our first time but we'll be back.

RE
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were pleased to find a weekend brunch location within walking distance. Bottomless mimisa's. Great food.

C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We picked this little place as we were searching for dineLA options nearby. We were pleasantly surprised that this little place that seems to function more as a bar has such good food. Among the 4 of us that went, we had many of the options on the dineLA menu. Highlights for us were the salad of grilled fruit with burrata, the hummus with mushrooms and the bouillabaisse. There was a well rounded list of wines by the glass, and the markup was reasonable. We'll be back.

U
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Where do you go on a Saturday night when you want a delicious, fairly priced, casual dinner?
We expected a good meal, and got a GREAT meal.

Beer/Wine/Cocktail list was perfect. Had a lovely Moscow Mule and hubby had Guinness.
Watermelon/Feta Salad was a refreshing and delicious start to our meal.

My husband was delighted with his beef bourgegnon on a sublime sweet potato mash.
I don't eat meat but I did try the mash, and it was heavenly.

I loved my whitefish with Israeli couscous in parchment. The flavors were so delicate with
just a bit of spicy heat to add interest. I'm very particular about my fish, and this was a large succulent piece cooked perfectly - not overdone.

We also enjoyed the chocolate soufflé for dessert. A small wonder with raspberry sauce and cream on the side.

A perfect meal - can't wait to return to try their butternut squash/brie flatbread.

g
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good small plates, drinks and entree. We had the watermelon and feta salad which was refreshing. The meatball flathead had lots of good meat. The BBP toast which had lots of prosciutto but could have used a bit more burratta. The drinks were small but well made. Service was attentive and not overbearing. I am surprised this place does not do more business bc it was a quality dinner.

SH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great neighborhood spot with outstanding food and friendly vibe.

l
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Detour Bar is a great local spot for a good drink and tasty apps!

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