The Edmondson Faculty Center

5.0
38 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
USC Hospitality has brought a unique focus to the Health Science Campus. The Edmondson Faculty Center is a farm-to-fork restaurant that provides fresh and seasonal fares at an exceptional price. We provide lunch, happy hour and private dining accommodations to our customers. We are the premiere location for meetings, celebratory and high level administration events.

Our fresh local farm products deliver quality menu items to our customers at a great price-value. We strive on providing the best experience to each and every one of our customers.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lounge: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Phone number
(323) 442-1591
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Biggy Street
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Parking details
Guests can park at the parking structure located on Biggy & Zonal for a nonrefundable $10.00. The Edmondson Faculty Center is located inside The Health Science Campus
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food

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Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server, Leslie, and busboy provided excellent service. We had limited time to eat and they delivered quickly as I requested. The curry chicken sandwich was very delicious.

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KJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edmonson faculty center has never disappointed. Always quality food, a bit on the pricey side for what you get but the taste is always good.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great! Enjoyed it as always.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, Delicious food. Planning a reunion dinner here for the fall!

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LA
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really appreciated the outstanding service! Its an attractive environment and not too noisy, so that you aren't exhausted by having to talk loud or strain to hear conversation.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As good place to have a sit down meal with colleagues and execute lunch meetings and discussions with relative privacy. Great food options. I had the open faced caprese sandwich which was great.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

An overpriced travesty serviced by staff that should serve fries and water, not twenty-dollar sandwiches. Very sad.

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KJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Portion a little on small side for the price. But taste is right on.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good place though pricey. Quality and service was very good. Not crowded. Hidden secret.

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s
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Had the halibut special today. It was overcooked and was chewy. Other meals I have had are always good, especially the sandwiches and hamburgers. The specials tend to be touch and go.

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ME
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is excellent!!! Food is great and service is always outstanding!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always impeccable at the Edmondson Faculty Center. Carol at the front is friendly and amazing and Angel...well, Angel is a wonder. Both Carol and Angel are super friendly and nice. They make eating at the faculty center more enjoyable!

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KJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the Morton Cobb. The amount of protein in it was snack size and the entire salad was very small. For the amount they are charging at least have 4 oz. of chicken to make up for the size. The chicken pieces looked like I was sharing my half breast with someone else.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good, pricey though and the service was just so slow. No wait staff came by to ask how we were doing and had to ask for refills of iced tea.

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EL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Conveniently located and tasty meals. A bit on the pricey side for the environment and location.

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ME
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business lunch set and the alarm went off shortly after our meal came out, and the staff was absolutely fantastic. They set a table for us outside and they had our food and drinks out and were just amazing. There was not a single flaw. We are so grateful.

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EL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My colleagues had burgers and fries which looked delicious and were enjoyed, I had a quinoa goats cheese salad, which was very tasty.

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ME
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The swordfish special was delicious. The dessert wasn't too great, but the service always is stellar!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Need more menu variety and better food. Sometimes noise level can be too loud

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ME
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great at The Edmondson, but what really makes it amazing is the staff! From the moment you walk in, the hostess, the busers, the waiters, the bartender, everyone is kind and professional.

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N
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I enjoy the professional staff and the food is always very good.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

The food is usually very good, but this time, my steak was very salty, overcooked, and dry (I asked for medium rare). Also, the server ran his pen against my husband's light-color Polo shirt and didn't even apologize. We're not sure if we can get the pen mark out of the front of the shirt now. Very disappointed as this is fairly unusual.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carol, Angel, Victor and the crew at the Faculty Center are all excellent.

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ME
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff is just amazing!! I have never felt so welcome at a restaurant!
Carol is always super helpful and Angel offers the best service!

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Per our student representative,
"It was amazing. Great food, great atmosphere, and great service!"

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Carol and Angel are really great people. Carol is always available to help and Angel is the best!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I've eaten here a few times....and this last my guests were complaining about the poor service. It seemed there were waiters taking care of all of the tables around us, but it took the restaurant more than 10 minutes to get our drinks and another 10 before someone took our order. I like the food and it would be so much nicer if the servers were more timely.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Work events bring me here, usually for lunch, once or twice a year, for several years. Usually get the same unfriendly waiter, Victor, who does his best to make you feel like an annoyance. This time, as is generally the case, it didn't appear to be busy in the restaurant, yet he's in a hurry. Too busy to explain anything on the menu. Just wants to get you in and out as quickly as possible. How has he kept his job for so many years? (Maybe he wears someone else's name tag) I think your survey is laughable! Other than the decor, not much has changed.

I got the hamburger, because even with "department" money, nothing looked interesting or to be of good value. The burger was essentially an unseasoned hunk of meat. The meat was OK, but there was no attempt to make it flavorful. The menu emphasizes that the burger has "caramelized onions", which I like. I asked Victor for extra grilled onions; he made a note, and when he brought the order, said "with extra grilled onions". There were very few onions and the burger had no flavor. I don't see significant improvement over the last 8 years or so.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff is wonderful. Very accommodating. Location is in the center of a hospital health science community so there are many that come for lunch from work. Great place to book a meeting. They have a board room like lunch/dining experience.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and expertly prepared. However, only go there if your work is paying for the meal or you are feeling extremely generous. I had a beautiful seafood meal that only took about 10 bites to eat it all and cost $30! And of course, the non-alcoholic drinks and dessert added quite a bit more on the bill. For most wealthy people, I am sure this must seem very reasonable, but for me, I could only afford this kind of meal about once a year and just for a very special occasion. But like I said, the food was awesome!

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t
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The faculty center never ceases to amaze me with their yummy food. The service as always is great.

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a lunch meeting yet classy enough for a special occasion to bring family and friends to.

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ME
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The staff at the EFC are great. The food is good, but the chicken in the salad was so dry I couldn't eat it :/

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2015
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

improve your menu items. Have a focus group to get feedback.

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2014
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

The remodel was very nicely done and the ambience was modern and pleasant. I ordered one of their non-alcoholic specialty drinks with cucumber and coconut water and found it to be a bit too salty. My colleague ordered an iced tea with gold flakes, which was beautiful. My vegetable sandwich on focaccia bread was poorly presented and small in portion for the price. It had way too much olive tapenade so all in all I was disappointed by the food.

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k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

This was my third time in the new Edmundson. The first two were in a group in a private room. All went well. On the most recent occasion it was just two of us in the main room. The waiter clearly forgot about us. I had to get his attention to order. I also had to go to the front desk, after waiting far too long, that are meals, two salads, never arrived. My guest had to leave with her meal barely touched. I attribute this glitch to the first weeks' transition and look forward to better experiences in the future. I will be back.

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t
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great place to have a sit down lunch. As always, the faculty center does not disappoint with their delicious food and their wonderful staff.

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