The Hart and the Hunter

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The Hart and the Hunter offers an intimate dining room that perfectly complements the ‘rustic country’ meets ‘Southern influenced’ family-style menu. The Hart and the Hunter’s menu features classic signature favorites like shrimp and grits, kale salad, and the infamous H&H smoked trout. Local California vineyards and breweries cater to the beer and wine lists. This bustling café & restaurant is a locals haven for people seeking and an approachable neighborhood spot to connect with friends and neighbors. Walk-ins always welcome, but reservations are recommended.
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San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I came back here for brunch after a 4 or 5 year hiatus, and I really enjoyed my waffles and fried chicken. It didn’t rock my world but this is a perfectly nice place to have a tasty and casual meal with a friend or two.

LH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambience and service were great. The hot chicken sandwich was too spicy. Greens with bacon were delicious. The fingerling potatoes were too peppery—overpowering other flavors.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had thanksgiving & it was lovely. There was some confusion about mashed potatoes & some disappointment when they didn’t have any. The serving sizes weren’t as huge as they made them sound but, overall, satisfaction was achieved.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and service

LV
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly efficient service!

The Hart and the Hunter
Responded on November 18, 2019

Liz, Thanks so much for the kind words, We look forward to having you back soon. Yours Truly, Jesse Taylor Restaurant Manager

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WY
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch. Had to wait a bit past our original reservation time to get out on the side patio (which we had indicated outdoor seating on the reservation). That was the only bummer, but it wasn't too bad. This is a great spot to bring your dog and people watch too.

The Hart and the Hunter
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thanks so much for your patience guys, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, Looking forward to having you back soon. Sincerely, Jesse Taylor Restaurant Manager

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience1

Didn’t realize how dead this restaurant was. The service was great considering we were the only ones at the restaurant. The food was not good. I ordered the hanger steak which had a bad aftertaste like it was spoiled. I didn’t complain but I didn’t eat it either. They also don’t serve liquor which after the awful dinner I would’ve liked.

The Hart and the Hunter
Responded on November 18, 2019

Dear Customer, We apologize for your recent experience, and do want to let you know we have checked and inspect all of our food, so this is a strange occurrence, I do wish you would have let us know so we could’ve rectified the situation with you at the time of your visit. Please know that we’d love to have you back, for a complimentary meal. Sincerely, Jesse Taylor Restaurant Manager

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PM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was really good, had some of the best cornbread we've ever eaten!

CE
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mushroom toast was amazing.

SM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Please bring back the Johnny cakes. And make sure the servers bring place settings to the table before serving the drinks and starters.

The Hart and the Hunter
Responded on October 18, 2019

Hi, we are happy to let you know we still have the Johnny cakes on the Dinner menu, and will be putting them on the Lunch/Breakfast menu in the next couple weeks(you can ask for them anytime now though). We also have table place settings on every table so you may have just caught us in between seatings, I hope to see you back for more killer Johnny cakes.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Unbelievable biscuits!

SC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It was a slow night so having inattentive service was unsettling. The burger was great, but had to send the extremely over cooked breaded chicken sandwich back just to receive another that was just as tough- perhaps not great quality chicken? Ambiance is nice though, would still return to try other menu items.

OT
Osaka
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We waited so long, no one come to service us,and too noisy

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Went for brunch to catch up with some friends and we were extremely put off by the noise level. Everything else was good.

DJ
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for brunch! Food was delish and nice service. Only con are the flies outside so it makes patio dining a bit frustrating. If management / owners can figure this out with the Orkin man, it would get 5 stars from me.

f
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience at The Hart and the Hunter. Well curated menu with interesting selections. Great starter salad, the BBQ and grits were fantastic, better then any I have been served in the South. The fingerling potatoes were dynamite, perfectly seasoned. Service was attentive and informative. No downside to the meal!

MV
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service. Great place to go when you don't want to be in a large crowd of people in a restaurant.

CB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weho's best kept secret! Excellent food and service as well as a heart warming ambiance.

CH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, pretty quiet during dinner hours, but great service and really cute place. Definitely recommend getting lots of things to share, it’s all so good!

B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Biscuits are to die for! My friend and I adored the Mushroom Toast. Good coffee, fresh oj and charming atmosphere.

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute farmhouse vibe :) our server was super sweet.

FS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came here for dinner during DineLA period. We had and liked almost everything on the DineLA menu except the fried okra was on the salty side. Fortunately I like it salty 😋

CE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service, enjoyed the DineLA experience.

AD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went for the biscuits. They are good, but not what I was expecting. I did like the pimento cheese spread and the cinnamon butter. I feel both were well seasoned and provided a different experiences with the biscuit, however the jam was somewhat under spiced.
The bacon was thick, perhaps too thick. My eggs were slightly under seasoned. Coffee or juice both very tasty, the oj obviously fresh squeezed.
Very friendly staff.

p
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good breakfast. Must have the mushroom toast! Hart and the hunter is at the the Pali hotel lobby. We went on a Friday morning and it was not busy, good vibe and good service.

OT
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have never sent all of our food back. The place was mostly dead, the service was awful, and we had to leave and make another reservation at a very expensive restaurant so that we could eat and celebrate a birthday. I would never recommend or go back there. Just absolutely awful.

J
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thoroughly enjoyed the Dine L.A. lunch here! Avocado toast was fantastic, smoked trout and eggs phenomonal! I've already recommended it to friends, and look forward to returning here! :)

JC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was fresh. I just wished I would have requested my smoked trout be cooked well done.

DJ
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Farm to table and quite a treat. My only con from visit were the many flies that interrupted outdoor dining. The restaurant was using a natural remedy to deter flies but it didn't help and the flies were annoying. Therefore, I suggest indoor dining unless you sit in the courtyard dining.

CS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service was slow for it not to be crowded. I had to cancel my bottomless mimosa because they weren't coming to refill it. The food was delicious though.

OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great! I had a particular guest who needed a seat change due to the AC and they were very accommodating.

GM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burnt biscuits..... Hope quality isn't starting to decline, with Kris Tominaga no longer overseeing....

D
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Came for lunch and there was no lunch menu. Only breakfast food on a Saturday.

The Hart and the Hunter
Responded on June 17, 2019

Hi candaceD, Sorry to hear you didn't find our weekend brunch menu appealing. We are going to be adding a few more lunch-like items to our menus in the near future so we hope you come back and give us another shot. We also officially kicked off our Summer Cookout every Saturday 4pm-8pm on the patio if you want to come by for some classic bbq fare! thanks, Autumn Accarrino Director of Hospitality + Culture

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NC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Extremely accommodating staff and really eclectic vibe. Prime location as well!

CP
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The ambiance is okay but the quality of the food isn’t that special & the value of the food is too way expensive... it’s a no no! At least we’ve tried for the first time 👌

R
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time we were there. Creative menu for brunch time. We took our grandson who graduated 8th grade. He enjoyed and it was a special occasion.

DU
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem on Melrose ! I was pleasantly surprised because it was my first time here . I was meeting a good friend and hoping my choice for brunch at Hart and the Hunter was a hit . And ......, Drum roll 🥁🥁🥁 it was so much more . We both enjoyed the food and appreciated the ambiance !

D
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The biscuits, the shrimp and grits, the fried chicken are all winners. We love to go with our dog and sit out on the patio. It's perfect for a pre-Melrose Trading Post brunch with your friends, canine or human.

HC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Servers were nice but very slow. Food was ok not fantastic.

KM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a cute and classic space with friendly service. Note that the indoor dining room can get a bit loud, particularly if you're in a large group, and that you get the brunch menu (no lunch option) on weekends.

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