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About The Larchmont
The Larchmont is redefining the idea of the classic American Bistro. Located in a charming two story craftsman-style home, The Larchmont offers delicious, farm to table, Californian cuisine in a welcoming setting, and friendly service. The menu is creatively built around the variety of American cuisines that bring cultures together with seasonally selected ingredients passionately prepared. The wine list offers selections from emerging wine regions and from boutique wineries in California and elsewhere around the world. The Larchmont is a place where you will always be greeted with a smile and know that you are in store for a great meal that will surprise you. It's the perfect place for a business lunch, special celebration, or a dinner gathering with friends or family. Welcome, we look forward to having you.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
French American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm | Dinner: Tuesday -Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Dinner Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Dinner Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm | Brunch Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Mixologist Chris Kramer
Our kitchen also provides catering for off-site events as well. Please call for details.
Plenty of street parking, but Valet parking available during lunch and dinner service.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact us at email@example.com or call 323-464-4277 for information on Private Events.
The Larchmont Ratings and Reviews
I feel torn writing this great review for The Larchmont since I don't want it to get too busy for me to get a reservation. That having been said, the combination of pleasant ambience, really really good food, and great people service, makes this a winner for me.
I went with a friend for a mutual birthday lunch. Brought our own champagne even though we considered their corkage fee unusually high. Aside from that, everything was absolutely brilliant. Our server, Jayce, was super gracious ad friendly; and the meal was perfection. We started with a Cobb Salad shared, then followed with the Stozzapreti With Mushrooms Etc, also shared. Thought we'd die from delight!!! This was our first lunch there. Will definitely return.
I've been wanting to go to the Larchmont for years!
So beautiful and serene without being a snooze.
Food super. The hamachi was dynamite. Ditto for all apps we tried.
I had the market fish which was OK. I would order differently next time.
The dessert - a tiered chocolate pudding of sorts - was too sweet. My guess is that the donuts are crazy delicious.
The first thing you notice when you walk up to The Larchmont is its charm. From the outside, it seems as if it is a house that a congenial owner re-purposed to fit in many dinner guests.
The second thing you notice walking up the stairs is the quaint lighting. Christmas lights (all the default, normal, yellow color of most light bulbs), and old style light bulbs light the place to the perfect level.
Then the hostess approaches with the impeccable balance of friendliness and professionalism without any hint of the snob factor that you often find in other restaurants with high-end service.
The service is that of a five-star Michelin-rated restaurant but without the high pricing. My water glass was refilled twice rather timely, and without me having to ask. The hostess gave good recommendations and even paid attention to which items I was pointing at (to my dinner date) before she came over.
The grilled octopus was grilled with a tasty char and soft inside. The snapper had a light crisp to the skin and a soft flesh with no bones to deal with. It came paired with clams, and the sauce married the two perfectly.
The other staff that waited on us had a remarkable patience and friendliness that persisted when we were asking many questions about the different teas they offered.
I have nothing but good things to say about this venue, and I recommend it without hesitation.
The chef has changed but the food is still outstanding. The kale salad is smaller than it used to be but still recommended. Other standouts are the Brussels sprouts, the soup of the day, the burger (and the fries!), and the lamb. There are good options for meat eaters and vegetarians both. The room upstairs is quieter. Nice cocktail menu too.
So very good. We hadn't been here since it changed hands a few years ago. We were pleasantly surprised at how outstanding everything was. Service: friendly and excellent. Food: blew us away. I had brussel sprouts, which I like but they aren't my absolute favorite. These are the best I have ever had. The thinly sliced pear on top with the feta and the fried quinoa (it was crispy so I didn't even realize it was quinoa) just made them amazing. They were enough to have as a main course. My husband had the lamb which was flavorful and interesting. - Moroccan spices and I don't know what else. Everything exceeded our expectations. This is a fine dining establishment with a great chef who knows how to blend flavors and textures. A bit pricy but not out of line for the quality. And I love the lighting - soft but bright enough to read your menu.
We dined here once before and had an excellent experience. This time we tried the Sunday menu. There was almost no one else in the restaurant yet we had unbelievably bad service. Ultimately the manager compensated by taking several food items off the bill but only after we raised questions and concerns. (Our server said she would do this but then presented a bill without any such compensation.) After our first experience, we would recommend Larchmont Grill. After our last experience, we would not.
I returned a second time within a period of less than two weeks bringing an elderly friend. I was there on a Saturday night previously and the noise level was definitely tolerable and we could have a conversation. This time even though it was a weeknight the noise level was much higher and my friend who is hard of hearing and also speaks very softly had trouble making herself heard. She complained about the price of the food but I told her that the prices were average for a good restaurant. I had the steak frites with their amazing frites and she had two starters: the kale salad and the scallops and finished them both (the salad with a little help from me). They were out of Pimms, the cocktail I enjoyed so much last time, but the barman made up an excellent Negroni for me and we had the chocolate/butterscotch/toasted marshmallow dessert which is so rich and amazing. One day I will try one of the other desserts. A lovely touch was the barman and the valet taking my friend by each arm and walking her to the car because she is a little unsteady on her feet. They were absolutely charming. I will be back.
Had the Valentine menu and the food was delicious but the portions were beyond tiny. I don't like to write negative reviews but am just stating what our experience was like and this may help future diners to decide if this is the place for them or not. The ribeye steak was a decent size but the sides consisted of 3 brussels sprouts, 2 gnocchi, & 1 onion all the size of a nickel in diameter. The red snapper was around 3" x 2" with a few manilla clams that were smaller than 1/2" in size. The desserts were also about 2-3 spoonfuls...my bread pudding was 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" sq. We asked for water and it came out in a refillable narrow container. This was not bottled water but refillable filtered water which cost $6. It is fine to charge for bottled water but not filtered water or at least the server should have informed us. It was very hot in the room as they didn't turn on the air condition and we refilled our water 3 times so the cost was $18. for filtered water. We were on the 2nd floor and the atmosphere was bland as there is no design to the dining room it's sparse with a painting but mostly just white walls and worn wood floors. Our server was very nice and apologized for the long delay between entrees which seemed to be around 20 min. wait for each course. The total cost was about $240. which was not worth it considering the tiny portions, long wait for the food, and bland atmosphere.
Congratulations on the excellent menu of handsomely served dishes, on a fine mixologist, and on a marvelous waiter, Edgardo, who despite his very busy station, was attentive and gracious, and even phoned us after we left. to say I'd left behind my credit card. Our thanks to him.
The only (minor) drawback was the noise level, but it was a crowded night and younger diners than we were in good high spirits!
Came here for the first time on Friday night and was pleasantly surprised! Loved the atmosphere ( old house turned restaurant) and the food was fantastic! My daughter had the steak and fries. Steak was cooked to perfection and fries were yummy too. I had the lamb which fantastic as well even if it was a little on the rich side. We also had the pork belly pastrami, octopus and Brussels sprouts to start. All were really really tasty! You can't go wrong with any of those! We will definitely be back soon!
A great date night place, great ambiance and music in the background. My girlfriend and I came here for Dine LA and absolutely loved, we decided to come back for there seasonal menu. Food and drinks to keep going on about how delicious they are. I had the red snapper, the sauce hit every taste bud. Flat iron steak and sauce, melted perfectly in my mouth. And the desserts were the most perfect ending with a smooth cup of coffee.
Keep this on the rotation for a lovely date.
The limited Sunday supper menu is a big hit with us. We've experienced it twice now and both times it was easy to find something to satisfy us from the a la crate choices even though we didn't do the complete fixed meal.
The food is excellent-perfectly prepared-just novel enough to be interesting but not so unique that it leaves us unsatisfied.
And the ambiance is perfect for a great Sunday evening meal that isn't overly pricey.
I chose this restaurant for my 30 birthday which included 5 other people, since it was near a bar we were going to afterwards. I will admit we did change the number of people for the reservation and we were 20 minutes late (however, we did call ahead to warn the restaurant before we arrived). I was very surprised that once we were all seated, we had to wait at least 15 minutes just for someone to come over and ask if we wanted water. From there, we found that the service was very sluggish and not very attentive. Numerous times we had ask a bus boy to bring us water or our waiter. Also, there was a long wait between when we ordered appetizers and when we were actually were asked to place our dinner orders, in which we were all extremely hungry, since the reservation was for 7:45pm. The food we ordered was amazing...not complaints :) At the end of the evening we ordered 2 desserts and we were surprised when only one came out and then we waited again for 15-20 minutes for the second one...which seemed odd that it took longer than the first one. I feel that we should have been warned that it would take longer to prepare if it did. Finally, we had to request the check and we also had to request from a bus boy for the waiter to come back and pick-up the check. Once the waiter grabbed the credit cards, we then waited an extremely long time and only after we went to locate the waiter were we informed that there was an issue with the credit card system. Overall, we felt that the service was poor. We also felt that since the service was poor, it did not seem adequate to tip 22%, which the waiter included on the tip, since we had a large party. I usually do not write reviews or make a big deal about service; however, the service we received really effected out experience at the restaurant.
My girlfriend and I visited this restaurant a few weeks ago to celebrate our anniversary, and we had an amazing time. It initially started rocky since our first round of drinks took over 30 mins to arrive, but once that was sorted, the rest was a great experience.
I can’t recall everything we ended up ordering, but I can remember that the Roasted Brussels Sprouts were delicious, the Steak was amazing, and the dessert which was similar to a moose/pudding was divine. Also very impressive were the cocktails.
I must highlight that the biggest part of our good time was due to your waiter, Edgardo (I hope I’m getting his name right). It was his fault that our first round of drinks took a long time, but he nevertheless made up for it and them some by giving us some of the best attention I have ever had at any restaurant. He guides us to through the rest of the night with his suggestions of food and cocktails, and I have never met a waiter or waitress that was able to describe the food a restaurant carries with such precision. Everything he helped us choose not only was delicious, but exactly as he described it. Ask for him.
The interior of this place is as subtle as its exterior. Even though it’s on the smaller side, I never felt cramped as I do at other places that try to maximize tables in a small space. It is also too loud, it’s a great place to have a conversation and enjoy your food without screaming. The parking although, might be an issue, so I recommend to ease your troubles and valet – it’s not too pricey.
A sublime experience. Charming old bungalow house, particularly charming wait staff and servers, and a new menu of outstandingly delicious offerings. The octopus was succulent and perfectly seasoned, the mussels were rich and amazing, the steak cooked just right and the famous chicken a real hit. Just lovely in every way.
We spent our Thanksgiving dinner at The Larchmont. It was buffet style and turned out to be one of the best Thanksgiving meals we've had. Sorry Mom. The new chef (I do not know the name) dazzled with their interpretation of the traditional turkey dinner. Cider braised turkey leg rolled with prosciutto, sliced thinly, pastrami brined turkey breast, wild mushroom and leek stuffing with turkey liver and turkey apple sausage, and even green beans with bacon bits and shallot rings, just to name a few of the dishes. We are looking forward to making this tradition. We will return for a normal dinner soon. Stay tuned.
We were seated upstairs where there was one other couple and promptly ignored. Service was inattentive to say the least. Craft cocktails okay, but did not shine. Kale Salad was a huge pile of chopped kale and little else. They did take it off the check. Entree of Moroccan lamb was fine, but unremarkable. After all that, I had to go find the waitress to pay the check. Too bad, we loved the ambiance!
For the past year I have been a huge fan of The Larchmont until my most recent visit which was sadly incredibly disappointing.
As has been the case in this past year, that evening I was introducing the restaurant to a newcomer who in this instance was a client. From the moment we arrived, it was apparent to the both of us that something was not quite right. They seemed understaffed and very disorganized. It was unclear who was doing what. Drink orders - one glass of wine and one martini - lagged as a table that was seated after we placed our order received their glasses of wine before we received ours. In fact, we had to ask what happened to our order.
When the drinks finally arrived, my client asked the server if everything was ok at the restaurant as the team seemed very scattered. We were told that they were training someone at the bar plus the manager and chef had just recently left. In their place was the sous chef and someone who I recall being a bartender on an earlier visit who was now identified as the manager.
I won't go into greater detail, but I will say that they were definitely having an off night on all fronts especially with how the manager handled things. My client has said that she will never return and suggested that I never return either.
But I do want to return as I am hopeful that this was just an instance of a bad night and not a sign of things to come. The one bright spot actually ended up being our server who was very apologetic for everything and seemed to genuinely want to make certain that we left the evening satisfied and happy. My fingers are crossed that this gem of a spot gets back on track.
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