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The Wallace

4.4
604 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Casual (4)
  • Great for Lunch (3)
  • Neighborhood Gem (3)

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The Wallace is a true California restaurant serving seasonally inspired shared plates focusing on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Brunch
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 202-6400
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Cross street: Venice Blvd.
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4.4
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food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on October 5, 2017

This was the best dining experience I've had in a long time.
It was really great too because I took business clients here, and it was an amazing experience for all of us. Part of the fun was the culinary adventure we went on. We had a buzz bud (sp?)(an edible flower) with our cocktail which was like pop rocks in your mouth to open your taste buds - felt like we shroomed together! Then, all the plates we ordered were incredibly delicious. On of our guests was vegetarian and we found plenty for her to enjoy. Our favorite dish was the Sea Bass (for the non-veggies). We got there slightly early so it was pretty quiet, but as the place filled up it definitely was harder to hear each other.

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vipJorgeM (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on September 30, 2017

Was almost perfect . Food and service excellent . To noisy .

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
4.0
Dined on September 30, 2017

Too expensive! Certainly not two $. More like $$ !

Food was great. Service was ver good but not outstanding.
Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on September 22, 2017

Seriously some of the best food

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vipLinda (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on September 21, 2017

Delicious small bites

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JCRB (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on September 20, 2017

pricing was a bit high for the food but overall everything was very tasty. and the restaurant collects a 3% tax for the staff :(

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Peter 
3.0
Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was amazing but the service was not.

We had to ask for serving spoons for two dishes (corn and potatoes) and had to ask for steak knives for the steak & duck dishes. My wife ordered a second glass of wine and the server brought out the wrong wine.

A friend had called to pay for our dessert, as a birthday gift to my wife, which she was told the restaurant would be happy to arrange. Sadly the restaurant must have forgotten which led to an awkward conversation with our friend.

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vipUpscaleCasual (Los Angeles)
3.0
Dined on September 17, 2017

I was disappointed upon entering yet another cement floor industrial space hipster wanna be restaurant. I miss a cozier restaurant environment, where you can have a quiet conversation, and digest your meal in peace.

The chicken liver mousse with carmelized onion was delicious but two slices of bread was not enough for an entire container of mousse. It would have been nice to have some flat bread to spread the mousse. The toast was fine but I don't think it complimented the mouse.

The baby octopus was delicious, however the accompanying veggies had an odd vinegar flavor.

The seared scallops were perfect but would have like to see more than two on the plate.

The noise level was not conducive to meaningful conversation.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on September 17, 2017

Always great

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on September 16, 2017

We were disappointed by the overpriced average food. We ordered a few dishes and the only one that we really liked was the stuffed squid. We had to order bread separately to mop up the gravy. Bread was not really great either. Oh, the mushrooms were good also. We also ordered duck, which was accompanied by something that was way to sour. Pork belly was lacking spice of any kind. Pretentious, but food was meh.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Brunch
Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Cross street
Venice Blvd.
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(310) 202-6400
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Parking details
We are currently working on a Valet station that will be located in the front of the restaurant.
VALET Parking: best option on the weekends. Head South on Main St., turn right on Culver and the valet station is on the right side.
PUBLIC LOT: One is located on Cardiff, one street west of Main and another lot by Trader Joe's. The one by Trader Joe's is a much bigger lot. The Cardiff lot is full most of the times, especially on the weekends.
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Executive chef
Joel David Miller
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine