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About Whisper Restaurant & Lounge

The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge is located at the end of a cobblestone street at the world famous Grove, tucked away from the crowds and fast pace of shoppers and passersby. Join us in our speakeasy inspired dining room and bar as we serve a California eclectic menu offered by Los Angeles' own, Anthony Jacquet.



Settle into an oversized booth, or allow us to sit you on our year round heated patio for an experience unrivaled anywhere in Los Angeles. We are very proud to produce handmade craft cocktails ranging from our monthly barrel aged creations to the famous 'Alley Whisper'.



The true highlight of The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge is the incredible food created by Chef Jacquet. Local favorites include our Spinach and Roasted Mushroom Salad, Grilled Skirt Steak, Wild Alaskan Halibut, and our tender and flavorful filet skewers.

189 The Grove Drive, #F90-B
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
Sunday- 11:00am - 3:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Fairfax

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 931-0202

Website:
http://www.whisperloungela.com/

Entertainment:
Please visit our website for updates on live entertainment at The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge

Catering:
Please contact us via phone to set up your next event with The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge

Parking Details:
2 hours free with Whisper Validation.

Weekends we offer Valet parking outside our front door.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Jacquet

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Whisper Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.3

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4.1

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

This review only applies to the service, as we left before we could eat. After we sat down, it took a while for our server to come to our table, so when she did we order our drinks and dinner. 25 minutes went by and we still did have our drinks (a Sprite and a hot tea). With our server nowhere in sight we made the decision to cut our loses and we left. The ambience is great, but the slow service seems to be a common complaint in this restaurant. Hopefully the management will get the message and address the problem.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

we enjoyed our dinner there. Probably the nicest restaurant at the Grove....

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food and ambience good. Service friendly but a little slow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Restaurant was closed. Worst part is that open table confirmed my reservation. What a let down. It was our my wedding anniversary! :(

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

15th wedding anniversary dinner, magical corner table with romantic music in a delightful setting! Excellent service and memorable night - thank you Whisper!!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Zach was amazing-he was friendly and attentive. The good was great-the drink were even better! The whole staff was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Stopped in for drinks and a appetizer. The decor is very nice, the service was slow because they only had one waitress for the whole restaurant. The lemon meringue drop was a yummy drink and the roasted cauliflower was a nice healthy light option.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The service was great and food was wonderful. We sat in the patio area. It was really hot outside but because their patio was a covered patio, we were comfortable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This food is amazing here. Everything on the menu is top quality!! This is rare for LA restaurants. Even the $13 glass of wine was amazing, which is highly unusual for LA
I'd go here again and again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Had a business-type early evening dinner here at it was the perfect spot. We arrived during happy hour and got to take advantage of some of the food and drink specials and there was a jazz ensemble playing adding to the ambiance but still allowing for conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Average place. Nothing to scream at

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Love the bottomless Bellinis and chicken and crepes

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was good but restaurant lacked good service. We sat at the table for quite awhile and no one came up to check on us. It was not busy & since we sat inside we were "forgotten". Also, bartender lacked any "mixology knowledge". I asked for suggestion of drink/mix for a specific alcohol & she was clueless yet waitress had said she'd be more helpful. I'd give it another try...maybe?!

Tags: Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

The menu is somewhat limited, but the dishes I tried were all excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 2017

It's a nice little spot at the grove. Nice enough to take a date, casual enough to pop by for a solo burger on a weekday. I thought I remembered the calamari being good last time, but it was bland this time. Everything else was tasty -- the filet mignon skewers, mushroom truffle flatbread, tuna crudo, and cauliflower (which comes in a big chunk).

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Prior to booking our Sunday reservation, I checked their website & saw that it was Sunday brunch. The site didn't give a time for brunch, nor did it indicate the brunch menu would be the only option, so I took a chance. FYI, on Sunday the brunch menu is the only menu til 4. We arrived at 2, but that wasn't a problem since I saw a few interesting things on the brunch menu. I ordered the pork belly hash, my friend ordered the BLT & we shared an order of beignets. The beignets should be called donuts. They were delicious & light with a blackberry jam, but they were NOT beignets. My hash should've been called anything but hash. The pork belly, although quite tasty, was just a hunk of meat in the middle of a tiny skillet with diced potatoes, too many peppers & mushrooms. Even though I picked out a lot of the peppers, it had great flavor, but again, I expected hash. My friend's BLT was MEH. They gave her the ugly butt end of the tomato & the brioche was cut just a hair too thick. Since I've been here before & had amazing food, I would give them another chance with dinner, but not brunch.The service, oh the service. Our waitress seemed to not want anything to do with us. Twice I was able to make eye contact with her & call her over. After the 2nd time, she made sure that she did not make eye contact with me. She never asked if we wanted additional beverages. When I asked for condiments, she said she would check to see if they had them but never returned with an answer. When I wanted a box for my pork belly, my friend had to go to the manager & ask for one because she passed by 3 times & never looked our way. I understand we weren't in the busy part of the restaurant but not only did we not choose our seats in that part of the restaurant, we were told there was nothing available in the patio, which is where she spent most of her time. So if you happen to be in The Grove during dinnertime & the other restaurants are super busy, try The Whisper Restaurant & Lounge.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I didn't think the food was going to be any good since the place was empty for Sunday brunch. I had the eggs benedict and pastrami sandwich. Both dishes used high quality ingredients. The only knock I have is that the service was lacking a bit. I had to wave down my server to ask for refills for our drinks a couple times. Besides that, it was good. The server was nice to give us 10% discount at the end of our meals.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We went early before a premier so it was nearly empty, but the service was friendly and very good. The small plates we shared were delicious.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Everything was 5 stars! Our server continued to check on us, with no very long wait time! Service was awesome!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Our family of adults went for a pre graduation celebration. We experienced disappointing food, stiff and inattentive service and very limited menus choices. My husband's salad was wrong and his meat was not cooked to request, yet we were never asked how our meals were. The rest of our meals were okay but overall we left with the opinion that we do not need to go back.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We ordered flank steak with fries and one with potatoes and salad. The restaurant had NO STEAK SAUCE. The waitress offered to make something up. What? Word to management - steak w/o steak sauce is a hamburger. Reduce price accordingly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Our server was great! So sorry to the host for taking a long time to decide where to sit and all but everyone was great. We loved the food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I frequent The Grove and had found The Whisper on Yelp. I read the great reviews and decided to try it for Mother's Day. It was AMAZING!!! The food, the service, the ambiance.... all GREAT!! My Mom really enjoyed her food and she plans to return to eat here with her Girlfriends for a day out and also plans to come back with my father on Date night!! Thank you to The Whisper Lounge for a great Mother's Day lunch!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Healthy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great spot at The Grove. We stopped in for a late afternoon lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Service was slow and it wasn't that busy so there was no excuse for the service to be like that.
Disappointed the Bartender didn't make our mojito right either.
It was his first week but still, another bartender should've been there so he can shadow.
But anyways,
I probably wouldn't go out of my way to go again...it was unfortunate too cause we went there to listen to jazz music and you couldn't even hear the music since we were seated outside.
Oh well.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Last Friday night, I discovered the Whisper Lounge at the Grove, found on a quiet street across from Barney’s. I was very pleased with this hidden gem of a restaurant. It has the ambience of a New York speakeasy complete with a small combo playing classics such as those sung by Frank Sinatra.

Our server, Angie, was warm and charming, making us feel right at home from the moment we were seated. We ordered cocktails and I had one of the best slightly dirty grey goose martinis. It truly was excellent—and trust me, I know a good martini. For dinner, I enjoyed a kale salad followed by a filet and grilled vegetables. My dining partner started with soup followed by a filet with white rice (special request). He said it was cooked to perfection. We ended the meal with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and cookie. This, too, was delicious.

If you are looking for fine dining before or after a movie at the Grove, I highly recommend the Whisper Lounge. In fact, I hope to return for another martini this coming weekend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Love the atmosphere. Great wine, flat breads, french fries. Brussel sprouts were slightly over done. Salmon dish could have used a little more seasoning. But overall, love this spot.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The calamari was some of the worst I had ever had. How can you mess this up? I don't get it. I've been here in the past on a Dine LA menu and it was a far better experience. The server was sweet, but overall you want a place where you can get good service AND good food. This time was a fail, unfortunately.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This place was awesome! The food was great and my girlfriend loved it. She told me that she almost cried because the food tasted so good. The jazz ban was a nice touch, it made me feel like I was in La La Land.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great place for Valentine's Day. We went to Whisper Lounge and even though we were late, they were very accommodating and seated us at a very nice table. The server was friendly and let us know about the Valentine's Day menu.

To our surprise, the server brought out an amuse bouche that was as tasty as can be. Shortly after that, he came with the wine the first course. During the first course, he noticed that my glass was empty and came to fill it up. That's great service. After the first course, he brought out our delicious main course and brought out our glasses of wine. We ordered from the Valentine's Day menu and it included wine pairings with the courses. After the main course, dessert came with a glass of port and it was the end of our experience. We left very satisfied and happy.

I've been going to Whisper for years now and it's always a great experience.

Thank you very much.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The whole ambience was so great....very old school but modern. The small music combo was outstanding and the service from the guy at the door all the way through was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Michael is awesome!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The food is only OK for what you get and pay for. (My friends and I had to stop at Wetzel's Pretzels after dinner to actually satisfy our hunger!) Service was nothing special and the drinks were hit or miss. The ambience is nice for a birthday dinner or date but only for tapas. If you want an actual meal that tastes good, go to Maggiano's down the street instead.

Tags: People Watching, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Went during the Christmas holiday week on a date. The ambiance is really nice and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the mall. The food is good, but not anything mind blowing. Service is also good, but sometimes hard to find the servers. Overall I liked it and would recommend, especially around the holidays because the grove is very nicely decorated.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2016

first time there, we went in early after work and had a nice meal. I have to say our server was simply great, the food is tasty, with some real imagination.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2016

I thought I read it was a jazz lounge but I may be mistaken, there was no jazz. However the atmosphere and food was perfect!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 16, 2016

If you have nothing else, try the filet mignon skewer appetizer. Amazing! Cooked to perfection. Perfect portion to share. It melted in my mouth.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2016

Great service and food I would recommend the restuarant highly and plan on returning myself.

Tags: Vegan, Live Music
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2016

We stopped here for Happy Hour after an afternoon of shopping. A nice quiet space. We were outdoors, and still felt warm and cozy. The happy hour food menu was small, and yet more than adequate. We ordered from that and the regular menu as well. Beef skewers were excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We ordered the filet mignon skewers and they were delicious! Highly recommend. We also ordered the sausage flatbread and that was good. It had a really good cheese. I gave 3 stars because the lobster roll was so, so disappointing. I've had it at other restaurants where they butter the bread and grill it a little bit to complement the lobster, but the lobster rolls here are served on large, plain rolls. The roll was very bread-y and cold and lacked flavor. It was so bread-y that you could hardly taste the lobster. They should do something with the bread, or put less bread on it. We gave that appetizer one star, and 5 stars for the others. Drinks were good, we just ordered wine and prosecco. Service lacked near the end of the meal, couldn't find the waitress for nearly 30 minutes.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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