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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
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7:00 PM
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Whisper Restaurant & Lounge

4.4
210 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Good for a Date (5)
  • Fit for Foodies (4)
  • Romantic (4)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(323) 931-0202
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Shaun Werth
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Catering
Please contact us via phone to set up your next event with The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge
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Cross street
Fairfax
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Parking details
2 hours free with Whisper Validation.

Weekends we offer Valet parking outside our front door.
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Entertainment
Please visit our website for updates on live entertainment at The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge
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
What 210 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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susanp (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We had a great time. The entertainment was really fabulous and we loved how close we were to the performers. Food was excellent and unusual. Service was outstanding. The whole scene was a 10. But one caveat - don't wear good jewelry here. I lost a bracelet that night when I put on my coat to leave. I called the restaurant and they never called me back. I called again and they were quite rude and indifferent to my situation. Was not impressed with their empathy or helpful attitude mainly because there was none.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Service from the moment stepping in til leaving is always top notch and courteous. Our favorite place by far at Grove.

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vipExPanAm (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

A thoughtfully constructed lunch menu with something for just about any taste. Attractively presented and delicious. Service was just the right level of attention but no hovering.

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Anazukov (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

I discovered their secret happy hour menu and we decided to try it out before going to the movies at the Pacific Grove. It was incredible service, we got our food very quickly, the beers were very affordable (although the happy hour beer list is not that extensive), the wine choices were great. All the food was fantastic, especially the fries with truffle aioli. We will definitely go back for their Happy Hour. P.S. We went on a Friday night, there was live music in the outdoor seating area, which was very nice as well. Not sure if it's only Fridays that they have live music, however.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Great location in the Grove. The food was wonderful and the service good. Pretty basic good, but well made.

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vipjanw (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

It's one of our favorites now for over 5 years though I will say the bartender is not great...

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

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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Ld4now (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

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

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Victor (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on October 31, 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

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

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catzmeow (Minneapolis)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  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.

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vipsharon (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 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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vipSluggyweasel (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 30, 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.

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vipArgentinesteaklover (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

Average place. Nothing to scream at

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

Love the bottomless Bellinis and chicken and crepes

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vipskluvsfood (Los Angeles)
3.0  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?!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

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

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ccEats (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 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).

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vipStandclr (Los Angeles)
2.0  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.

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Mayberry (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

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Pollyanna (Minneapolis)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  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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ReneeB (San Antonio)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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!!

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Ladiesnightout (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

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

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