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  • Review Count
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  • First Review
    April 9, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 7, 2014
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    4.2
 
 
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At Sotto, Chefs Zach and Steve deliver an honest, market-driven menu of regionally-inspired Southern Italian dishes, including fresh housemade pastas and Neapolitan pizza cooked in an artisan wood burning oven. This wood burning oven was built onsite by Neapolitan craftsmen with traditional techniques that have been passed on from generation to generation and is the first of its kind in the Los Angeles area. <br /><BR><BR><br />Our food is complemented by a fresh, seasonally relevant cocktail program with a strong background in the classics and the utilization of lesser known Italian liqueurs. We also offer an eclectic list of boutique wines from both Italy and California.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
litle trip to Southern Italy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2004
Dined on 7/05/2014
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"you step down into Sotto, kind of like some of the great NYC Italian restos. It has a nice casual rustic feel and a menu that includes your old favorites and some new combinations you hadn't thought of before. In general the food was really good (if a bit too salty) and we had a nice
combination of fish, pasta salads and their fab meatballs. There are small, medium and larger options which makes a great case for sharing.
The pizzas that passed our table seem a must for the next visit. I have to mention the service which was smiley and efficient (maybe a little too quick{note to kitchen} we will definitely share your experience with friends and will return
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Dined on 7/05/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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For over 20 years, Water Grill has sated the palates of fish lovers. From the moment it opened, this flagship downtown restaurant from King's Seafood Company has satisfied the need for a world-class fish eatery in Los Angeles. Hailed as "the best seafood in Southern California" by the internationally recognized Zagat Guide, Water Grill has consistently offered dazzling fish preparations of superior quality and freshness
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
nothing's fishy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2004
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"the quality of ingredients and preparation make WATER GRILL an excellent seafood restaurant. Add to this superior service and an organized staff has made this restaurant one of our regulars. High on the list of the best lobster rolls, the oysters are always plentiful and fresh, wonderful shellfish choices and terrific sides help create a memorable meal"
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, scenic view, fit for foodies
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 Bandera - Brentwood
Bandera - Brentwood
Bandera offers made-from-scatch American cuisine and prompt, friendly service. With fresh Skillet Cornbread, the flavorful BBQ Salmon, or a slice of Banana Pie, our unique and Southwestern inspired flavors are not to be missed. Please note we seat complete parties and ask guests to allow a 10 minute grace period to seat reservations during peak periods.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
we'll run and tasty
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2004
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"start with the live music that welcomes diners to create the mood.
add ultra professional greetings and service, short wait time
active bar where patrons drink and eat. bandera offers a good
menu that gives something for everyone. if u ask for medium rare that's how your food arrives. we've never been disappointed
and pricing is appropriate
"
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Tavern is the third restaurant from the chef and sommelier team of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, who also own Lucques restaurant and AOC winebar. This is their West Los Angeles outpost, which serves as a local gathering spot for the Brentwood crowd. Chicly designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks, Tavern encompasses three separate, yet connected spaces: a glass roofed atrium dining room, a large blue walled bar and a café space called the Larder that features casual dining, bakery, retail and prepared foods to go. The restaurant serves Suzanne Goin’s signature California/Mediterranean cuisine with just a touch of a classic American influence.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
never fails
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2004
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"again TAVERN met expectations, this time for Easter Brunch with the family..we are a family of fussy foodie eaters and everything at Tavern is perfect. First, the atrium is absolutely beautiful with live potted trees, a soothing color scheme, lovely velvet settee booths, zinc top tables, all skylit and airy. The food never disappoints and the service is elegant. We also love the clientele mix.
Our food choices were all over the menu, salmon, chicken, chorizo and eggs and the trio salad and everyone was happy"
Dined on 4/20/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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 Gulfstream - Los Angeles (CC)
Gulfstream - Los Angeles (CC)
Gulfstream was inspired by the classic seafood houses from America"s culinary history. In Newport Beach, an elegant building awaits where Pacific oysters are shucked to order and the exhibition kitchen opens to the dining room to excite the senses. In Los Angeles, a secluded perch above Santa Monica Boulevard is the setting for a menu of rotating specialties including the Cedar Plank Salmon, true Dover Sole and Creole BBQ Shrimp. All of our fish is served within 24 hours of being caught and you will also find a plentiful selection of more terrestrial fare as our Hawaiian Rib-Eye or the Crispy Chicken Sandwich.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
nothing's fishy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/29/2014
 2004
Dined on 3/29/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"love GULFSTREAM and am so glad it's finally on Open Table. Been there many times lunch and dinner. Great spot for after the movies in Century City and meet friends for lunch there often. Love the chopped salad with crispy chicken,a fabulous blend of lettuce, almonds, beets, grapes and the fab chicken. DO NOT MISS sharing a piece of the huge lemon meringue pie, one of the best I've ever had...one piece easily serves four.
Fish is always perfectly cooked, great tuna burger, fried shrimp, salmon and other grilled speciailities. There are the sinful Heavenly biscuits which are scary good
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Dined on 3/29/2014
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Blue Plate Oysterette was inspired by East Hampton summer lobster bakes and mouthwatering lunches at Montauk’s favorite roadside eateries. With influences like Pearl Oyster Bar and Mary’s Fish Camp in New York, Oysterette serves lunch and dinner seven days a week with a menu straight out of the seafood shacks you find on the East Coast. Chunky, overflowing lobster rolls, buckets of steamed clams in broth so flavorful that bread demands to be dunked, clam chowder, mussels in broth, ceviche, and raw shellfish so fresh you can smell the ocean. Filling the void in the Westside restaurant scene for a casual, beachy, seafood restaurant and buzzing neighborhood vibe appealing to both surfers and studio heads.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
little bit of New England
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/07/2014
 2004
Dined on 04/07/2014
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Feels like you r sitting on a wharf on Nantucket while you dive into lobster rolls, mussels, oysters, chowder and all the other east coast seafood treats I miss so much since living on the west coast. I have had many lobster rolls but this one rates very high on the list. I'm not an oyster lover but the rest of my family have an almost religious respect for the creatures and this is their favorite
place to partake. The place was packed at 1:30 on a gorgeous day in LA. I saw many delectable fruits de mer platters and steaming lobsters. YUMMY
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Dined on 04/07/2014
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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