Julie
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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    July 1, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 14, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.3
 
 
Julie's Reviews
 
Located in Downtown L.A.'s landmark Walt Disney Concert Hall, Patina defines luxury dining in Los Angeles. A Michelin-starred, Relais & Chateaux restaurant, Patina is renowned as one of L.A.'s finest and most elegant dining destinations for its ideal balance of superior service, creative cuisine, outstanding atmosphere and comfort. From the seasonal tasting menus and daily chef's menu to the decadent cheese carts and award-winning wine list, Chef Joachim Splichal and his culinary team continue to create exceptional dining experiences. Patina also features an impressive bar for guests to enjoy a late-night cocktail and a stylish patio for al fresco dining.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We cannot seem to stay away whenever we are going to the Disney Concert Hall. Even if we just plan to have cheese and wine, the 3-course menu always pulls us in. This time, it was a delicious autumn salad with eggplant caviar, mushrooms, asparagus and unknown and wonderful other things on it. A crab salad with tomato gelee was also great. Main courses were beef tenderloin and jidori chicken. The chicken was the least successful of all the dishes, as it was kind of mushy. Wines were excellent, and very well chosen by Sylvestre (I think that is the sommelier). Service as always was excellent, and they paid attention to the timing, because we had a concert next door. Will always come back."
Dined on 10/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Ray's offers a bold, farm-to-table Mediterranean menu based on seasonal, local ingredients and the restaurant's wood burning oven and grill. A separate bar and lounge, Stark Bar, offers handcrafted, seasonal cocktails, local artisan beers a California based wine list, and 20 different mineral waters.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ray's is ALWAYS great!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2006
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Ray's is a must for us whenever we visit LACMA. The chacuterie plate was excellent, as were the chopped salad and the stone fruit plate with burrata cheese. The fruits were perfectly ripe, as they must be. Charming manager Martin always comes over to chat. Sitting outside and people-watching is always a pleasure here. Highly recommended."
Dined on 7/20/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Topolobampo, specializes in authentic regional cuisine served in an elegant, upscale setting. Sister restaurant, Frontera Grill serves authentic Mexican Food in a fun, casual & relaxed atmosphere. Topolobampo takes advance reservations for all parties. If you do not see what you are looking for, please call us for further information.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
A little too elaborate!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Topolobampo is of course an outstanding restaurant in terms of creativity, flavors, freshness and service. I have had great meals both here and at Frontera Grill. This time, of 12 plates ordered among 4 people, only 2-3 of them were recognizable (goat and salmon).The explanation of the menu was like a Master's level lecture. I could not tell what I was eating. Sauces were poured at the table without explanation. My husband could not tell me what he was eating. Everything was delicious, but I felt like I had tasted 100 things by the end, without knowing what or why. I would like Rick Bayless to go a little bit back to basics."
Dined on 6/27/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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