I never give any restaurant five stars unless they're so far out of the ordinary - in a good way - that I want to give them the kudos they deserve.No, this isn't a rating for the ambiance of the restaurant - it's in a mini mall on Sunset and the decor inside looks mini-mallish. But the special feeling starts from the moment you enter, as the owner greets you as if you were a member of his family. That treatment continues via the expert service from the waitstaff. I've eaten at nice and dive-y restaurants all over the world, and the service is on a par with an excellent restaurant in Paris or London.The food is the star of the show, however. It's simply superb. Waaay superior to most restaurants in the L.A. area. Everything is suffused with a huge amount of flavor. You wouldn't think a mixed baby greens salad could taste this good, but it does. And the Caesar salad with grilled shrimp ... drool. One of my favorite entrees is the linguine with seafood (with shrimp, scallops, calamari and clams - I had to look all this up on their website). Wow - I felt like I was sitting in my fave little ristorante on the Amalfi Coast. I'm not a cow eater, but my friends have gone into rapturous states, just describing their veal dishes. Then there's the shrimp scampi ... again, drooool.Don't even think you can just show up - you have to have a reservation. Aroma hit the newspapers a few years ago for showing celebrities the door, since they hadn't booked in advance. A true Silver Lake gem.
800 W Olympic BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90015
THEE ABSOLUTE BEST STEAK EVER HANDS DOWN. TASTES GOOD WHEN FIRST MADE, THE NEXT DAY AND EVEN THE NEXT!1!! great dinner special and not nearly expens…
141 S Grand AveLos Angeles, CA 90012
From Business: Patina is a Michelin starred French restaurant at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, considered by many as the pinnacle of fine dining in Downtown Los Angeles.
The character of the restaurant is what I enjoyed best. The lobby was brimming full of people trying to get a table. Coming to this restaurant with good friends was the main draw for me. The wait staff was pleasant and very helpful for first timers understanding the flow of the dinner. There are many small plates that you can order as you go through your meal. It was a great way to try a lot of the dishes and share with friends. Overall, the food was good although the risotto seemed to lack flavor.
I had my first date with my fiancé at this restaurant during one of their club nights, and it was an amazing ambiance! We came back tonight, for a work function, and everything was amazing. It's very quiet on non-club nights. The building is stunning, and all of our meals were wonderful.
Loved the decor but more importantly the food was great and wait staff very knowledgable and attentive. Braised ribs had good flavor and were very tender!
Great food. Risotto was awesome. Ambiance takes you back to the 20's. Very unique. Would be a great place for s special event.
Exquisite Italian food with great attention to detail, inviting atmosphere and awesome service. Class-act Melrose restaurant!
Terrific happy hour with oyster specials. Fresh seafood and great atmosphere. One of the best key lime pie's in LA.
Amazing flash back experience here... The staff was amazing and the service was spot on. Tasty food and Funtime
I love this healthy food option! Parking is easy and the space is nice and new. Great salads and other options.
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