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Patina

141 S. Grand Ave. (Third St.) Send to Phone
213-972-3331 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A well-orchestrated, elegant and upscale dining experience in downtown Los Angeles at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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Dining room at Patina, Los Angeles, CA

Patina Restaurant Review

: Patina relocated to the Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles in 2003. Since that time, the chefs at the helm of the kitchen have been maintaining Patina's reputation as the crown jewel of the culinary kingdom created by uber-chef Joachim Splichal. A few decorative tweaks were made to the room since it first opened: new upholstery on the banquettes, the impressive wood table wrapping around a central pillar, and the beams lightened from grey to white. Executive chef Paul Lee, an alum of Robuchon and Le Cirque at Bellagio, is now overseeing the kitchen. The dining format offers three-, five- and eight-course tasting menus exclusively. Unique handmade ceramics make offerings like foie gras with raison, brioche, peanut and white chocolate as pleasing to the eye as the palate. A meal may continue with black cod with brandade, oroblanco, finger lime and makrut-coconut, followed by bacon-wrapped rabbit loin with rabbit shoulder lasagna, pickled turnip, charred Brussels sprouts and Riesling sauce. Just like at the Hall next door, a performance is put on by the entire staff, from the sommelier Silvestre Fernandes to the servers, especially when it comes to presenting the cheeses and exemplary homemade bread. Insanely creative and tasty desserts come from ultra young chef Andy Jin, a great option for post-theatergoers waiting for the crowds to dissipate. You may encounter creations of chocolate, blood orange and praline or lime, peanut, ginger, Thai chili foam and kafir lime. Wine connoisseurs will appreciate the extensive wine list. Delectable cocktails include the Avant La Nuit made with pisco, Cointreau, pomegranate, lemon and tarragon. There's also a water menu, curated by Martin Riese, that features tasting notes for 20 selections from around the world.

User Ratings & Reviews for Patina
Average rating    4.33
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classy
by eater on Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:53 am
 
not cheap, but a great place for out-of-towners who have never experienced downtown LA.
 
Stellar and getting better
by stewpierce on Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:54 pm
 
I try each trip to LA to carve out time for Patina and its the highly regarded Cal-French cuisine. The Chef's tasting menu has been a longtime favorite experience, and recently, I have noticed a marked improvement over the tasting menus I have always loved. Patina, true to its name, just keeps getting better.
 
great pre-theater option
by hungryman on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:18 pm
 
top notch food a bit pricy
 
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