Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


3000 Olympic Blvd. (Centinela Ave.) Send to Phone
Chef Stefan Richter offers inventive cuisine inspired by seasonal ingredients and his international background.  


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Stefan's at L.A. Farm, Santa Monica, CA

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Stefan's at L.A. Farm Restaurant Review

: Stefan Richter has appeared on two seasons of Bravo's "Top Chef," but continues on an even more competitive playing field --- the Los Angeles dining scene. Located at the Lantana Center in Santa Monica, Stefan's at L.A. Farm encompasses a bistro-style dining room, covered patio with fire pits, bar area and a private wine cellar that can seat up to 16 diners. A native of Finland, chef Richter was raised in Germany and he honed his skills in kitchens around the world. His inventive cuisine draws upon this international background. Start off with small plates like truffle pea arancini or the "Like a Big Mac" duo of sliders made with turkey patties. Meanwhile, Richter pays tribute to his roots with gravlax accompanied by a dill mustard sauce and watercress, and in main dishes such as German sausage with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. Finish with the apple beignet with vanilla ice cream for dessert. There are also chef's tasting menus of five courses ($55), seven courses ($65) and 10 courses ($85) with the option of adding wine pairings, as well as a private kitchen counter where guests can enjoy 10 courses with wine pairings ($175). The wine list is all-American (aside from the sparkling wines). Several beers are available on draft, plus more German and American selections by the bottle. Cocktails include the Season 10 (a nod to "Top Chef") made with peach vodka, honey, vanilla soy and cinnamon.

Fellow restaurant in Westwood, Los Angeles

A team of true professionals is running Fellow in Westwood (Los Angeles, CA). Dinner there is a true food and wine feast. Read GAYOT's review of Fellow restaurant.

Stay in a romantic mood with this Rosé Champagne.

Read GAYOT's review.