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Ortolan Restaurant - CLOSED

8338 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4311
+1 323-653-3300
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good12%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
26 Aug 2012
“Amazing food”
8 Aug 2012
“Very average, not quite what you'd expect”
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8338 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4311
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

I love going there! The food is always amazing and the presentatioun fabulous. The service is great. It is a bit pricey, but you definetly get what you are paying for. I highly recommend it!

1  Thank freemaee
Reviewed 9 August 2012

For all the fanfare regarding this restaurant, I frankly wasn't impressed. The dining room is beautiful and impressive. The service basically teeters on bored and snobbish. The food however, is best described as "strange." I'm not entirely sure what Chef Eme was going for here....More

Thank Bob6104
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Food is above average even for this calibre and deserves that Michelin star.

Thank ThePhantom000
Reviewed 2 July 2010

My friend and I go here whenever we get a chance. The atmosphere is beautiful, we always joke that its too romantic for just the two of us. However Chef Eme is wonderful and knows his dishes so we continue to go! I can't get...More

Thank Lyndem
Reviewed 28 April 2009

Went on 23rd April. Ordered the 8 course tasting menu, and for an hour and a half, had a great meal. Then the chef comes out and tells us there's a private party coming in and they'll be moving a few tables around. No problem,...More

7  Thank jhw1979
Reviewed 27 April 2009

Christophe Eme is no doubt a good chef. Most of the dishes we had were better than good. However, we felt that Ortolan suffered an identity crisis. Not as formal as the defunct L'Orangerie but still pricy and with less atmosphere. Maybe some like the...More

1  Thank dvg_loves_cali
Reviewed 16 February 2009

My wife and I was there for V-day. They had the pre-fixe menu which was okay but nothing really impressed us. What definately did not impress us was seating us next to the bar. Do not let them seat you there. There were people waiting...More

2  Thank IanJenn
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Reviewed 25 August 2008

Wow. In one visit, this is my favorite French in LA. The food literally surprised with its flavors, textures, execution, and presentation. A warm environment, impeccable service (try to notice how silently the staff moves about and collects your plates) -- an expensive venue worth...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2008

One of the fanciest restaurants in Los Angeles, in a modern french sense.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 August 2008

This place is a culinary adventure. The dishes are not only creative in presentation, but fabulously delicious. Now if only I had lots and lots of money so I could go there all the time..

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  • Address: 8338 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-653-3300
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