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fundamental LA

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11 September 2019

Bring back lunch and dinner at the West LA location. I was so devastated to hear that this locations is "closing indefinitely" when I called to order lunch today. Such a great local spot to grab a nice lunch with co workers or dinner in the neighborhood with friends! So sad to hear this and I hope they consider re-opening as this is a loss for the area. More...

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8 September 2019

We stopped in for a quick bite in the late afternoon (linner? dunch?) and were pleasantly surprised. The menu is pretty simple but they really nail it. Perfect to prime your insides before shopping on Melrose. More...

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31 August 2019

Came here with a group of friends for a dinner and catch up.The food was solid. Nothing blew me away persay, but nothing wasn't tasty. For Westwood boulevard the vibe inside is pretty good and very modern.The Brussels sprouts were the biggest hit--I highly recommend them. The chicken with tzatziki was also a big hit.Definitely recommend this play for a casual dinner any night of the week. More...

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26 August 2019

I came here for dineLA on a whim (was just around in the area and happened to pick this place that had a dineLA menu). I would actually give this place a 4. 5 instead of a 5. It's really cool and we got a chefs counter table (where you can literally see them preparing your food - I love chefs counters). We got a chilled summer corn soup shooters (5/5), Japanese sword squid salad (5/5), my boyfriend got a tagliatelle and I got a seared striped bass. The tagliatelle was amazing. My striped bass sauce wasn't very flavorful, i found myself wishing for a more flavorful sauce to compliment my bass - my fish was cooked to perfection but could have used some salt or other spices. The veggies that came with my fish was very good. After dinner, we got a melon dessert, and I wasn't a fan. The melon sauce was too sweet, and there were what tasted like corn flakes. My boyfriend really liked it, but I wish there was something else to try. They gave us mini churros to take home after (the reason why I bumped it to 5 stars, because I love little things like that). More...

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25 August 2019

Pretty good place that is just a hop and a skip away from my place.  We came here during Dine LA this summer for their lunch special.  The burger is pretty good, but I don't think it is the best on LA.  I will say their tater tots and brussels spouts are spot on, and would go back to try their chicken sandwich, which seems to have gotten great reviews as well.  The Dine LA special also came with either smores or a chocolate chip cookie -- definitely choose the cookie!  The smores are goopy, but the cookie is crispy around the edges and chewy/soft on the inside.  It seems like a fast casual place, where seating is first come first serve, but they will bring the food to you.  The pricing for the lunch menu is better than the dinner menu with similar offerings.  Thankful that it is so close to our new digs, so we can come bag and try it again! More...

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24 August 2019

I recommend going during lunch for the Power Lunch deal. You get a sandwich or salad with a side and a cookie for $15. I've tried a few different sides now and have been impressed with all of them. The best though? The tater tots. Hands down. More...

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23 August 2019

Wine specific review: Recently visited this spot with a friend specifically to have wine and they were very accommodating to us even though we had no intention of ordering food. They had an amazing wine flight option that allowed us to try three different wines equaling about 1.5 glasses in total. The options were very intriguing and not too limited. They also have a very expansive list if you’re interested in going for a whole bottle. I’ll definitely be paying this place another visit. More...

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18 August 2019

Consistently tasty dinners.  Diver scallops are perfectly cooked. The smoked duck is breast is moist with a perfectly crisp skin (I tend to think most places overcook their duck).  The cod and steak are also excellent options.  The Brussels sprouts, miso eggplant and cauliflower are fabulous sides.  Excellent service without any attitude.  Westwood location is cozy and I love sitting at the bar and watching the chef work his magic. More...

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9 August 2019

My husband and I visited this quaint restaurant on our first night in California. The staff was so accommodating. I ordered the pork belly. When the waitress deliver our food, she commented about that eating this dish is suppose to be an experience. I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious it truly was! More...

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29 July 2019

I love Fundamental LA! This is the best dinner restaurant in Westwood in my opinion. I take my family and friends there for wonderful dinner gatherings and birthday celebrations. The ambience is nothing but perfect in the evening. Get their steak tartare and tempura asparagus fries to start with. If you want to spice things up, the miso eggplant is top notch. Tagliatelle, smoked duck breast, hanger steak are our favorites. The diver scallops is delicious but it's a small portion for an entree size. The braised short rib has a phenomenal southeast Asian twist to it (spicy, tart and salty) Don't leave without getting their delicious churros. That is by far the best dessert selection. I had the pleasure of meeting the restaurant owner, Woogene Lee. You can tell right away his professionalism, humility and passion are reflected in how he treats his customers, how he handles success and how he views the restaurant. Thank you for such a great dining experience! More...

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24 July 2019

Abg

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9 July 2019

Excellent service, food is exquisite Love the Mushroom Banh Mi Sandwhich. Get the meal for $15 and includes a side (Brussels sprouts)plus dessert!

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30 June 2019

Tator Tots, Brussel Sprouts, Beet Salad. Enough said.

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30 June 2019

This company knows how to cater weddings better than anyone else I’ve seen in the business! Their staff is absolutely professional, responsive, personable, and so kind. They were at the ready to serve the guests in a timely manner, but also made sure all vendors were taken care of in a discreet manner as well. The food was absolutely visually stunning, and full of amazing flavors! Everything tasted so fresh and each dish complimented the next one. I was so thankful at the end of the event for the catering captain who immediately broke his staff in to teams and assigned them cleaning duties, which kept the evening running smoothly! More...

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30 June 2019

Fundamentally fine

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30 June 2019

Food is great. Location is super small and front staff has never been very professional but still worth it for the food.

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30 June 2019

Very good food. We got their Brussels sprouts, beets, salmon, steak, and had some very tasty dessert as well (it was a family style set menu). The ambiance was also perfect for our group setting — classy yet fun. More...

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30 June 2019

The churros are churrific.

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27 June 2019

AMAZING restaurant. Not only is their food incredible, but they're also AMAZING people. I was walking behind the restaurant and accidentally dropped my wallet and one of the chefs found it and contacted me on Facebook. Again, not only incredible food, but overall GREAT people! Check it out!! More...

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21 June 2019

The first burger I've had in many years that I have not wanted catsup, mustard, or other sauces...an usually great taste! I'm going to be a regular luncheon diner each month as I have my office in Westwood!

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18 June 2019

Excellent food and service. They have a sommelier there to answer your pairing questions. As stated already, the food is fantastic. You can share or just order for yourself. I highly recommend. More...

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8 June 2019

THE BEST BURGER IN LOS ANGELES. Trust me.The first bite into this classic style burger will make your tongue sing, your palate dance, and you're stomach. .. well let's just say Buddha may have eaten this burger. Take a seat at the bar and talk to the executive Chef, Min, who will show you the path to enlightenment and a great food experience, no matter what mood you're in. This restaurant is not known for its burger, but for its modern inspired cuisine. My wife is in love with their salmon, perfectly done with crispy skin and delicious accompaniments. The wine selection is out of the ordinary but their sommelier can open your eyes to some new wine experiences that are worth going outside of your comfort zone.This is burger nerd Mecca in Los Angeles, the place I can come and fully satisfy that holiest of cravings. More...

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6 June 2019

This company knows how to cater for weddings better than anyone else I've seen in the business! Their staff is absolutely professional, responsive, personable, and so kind. They were at the ready to serve the guests in a timely manner, but also made sure all vendors were taken care of in a discreet manner. The food was absolutely visually stunning, and full of amazing flavors! Everything tasted so fresh and each dish complimented the next one. I was so thankful at the end of the event for the catering captain who immediately broke his staff in to teams and assigned them cleaning duties, which kept the evening running smoothly! More...

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30 May 2019

Good food and great service. What more could I ask for? I had the power lunch with the chicken goddess and brussel sprouts. It was very filling and could easily be two meals. My friend got the albacore salad which was also very tasty More...

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30 May 2019

Nice place to eat and drink

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30 May 2019

So nice

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30 May 2019

Excellent food, nice vibe, great service. Only downside is no full bar, beer and wine only.

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30 May 2019

Great option for lunch

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26 May 2019

Will be back! I had been to this restaurant for lunch a few years back and loved their sandwich and salad focused menu. I recently went back for dinner and was even more impressed by the quality of their food and service. I ordered their mushroom pasta and a spritz, which I would not hesitate to order again. They have a great selection of wines and a cool restaurant layout. Although parking is a little tough, it's worth the few extra minutes spent finding street parking. The items on the menu are at a fair price point and the casual/modern nature of the restaurant creates an uplifting ambiance. More...

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19 May 2019

I'll return friends next time. Prices are appropriate for the quality. I can see why they have a lot of good reviews.

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16 May 2019

Still delicious. The Miso Eggplant is a must. Short ribs were soft and tender, Duck was crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. Loved the steak tartare. Nice spin on an old classic. More...

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15 May 2019

The catering is wonderful. Ordered for UCLA events all the time. Food is delicious.

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15 May 2019

We discovered this place by chance but the reason we keep coming back is our favorite server Bobby. We love that he takes the time to make suggestions, create a welcoming atmosphere and make every dinner memorable. Highly recommend. Ask for Bobby.

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11 May 2019

Fundamental has the best food and staff. They are great servers and the food is fabulous. It is a tad pricey and too noisy but we'll return. Delucious

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10 May 2019

Good service, amazing food. I actually only ordered the sides. Brussel sprouts / salad and cauliflower. Everything was seasoned to perfection.

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7 May 2019

This place is my go to lunch. Jillian is the best. I hope I got her name right. I normally order my food via Yelp (Grubhub) and as soon as I get there my order's ready. Always on time never fails. Sometimes I get a cookie for free. I love that! They updated their lunch menu so do check it out. More...

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30 April 2019

Imaginative, tasty food and a friendly staff! What else do you need?Oh yeah, good prices. $15 for a sandwich, not bad!

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30 April 2019

Tasty good. Helpful staff when it comes to choosing wines. My hanger steak was very good. Everything else was solid. I appreciate that they do farm to table.

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30 April 2019

Great option for lunch for the Westwood working crowd. I ordered the BLT and a chocolate chip cookie (which was small, but decent). The BLT was amazing though! Perfectly toasted bread, crispy bacon, mayo, tomato jam versus regular tomatoes (an interesting twist) and it was spicy, sweet and salty all at the same time. A unique take on a classic sandwich. Didn't interact much with the staff but they seemed friendly. Would definitely come back to try their other sandwiches and the wine! More...

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25 April 2019

We had a great experience at fundamental LA!  In all honesty we knew we would as we are using them for our wedding catering this coming fall so we already know how delicious the food is but had never dined in the restaurant.  We got a good amount of food to share.  My BF loved the mixed olives while I enjoyed the brussel sprouts & cornbread with honey butter.  Guys that honey butter!!!  He tried the hanger steak and I did the braised short rib for entrees.  Really well balanced complex flavors in their dishes, you can tell they take time to pair things together to get those distinct flavors.  Service was great as well and they treated us to a nice champagne toast at the end!  We look forward to visiting their downtown location as well soon!  Shoutout to Lauren & Stephanie on the catering team they are awesome and were great to deal with when booking our catering! More...

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25 April 2019

perhaps it is just too fancy for me, but I was not blown away by this place. The flavors were good and it is fun watching them prepare things in the kitchen right in front of you, however I don't wake up in the middle of the night craving this place. With that said, I understand that this is not your average restaurant. More...

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19 April 2019

great spot for lunch. It is a bit loud to eat in, but quick to get in and out. Excellent food!

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17 April 2019

Food us great layered flavors cooked perfectly. Staff are very personable. I was headed to show so felt the time waiting for the check

Reviewed on Opentable

6 April 2019

I so love this restaurant ...its my go to place in Westwood before the theatre at Geffen or UCLA. I do wish they could find a way to make parking more accessible.

Reviewed on Opentable

3 April 2019

I used fundamental LA to provide catering services at my house for a party of 30 guests. The service, food, presentation, staff, and overall experience were fantastic. I would highly recommend fundamental LA to anyone who's looking for a high end catering service in LA. More...

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30 March 2019

Delicious food and a comfortable ambiance. The turkey breast sandwich is one of the best sandwiches I've ever had.

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