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Upstairs 2

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Westside
Mediterranean, Tapas
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2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1803 (Tennessee & 405 Fwy.)
310-231-0415
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Extraordinary

There are a ton of restaurants in LA. Some are good. But this one, this little gem is truly exceptional. The food has variety and some lovely person has put a lot of thought into every plate. The wine is exceptional and the ambiance is nice. This is a hidden gem =)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
SarahA20132014
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  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

There are a ton of restaurants in LA. Some are good. But this one, this little gem is truly exceptional. The food has variety and some lovely person has put a lot of thought into every plate. The wine is exceptional and the ambiance is nice. This is a hidden gem =)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We came upon this place buy mistake really looking for something else, to our advantage it was nice and cozy. The drinks and selection was very good, yet the food was ok. I want to say it wasn't where we wanted to go and well it was a nice place to just sit, have drinks and leave basically. Once is... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a fun place to go to try different wines. The wine selection is great, food nothing special. We enjoyed the mahi mahi, brussels sprouts salad, and salmon croquettes. The sea bass very good, but the mole short rib was over cooked. Service average: they did not refill our water upon request and took away our food too quickly-... More 

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Upland, California, United States
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233 reviews 233 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wow. Nice decor on the top of a small building--drive up to a congested parking zone in what appears to be an industrial area. Ambitious offerings and wide-ranging wine list. But the food left a LOT to be desired. Tried Chef Todd's White Truffle and Rioja Tasting Menu dinner. $95. Some of the dishes just didn't work. Good filet on... More 

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Hard to find but actually easy to get to and from if you are staying bear LAX. Upstairs 2 is a small place with big flavors. Dishes are arranged in a rather quiry format of a comparison to different types of wines. Ranging from appetizers (champagnes and sparklers*) to first courses (lighter whites) progressing to heavier dishers (bordeaus and full... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

The space is very intimate, Cozy, in fact. We chose to sit at the bar. The hostess was very friendly and checked on us throughout the evening. The bartender was very personable and well informed on the wine selections. There were so many menu items from which to chose, we found it difficult to decide. I had the beet and... More 

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Los Angeles, Ca
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

They honored their dinela menu on Sat night was excellent. I had the steelhead salmon and cucumber soup. We eat here regularly. We were a party of 6 and we all loved our meals.

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Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Come here for the wine. Duh. Spot on wine tasting - either a decent 2.5 ounce or 6 ounce pour or carafe. The 2.5 pour is a perfect sample of their nicely curated wine list. Our server was extremely helpful and I should have listened to her recommendation in the first place. The food? Well, I think (and want to... More 

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Los Angeles
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96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Upstairs 2 has a very odd location, it's on top of the Wine House, on a side street next to an on ramp to the 405. Don't let this fool you, this is a top notch restaurant, with an unbelievable wine list. We have eaten here dozens of times, and plan to eat here dozens of more in the future.... More 

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LA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Upstairs 2 has a huge tapas style menu - something for everyone: Steak, Chicken, Fish, Lamb, Floatbreads, Pasta, Veggies, Rolls, Salads... astounding amount given the small restuarant size. Great wine list. Cucumber Rolls: 3 Star => too much mayo? Artichoke Salad: 4 Star Mushroom Ravioli: 5 Star - AWESOME Red Sanpper: 3.5 Star - a little too saucy Dates: 4... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1803
    (Tennessee & 405 Fwy.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: 310-231-0415

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?