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6703 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Central L.A)
(323) 935-2977
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Ranked #279 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: French, Californian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: Citrus
Description: Quinn Hatfield's deft touch in the kitchen shines through on his short but dead-on, market-fresh menu. Appetizers are playful: Fabulously fleshy charred octopus is offset by a citrus-candied orange rind, and an updated croque madame features fresh hamachi, along with proscuitto, quail egg and out-of-this-world brioche. Main courses are uniformly excellent, be it juicy pan-roasted seabass, meaty duck breast that eats like a steak, and luscious, mint-crusted rack of lamb. For desserts, Karen Hatfield outdoes herself with the molten-centered house specialty chocolate peanut butter truffle cake, which is worth every decadent calorie its name promises.
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105 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Waterdown, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This has got to be one of the top 5 meals I have had in my life. As a self-proclaimed foodie, I do not say this lightly. We went there for our 10th anniversary dinner, made an early reservation (we are early dinner-eaters) and got the best seat in the house, if you’re a foodie: the booth directly facing the... More

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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant is absolutely great! The table settings, the decor and the atmosphere are superb! A professional staff, high class table settings, wonderful energy, immaculate restrooms and the most important part, gourmet food! My wife had the prefixed menu with the duck and I enjoyed the New York steak which was marvelous on a Saturday night with reservations for a... More

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Newport Beach, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Every single dish was excellent. The portions perfect, the plating artistic. Even the bread was delicious. A foodie's delight - the price tag commensurate with a fine dining experience. The room is large with an open kitchen, tables not so close together that you feel intruded. Service was polite and helpful, not effusive. All in all a wonderful evening. Two... More

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Los Angeles
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

OK here is the scoop on this very famous place, now in the space formerly occupied by Citrus. All reviews will tell you how wonderful the food and service are - and they are so very correct. I ordered the squash soup and the sea bass. Both were excellent. There is an excellent vegetarian selection also. The place is expensive... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I'm not certain but I believe that Hatfield's is the only Michelin starred restaurant in Los Angeles (1 star of a possible 3). This should mean that the establishment is exceptional. Yet, I don't feel it reached that level and it is very expensive. A recent meal at another top restaurant (but without the Michelin Star), Lucques, seemed superior to... More

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

For Christmas our children gave us a gift certificate to Hatfield's in Los Angeles. The food was excellent (we ended sharing with each other), the service was excellent, and it was just a joyful evening. This is a great place to eat and I am glad that I had the chance.

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Burbank, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Where do I even start? This food was of the finnest quality ingredients, everything was cooked to prefection. The combination of flavors was flawless, I will deffenitely be back to try an updated menu. If they have the earl grey milksake I would recommend this as the perfect way to end the meal. Hope this helps. Best- Riley

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Natal, RN
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Ok, so I went to a trip around California with my boyfriend, and when we stopped in LA, we had this idea of finding a very good place to have dinner. The first option was going to another restaurant, but when we found out they did not have available place, I found this restaurant: Hatfield's. I was looking for a... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Okay it was one of the best food I've ever had in L.A, I loved everything I had, it was very well made, no complaint. However is it is a friend trip, I don't recommend it because the clientele was a little bit older, so you can end up feeling uncomfortable.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I love a leisurely dinner, but there is a difference between leisurely and slow. This place is just plain slow. The table next to us complained several times about it. The food is good, but forgettable. The design is uninspired. Not worth the cost. There are infinitely better choices for fine dining in LA.

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