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“Unbelievable Sunday brunch!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Culina, Modern Italian

Culina, Modern Italian
300 South Doheny Drive, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (Central L.A)
+1 310-860-4000
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Ranked #24 of 8,891 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: Burton Way
Description: Culina, Modern Italian has been recognized as one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles by Zagat, one of the best restaurants for power lunches by both The Hollywood Reporter and Haute Living, and is among Wine Enthusiast's list of the "100 Best Wine Restaurants."
Portland, Maine
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“Unbelievable Sunday brunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a staple for us when we are in LA. The Sunday brunch is one of the best we have found anywhere in the US. From the breakfast staples, to fresh sushi, shrimp, and dumplings, to hand carved meats, to delicious deserts, everything is done to a high standard. Yes, it is expensive but you certainly get what you pay for. We love sitting outside with a group of friends and enjoy the afternoon filled with high quality food, drink, and lots of laughter!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“A good meal at Culina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Once you get over checking in at the front desk, which like most LA establishments, is staffed by people with too much attitude, the experience at Culina is always good.
Sat outside by the fire pit and had a great meal of seared scallops followed by Lobster pappardelle.

Visited September 2013
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The Woodlands, Texas
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“Stunning Sunday Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

While planning my visit Beverly Hills, I searched online for the best Sunday brunch in the area. My search led me to Culina. Even my driver stated that theirs was the place to go for Sunday brunch. I can happily report that I agree with all of the recommendations. Having had Sunday brunch in some of the best hotels across the country, I was floored with the selection at Culina.

Others serve cold jumbo shrimp cocktail, Culina had cold jumbo shrimp three deliciously different ways. They didn't just serve sushi, they served incredibly fresh and premium quality sashimi. The carved prime rib was truly succulent, and the smoked salmon was some of the best I've ever had - buttery and really did melt in my mouth. The desserts looked beautiful and were abundant, but I was too full to try any of it.

The service was excellent as well: attentive, but not intrusive, and the atmosphere was elegant: gorgeous decor, lovely patio for outdoor seating to enjoy the perfect weather.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

.... and wait till you have their burger!!!! We love all of their Italian dishes and specials.. deserts are top as well..

Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Brunch with my sister”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had brunch here with my sister-in-law and had such a fabulous time. The food was amazing, and the service was incredible. We will be back.

Visited June 2013
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