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“Great Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hatfield's

Hatfield's
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.
Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The setting is not the warmest , its simplistic , but the feel was cold , however the food was excellent and service was just as impressive

Visited November 2013
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Los Angeles
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Very good, doesn't quite cross into the outstanding category”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I will say the food is outstanding. The prices are high, but well worth it. The portions are perfectly sized and the attention to detail/quality of the food is amazing. I am going to downgrade the restaurant on ambiance and service. For the price and level of restaurant, I didn't think the service was very attentive and teetered on snobbish, which is unfortunate. The ambiance, for a nicer restaurant is strange as well. I felt cramped and as if we were eating with the couples on either side of us. I would go back, but there are better places in LA.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Visited Hatfields for the 1st time a few weeks ago and had the 4-course tasting menu which was fabulous. Spectacular flavour and texture combinations and just the right amount of food to keep me happy without feeling I was stuffing myself. Only thing stopping a 5th star was a couple of bits of grit in my scallops 1st course and the fact that for my pre-dinner drink I would have liked a beer that I recognised in addition to the interesting local, but obscure offerings.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent addition to LA dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

First time dining. First impressions, great reception welcome, and a warm, inviting room (great lighting - even the turkey necked LA dames looking good !) with a glass walled kitchen.

The menu is short - but interesting and dishes from the tasting menus can be taken a la carte. Flavour combinations expertly crafted; sashimi, prosciutto, egg and brioche anyone ? and ingredients fresh and well handled.

Wine list was a little disappointing - given Wine Mag's award - however, pricing was fair.

In all, a serious food restaurant, smart, but nicely relaxed.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great tasting food but made us sick”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I were there last night for the first time, the menu was very interesting, the food tasted great and the service was excellent. Unfortunately, we both got sick to our stomachs later that night and thought we were going to throw up. Not all of the dishes seemed hot enough, so, perhaps, bacteria grew. It was a disappointing end to an otherwise nice experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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