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Upstairs 2

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2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1803 (Tennessee & 405 Fwy.)
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Santa Monica, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This used to be a favorite. Chef Todd Barrie was amazing. When he left the prices went up and the quality down. The service has been suffering too. The reviews also went down...until a publicist took over. Chef Todd is still available for catering, but not through the restaurant.

Thank nastass
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a bite after a matinee at the Geffen. Ordered heirloom carrots and lamb flatbread AND a tasting flight of Rioja wines. After the flight was poured, woman came over and explained each wine and why its interesting- also in what order to do so. They were all delicious and I'm glad I followed her advice of tasting order.... More 

Thank Holly S
Woodland Hills, Ca
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We went there for a Groupon wine paired dinner. Sometimes when they see that, you get ignored. Not here. The food was first rate as was the service and the wine parings really made sense. Hard to believe the fois gras was art f the deal but it was and since my dining partner was not a fan, I got... More 

Thank Carl J
Melbourne, Australia
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429 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is frequented by locals as it is well priced and has an amazingly extensive menu They have very good food well presented by friendly staff one of whom is the owner. It has an amazingly extensive wine list and a very long and interesting food menu Our meals were good but just a little salty for me I... More 

Thank Evelynne G
Los Angeles
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We've been here several times before and thought this small, quaint restaurant would be romantic and fun for her special day. I was spot on as it did deliver what was expected. It sits above The Wine House up a driveway in the rear. You can be assured that the wine selection is special. They feature different wines by the... More 

Thank 264kenf
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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176 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The menu is confusing as the food is "paired" with wine---indeed a different approach but a little difficult to comprehend when from salad through entrees are scattered amongst white and reds! The atmosphere is local and genuine with mostly comfortable seats but no round tables The food is average given all of the other outstanding LA establishments that are near... More 

Thank henry k
Los Angeles, California
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My wife and I went here for our anniversary dinner, having never gone before. They really are into wines- which neither me nor my wife drink. That's OK. We went for the food. The menu is varied. I think a chef runs the show here b/c he/she has a bunch of special, unique items on the menu. We were not... More 

Thank BJBrew
Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This was the perfect choice for dinner with friends. The food was amazing and the wine pairings were perfectly matched to the food. I highly recommend the four course tasting menu. Great value for the cost!

Thank Dean L
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food and service here make for a wonderful combination. Great for couples or groups the small, dimly lit dining room makes for the ideal ambiance for any number of occasions. I've been both with friends as well as on date night and have an amazing experience every time. The wait staff is incredibly well informed on the wines and... More 

Thank ouchapole
Los Angeles
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always good food-in this case a Maine lobster dinner with great friendly service and well paired wines.

Thank Susie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?