Coin & Candor

4.6
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84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Coin & Candor, a California Brasserie, is an expression of Chef José Fernandez’s integrated approach to culinary experiences. Combining thoughtfully sourced local ingredients with wood-fired cooking techniques, Coin & Candor features forward-thinking, rustic dishes brought to life by the region’s very best farmers and purveyors.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM 1:30PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:15PM - 10:00PM

What 84 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.1
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful dinner. Great food. Great atmosphere. Kid friendly.

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time at Coin & Candor. We have previously been to all the other Four Seasons Westlake venues. They have all been different, but all lovely. This was no exception. We sat outside overlooking the waterfall on a warm full moon evening. Our server, Zach, couldn't have been better. He was really knowledgeable , answered all our questions and made great suggestions. To be honest, I think I needed a little help interpreting all the menu options. The zucchini flowers with sorbet was a refreshing surprise, and my husband loved the heirloom tomato watermelon salad. We had some bread to start, which was really fresh and warm. The salted butter made it even better. For an entree, I would highly recommend the salmon -it just melted in my mouth. We shared grilled asparagus, that came with a yogurt sauce, which was so good. For dessert, we shared a wonderful peach cobbler with ice cream. It was not your traditional cobbler, but it was just about perfect. We were both thoroughly pleased with a delicious meal. They worked some kind of magic with unexpected flavors .

c
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at the restaurant. Everything was very good, both taste and quality of food and the service.

M
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Soup served cold. Salad dressing mostly oil, little flavor.
Fish portion originally had both filets, now only one filet.
Bread is excellent

PS
Los Angeles
449 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience!!! Thank you!

L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at Coin & Candor to celebrate my birthday with family. The food was great, we shared a bunch of different sides and main courses. I love that the ingredients are so fresh and that they come from local farms. The desserts were also incredible. Super rich and delicious!

MS
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed our lunch at the beautifully renovated restaurant

LA
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The bread is delicious! And the menu items are very original, healthy, and fresh.

f
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great place! I would highly suggest this restaurant to celebrate any special occasion. The food is delicious and the service is wonderful. Can’t wait to come back!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!

RT
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Nice, atmosphere and great service at the restaurant. The food was pretty good, however not at the price point. It's to be expected inside a high end hotel. Overall, had a fun and enjoyed the evening.

EV
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a family brunch on a Sunday with my son who was on business in LA from London. As we live in Santa Barbara, it is a perfect spot to meet. While we have been to the Four Seasons before for this purpose the Coin & Candor is new to us and a very different look from a few years ago. The food was very good, chicken and waffles and eggs benedict and burgers. All very good. Service was attentive even thought it was very busy. The farm to table theme is still key and the food was very nice.
We will return. We did make a reservation ahead of time.

EB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was my first time eating at Coin and Candor. Several things on the menu stood out to me, but the Fennel and Bell Pepper soup called my name. The presentation was was very nice to start and the taste was glorious. The combo of tomato and garlic toast with the soup made it even better. I’d go back just for this. I followed with the red snapper which also very tasty. I opted for the Heirloom Corn Stew as a side. It paired well with the fish, but I wasn’t a big fan of the aioli. It was a bit too sweet for me. I could have stopped there, but dessert was calling. It was a toss-up between Pistachio Soufflé and Peach Cobbler. The cobbler won out. The flavors and texture were good, but the crumble was a bit sweet for me...and I have a huge sweet tooth. Perhaps it’s because I make peach cobbler that I’m picky about it. I’ll give the soufflé a shot next time. Oh...there will definitely be a next time.

TK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere! Going with friends again for sure!

LY
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!!! Lovely food, atmosphere is very relaxing.

LA
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Open table doesn’t mention that this restaurant is at the Four Seasons hotel. The ambiance is very nice. However, the food is underwhelming. We had brunch there. My omelette was dry and a puny little salad was soaked in dressing. I expect much more.

LT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and the food was pretty good as well. The dessert was the best part. We asked to sit outside because it was so noisy inside due to a large party. They should do something with the acoustics in the restaurant.

V
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I were looking for something quaint and elegant with outdoor ambiance. We found it at Coin and Candor. Our waitress, Kaitlin, beautifully explained the menu, answered our questions, and made outstanding recommendations. We sat on the patio with a view of the waterfalls, starting with cocktails and home milled bread before ordering our entree. We highly recommend Coin and Candor for date night. We will definitely bring friends here, the ambience of the waterfalls makes it a very unique dining experience.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

This place is beautiful and the food is good just not something to write home about. For such an amazing atmosphere - I was left thinking the food would be off the charts great. With that said we enjoyed our time here. Great restaurant overall all

JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Service although was friendly enough, was really slow. Entrée served before clearing away salad plates, had to wait for cutlery to eat my steak, waited way to long for another cocktail to be served, etc. as far as the food, it's farm to table which can be a positive at times (not this time!) and I had a $63. Rib Eye that was less than impressive!! Looking around the restaurant you could see that there just wasn't enough serve staff, more managers and hostesses than needed on the floor which didn't make any sense. It's loud but we knew it would be before we even booked the reservation. We may return for a lunch one day because it appeared as though they had great outside seating...but this won't be a go to for a romantic dinner in the future, which is a shame because we love the Four Seasons for just that reason!

N
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food is good. Not great but good. Husband enjoyed the butter that came with the sourdough bread. Ordered the Snapper. Good not great. Also ordered the skirt steak. That was also good but not great. Drinks are good as well.

MH
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place. I actually was a bit disappointed since being Labor Day they only had the brunch menu which I thought they had their all ay menu as well...but it was great. Chicken and Waffle was perfect. Nice place for brunch and from last time...dinner was fantastic. I'll be back.

S
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was delicious. It’s a very bright & open restaurant. I was there for an early lunch. I had the vegan burger & it was really good. Veggie burgers are hit & miss. I’ll definitely go back for this one. There are many vegetarian & vegan choices. Can’t wait to go back and try the other items on the menu.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Food was good but service was really bad!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, love the renovations

TD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

First and foremost, this restaurant, set in the middle of the Four Season Hotel, is extremely loud. There is little that dampens the noise and it is difficult to hear your dining guests... house type music sets the background in rhythmic thumps. A side note, the restaurant in its effort to be hip, seems to clash with the foundations of the buildings brick and the wood panels. The design does not marry well with the rest of the hotel. Most importantly, the food looked amazing but in the end was extremely bland... like you were ascribed a NO sodium, hospital diet. The salad appeared washed but undried with little to no dressing (and I like my dressing barely there) and super watery. The flavors seemed to clash with one another. Even the heirloom tomatoes were disappointing. Overall, the food was disappointing, the service staff was excellent and the environment was jarring. I definitely wouldn’t recommend it.

TV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We sat outside which is probably a better option than inside. Ambiance outside was nice. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Bread was lovely. Salads (little gem and mistacanza) were very good. Quality of ingredients is evident. Grilled cauliflower with mole was outstanding. My wife had shrimp and grits which she liked but the shrimp were over cooked. I had the red snapper which was also very good but slightly over cooked as well.

To sum it up - we will be back but will either try different entrees or order additional sides

GS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Beautiful setting with options for indoor and outdoor dining. The food was very good with menu featuring many local farms. Friendly service, however, very slow. It took almost one hour to have our dinner request taken.

C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great server and presentation. The service was prompt. The wood fire oven made the food delicious. Wonderful view.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience

HL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent! We really enjoyed the Cast Iron pork belly. It melts in your mouth. The red snapper was very tasty as well. But our highlight was the DESSERT! Very technical dishes. The dessert/pastry chef has a station in the restaurant so you can watch your dessert being made. We loved the pistachio souffle. It's like a deconstructed spumoni. SO GOOD. We also loved the pavolova, which is like an ice cream in an ice cream. We will be back again!

MH
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing. We enjoyed everything we ordered. We loved the ambiance and the service was great.

LA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It’s my go to restaurant in Westlake. Whether it’s lunch, cocktails at the bar, dinner at the bar or main dining room the food, wine list and cocktails are fabulous! Beautiful decor, great music, leather chairs are comfortable and stylish if you don’t sit on the booth side.
Only thing is I wish they made the private room enclosed and more private. It could be such a great room for a larger party.

CL
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Went for our 35th anniversary and asked for a table with a view (outdoors or at least by the window) but this was not granted. All we got got was "I'm sorry". Also, no acknowledgement of special occasion ... why even ask

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible food, beautiful ambiance, and impeccable service.

KG
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

It is a beautiful setting. I felt the music was too loud, so it made conversing hard. I also felt they are trying to create a menu that is different, but it didn't translate into great tasting food. Our server was wonderful, as were all the other staff who helped us.

M
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

Absolutely slow service

S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Food was amazing!

JD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a fantastic meal. Food was eclectic and delicious. Service was spot on. Great wine list as well. The place is open format with a large bar in the middle so somewhat noisy.

DW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great!! Nice place for a business dinner.