Preux & Proper

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717 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Rooted in the bold flavors and techniques of the South, we season our food with a bit of Lowcountry swag and So-Cal culture. Our scratch cookery focuses on thoughtfully sourced sustainable ingredients, modern culinary technique and putting a whole lotta love into everything we do. The barroom downstairs offers our full menu and is open 7 days a week. Our fine dining room is open Thursday through Sunday. We are proud at announce that we a recipients of the 2019 Michelin Bib Gourmand!
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Keyword: Orpheum, Ace Hotel, Vogue Theater, DTLA, Downtown Los Angeles, Southern, Cajun, Creole, Louisiana, New Orleans, Soul Food

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Note: Preux & Proper will close promptly at 10:30pm this New Years Eve to allow our employees to enjoy the Ball Drop with their loved ones. Please make alternative arrangements for midnight.

But first come to Preux and Proper and get the best meal you've had all year. Have some bubbles!

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

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Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 1:00PM 6:00PM - 6:15PM

What 717 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mac and cheese and a Punk Evans. Get it. You won’t regret it.

L
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great looking place with fabulous vibe! Everyone is super friendly and helpful. Food is one of a kind deliciousness and East coast martini is perfect!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great experience

CA
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience3

Food, bland and overpriced and overrated. Very loud place and stuffy.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can’t say enough about the service. Professional, courteous, fun., they next leveled my special day. The food was outstanding, everyone loved it

LS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

The upstairs dining area may be better but we were in the lower spot and it wasn’t very enjoyable. The food was average. We were disappointed overall.

MM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

fun restaurant. Great food and ambiance. We will be back again.

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fabulous.
I am definitely bringing my next outing here.
Food was beyond expectations, especially the porkbelly and octopus.

B
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

If the restaurant isn't busy, perhaps they do a good job?
I had a 615p reservation however, they were clearly slammed. Took over 25 mins (and a complaint to the maitre'd) just to get a drink order in. I was hungry and every aspect of service was torturously slow.
Food was fine but the experience was not.

R
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food here is delicious and the drink selection is wonderful. Good service, but slow in bringing our check and cashing us out. Would go again.

F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is expected to be shared, so go with a big party. Everything was excellent.

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Another over-priced brunch spot. Not impressed. The server warned us that they bring the food out when each dish is ready but not all at the same time. We sat on the second level and there was this banging sound we kept hearing coming from below that was so loud and disruptive. We heard it periodically the entire time we were there. The food didn't live up to the price.

DA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Well Preux and Proper impresses, with a top-shelf, southern inspired meal that was an absolutely joy for all four diners. Admittedly, when we walked in and saw gumbo for $44, our collective grandmothers rolled over in their graves. The price point seemed high, but after a round of two first courses and two mains, the group of us were stuffed. I'd recommend ordering family style here, even though that's not quite clear on the menu. First up: cauliflower, perfect. A must order. Andouille with beans was a southern classic, with a sophisticated approach to sweet beans that worked. The catfish was a huge plate of crispy fried delish, ample for two, balancing the heavy flavor of catfish with the right crunch. And the pork chop was gorgeous, smoky flavored, enormous, and served over sweet beet greens. The veggies deviated from the southern formula, maybe a bit too sweet, but the dish lasted a total of three minutes at a hungry table. Banana pudding was a TBT hoot. Dear P & P, no decaf coffee? Bummer. Great service and thanks to the chefs for a memorable experience.

BM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience2

The food was not good at all. The host who sat us down was so kind and sweet; she made the dining experience nice. We keep seeing bugs on the wall next to our food. The food was not good. Honestly, was turned off by the bugs.

ME
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Before event at Orpheum theater. Perfect spot. Delicious food. Attentive service.

LB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I was ambitious and ordered catfish, andouille sausage, corn, and crab hushpuppies. Everything was tasty although the hushpuppies were fried hard - tough exterior and somewhat doughy interior.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great! Except the restaurant was closed an

MN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience5

Amazing food. Great cocktails. We loved everything we tried. Service was slow and it was super cold when we went, buy loved the food.

DB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience. Drinks and shared plates were all well prepared and very tasty, although we all ate too much.
One diner in our party had some food allergy questions and when our waitress wasn't 100% sure on some of the ingredients she brought in a manager who took great care of us and returned multiple times to ensure we were well taken care of. Very enjoyable evening.

S
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Cornbread and Poutine were faaantastic - and the Tiki drink for 2 was served in a big copper piineapple adding to the festive feel. Fun.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night dinner here before a show at the Ace Hotel Theater- perfect meal (gumbo), great drinks, close location, just a great choice all around.

PL
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks. Servers were nice. Nice environment. Great for a date.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing & eclectic food!

DF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed dinner here before a show at the Orpheum. Early enough to take advantage of happy hour drinks and appetizers. Everything we tried was wonderful. Will be back to explore the menu further.

K
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stumble upon this place while in LA. Quite the neighborhood find. They had an extensive happy hour special/menu. We tried the Carolina bbq cubano, fried Mississippi catfish, baked mac and cheese, braised collards and beignets. While I would have preferred less meat in the greens, overall the food had a great taste and was well seasoned. The house wine (Wycliff brut, I believe) paired well with our meal selection. Our server Chuey was very attentive and provided superb customer service. I would highly recommend for every day dining or special occasions.

NM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Not a great place. Save your money, and fly to New Orleans. ;)

Overpriced, extremely small portions, bland cocktails and food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Ran out of oysters before we arrived. Terrible service.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Downstairs stunk and the place was sticky. Thank god we only got desserts, which we did not even need. Glad we ate a huge meal before because the smell was a total turnoff.

DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Cool, hip vibe but the place is small and loud. Food was good but pricey, drinks were okay but the service was impeccable! Will be back but will try to hit happy hour and maybe grab a table outside on the patio.

FS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Just have to differentiate the upstairs "Propper" from the downstairs "Preux" menus. "Proper" has the more diverse menu.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Perfect for a date night.

s
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Definitely recommend - such a find in the middle of downtown. Great for pre-concert, or post concert...excellent bar and amazing space!

WD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Other than the oddity of needing to go upstairs to get a table downstairs, the atmosphere was nicely casual, the service timely and the food quality excellent. Sitting near the door does tend to punctuate the evening with the period boom of the shutting door, but that's easily overlooked thanks to the quality of the meal.

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for anniversaries! The best customer service I’ve ever gotten.

l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food is very hit or miss. Some dishes are delicious, some not so much. Overpriced for what you get—for these prices I’d rather go to Bavel or Majordomo.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good, however the menu did not accurately reflect the menu posted on Open Table. There were not as many options unfortunately.
I ordered the hush puppies, which tasted pretty good but, on the menu, was listed as a $22 entree. When it came out, it was served as a small appetizer and I felt ripped off. I had ordered this as my only course thinking it would be enough to serve one person. I’m not sure why the waiter, who was very friendly, didn’t point out that what I had ordered was small and more like an appetizer. If I had known, I would not have ordered 4 small balls for $22.
Another thing that wasn’t so nice was the seating. The only option for chairs are bar stools crammed up against the walls. This was okay since we weren’t there long, but I could imagine it being very uncomfortable for older guests or small kids.
Overall the experience was nice, but not somewhere I would return to due to what felt like overpriced food and the fact that downtown parking is minimum $15 on top of what we paid for the food.

PM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal as always. Only problem was deciding what to order from the incredible menu

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always have a good experience when I come! The food is AMAZING, the opens definitely set the vibe, and service was fast.

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Good environment. Quite enjoyable.

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OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Sunday family brunch.
The skillet corn bread is fantastic!
We ordered a couple of the Bloody Mary versions and they were really good.
The shrimp and grits were okay , the grits were coarse ground- would have been better if creamier. Flavor was delicious.
The crawfish roil was good too and on the proper grilled bun!
One of us ordered the egg and sausage dish- it was delivered to our table long after the other dishes and hubby was not impressed. Eggs were over cooked and the sausages were dry. Hoping that was unusual.

Overall is was a good experience, would like to try the dinners.