Santuari Restaurant

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144 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
SANTUARI offers a cuisine driven culinary experience utilizing a seasonal approach to produce.
Led by Executive Chef Brendan Mica — whose culinary travel accolades include serving as Chef de Cuisine at the Wilshire under James Beard nominated Chef Andrew Kirschner and The Standard Grill in New York City as well as Asia de Cuba with Chef Luis Pous in Abu Dhabi — the scratch run kitchen focuses on fresh, internationally inflected California cuisine.

The varied menu highlighted by Mediterranean accents includes; roasted carrot hummus; housemade chorizo flat bread with Manchego cheese; sweet pea ravioli with ricotta cheese, Meyer lemon beurre blanc and mushrooms; seared scallops with charred onion purée and fennel salad. The menu also features evergreen dishes including grilled rack of lamb with Greek yogurt and pomegranate; and a 28 oz dry-aged bone-in ribeye with a roasted garlic butter crust.

Santuari Restaurant
323-902-9700
info@santuarirestaurant.com
www.santuarirestaurant.com

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Tue - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 6:15PM
Sat 5:30PM - 6:15PM

What 144 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

As previous visits, experience was perfect. Food and drinks lovely.

NO
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner. The restaurant is beautiful and unique. The server and service was awesome. The food was so very delicious. We definitely plan to return.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing
Waiter was amazing
Love the ambiance

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was good but the cocktails were fantastic!

s
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

unfortunately, the service here was terrible..right front the start

the staff couldn't seem to care less about serving us, as it took about 30 mins to even get a drink served ( and the place was largely empty) at least the food came out quickly , but was disappointing to say the least, just OK

would not go back

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful ambience and great food! Service from Braden was amazing!

S
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The proprietors, Patrick and Spencer, always there to meet and greet.
Spectacular ambience with a diversified , eclectic menu..........very good service.
Dining at Santuari is ALWAYS a special evening!

MV
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely beautiful restaurant. Great service. Fabulous owners.

L
Los Angeles
113 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The server was MIA and we needed additional items when our food arrived. Unfortunately we had to ask another server.

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Food was delicious ... some things were a little off but overall nice dining experience!

IV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience!

Y
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Sat outside.
Lovely ambience.
Service was good, but follow thru was lacking. Had to ask multiple times for bread & only rec'd for 1 person.
Food is good, but expensive. Salads are amazing.

TP
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food and service... quiet and classy... love it!

J
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took a friend there for her birthday. The Moroccan decir is lovely, and we were able to enjoy conversing at a low noise level. It was not crowded, so if fill, the noise level would probably be higher. It had an interesting menu, and the food was excellent. We especially enjoyed the black cod ceviche, which we shared. Our server was nice and attentive and very helpful with the menu. Overall, excellent experience, and we will definitely go there again.

L
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a hidden gem! The food is excellent, the room is very pretty, service great...why isn’t this place packed??!! Everything we had was delicious - little gem salad, ceviche, beet salad (wow), mussels, lamb chops(another wow). Only thing I’d change was the mountain of frisee on the pork dish. Not the best presentation but still very good. Should we tell everyone or keep it our secret? We will definitely be back!

C
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, excellent service and ambiance. We will definitely go back.

RF
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tennis club is a beautiful relaxing setting as the backdrop for the restaurant. The food was delicious and I intend to bring many friends here to enjoy the experience.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Very pretty space and decor. The main dining room could definitely use less light for even more effect. The food was good, fresh .

AK
Munich
21 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Very tasty and innovative. Great friendly service.

AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were truly 5 star! And the ambiance is lovely!

g
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Picturesque, with an eclectic menu and aggressive pricing. Acoustics very bright, susceptible to loud ambiance. Service was excellent. We were there for brunch. We will be back to try dinner.

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

This was our first time dining at Santuari. There were four of us: my wife, two friends and i. We were all delighted with the entire dining experience from start to finish and will return many times. The entire staff is so helpful and kind and welcoming. The food is magnificent and different enough to distinguish it from many other restaurants.

The chef is a master of blending tastes, textures and presentation. His use of herbs and spices (especially Moroccan) is amazing. We had some small plates as appetizers. The mussels in a seasoned garlic butter broth were cooked to perfection and seasoned differently than I had ever had before. The linguini Bolognese wa a delightful surprise. I am used to a meat sauce in a Bolognese dish. The chef made this a red seafood sauce with finely diced squid, shrimp and scallops in a tomato basil sauce with annatto and parmesan.

I had the special of the night, a thick cut pork chop cooked medium rare. Juicy, well seasoned and beautifully presented. The other three in our party had lamb chops and there was a unanimous thumbs up for that as well. Don't miss out on the fingerling potatoes.

Desserts are utterly sinful. The German chocolate cake is amazing. Their gelati are some of the best I have had.

The food alone is enough to earn the highest rating. But wait.....there's more.

Our waiter was superlative. Unanimous five stars. Great service without the stuffiness and pretense that too often accompanies fine dining service. Braden is friendly, helpful, knows the menu perfectly and after listening to our questions and answering them perfectly he made recommendations that were absolutely perfect. I cannot say enough good things about this young man. We will be asking for him on future visits.

We tried Santauri because we wanted to try something different that our usual cuisine choices. We were more than happy with the choice and will be returning.

M
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and fantastic service. Thank you

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent and the service impeccable

JR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our hostess was excellent, presentation was beautful, service was exceptional.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

GREAT (all caps) ambiance. Food very tasty and service also quite good. Would love some more options on the menu (and/or specials) so I have more motivation to visit more frequent.

ME
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific new find. An interesting menu with food that was really good. The Green Goddess salad dressing was the best I've had in ages and the strawberry short cake was terrific, baked fresh with a hint of rhubarb and enough for two or three. My main course was fish. It was served with a unique sauce and very good.

GL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve been here 4-5 times and are never disappointed. Most beautiful restaurant in the area and the food is outstanding.

MF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Such a wonderful addition to our neighborhood dining options. Food is consistently delicious, service is terrific, ambiance is elegantly casual. Only request is the bar menu be available, upon request, in the dining room. We enjoy certain dishes from that menu, however, we are consistently told they are not available in the dining room. As regulars, we would love to see that available, upon request, of course.

AB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere.

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

Excellent food, fresh , friendly staff
The atmosphere is great. Really love it

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and services were fantastic
We will definitely be returning

n
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

What a nice surprise! The Chef does an awesome job elevating the authenticity of the Mediterranean kitchen. The starters were excellent! We had the heirloom tomato salad and the octopus. Both great! Entrees: if you decide on the whole fish and have a side you are good to go for two! Good service, our waiter was present (till the check part) but not engaging. Management present and touched tables to say hi. Overall very, very pleasant experience. We will be back :)

FG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had an amazing time and look forward to going back the food is excellent and the service is stellar. 💕

NO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful place, whether you're there for a quick workday lunch, a laid-back Sunday brunch, or a cozy romantic dinner. Attentive staff, beautiful interior, flavorful and tastefully presented dishes. Can't wait to got there again.

f
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I decided to head here for a quiet solo lunch because it had good reviews online. I was not disappointed, and in fact, found myself utterly delighted. The thoughtful, nuanced curating of every dish was equally matched by my server's knowledge of the menu and wine list. His service was attentive, but not over-bearing. The setting was lovely, and every interaction with the staff, from the host to the valet, was welcoming and sincere. I will be back.

KC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent, as always.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVE THIA PLACE!! Their service is really good! The food is so tasty!

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

Very quiet, food and drink wonderful and did not have to compete with music.
Looking forward to next visit.
Wait staff fabulous

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