Tartine Bianco - Los Angeles

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Californian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Lunch
The name Tartine Bianco stems from the collaboration between Chad Robertson, Liz Prueitt of Tartine, and Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco. This relationship and the ideals it carries are vital in the philosophy behind the menu. The menu takes into consideration the many cultures that represent Los Angeles. With a large emphasis on locality and seasonality, Tartine Bianco will provide its guests the highest quality ingredients, prepared with the best intentions and respect for those ingredients. They’ve carefully cultivated relationships with purveyors and farmers like Cairnspring Mills, which sources from local grain farmers, Cream Co. Meats which provides meat grown sustainably and with superior flavor in mind, and Bianco DiNapoli’s California vine ripened and organically grown, canned tomatoes. The menu is designed to be shared and should begin with what Tartine is best known for… bread. The wine list will change regularly and, like the food, will reflect the mood of the season.
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K
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for brunch, we were a party of 5, sat on the patio and had a wonderful meal!! We ordered the hummus, which was delish. The bread was extra, $6 for 3 slices, it was expensive, but worth it! I had the little gem salad, which was excellent. Other dishes ordered were the breakfast sandwich, salmon Tartine and fried chicken sandwich. Everyone was very happy with their meal. Our dishes came out at different times and mine was the last to come out, the waiter gave us a coddled egg and also a chocolate croissant for the delay.

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a
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The parking is annoying as there is 1 pay station. Otherwise, fabulous.

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n
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Our reservation was at 9:30a yesterday, 6/23. the weather was a bit chili, there were 7 of us. We were seated directly across from the front door which was kept wide open. We had 3 kids (they are 3½, 6 & 7 years + my mother, 95 year old). I asked if they can close the door because we were cold, but the gentleman said "NO". It did not go well with us with his attitude.

natalie

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S
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

VERY loud, unfortunately, so difficult to have a flowing conversation. Some of the food is excellent, all of it is quite good.

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k
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food here is outstanding! However my only gripe (and it's been my gripe since they opened a few months ago) is that their service is lacking. They seem overstaffed during the day and terribly understaffed in the evening. My poor waiter looked exhausted! I also wasn't happy receiving my appetizer after I received my main - nor having to wait almost 20 minutes for an after-dinner latte. If Tartine Bianco can figure a better service system their Yelp reviews will improve!

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OT
Los Angeles
130 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Had dinner in the cafe. Ordered a variety of dishes to share with a friend. Octopus...great creamy avocado sauce..not much octopus and it was a bit slimy. Asparagus ..cooked perfectly with a delicious egg sauce topped with red caviar. Sweetbreads, what there was of them, were delicious...accompanied with a crunchy rice that was out of this world. Pizza flat bread, wasn't exactly flat as it is served on Tartine's sour dough bread, which is delicious. One piece to share...We were so full after indulging in
such a variety of food, but topped it off with a shared piece of lemon/tangerine cake...light and fluffy and melted in your mouth...lucky for us, the ice cream store was already closed!!! and all the baked goods were gone.

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s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Literally did not get our food for 30 minutes. All tables around us were served and gone. The waitress never checked in on us and was nowhere to be found. Terrible service but great food. Egg/sausage sandwich is fab. Celery/dandelion salad is ridic good. But the smorebreads are tiny af are so not worth the cost.

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JA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food! Ricotta tartine was incredible! Though the parking would be expensive but they validate.

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating our 65th birthdays. Our birthdays are exactly 2 months apart. First time at Tartine Bianco. We love Tartine in SF and Pizzaria Bianco in Phoenix. The bakery and market were nicely stocked at 7pm. Walked right up to the counter and was helped right away. No 1/2-3/4 of an hour wait in line like the original in the city. But the bread pudding was a disappointment. Looked like a small fruit tart with cooed blackberries on top. But dinner was fantastic! Asparagus and bread as a starter, steak and greens for dinner,
Passion fruit lime Bavarian and brownie sundae for dessert! Fantastic, well worth the wait for the restaurant to open and what a great combination of wonderful chefs!

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SW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals Ive had in LA in a long time.
Loved that we could add a loaf of bread to take home. great touch.

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s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite LA restaurants.
I am a returning customer.

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OT
Los Angeles
131 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Sat outside as it was very noisy inside. Got there late in the day so bakery was just about sold out of everything. Had little gem salad. It was delicious. Also shared a open face smoked salmon sandwich which was very tasty. Overall I like the place, but think it is a bit over priced for what you receive. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Was very annoyed with a service charge that helps pay their kitchen staff a "living wage"...Shouldn't tartine be paying their staff a living wage? If their expenses have increase, why not put in their budget as a line item and raise their pricey prices by another 5%. no one would notice the difference, but everyone notices the extra charge. So annoying.

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LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

I don’t normally give bad reviews, but we waited over 40 minutes to have someone take our drink order and when I signaled the waitress, she sighed and rolled her eyes at me. After our order was actually taken, the food was brought out at different times complete w a hair. I don’t think we will be going back ever again

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m
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband loves bread so we went for Father's Day... It was a huge success. Brunch food is good with enough choices for all of us. The wait staff was wonderful. Of course, had to buy a loaf of bread for home.

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y
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great casual spot for a light bite. The hummus and bread was great. Chicken liver pate and pickled veggies were normal

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NY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food, beautiful bread and a spacious setting.

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FT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

The whole DTLA Row experience is lovely but more staged than tasty. Lovely hostess but the waiters seem pre-occupied and pretty. Me thinks it's getting hard to find help these days that aren't "in it until something better comes along".

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T
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice venue. Excellent service. Beautifully prepared food!

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T
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

What a treat! I had read the story in the Los Angeles Times about the new Tartine Bianco and the Manufactory complex. How exciting to re-use those old buildings. I know Tartine in San Francisco and have been there many times. I am thrilled to have it in L.A. We came for lunch on a quiet Tuesday afternoon. The space is large and modern industrial. The food is delicious, the menu has many choices and the service spot on. There is also a small market area filled with wonderful food items to take home. By all means, make a reservation and have breakfast, lunch or dinner. You will not be disappointed.

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JR
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bravo and kudos to the Tartine + Bianco team! So thrilled you are in LA! Yeah for us!!!
Looking forward to many more meals, market + ice cream visits!!!

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T
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tartine Bianco does not disappoint. They get extra credit for the cocktail serviced with a sustainable metal straw! The patty melt was such a treat. Just perfectly executed. Always make it a point to have the morning bun... no matter what time of day!

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AD
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a pleasant surprise to find a great place to dine in downtown LA. The food was amazing. We ordered the coddled egg, the quiche and two different salad. We enjoyed everything. It was also reasonably priced for the quality of the food. The service was amazing. The server ( I wish remembered her name) was very informative and patient with us. Since it’s our first time, we had a lot of questions. We are definitely coming back.

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h
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very friendly service, though at times felt that the restaurant was slightly understaffed. Food was very yummy, and some items were a good value, but overall a relatively expensive meal. Personally, I think that adding 5% to every bill "so that the restaurant can pay fair wages" is BS - just charge a little more for the food OR the owners can take a slightly smaller salary if they are so intent on paying workers more money. I'm hardly think that it is MY responsibility - I'm already doing my part by coming to the restaurant and buying the food and then adding a tip to my bill.

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h
Seattle
67 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have visited for brunch and for dinner. The menu need to have more options, and the place is a bit expensive, and has a 5% surcharge (what is up with that???) We had a good time but the menu is somewhat limited. The cocktails and the bread and butter are absolutely outstanding. The Swarm Vol III, the Haiku, and the Granita Applebum are delicious, although pricey, cocktails. Other items are just pretty good. The beet salad and the crispy potatoes somehow do not work very well. The eggplant and ricotta dips are good, but somehow not exceedingly delicious. The chicken liver pate toast had too much pate relative to toast, if you can believe it. I did enjoy the scone a lot.
I would still like to try the egg salad sandwich, a farro salad, and a chocolate tart which was not on the menu the night we visited.
The service is excellent.
Row DTLA is a bit weird - I have to wonder whether it is going to make it.

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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have had breakfast twice at Tartine Bianco and enjoyed both experiences. Their bakery is amazing.

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F
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The sausage and fried potatoes were superb! We also loved the morning buns. They are orange-scented and super amazing!

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OT
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Some odd choices on the menu, so stick to things on bread. And salads.

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VM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved sharing Tartine Bianco with some first-timers and eating our weight in bread. Our service was delightful and the food was even better! Looking forward to many more meals there.

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CM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I love Tartine and will be back again. This is my third visit. The staff is wonderful and it is in a great location.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tartine Bianco and Factory was great!!! The entire area has a low key, cool vibe to it with an amazing food to match. Tartine Bianco was delicious and of course the bread, amazing.

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c
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We arrived early for a late afternoon Memorial Day lunch reservation and was seated immediately by a friendly server who informed us that they were out of our initial two selections including the namesake tartines. The patty melt on the web site was no longer on the menu. After some quick strategizing about an early dinner elsewhere we comforted ourselves with a luscious lemon meringue cake and four espressos having run into two old friends, spending two hours reminiscing. We can't wait to return. The entire complex is stunning.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

The service was horrendous, my waiter barely came to the table. And the restaurant was out of six things on a limited menu. I love the restaurant and cafe in SF but I will definitely not return to the one in LA.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Yes! A wonderful place to meet up with friends and the bread is amazing. Love the location at Row DTLA - what a hidden gem.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Terrible service. We sat outside and it seemed like they forgot about us (even though it was mostly full outside). It was almost impossible to get anyone’s attention and they kept pretending not to see us. Both the hostess and our server were rude/disinterested and the other employees who were not rude seemed confused and disorganized.

The food, which was fine but doesn’t justify the hype, did not compensate for the bad service. Getting someone to bring us the check proved to be a nearly impossible task. Won’t be returning.

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SM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious, and the staff provided excellent service. We were a little surprised by the $50 corkage fee. That information was not on the website or menu, nor was it disclosed by the staff before opening our bottle of wine.

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LA
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Best bread in town. But like every last element of the meal, you'll pay for it. Nothing comes for free, and the portions are not hefty. So don't go starving--or a least come with a wallet and attitude to lay out some cash. But overall the food is delicious. A quiche that is custardy and melts in your mouth. The salmon tartine uses great quality cream cheese and smoked salmon, but feels a bit boring after bite 5 or 6. Needed something fun to break up the flavors. We had a great server and everyone was extremely friendly and professional. Because of it's location near the food court next door, it makes for a great excursion for the family. Definitely worth doing. And buy a loaf of bread to take home. The country white and sesame loaves are insane.

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JS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A lot of hype but so so food. My coddled eggs were over done, bland and not really worth the $16 they charge!

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We keep returning to Tartine because:
1> We love the bread
2> We love getting something to eat before or after we've bought some bread

This time we came and requested outside patio seating because the patio is dog friendly for friendly dogs. Had some flatbreads and a lamb shank which was enjoyed by everyone in our part - dog included.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

日本に未進出のサンフランシスコのタルティーヌのパンが最高に美味しかった。この場所の雰囲気もいいし見るべき店も色々あります。

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a
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food delicious. We ate outdoor so noise level was perfect for old friends. Looking forward to going back again .... and shopping in their fabulous market!

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