Preux & Proper

4.5
673 reviews
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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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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 6:15PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM 6:00PM - 6:15PM

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Preux & Proper is a New Orleans themed restaurant/bar in DTLA that is surprisingly tolerable.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is orgasmic, I was very pleased. Shared among my party were the chicken and waffles, shakshuka, French toast and shrimp and grits, all just amazing. Will definitely make a return trip.

I was too hung and busy enjoying my food to take photos, I wish I did, yet another reason to return.

My only complaint is that the bottomless mimosas are only served downstairs 🙁

E
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff Awesome, attentive, very nice and helpful !! Food excellent. I Would definitely return.

K
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfectly seasoned, creative and delicious! My new favorite restaurant! Our group really enjoyed dinner.

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

Excellent as usual. This is my fourth or fifth time eating here, and it was amazing and expected. My wife and I love this place, and we let everyone know about it if they are looking for a great place to eat in DTLA. Great food excellent service and a party like atmosphere keeps it lively! Come for the food, and leave feeling full and happy.

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I made a reservation for my sister's bachelorette dinner and we were able to be seated in the outdoor patio. The service was amazing and they showed my sister a great time. It was my third time at the restaurant and definitely not my last. Drinks and bar food options were great. Thank you!

EA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The food just wasn't good. Service was nice. A couple items were burnt.

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

Amazing food and love the ambience

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Great service!

a
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fun experience but very limited menu on a Saturday. The fried chicken sandwich was very good but small for the price. I wish they had offered fried chicken on Saturday.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

It was good

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazingly delicious!! My fav was the charred Octopus and Pork Belly! Not forgetting the Beignets sooooooo HEAVENLY!!!

MO
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

This was the best dineLA deal. It was a little odd that the food came out all out of order (some of us got our entrees before our appetizers) but everything was delicious, and nobody was left out of the eating with the shareable portions. The ambiance was fine, except that we could feel a shaking/vibrating as we were seated upstairs on the higher chairs. That was a little distracting. But otherwise, it's a neat space and the food is worth going back for!

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I brought my parents to Preux & Proper for dinner when they were in town during DineLA restaurant week. We were all extremely impressed by the quality of the food - that 36 hour steak was incredible! Everything was flavorful, generously portioned, and delicious. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and the food was all coursed out perfectly and delivered in a timely fashion. Our waters were always full and the food runners were lovely. The ambiance was very nice (save for the loud table next to us, but that is not the fault of the restaurant) - inviting decor and lighting and clean bathrooms. We each had a glass of house wine as part of the DineLA menu, but as a bartender I’d be interested in trying one of their house cocktails next time. Overall, we were very pleased with our experience!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Out server was wonderful, taking the time to explain the different menu items we were considering. Want to return to try the items we couldn’t this time around.

YL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Unfortunately, there were ALOT of flies where we were sitting in the back, near the plants and restrooms.

d
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location, good food and good drinks. Casual and easy.

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Truly an incredible first experience. Took my team out for an outing it was fantastic from start to finish. There was no dish we ordered where we thought it was just 'ok'. Every dish was flavorful, filling, and overall amazing.

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

I had the cubano which I highly recommend. Had so much flavor. It was my first time eating it. And now I crave them just thinking about it.

C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I think this place is very good. I'm from the South so there food is very good and elevated. I think the catfish was a bit disappointing but everything else was great, probably needed more of the sauce it's served with. Of all things I loved the cauliflower salad dish it was cold but so flavorful I couldn't stop eating it so highly recommend that.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

The service is ridiculous!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Very loud
Service poor

HG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Three of us went for Dine LA Summer 2019 and we were seriously impressed. Tons of options for each course and we were all extremely pleased with our selections. The glass of wine was an added bonus. We also got cocktails that we really enjoyed. Great, attentive service, excellent atmosphere. I would definitely recommend and I plan to return.

G
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drinks are delicious! Fried Game Hen was yummy ! Decor is super cute.. gives you NOLA vibes !

JA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I were trying to find a place to eat before a show at the Ace within walking distance. I didn’t know what to expect when I made our reservation as downtown has changed considerably since my days of frequenting the area. I’m glad to say my wife and I were very happy with the entire experience here. The staff was fun and attentive, the food was imaginatively delicious and the portions were generous. We cannot wait to head back with friends in tow.

DE
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We tried Preux and Proper during during dinela and it was awesome. The food and drinks were phenomenal and our waiter was very cordial and knowledgeable. We ate upstairs in the Proper section and the ambiance was really nice; as we were able to feel a breeze on what had been a really warm day. The only thing is since everything is made by order; it took the peach cobbler that we ordered a tad bit longer than we expected and we ran a little close on time for our next engagement. Other than that; everything was Awesome and we will definitely visit again!

1
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent evening from start to finish. Our server was attentive, professional, and helpful. We ordered 8 small plates and 3 entrees to share and each one was delicious and different. Our table of 6 shared everything and really enjoyed the range of flavors. The seasonal vegetables (corn, sprouted broccoli, carrots and beets) were a highlight in the small plates and the hot rabbit was our favorite entree. The beignets were to die for as was the peach cobbler. And a huge bonus was that there was not loud music so we could actual have conversations among the whole table! Loved the open window atmosphere on the second floor. All in all a great meal with friends!

LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Love this restaurant, made a reservation but didn't use it a private party upstairs. Great night, service was a little slow it was so busy!!!

They make accommodations but the taste is the same.

CP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The mimosas were not good at all. Waffle was too bready chicken was dry. But our waiter was awesome which was the best thing about this place

ZR
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent Fried Chicken, beignets.
Okay: Waffle was not crisp and the inside was rather dense.
The shrimp and grits was very tasty but a little too much salt.
Excellent: Service. Very hospitable and accommodating.
Very Good Mimosas

f
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Nice cute restaurant. The “Proper” upstairs was more the vibe we were looking for. I have some dietary restrictions but apparently they are on a strict no substitutions policy which I find a little awkward in LA since so many people have allergies or are on certain restrictive diets. We ended up accommodating my diet by ordering an extra vegetable dish and it worked out ok. Cute drinks. Pretty expensive- the plates are shared but small so I would go on a special occasion. We went out dancing after and we felt light enough to do so.

T
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

I ordered the catfish, shrimp & oyster po boy, fries, corn bread, and I was extremely disappointed......the fries and mimosa was the only thing that I enjoyed. The presentation of everything was nice & the service was okay, unfortunately I won’t be back

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had put in a special request for a table and we were sat at a less than ideal spot when we first arrived and when I asked to be resat the hostess made arrangements to have us moved to a hightop table by the windows, the ultimately desired spot, and the change really made the evening particularly special. We so appreciated him making the change for us. We had great service and the food was delicious, as per usual. All around, an amazing night and our out of town guests were delighted. Thank you for providing such excellence. With gratitude, Karis

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were great!

BM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We selected Preux & Proper because it was close to our hotel and concert venue. If you are staying at the ACE and going to see a show at the Orpheum P&P is the place to eat dinner - so convenient and delicious! We follow a Whole30 diet and we were a bit concerned if we could stay close to compliance, but it was easy. The whole menu seemed to made for people watching what they eat - thank you, LA, for being health conscious. This did not in any way take away from the menu and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We started with the Marinated Cauliflower Romanesco Salad, the Charred Octopus and the Smoked Porterhouse Pork Chop. The cauliflower salad was like nothing we've had in a restaurant before - I am going to try to recreate it at home. Octopus is easy to screw up, but this dish was perfect. The pork chop was actually prepared MEDIUM and the side was nice and light paired with the meat. I can't say enough about much we liked our meal and the cocktails and service were good, too.

BB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Sat down and no one brought menus. Waited no be came to greet us. Walked out and ate elsewhere.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food and drink were on point. Service was decent but not expeptional. It's still chilly out, so the whole outdoor window scene without heaters doesn't work too well.

S
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Not too long of a wait with reservation. Although happy hour price don’t apply to guests sitting at the tables, we were happy with the drink options. One of our dishes got cancelled due to supply, but they apologize with a small dish on the house.

M
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Southern Food. Had Mac and cheese and skillet corn bread, which was so rich and buttery. Also fried catfish on remoulade. Beignets for dessert and Peach Cobbler which was also delicious.

DI
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed a very attentive and delicious experience in the Proper dining room.
The grilled yellow sweet corn and the squash blossom chili relleno were our favorites. However, we loved the special green beans and the sea trout, which was perfect. We closed with the beignets. The cocktails were creative and delicious. We had the Thugs Passion, P&P Old Fasioned (very good), the Rising Sun. I want to have the whiskey taster next time.
We'll be in downtown in two weeks and will return.

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