great food, impeccable better service, mediocre service, great special dateoccasion place, pricey meal, warm red wine, just fabulous everything
Patina Sucks. This restaurant is a joke. The waiters are radioactive. Food is not what this place cares about. Only an idiot would eat here. Bring your wife, girlfriend or date here and she will be gone by the end of the evening. The waiters and owners are gay. The food is part of some elaborate game of woman stealing. One bite of the crap they serve and you will know that this place is a a cia farce. Every minute in this pigsty is unbearable. There is nothing good to say about this place. The food is cooked by faggets, prepared by faggets and served by faggets.Even the person at the cash register is a fagget.The red sauce is worse than ragu. The veal is frozen animal. The vegetables are moldy. The people that go there are all hollywood queers. Enjoy crap if you so desire.
Outstanding and memorable experience.
Our family celebrated a birthday at Patina on July 13 before heading to the Ahmanson to see South Pacific (which was amazing....)
Our meal was outstanding but we ran out of time for dessert...we had ordered and paid for it but didn't have time to eat it before showtime...the restaurant saved our desserts and had a table set and waiting for us after the show...we were treated so beautifully and it made our special day truly an experience to remember!!!
Overprice and Bland, Bland, Bland. Dinner for 4 people was about $500. Too bad the $55 foie gras & truffle ravioli was utterly bland and flavorless. The chicken was fair/okay, but not worth the $37 or so price. Service was certainly friendly, if not a little showy. Never, never again –– there are too, too many excellent downtown L.A. restaurants today. I'm really sorry we wasted our time at such a stuffy, overpriced poser. This chef must have zero integrity - they certainly knew they're shoveling overpriced crap there.
By far the worst restaurant I've been to in 40 years. We decided to have dinner at Patina because it was close to Dorothy Chandler. The manager upon noticing the very expensive Prada bag my friend was carrying made it his mission to dote on her the entire evening. He was arrogant, shallow and rude. Beyond his behavior, the food was not worth the price----tasteless, bland, forgettable. I ordered the New York Strip Pave---again forgettable. I'm conviced any good reviews on this restaurant must be written by the staff. I've made it a point to mention my experience at Patina to as many people as I can. My friends intend to write their own reviews as well. Stay away...stay very far away!!!!
The appetizer we ordered they were out of, so they brought a substitution without even making us aware beforehand.
We ordered several different bottles of wine, and the waiter poured a new bottle over a different glass of wine.
No apologies, just utterly rude and incompetent service.
Great Dining Experience.
Went to Patina last night for a special occasion. We were a little concerned because of the recent poor reviews about the wait staff. Shouldn't have worried, our waiter Kevin was excellent. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. My wife wanted the tasting menu and I wanted to order off the regular menu. We have had problems with this in the past at other restaurants. Not a problem for Kevin. Not only did he accommodate the request and pace the meals well, but he also substituted a course (cheese course) in the tasting menu with a second dessert at our request.
Now to the food. Our meals started with an amuse bouche of salmon sashimi, fennel and creme fraiche. I ordered the roasted veal chop with sweetbreads in a maple syrup glaze with chanterelles and cipolini onions. My wife had the tasting menu with green pepper crusted tuna belly, sauteed foie gras with bartlett pear, alaskan king salmon with white truffle infused parsnip crust, kobe beef, pear sorbet with a sponge cake and chestnut nougat (in place of cheese course) and a chocolate parfait with marshmallow ice cream. My meal was very good and my wife enjoyed the tasting menu (good but not out of this world). However, the service was impeccable (although not very busy) and really made the dining experience.
The wine list was excellent, but since I was the only one drinking wine, I opted for wines by the glass. I had a couple of glasses of the chateauneuf du pape which was good. When I wanted a third glass of wine with my meal and received a stern look from my wife, again Kevin came to the rescue and offered up a wonderful half glass option. I ordered a half glass of volnay premier cru to polish off the night (probably should have started with this, it was very good).
Meal was pricey (expect to spend $100+ pp), but good special occasion dining. Not crazy about the new venue, would have probably preferred their previous location on Melrose, but service was impeccable. Will definitely be back.
Well OK. Had a business dinner in the downtown location at the recommendation of my client. All in all it was a pleasent dinner. Friendly staff. The food was really tasty although a few dishes were too odd for me. Great room. Enjoyed the downtown vibe. I'm going to try another downtown restaurant called Engine something or other since I dug the city environment.
Michelin, Please Take Away Their Star!.
I was really excited to go to Patina, as it has a Michelin star, and had been well-written about in reviews. I was so disappointed by the experience, and now understand the controversy of the Michelin rating system.
The worst offense was my main, which was the halibut. It was very overdone and dry. One of my friends could also tell how overcooked it was from looking at it. If we could tell, why couldn't the chefs? This is basic cooking technique -- this sort of error is not acceptable at a well-rated establishment.
My friends ordered the tasting menu, which included a dish that had a weird cylinder of squash that was so hard (like a raw carrot), that I thought that it was going to go flying each time they cut into it. Also, one of them ordered the wine pairings, and the server repeatedly forgot to bring the wine with each course. We had to keep waving her down to remind her. By the dessert course, she was completely absent, so my friend didn't receive the wine at all for that course. There was no acknowledgement or apology regarding this horrible lapse in service.
The saving grace was the amazing desserts and cheese cart. However, that was hardly enough to redeem all the negatives. If you want to go to a Michelin restaurant, go to Gordon Ramsay's or Osteria Mozza instead!
Great place for Italian food!.
Romantic, good service, good food.
Good Italian cuisine and they seems to have good chief!
They also have Valet parking!
incompetent and draconian catering.
i was at the bowl for the opening night not too long ago and there were two things that stood out. first, they served their red wine warm, extremely warm. did the management there not realize that it was 100 degrees outside? terrible. The other thing that I realize is the way they treat their employees. there must have been hundreds of them, but this does not mean that you scream at them like animals. I have seen this happen before and it really puts a bad taste in my mouth. the management there seem very ridiculous in their stress level and yet they still overlook things like warm red wine. the food was good but patina itself is another story.
they should be very careful of how they behave lest damaging video gets leaked, showing them for their true colors. the next time i see this kind of behavior from management, they will know where their business went...
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