Odys and Penelope

4.7
1085 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Fire and wood are at the heart of Odys + Penelope where acclaimed husband and wife chef team Quinn and Karen Hatfield showcase their inventive, seasonal cuisine. The menu boasts a robust selection of wood-fired small plates and larger mains of meats, seafood and vegetables. The casual and relaxed restaurant features an open kitchen providing an up close and personal view of the live fire grill. The full bar offers handcrafted cocktails, craft beers, and wines by the glass and bottle.

Los Angeles Magazine “Three Stars”
Los Angeles Magazine “Best New Restaurant”
Angeleno “10 Most Exciting New Restaurants”
Sunset Magazine “Ten Best New Restaurants in Southern California”

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

Odys and Penelope in Mid-Wilshire is upscale American comfort food at its finest. And also the best smelling restaurant in LA.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
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New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We are from Boston and just love to visit our daughter here in LA. She always picks the best places to check out and Odys and Penelope was no exception. Bar program was yummy too and always an added bonus. Service was laid back but friendly.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

They were out of ribs at 7PM, disappointing. Burgers were a bit over cooked but desserts were wonderful. Beer was good but would have liked a draft option. Noise level was high so not easy to hear with 6 people.
Definitely will try again.......

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.

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PG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff could not have been more welcoming or engaging. We did not have one bad bite out of 8 dishes we tried! Everything was delicious.

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H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service. All servers are awesome. Food is great. Dessert is out of this world.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is perfect and the flavors are perfect!

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O
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful, contemporary and clean design. Great inventive menu. Wonderful presentation.
The service could be a little bit more friendly. Or maybe it was just our waiter. The interaction was extremely limited and cold . . .

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food! Great ambiance! Not such great service. Waiter was too busy and took some time to get to our table and once he did the drinks we ordered were also slow to follow. The place is beautiful and the food is memorable.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and drinks. Would recommend to anyone.

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w
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our night. Service is friendly and helpful. It tended to be on the slow side so don't expect to be in a hurry here. Food seems innovative and fun. Restaurant is located on La Brea, so virtually no foot traffic on the Sunday evening we were there. All and all, it's a pretty, warm restaurant with interesting, tasty food where most would be happy.

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PT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance. It's cozy with dim lighting but also very popular and buzzing. There are many delicious and unique drinks. The food menu is diverse and everything is delicious. The service was fantastic, our server was extremely attentive, friendly and KNOWLEDGEABLE. We had the cheese rolls, onion rings, rotisserie pork and the bolognese. The bolognese was the highlight by far but everything was incredible. The best part is that the tip is included!!!!

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CQ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. We all enjoyed different entees and starters. We werenit blown away by the Chocolate Rye Pie that other reviewers raved about. The best thing that we ordered was the Cheese Buns. They were amazung. Overall it was a very good dinner.

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PO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Other than being a beautiful space, I can’t really think of anything positive to say about this restaurant.
Our waiter was not engaging, the food was very mid-range and a bit overpriced and the drinks were....timid.
No plans to go back.

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S
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for Happy Hour. Great selection of food and drinks at the bar during this time. Have eaten here a couple of times before, but this time, though the food was good, we found all of the food on the overly salty side.

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OT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing!
We went there for a friend’s birthday. A bit pricey but worth every penny. The food was delicious. The waiter, Phillip, was very helpful and professional.
The ambiance was lovely.
Really made the birthday dinner very special.
Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere- perfect for bringing a really good friend from out of town. Loved the small plates- cauliflower w/millet was amazing. This is my new favorite restaurant.

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PR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food very good but portions on small side. My husband was still hungry.

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KU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was a great experience overall-service was a bit slow and we had to ask about our meals but other than that, it was warm, inviting, the staff was pleasant and the food was fantastic!

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TJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here a few times now, and the food has always been delicious. This time, it was amazing. I think that might've been the best salmon I've ever had...I actually asked my dining companion if she thought it would be awkward to lick the plate. (She said "no" but I restrained myself.) It can get a little loud in there, but otherwise, this has become a regular go-to for me.

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w
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good across the board. Service was helpful and friendly. The restaurant's wood tables and open kitchen is modern warm. Very pleasant surroundings. Conducive to conversation. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always outstanding. It was nice in that it was not as crowded as usual so made for better conversation(less noise).

It is not an inexpensive meal so if you are after romance or ambience not just food this may not be your spot!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!! Consistent.

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, a bit overpriced for the portion size, especially sides. $9 for 6 onion rings, come on.
Deserts are the best !!!!!!!

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our waiter. He was so not like your typical LA waiter. Zero pretense. Very genuine a little kooky in a great way.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing every time I go to Odys and Penelope! Love the fried rice and pappardelle. I wish the Caesar was still on the menu! The ambiance is great but it’s a bit noisy and difficult to hear the other end of the table. Our server did his job but no wow factor. I love this restaurant and will go back over and over.

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k
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. The fish is excellent. The main courses are well balanced and an appropriate size. The service is excellent.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!!

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BW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good, friendly servers. Love it!

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JC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience was brunch with out of town friends, who read about the restaurant as a fan of the chefs/owners. Loved the donut holes and dipping jam! Excellent, delectable menu, so we knew we had to come back again.

Wonderful space and ambiance for dinner. Our server, Collin, was impeccable with timing, knowledge and service. Made a strong impression on our guests visiting from Portland. Every bite and drink was superb, especially the tequila cocktail. This may be our staple LA restaurant ambassador!

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was sooooo good —everything, especially the deserts! The service was great too

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my favorite restaurant for brunch and dinner as well, this place just driven by culinary excellence

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F
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I asked for a booth by the windows and was very pleased that my request was honored.

I liked the fact that an 18% gratuity was included in the bill but think this should have been better noted.

Overall a very pleasant evening at Odys & Penelope.

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M
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I mean the appetizers were sad; but the steaks made up for it, we tried 2 different kinds of steaks and they were both very good.

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F
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love O & P's! I requested of my family that we go there for my birthday. We had a 7:30 reservation, and were accomodated even though we arrived at 6:00! (5 of us). The food is wonderful, especially the small plate appetizers. The cheese puffs are amazing!

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F
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great menu, fun atmosphere. Loved it!

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LB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We had really bad service but the food itself was good and the atmosphere was quaint. Portions are small but overall a good meal

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F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Service, staff that know the menu, eclectic and delicious food. I recommend it!!!

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KQ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one of the best meals ever at Odys and Penelope on Friday evening. Service was friendly and responsive, the cocktails were delicious, and the entrees were heavenly, carefully prepared and beautifully served. The restaurant's interior is beautiful and warm, and the ambiance is gracious.

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LL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant. The food was creative and delicious. It’s a very happening place but also has a quieter section in the back that was perfect for an evening catching up with old friends.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really cute place to do brunch on a Sunday morning. It’s relatively quiet and not crowded so it’s easy to find a spot. They also take reservations for brunch which is rare in this town. The service is great and the food is amazing. Get the “French toast”! You won’t regret it!

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