Odys and Penelope

4.7
1103 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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PP
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The smell of the wood fired grill greats you while still approaching the front door. The jumping flames from the open kitchen immediately grab your attention even before the attentive staff has time to say, "Welcome." And, if you still aren't convinced - just close your eyes and breathe. Listen to the fire pop in the kitchen, listen to your fellow guests thoroughly enjoying themselves. Then, take another deep breath and allow the deliciousness created by nothing but the air around you tease you for what's in store. Great cocktails - complimentary wine selections and a diverse menu that will satisfy everyone in your group. This was our third time dining at Odys and Penelope's (first time entertaining clients) and although it is a bit of a drive, we will be back.

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R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, great vibe, service was above average. Space had sort of an cold, industrial feel, which im not a big fan of but other people may like, and the menu options were a little limited but other than that, no complaints.

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JR
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun Mother-Daughter date. The menu is interesting and the service and food quality are excellent. We really liked the atmosphere and energy of the place. The crab focaccia appetizer and skirt steak were amazing! Definitely will be back.

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C
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and amazing food! Just make sure you’re seated in the main dining area—not the side annex.
Definitely going back

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m
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful. I think that my wife and I made mistakes in what we ordered as entrees. Although the food was very good, I think we would have been better off ordering other entrees. That being said the appetizer (the cheese puffs) the vegetable side dish (cauliflower) and the dessert Chocolate Rye pie with Mint Ice Cream were all absolutely top notch. I have no problem recommending it to others and will try it again and order different entrees.

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KO
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great week night dinner spot! I was able to make a reservation day of. Excellent food, attentive staff. It's nice, but also relaxed. I took my mom here, but it would also be a great spot for a date or a business dinner.

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M
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place for dining with friends - neighborhood find

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AA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our service was incredible, thanks to Peter. The food is excellent and priced fairly. We plan to return as soon as possible.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe in here, didn't get overly loud like a lot of places nearby. I thought the prices were reasonable, the cocktails were great, and the food was cooked perfect. I also liked that our table wasn't right on top of the tables next to us. Made you feel like you could talk at a normal volume.

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my wife's birthday. It's a great place with friends. Get a lot of dishes and share. The ribs are amazing - melt in your mouth. What am I saying, everything is good. Staff is attentive but not in your face.

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m
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

yummmmmmmmmmmm. Everything here is incredible. The appetizers, desserts and everything in between are top notch. HIGHLY recommend!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I only write reviews when I have something good to say, but I will share my thoughts because I believe this restaurant has potential. The ambiance is different, which makes this restaurant nice. The food though wasn’t great, it was simply average. We experienced something unusual during our visit as well. We notified the manager and she was very assuring that the situation would be taken care of. So yes, the service and servers were great, but the food, drinks, restroom...needs attention and improvement

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner there was absolutely delicious.

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O
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a nice and elegant place to enjoy a full experience. From the welcome, the food, the service, teh overall design - Great job O&P !

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b
Los Angeles
190 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we shared the tuna tacos and hamachi for the appetizers and for the entree we shared the brussel sprouts fried rice with the grilled branzino fillet. It was followed by the chocolate rye pie which was sweet. Service from Peter and Shannon were stellar. The Manhattan was made perfectly

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b
Los Angeles
94 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Odys. The warm cheese puffs and tuna tacos are a must. The salmon and the branzino were both fantastic. I only wish they served their martinis in proper martini glasses. Our server, Peter, is always attentive, friendly and provide excellent service.

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YT
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O&P never disappoints! The tri tip was delicious - cheese puffs baked fresh yum - broccolini - a win - and of course the chicken thighs wrapped in bacon - sooo good. That’s that

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C
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always good.

The fried rice/brussel sprouts dish-- one of my favorites, anywhere.

My criticism would be... Bring Back Brunch!

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T
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
4 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
19 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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H
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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OT
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
4 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
24 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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