Odys and Penelope

4.7
1121 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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Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant ! Everything is delicious and their veggies/ sides change based on seasonal ingredients. Really nice space and great service.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good date spot if one of you is a vegetarian and the other isn’t

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful restaurant w great food. I had the broccoli and beet salad and the incredible slow cooked and huge barbecue rib.

The service was great and helpful and thankfully not rushed even on a crowded Saturday night.

Ask for a table in the back, where we were happily seated and the noise level is less challenging.

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

Looking for an absolute winning place to go for a Saturday night? This is it. Great drinks, wonderful food. Home cooking on a night out.

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M
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a special place. Some of the most flavorful food I have had in LA! Desserts to die for. Great atmosphere. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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EB
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The noise level was just too high. Food was ok. Probably the best item was the burger.

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G
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This was meant to be a lovely date night and instead turned into a starving meal with a bad attitude waiter who was more concerned about getting the food to the famous person next to us. I have never had to wait 1 whole hour between ordering my food and it arriving at my table...especially when the starter is RAW fish and fried mushrooms and yet that's what happened. 1 whole hour waiting while the two tables next to us who had ordered at EXACTLY the same time got their appetizers AND main courses before we were told ours was "coming shortly". No apology. No "let us take that off the bill", just "it's coming". When it did come and the waiter asked us how it was, my boyfriend was just taking his first bite and said "give we a second and I'll let you know but the appetizers were very good". It didn't matter though as the waiter had left before my boyfriend even had a chance to compliment the appetizers. I've been here before the and the service was good. I'm not sure what happened this Friday night but we won't ever be coming back and I definitely won't be recommending this as a date night restaurant. Customer Service matters. I don't care how good the fried mushrooms are, if the services is terrible and I'm paying over $100 for dinner, then you can keep your mushrooms and ruin someone else date night.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Odys and Penelope is always a great option. My boyfriend and I love their pork belly bolognese, maple rosemary pork ribs, and the creamy crab on the grilled focaccia. The restaurant its self has a cool, mellow vibe that is very inviting and all the waiters were very friendly as well. We came around 6pm on a Thursday night so there weren’t a lot of people because they just opened for dinner. I’ve also been when it’s busy but either way the atmosphere is welcoming and we really enjoyed ourself!

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JT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, but small portions and way too expensive.

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s
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific - Colin is a fantastic, knowledgeable server.

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A
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food, very nice atmosphere but a bit pricey

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KA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious! However, the portions for the main dishes and some of the sides were much smaller than expected (especially for the price), so be prepared for that. If those portions are the same size for lunch, it might be better to eat there then. The drinks were standard LA prices, and perhaps just a little smaller as well.

I'd definitely go back though!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun night out for a nice meal with a friend or group.

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i
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Burger was super salty and not even good. Cheese puffs tasted raw on the inside. Will not go back or recommend.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time at Odys and Penelope and it was fantastic.

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BS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Sat near wood fire oven, was a bit toasty, but ambiance, drinks and experience was great. Would go back. The cheese puffs are great!

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PP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
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 15, 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 14, 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 12, 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 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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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OP
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish this place rules. Food and Service are spectacular. I was only disappointed because they had just run out of the short rib but nonetheless my second choice was available and equally as spectacular. I have driven by this place for years now but had yet to visit and now I am so glad I did!!!!! Eat here!!! Yum!

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AL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 1, 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 26, 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 25, 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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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner there was absolutely delicious.

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O
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 24, 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
195 reviews
Dined on January 21, 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
95 reviews
Dined on January 19, 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 18, 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 13, 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 10, 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
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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 December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience.

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PG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
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 30, 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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