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fundamental LA
Sandwich Shop$$
Today 5:30 – 11:00 pm
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1303 Westwood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
1303 Westwood BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90024
$$Sandwich Shop, American Restaurant
Sandwich Shop
American Restaurant
Wine Bar
Takeout Restaurant
Today 5:30 – 11:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 11:00 pmSunday Closed
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Seasonal American bistro for lunch sandwiches, fish-centric dinners & many wines in sleek surrounds.- Google
"I ordered online and got the fried chicken sandwich and brussel sprouts."
"Have to have the homemade cream soda."
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a month ago
I had a great experience at Fundamental last week. The staff was all very helpful and kind. It was a pretty busy time and things looked very efficient. I split with my girlfriend a watermelon chicken arugula salad that was very tasty and fresh with the perfect amount of feta. I highly recommend trying this salad. I also ate a cuban sandwich that was the "sandwich of the week". The pork belly was delicious and the bread was pressed and toasted perfectly. I wish it came with a little extra like lettuce and tomato but then again I could of asked. It was a great cuban but not best only because Ive tried so many in my time. This sandwich is also a great choice but apparently so are the Fried Chicken (high ranked) and the Turkey sandwich according to one of the waiters. We also got some chocolate chip cookies which are really good and the perfect combo of consistent soft and crunchy (very rare we had 4!). I will definitely come back and recommend this spot to friends :)
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Lisa Tran
4 months ago
I live near this restaurant and decided to stop by here during my walk home from school. I was very hungry so I ended up ordering 2 sandwiches and a potato salad. The wrapping and presentation of the food was very whimsical. The restaurant itself seemed very cute. I watched the chef make my potato salad and I liked how he tasted it and approved of it before he packaged it in the box to give to me. The warm potato salad was meh for me. I guess I'm not a fan of warm salad in general. I didn't like the bacon either. I just forced myself to finish it because the asian in me forbade me from wasting food. The cuban torta was good. I love any sandwich with a sour spicy component to it--ie the pickled jalapenos. I don't think it's worth the $11 though as it did not fill me up. And I don't remember the fried egg being in there. Maybe the menu changed since I've been there? Anyways, last dish I ate from there was the egg salad sandwich. I always have days when I CRAVE an egg salad sandwich and if I don't eat one -- well that doesn't happen because I always get my hands on one. Anyways, that day was an egg sandwich day. Looking at the menu now, it says "egg two ways" but I didn't see or taste that then. It was alright as well. All in all, I think the menu and its descriptions hyped up the dishes so much that I wasn't satisfied when I ate them. Parking: I suggest parking at the residential areas behind the store as it's free! It's a short walk as well :)
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Manuel R
8 months ago
We are two older gay men who have dined at many restaurants around the world and are very picky. Our dinner experience at Fundamental LA was at a high level of fine service, creative and delicious small plates all in a very nice ambiance. The wine list is unique and features some temping choices. We consider it a great find among the newer restaurants in the LA area. Our congratulations to the Executive Chef and all of the staff at Fundamental LA.
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andrea k
a year ago
The food here is so well prepared. I ate here last night for the first time in a while, and enjoyed every bite. They have a tasting menu where you can select one dish from each of 3 sections, plus dessert, for $35. [I had: pea soup(w/ vanilla panna cotta, pea shoots and mint oil), house-made pappardelle(w/ wild mushroom, parsnip puree, pecorino), and pork tenderloin (w/ heirloom bean, spinach, fennel chutney)]. After all that, I had no room for dessert so just had some coffee instead. I was dining alone last night, and sat perched at the counter facing the open kitchen. Not all open kitchens make for good viewing, but I enjoyed watching these guys work together to create the dishes and get them out to the tables. Plus the plating was beautiful, and service was great too.
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David Brassell
3 weeks ago
Fundamental is hipster meets food. Everything is modern hip, from the ambiance to the menu items. All in all, most of the items we had were good. The duck was our favorite, extremely succulent and good balance of flavor. The kampachi was fresh, and the service was great. A bit steeper than I would have expected, but the prefix is a pretty good deal if you are hungry.
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Yenny Du
6 months ago
NOTE: this review is for my to-go experience only I've had fundamental LA bookmarked for ages because they have a fried chicken sandwich on their menu! I love fried chicken sandwiches but was quite disappointed with fundamental's. I ordered online and got the fried chicken sandwich and brussel sprouts. The fried chicken itself was in a patty same and breaded like a McDonald's McChicken sandwich! I've never had a fried chicken sandwich that didn't have the crunchy bready coating. The chicken itself was also very dry. The sandwich uses a biscuit-y bread, which was wayy too much bread for me. The brussel sprouts were also rather soggy and had a very strange marinade - too salty and too wet. I didn't finish my meal. The ordering experience was very easy (I did it on my phone) and I walked in and picked it up super quick. I was very disappointed by the food though. Maybe I'll try dining in next time :(
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Stella Plato
4 months ago
I am not a huge fan if Fundamental, it is close to my office so I have been a few times and tried several different sandwiches. The menu items all sound delicious but I've often been disappointed. Sometimes there is too much sauce other times the sandwich is really small (especially given the price and lack of side). I have also tried the salads with a similar lack of satisfaction. The staff is really nice/helpful and ordering process was easy.
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Alex Nano
a year ago
I've been here 3 times over past 9 months. The food is great, but the place is NOISY. Tall ceilings, narrow room = acoustical nightmare. I've been twice for lunch and once for dinner... same story. crazy loud. unpleasantly so. Owners, please do something about this! It needs to be addressed. So much has gone into the rest of the place... a shame to let such a glaring issue go unresolved. (fixing it is so cheap & easy - felt under tables, some acoustic tiles in the corners or a few strips of hanging felt) I work at UCLA, and it's nice to have something in the area that is different from most others in the area & more like places in Venice, Santa Monica, Silverlake, Downtown - or pretty much anywhere else in LA. thanks for bringing some great food to Westwood. Please make it easier to enjoy it...
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