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fundamental LA
Sandwich Shop$$
Today 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
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1303 Westwood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
1303 Westwood BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90024
$$Sandwich Shop, American Restaurant
Sandwich Shop
American Restaurant
Wine Bar
Takeout Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:00 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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Daniel Frame
in the last week
Great place, great customer service. I had an issue with an order through Uber Fresh (not their fault) and to make it up to us they sent over a beautiful lunch. Had the Cobb salad, the watermelon chicken salad, as well as the Brussels sprouts, orzo, and chocolate chip cookies. It was really amazing and very thoughtful of them to go out of their way to make sure we had a great experience. As an aside, I also recently went to an event that was catered by them and it was also awesome-- beautifully prepared, meticulous and fresh. Would use them for catering for sure and will absolutely have to come in person sometime!
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John Wie
a month ago
fundamental LA is an artistic restaurant to say the least. The decor is a little dark and intimate. The food (at least the one I chose) came in a prie-fixe menu with some fascinating choices and wine pairings as well (labeled on the wine glass itself) for about $45. The best items included the foie gras waffles, prawn grits and the delicious melting pork belly. Definitely worth a look - make sure to RSVP (they have valet or park in the neighborhood).
Lisa Tran
5 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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Yenny Du
7 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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David Brassell
2 months 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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3 months 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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Stella Plato
5 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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Manuel R
9 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.