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Sandwich Shop$$
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1303 Westwood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024
1303 Westwood BoulevardUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90024
(310) 444-7581fundamental-la.com
$$Sandwich Shop, American Restaurant
Sandwich Shop
American Restaurant
Bar
Takeout Restaurant
Restaurant
Wine Bar
Today Closed
Sunday ClosedMonday ClosedTuesday 11AM–3PM, 5:30–10PMWednesday 11AM–3PM, 5:30–10PMThursday 11AM–3PM, 5:30–10PMFriday 11AM–3PM, 5:30–11PMSaturday 5:30–11PM
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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."
"The small black olives are much better than the big fat green ones."
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Kevin Cabral
a month ago
Essentially LA's Westville with better chef's special sandwiches, fundamental combines an avant-grade restaurant-quality wine list with a casual modern cafeteria style setting. Sure to be a comfortable setting for a stylish and memorable lunch at a fair price.
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Charlotte Wen
2 months ago
Fundamental LA is one of our favorite restaurants in LA. We've been coming for years, trying new things whenever we can, and have never been disappointed with a single dish. The food here is innovative, beautiful, and delicious. Some particular standouts - scallops are always stellar, no matter the preparation; the brussels sprouts are always delightful; and the churros and angel food cake are wonderful. But this is one of those rare places where you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
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Eugene Campbell
a month ago
Yum yum yum. The best sandwiches around, their dirty sauce is to die for. I'm in love with the Jim Rome. Their dutch crunch is amazing. Their red pesto is amazing. Just go (and don't forget to call your order in or use their app so you don't have to wait!)
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Joseph Ross
7 months ago
The food here is 5 stars, however due to the fact the majority of the food items are "shared style" this makes you order a bunch of different food items and this place gets real expensive fast. The $7 fingerlings are essentially awesome french fries. The dipping chili? Sauce is delicious too. $8 for olives is way too pricey, but it was good. The small black olives are much better than the big fat green ones. $3 corn bread was super yummy and reminds me of being back home in Indiana. $9 kale salad was the best value on the menu and absolutely on par with Tender Greens or any upscale salad restaurant. $23 pork lion was prepared like I've never seen before, but absolutely worth it. $11 glass of wine is a rip off, and $6 beers is $2 too much. The restaurant is small and the music is too loud for me, but the food is excellent. Overall, I spent $84 for 2 people. Way too much for the amount of food you receive.
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Paul Brantly
2 months ago
We sat at the bar and we're able to watch all of our food being prepared. The chef took time and spoke with us and discussed our food. The food itself was delicious and the atmosphere was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend this place to anyone
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Ethan Paulson
a month ago
I really enjoy eating at Fundamental. New american eats that are really unique in the way they're prepared. The BLT is a great sandwich and one of my favorites, and I love the way they prepare their brussels sprouts. Highly recommend for a casual lunch or dinner.
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Juvi Guevara
5 months ago
It's a bit hard to put a label on this place. I'd say it's a little hipster, a little classy, with a smidgen of minimalist in between. The menu is modest, but clean & well-rounded, with a unique selection of chef-crafted foods like the black sesame donut with passion fruit curd filling & white chocolate-coconut glaze, & Pancake Battered Chicken Thigh with grits & red-eye gravy. The drink menu is quite the crowd pleaser, with a little bit of everything to please that boozy palate, & some high-quality non-alcoholic drinks, as well, like Stumptown cold brews & Art of Tea. FOR STARTERS: The Black Sesame Jelly Donut ($7) is a MUST-HAVE. It may be the messiest donut you ever eat, but also the most rewarding. The passionfruit filling is perfectly sweet, without being too sweet, and the white chocolate-coconut glaze topped with shredded coconut adds the perfect creamy touch. THE FOOD: The Pancake Battered Chicken Thigh with Grits & Red-Eye Gravy ($17)- Yes, it is pricey, but man if you're going to splurge on good food, there's no better way to do it. The chicken is perfectly-cooked, crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, with a slight sweetness & an earthy finish from the grits & gravy. It's a little fatty, but hey, it's fried chicken, what more do you want? THE DRINKS: I would recommend one of their specialty cocktails like the super refreshing Cucumber Fizz ($10) with prosecco, cucumber, fresh lime, & mint, or their sweet Ginger Smash, made with pear cider, patricius tokaj- whatever that is- & fresh, candied ginger. Of course, they also have your typical run-of-the-mill wine, ciders, & draft beers. If you're feeling adventurous go for the Beer-Battered Sweet Potato Tacos ($11) with Lime Cream & Corn Nuts, or the "Toad In The Hole" Bone Marrow Bread Pudding ($13). You only live once, right? The only downside, besides the price, is that almost nothing on the menu is take-home-worthy. The food just doesn't hold up well. So, make sure you're hungry enough to finish your meal when you come; which won't be difficult considering how small the portions are.
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C Handel
7 months ago
The food is really tasty. The fried chicken sandwich and the kale salad are delish. The Brussels sprouts side is yummy. The prices are kind of pricy, but it's fast, good quality food.