About Faith & Flower
Faith & Flower is a contemporary Los Angeles restaurant located in the WaterMarke Tower in DTLA’s South Park district. The restaurant’s name pays homage to the two major renaissance periods—the 1920s and modern day—that have fundamentally shaped the Downtown Los Angeles community, with “Flower” referring to the street on which the restaurant lies today, and “Faith” for the street’s alleged name during the early 1920s.
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Faith & Flower Ratings and Reviews
I have never walked out of a restaurant ...
I have never walked out of a restaurant before this but my experience was very unpleasant. I was very excited to take my mother here for lunch for a mother/daughter day. We were kept waiting for close to 30 minutes even though a lot of the tables were empty! I still have no idea why were kept waiting for that long!
When we finally got seated a lady came by to "apologize." I understand that the lady was trying to apologize but if I express my unhappiness to her and the feedback I get is "That's why I'm here" it makes you question if the apology is sincere. This whole experience was a waste of my time and I would have wished a better experience. Although, I was given a 10% coupon for my next visit, I highly doubt I will be returning anytime soon especially after paying valet parking for nothing.
We were actually about 10 minutes late f ...
We were actually about 10 minutes late for our reservation due to traffic, but the hostess and (I believe mgr) was very accommodating and put us on a wait list. It wasn't a long wait until we were seated. We can tell that it was very busy and possibly short staffed but the mgr seemed to be helping out the floor staff and did the best to meet everyone's needs. we did have to wait a while to receive the drinks besides the water that was given. If was unfortunate that they were out of the original dish we wanted to try, but the food came swiftly and we were checked upon multiple times. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and wanted to thank the staff for handling a busy Sunday brunch with grace.
Sunday brunch with a friend's college ag ...
Sunday brunch with a friend's college age daughter was peaceful--too peaceful. I understand that no one particularly wants to work the first Sunday shift, but at noon having one waiter working both the bar and the tables near the bar was not enough. The bus staff pitched in, but when we had to wait an hour after we came in to get our first, cold, dish, and then half an hour longer for a couple of hot brunch dishes, plus another half an hour for a forgotten side dish, we weren't interested in seeing if we could get dessert. The place wasn't empty, but it wasn't crowded, either. Reminders to check on our food were taken cheerfully enough, and we didn't make a fuss, but it was just too long. I wondered if the kitchen was understaffed.
Albacore carpaccio with fennel and radish: good, solid product, nothing outstanding but nothing unexpected at $17
Eggs benedict: promised smoked trout and trout eggs, but looked and tasted like smoked salmon and salmon eggs; could have been mistaken on the smoked fish, but definitely not on the fish eggs; still good if overpriced at $20 for the pair
Prime beef and eggs: sold as their version of steak and eggs, but it was ground beef, so more like beef hash; mediocre at best, and overpriced at $17
Roasted asparagus: good, with an odd sauce including fragments of cooked egg white that looked like chopped bits that might have been trimmed off the poached eggs, but again, not sure that 6 spears were worth $12
For the prices charged, the lack of service was inexcusable; I've never had slower. As I wasn't sure where the fault lay, I still tipped decently, but I'm not going back.
When friends come to LA I ask, "do you w ...
When friends come to LA I ask, "do you want to eat LA?" If yes, Faith & Flower would be my spot of choice. It's close enough to LA Live to walk, and I would come here for a pre-concert meal at Disney Hall (a few subway stops away).
The food was fantastic: I convinced my son to get the eggs Benedict pizza, which was awesome, and my Grandmother 's chorizo hash was delicious. I could have eaten the bourbon pancakes without syrup!
My only disappointment was not being able to partake of any adult beverages; that will be on the to-do list next time! Our server and the hostess were personable and responsive; that made our brunch even more enjoyable.
Great ambiance. Tasty food. Trendy resta ...
Great ambiance. Tasty food. Trendy restaurant and location in DTLA. The food was amazing, but served in tapas style - tiny, tiny servings. You will leave hungry. Not a great vegetarian selection. The oxtail agnolotti was amazing as was the scallop ceviche. They have a "milk punch" rum beverage that sneaks up on you but is light and refreshing and just amazing...especially considering I don't normally drink rum! I think this restaurant would be best with a large group so you can try tons of dishes and not go broke doing so.
beautiful decor. the room in the back wo ...
beautiful decor. the room in the back would be amazing for a private party. food was good, had the kanpachi ceviche appetizer which was delicious. portions were on the smaller side but came for dineLA lunch so maybe that's why. overall very pleasant experience.
Although the waiter was initially friend ...
Although the waiter was initially friendly and helpful. The food took more than 45 minutes to come out. Our waiter did not check in with us, apologize or offer any updates about the wait time. When we asked what was happening our food "magically" appeared. It is worth revisiting and maybe a strong suggestion to the waiter to check in with his tables, even if it's not his fault the food is coming out of the kitchen slowly.
The food was really enjoyable but everyt ...
The food was really enjoyable but everything came out so slow. We had a total of four starters. The first two came out really quick but the last two came out two minutes after, then our food another twenty minutes after that. I had to ask what happened to our other plates and what was the hold up. Server told us that the registers were down and they're was a hold up. I felt he should of came up to us initially and told us that so we weren't waiting around. Not only that but our server didn't check up on us often or really fill us in with drink/food wait times. Restaurant is really beautiful inside food menu is great. All the delays just ruined my overall experience.
A shout out to the cocktails and the amb ...
A shout out to the cocktails and the ambience. Definitely a lot of art deco feel to the place. We had the chance to taste the restaurant week menu. It was a generous menu, which offered 2 appetizers, one entree and one dessert for each person. Between the four of us, we ended up getting pretty much the whole menu. The notable dishes included the NY Strip tartare, the deviled jidori eggs, the shellfish risotto, and the pork porterhouse, and the strawberry and rhubarb (which I thought was the best pairing of the menu). Definitely a great spot and will return.
UnFoodiebelievable food, drinks, and ser ...
UnFoodiebelievable food, drinks, and service. Had dinner with an old friend and when we dine we like try all the popular items to see where our tastebuds fall in relation to the general population-geeky foodies I guess. Anyway, this place is on point with it all and our waiter Zak was the cherry on top in his stellar service and deadpan comedic timing. When, not if, you go have the albacore appetizer, the melon salad, the chicken, and the ok tail, and any beverage on the long list that the server recommends- but my fav was SheSoEasy. Sip slowly, breathe deeply, and enjoy immensely!
This was our first visit and we were ple ...
This was our first visit and we were pleasantly surprised. F&F serves small shared plates to allow everyone to try different dishes. . We started with the green bean and a crispy prosciutto salad, next they brought our pork tenderloin with Cavatelli, and finally the ribeye with risotto. All were delicious. We ended with the baked Alaska - which was much too much for three guests! Our only complaint would be the service. The timing of dishes was slow and the risotto came out much earlier than the meat, which we had to inquire about, so our risotto got a bit cold. Great place for a group to gather to eat & drink!
We'dheard the buzz about Faith & Flower ...
We'dheard the buzz about Faith & Flower when it opened, but hadn't made our way up from OC to try it. We met friends from the East Coast for a long-awaited get-together on a Sunday evening. The food was delicious, especially the albacore carpaccio, and the atmosphere just right. We weren't rushed by the servers, so we were able to share food and talk for several hours in comfort. We are looking forward to a return visit.
Food was absolutely terrible - everythin ...
Food was absolutely terrible - everything was extremely too salty or too bland and there was not even one dish I enjoyed so that by dessert time, my party had no interest in trying anything else on the menu. The cost was $340 (including gratuity) for 4 ladies who shared the $74 24 oz rib eye (salty), cod (bland), oysters, risotto (bland), etc, among other popular items on the menu. I would expect excellent food quality for this price. The restaurant itself is beautiful but I can't see it staying around for long with the food served-- especially with all the other great options in LA. We leftover much of the food and I went home hungry and had a piece of toast! I also had stated on my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and although it was acknowledged at check-in, our waiter made no mention of it during dinner. We won't be returning...
What can I say, the chef at Faith and Fl ...
What can I say, the chef at Faith and Flower has designed a menu to delight and enthrall the naive to sophisticated palate!!! There is nothing bad on this menu! From cocktails , wine list Brews available - the ordered courses to the delectable dessert fare - run to Faith and Flower for a terrific dining experience right in the heart of Downtown LA!
Faith & Flower is a great restaurant if ...
Faith & Flower is a great restaurant if you are looking for a nice upscale restaurant experience, fit for a date or a special night out, in the heart of downtown. I enjoyed the food here, and especially enjoyed the ambiance, but felt the service was a bit 'overbearing' for lack of a better word. Also, the value for what you pay I felt was poor, but this unfortunately is the norm for DTLA restaurants.
My wife and I sampled and enjoyed a few items, and we were impressed with the taste, freshness, and quality of the food.
My major complaint was the service basically hovering over our table, waiting to whisk away plates and utensils the moment it seems we might be done. To quote from an article in the Washington Post (The Most Annoying Restaurant Trend Happening Today):
"When a server clears a plate before everyone is finished, he or she leaves the table with a mess of subtle but important signals. Those who are still eating are made to feel as though they are holding others up; those who are not are made to feel as though they have rushed the meal. What was originally a group dining experience becomes a group exercise in guilt."
I would suggest to Faith & Flower to cool off on the hyper-attentive service, as it can be a bit detracting to the experience.
Other than that rant, I did enjoy my experience and would hope to dine there again. I will reserve it for special occasions as the food is good, but everything is quite expensive and doesn't carry a lot of value. The setting is elegant, and really lends itself to a comfortable and pleasant dining atmosphere.
The drinks were great but the food was t ...
The drinks were great but the food was too salty. We were barely checked on to see if we needed our waters or drinks refilled, and although the restaurant didn't look full, it took a long time for our food to come out.
Had a great experience food-wise; howeve ...
Had a great experience food-wise; however, it was a bit marred by a few unforeseen circumstances:
- Firstly, it was a birthday reservation. Yet none of the wait staff seemed to have acknowledged it. We loved our waitress, but was surprised that somehow slipped her mind too.
- Secondly, the 30% gratuity charge for 4 people. Our waitress certainly deserved a high-tip, but this was pre-calculated into our overall bill without prior notice. Think this charge should only be applicable to parties of 6 or more.
- Thirdly, tried paying with OpenTable Tab with my promo code. Didn't go through at all, even after switching to my debit card. I've used the app successfully for two other transactions which went smoothly. The GM, though well-mannered and sweet, didn't attempt to do much to rectify the issue and instead blamed OpenTable on the faulty transaction.
The food had potential, but it missed on ...
The food had potential, but it missed on key points. An appetizer dish that is supposed to be spicy as part of its profile but lacks the spice and is primarily sweet. The other problem was that a pork chop if said to come out medium, should indeed be medium, not medium rare. The wine list is good, has something for everyone. The bar is cool, and they know their business.
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