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Hatfield's

Map & Directions 6703 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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323-935-2977
  • California, French
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
  • Valet Parking

Description

LA Weekly's Description

The main dining room at Citrus lay at the heart of California cooking in the mid-1980s, a clean, white space opening directly onto the restaurant's vast open kitchen, where you imagined you could follow the progress of your appetizer from garde manger to hot line to the spot where Michel Richard sponged a stray bit of sauce off the acre-wide plate. And if you've ever been to Citrus, the new Hatfield's is likely to snap your neck backward: The dining room has been scrubbed to its former glory, and there is a gravity, a sense of occasion about Hatfield's that never quite existed before it was transplanted from its smallish quarters a half-mile west. What used to seem quirky, or even chefly stubbornness - Quinn and Karen Hatfield's unchanging menu of yellowtail croque madame, smoked potatoes and date-crusted lamb - now reads more like an artistic statement. The culture-blending on dishes like seasonal seared prawns coated with Basque pepper and served on a vaguely Asian crab rice with toasted peanuts; or braised short ribs; or charred seasonal Japanese mackerel with avocado, dried pineapple and a salsa that splits the difference between Mexico City and Osaka, is assured. I visited the old Hatfield's at least half a dozen times, and it wasn't until they opened the new restaurant that I realized how well they cooked.

 
Member Reviews

  • resumes.kitchen wrote a review for Hatfield's
    on 04/11/13
    5

    This is such a special place. I cant say enough good things about Hatfields.
    Amazing food and service in a beautiful setting.

  • nick3039959042 wrote a review for Hatfield's
    on 02/23/11
    4

    This might just be my favorite place not only in LA, but in all of the cities I've been to.

  • amyp2001 wrote a review for Hatfield's
    on 05/27/08
    4

    we LOVE this tiny little restaurant on beverly blvd... honestly everything is delish from the apps to dessert.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bon Appetit Magazine on 09/21/10

    Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual restaurant issue!

  • LA Weekly on 10/04/11

    I visited the old Hatfield's at least half a dozen times, and it wasn't until they opened the new restaurant that I realized how well they cooked. -Jonathan Gold

  • Los Angeles Times on 06/07/13

    Known for the soup shots at the bar and for stuffing yellowtail into its croque madame.

  • Bon Appetit Magazine on 03/31/11

    Must Order: If the croque-madame (yellowtail sashimi, prosciutto, quail egg, brioche) were taken off the menu, customers would revolt.

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

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