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Wood Spoon

Map & Directions 107 W. 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Brazilian, Latin American
  • Tue-Fri 11:30am-3pm, Tue-Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat 12pm-3pm, Sat 6pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Accepted
  • Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

It may be a little strange to start a review by praising a restaurant's tap water, but Wood Spoon's really is the best in town: triple-filtered, no doubt, served sharply cool, and flavored with whole cinnamon sticks, which give the water a delicate fragrance and tint it the color of dilute oolong tea. You almost forget that the restaurant doesn't sell beer. Wood Spoon is a stylish, feminine Brazilian cafe in the Fashion District, a first stop for the FIDM crowd before they hit the bars, and a hangout for both downtown locals and the artier fringes of the expat Brazilian community, who nibble on heart-of-palm omelets and the soft chicken-bearing pastries called coxhina; salt-cod croquettes; and the crunchy Brazilian version of the meat-filled Lebanese dumplings called kibbeh. If you've been to Rio, you'll recognize Wood Spoon's heart as a chicly modest urban cafe built around smallish portions of grilled chicken, beef, fish or sausage and served with the inevitable black beans, rice, boiled greens and gritty manioc powder - a meal low-fat and balanced enough to eat before a night of dancing. Wood Spoon's specialties, oddly enough, are chicken potpie and pork burgers, both of which are very good, and there are homemade truffles for dessert.

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  • Caitlin M. on 04/29/10

    Brazilian pot pie? Heck yes. Cold water served in a carafe with cinnamon sticks or some other concoction. Total win.

  • Ricky M. on 08/12/09

    waiter recommended pot pie, fish sammich, and pork sammich.

  • Vanity Fair Agenda on 01/30/12

    Known for its home-inspired Brazilian dishes prepared with local ingredients by chef-owner Natalia Pereira. When you need a comfort-food fix, the search ends here with The Best Chicken Pot Pie.

  • David G. on 09/30/10

    Wow. Love this place. Friendly, innovative. I had the Grilled Chicken Sandwich which is ten times more exciting than it sounds.

  • Lauren H. on 05/19/10

    The sangria and Brazilian chicken pot pie are so yummy!!!

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