The Proper Restaurant

4.7
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121 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Where our passion is simple: an approachable menu using the highest quality, best tasting ingredients in a comfortable and elegant neighborhood bar and grill. Our owners, Rick and Lisa Anderson and David and Cater Yost are committed to bringing the best customer experience to La Canada Flintridge. Whether it’s our signature Proper martini, a perfectly seasoned ribeye with Cajun butter, or crispy truffled Brussels that make the mouth water, you’ll savor the quality that our chefs and bartenders bring to every meal.

Come bring your friends and family to an unforgettable dining experience in an elegant and contemporary atmosphere designed to invite and excite.
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CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch!

MM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great choice for our high school alumnae group of 8. Attentive service, delicious food (with lots of choices), and yummy, creative cocktails.

NN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience. Service was prompt and friendly. I had the fried chicken and it was excellent. Great flavor and the chicken was juicy. The crust was nice and crisp.

AB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Perfect place to go for dinner before heading to Descanso Gardens. Great cocktail menu (good strong scotch and soda) great appetizers. Really nice staff. Would definitely go back when I'm in that area.

c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Out of towners looking for a place to eat before visiting Descanso Gardens. Found them on Opentable and followed reviews. Rave reviews from our party of six. Food was excellent and hard to pick what to eat since there was a variety for all of us. Waitstaff were friendly and service was fast and attentive. Only two complaints that the booths can get tight to eat comfortably and the noise level was high if lots of people present. Maybe because of tiles. Overall and excellent choice and would def come back.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On our way to Show with family.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, drinks were strong and staff was very nice and helpful. Enjoyed it and will be back.

GF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Please update your website pictures they do your business zero favors! It’s such a lovely space and so nice in LCF! The food was great and your staff are amazing! Now fix that website!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fun family dinner

CZ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

very nice spot for brunch. The chilaquiles were delicious, as was the Berry French Toast.

DG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to get a drink and food. I especially like the happy hour! The only issue is the parking lot which is very narrow

C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We needed to be at a SFHS play and the server/service was super accommodating and quick. We had a great dinner and still made it with time to spare to our next event!

SM
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Eclectic menu. This was our second visit. The burger was absolutely awesome. Fried brussel sprouts were a tasty starter. Grilled vegetable salad was good with the addition of salmon, but could have been better with a different dressing. Service by Erica was excellent. A good neighborhood spot in La Canada. We will be back.

AW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Alicia was amazing, Ambre and Glenn were awesome and that adorable food server is in a league of her own... She is phenomenal!!

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

great hidden place....we happened to run into the owner Rick.....awesome guy....good food....great drinks.......eclectric customers..........
just a fun place to have dinner and drinks
we will be back

AK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious. The Manhattan cocktail was soooo good. Fish special and salad—amazing. Crab cake appetizer was the best I’ve had.

N
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I took three friends for lunch before a JPL tour and we had a wonderful time. Ryelle was a fabulous server and understood our time constraints. The drinks, apps and entrees were all served promptly and with a smile! The shaved Brussel sprouts were perfectly crispy and well seasoned, and the deviled eggs were good - but could have used a sprinkle of salt/acid. The fish tacos, French dip sandwich and lunch combo were an excellent value and very yummy. All in all, a lovely lunch in a gorgeous setting with exceptional service!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thought the food was excellent, as well as the ambience

a
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall, my nephew and his wife and I had a lovely dining experience. The beer list was short but varied, and choices for vegetarians were good. My nephew’s wife’s Caesar salad was dressed rather heavily, but all other food choices (the soup, the fish, and the sides I put together to make my vegetarian meal) were presented well and were delicious. The bread was outstanding!

JS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had reservations for 2 on a Sat. Night. Took us immediately, no waiting. Mass of people there (Halloween parties), but as far as I could tell, were as accomodating as possible to everyone. After we were seated, Manager very politely asked if we would mind switching our table because they were trying to service a larger group; no problem - they were very pro about it. Food was very good, server was as well; knowledgable about the menu & food. All staff seemed to hustle and take care of guests. Only drawback was noise level, but as I said ... lots of people. Lots of slightly soused, very happy people. Will return, will continue to explore menu.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really well prepared fried chicken and risotto dishes at our table. Fresh salads and delicious salt, chocolate pot we creme to finish it off. Nice drinks too!

M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We came to The Proper Restaurant before an evening event at Descanso. We aren't very familiar with the area, and were looking for something that would feel a bit dressy yet still casual, with good food, good ambience, good service, reasonable prices, and an overall good experience. I'm happy to say that The Proper Restaurant delivered, and we'll be back!

Ambience: Loved the color, texture, lighting, and dark wood. Such a nice break from the white walls, industrial fixtures and maple wood that dominates much of LA. Airy and cozy at the same time, it made us want to stay a while and enjoy our conversation.

Food: Delicious. We started with the deviled eggs, ordered a chicken sandwich with fries for my husband and a veggie sandwich with fries for myself, and finished with a bread pudding. Everything was high quality, tasty and satisfying. I was blown away by the fries, but slightly disappointed that my veggie sandwich fell apart on every bite. It might need something to hold it together. We each got a martini; they were the best we've had in LA by far and some of the best anywhere. Food is not cheap but it's a good value for the LA area.

Service was warm and welcoming from the moment we entered the door. They really seemed to want to make our date night special, and we so appreciated this as it can be hard for us to get away, just the two of us. They also struck the right balance between attentiveness and intrusiveness. They checked on us enough, but also left us to our own conversations without constant interruptions.

Parking: The parking lot was tight but we managed to find a spot and several cars were also leaving. It seems like there is probably *just enough* space. It's free!

Overall, The Proper Restaurant was a pleasant surprise! It really felt like a neighborhood gem, and we'd come back to this neighborhood again just to eat here again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The food and drinks were great. I especially liked the fried brussels appetizer. The service was very attentive. It took a little while for us to be seated, but once we got to our table we had a great time.

G
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely brunch the food and ambience were both excellent. The service was slow! The noise level was ridiculous but they told us they’re in the process of installing noise baffles.. I’d definitely go back and try it for dinner once they get the decibels under control. Brunch was busy and they looked understaffed causing the slow service. Place is very cute and stylish and the staff was great.

PP
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a terrific ladies brunch there on Sunday. Food was amazing. Loved the chicken and waffles! The bloody Mary was great too. Thank you.

JW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hubby and I went for first time in to celebrate our Anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased we decided to pick someplace new. Service was excellent. All of the food delicious, and cocktails spot on. Hubby says best martinni he's had in 21 years since moving from Chicago. Score🍸We will definitely be going back.

KM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we arrived till we were heading out the door, we felt welcomed. The wait staff was delightful, the meal delicious and the mood festive. It was a trifle loud, but not overbearing. We got a chance to speak with one of the owners, Rick Anderson, and you could tell this was a labor of love for him and his partners.

We started with cocktails and then tried the wine flight. Our server, Jesse, was attentive and charming, and the support staff very helpful. We ordered the bread and herbed butter, crab cake bites, salads and steaks. We should have only ordered one salad as the they were good sized and we ended up sharing his and I brought mine home. The crab bites are small (literally just one bite each), but they were very good. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the side dish of potatoes were creamy and flavorful. We will definitely be coming back.

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Great food, friendly service and energetic vibe.

DO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner on a Tuesday night so the restaurant was not crowded at all. The veggie salad is the best I've ever had, and of course the cocktails were top-notch. I dragged some pals over there today for lunch and they loved it, too. There is a Trifecta they serve at lunch - soup, salad, half-sandwich - that is really delicious and not expensive. I had the beet and goat cheese salad - it was small but so rich that it was filling. Wait staff was efficient and friendly. All good - we will definitely be back!

M
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server Dustin was fantastic! Food was delicious.

R
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I love this restaurant and the food is first rate. But the noise level is deafening. You nearly had to scream to be heard. It’s a happening place and I love that about it but it’s just too noisy even at lunch. Dinner is worse.

S
Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time at The Proper! What a great place! Service (thanks Jesse) and food was wonderful! Highly recommend the baked Brie to start. We will definitely be back!

P
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server Alicia was fabulous. Nice vibe in restaurant. Drinks plentiful and varied. Deviled eggs and fried chicken the hits of the night. Burrata was beautifully presented and super fresh. Crab bites a bit greasy and a disappointment. We arrived early for our reservation but was seated immediately. We will be back.

GH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was so glad when this place opened up again. The food is amazing and the drinks are like something out of this world! So masterfully mixed and prepared. Great atmosphere, great food, good service, what more could you ask for?!

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We do like Proper and return often. Great server Gordon, thanks for seating me before my dining pal arrived. Food is excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food good service very loud

DI
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and great service! The bar is lovely and had a great selection of drinks. The noise level can get annoying but overall, a great experience.

z
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, great setting, we love going to The Proper!

BK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved everything but the noise level. It was too loud for our group of 4 to have a quiet conversation.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful at the Proper. The food is outstandingly delicious, the service is excellent, the ambiance is clean with a warm and welcoming decor.