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Apr 30, 2009 02:25 PM

Is Patina worth it?

I'm going to a concert at Walt Disney Hall on Friday night and made a reservation at Patina based on its proximity and also what the name used to mean. I've never been but have read several mixed reviews recently and since there seem to be a plethora of good new restaurants downtown (Drago Centro, Bottega Louis, etc.) am I wasting a trip downtown by going to Patina?

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  1. Patina is not great but it's okay. Bottega Louis is gorgeous but it is not the level of high end dining that Patina aspires to. Don't forget the always wonderful Water Grill.

    1. The food is good, but not what it used to be. I would explore the others, there are so many excellent new restaurants that have popped up.

      1. I'd skip Patina (overrated) in favour of Water Grill (solid seafood). However, our next trip to the WDCH will take us to Church & State (French).

        1. I like Patina alot, but if the choice now were between Drago Centro and Patina, I would choose the former.

          1. Drago Centro, Watergrill, Church & State or Rivera. You cannot go wrong with any of these restaurants. I think Patina has seen better days.

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            1. re: KTLA

              agree PATINA has seen better days, but you can definitely go wrong at RIVERA.