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Patina: 'Why fine dining matters'

June 11, 2010 |  2:20 pm


Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila explains why Patina at Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles is worth four stars:

This latest iteration of Patina sneaks up and reminds the unwary and the jaded just why fine dining matters. The restaurant is a place where everything -- the ambiance, the service, the food and the wine work seamlessly to create a sense of occasion. It's the time to slow down, to savor the food and the company. A moment outside of the everyday, and a rare indulgence.

Read the rest of her review here: And be sure to check out the photo gallery of Patina and its signature dishes here.

Photo: Sommelier Sylvester Fernandes pours wine at Patina, an elegant restaurant at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times