Preux & Proper is a new little restaurant that took the place of my much beloved Parish in a flatiron building in downtown LA. Same owners as Five0Four in Hollywood – a little New Orleans style watering hole, this is like the upscale restaurant version of it. The downstairs area seems more like a bar where you can sit and havea a daquiri and some little bites, but I prefer the upstairs where you can sit at the bar and look out the second story windows to Spring Street.
I’ve been twice since they opened in mid-December and I’ve basically had everything on the menu at this point.
My recommendations as far as food are the lobster po boy (served cold – more like a lobster roll), grilled beef short ribs, oysters, kale & quinoa, pecan pie (pictured), and banana bread pudding.
They have punch bowls for $40 that are absolutely worth the money if you have more than 2 people or plan on having more than a couple drinks. The Category 6 is my favorite (Midnight Moon strawberry moonshine, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, passionfruit syrup, grenadine, Bacardi oakheart) but it’s VERY VERY dangerous.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Now, hop, skip, jump, and run your way over to this spot while it’s still not too crazy. K?
Preux & Proper
840 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA — 90014