Preux and Proper

Cajun/Creole

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Overview

Preux & Proper, a chic, bilevel hotspot in Downtown LA, serves a Creole and Cajun-inspired menu in the bistro-like upstairs dining room, Proper, with dishes like turkey neck gravy poutine with collards, fried catfish with red remoulade or crawfish etouffee and baked macaroni. Preux, the buzzy downstairs bar - with shuffleboard and frozen daiquiri bar taking center stage - highlights drinks like West Coast craft beers, punch bowls and classic cocktails like the Sazerac, Old Fashioned or French 75.

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Accolades

  • Two stars from the LA Weekly 2016
  • Three stars from TimeOut Los Angeles 2016

Menu for Preux and Proper

Upstairs Dinner

Main

  • Buttermilk Biscuits served with pimento cheese, serrano pepper jelly and fried country ham
    $12.00
  • Smoked Beef Heart Pastrami Toast rancho gordo rojo beans, lemon, shaved trinity
    $13.00
  • Grilled Yellow Sweet Corn pork cracklins, queso fresco, aleppo, smokey miso aioli
    $13.00
  • Baby Iceberg Salad heirloom tomatoes, cured yolk, bacon ends, avocado-buttermilk dressing
    $13.00
  • Tripe Chili Cornbread Skillet hominy, sour cream, scallion, smoked mozz & cheddar
    $14.00
  • Roasted Japanese Eggplant shakshuka spice, walnut pralines, feta, chermoula, toasted brioche
    $14.00
  • Marinated Cauliflower Salad celery heart, anaheim romesco, cajun dukkah
    $14.00
  • Spicy Roasted Carrots goat kefir, baby heirloom tomatoes, toasted yellow eyed peas, okra leaf
    $14.00
  • Braised Collards lady edison country ham, chino valley egg, fresno hot sauce
    $15.00
  • Burrata house tasso ham, muffuletta relish, grilled bread, mustard flowers
    $16.00
  • Fried Mississippi Catfish house pickles, celery salt, red remoulade
    $16.00
  • Chicken Liver Pate knob creek, bacon fat, piccalilli, mustard seeds, baguette
    $16.00
  • House Andouille Sausage peads & barnetts pork, anson mills sea island red peas, marjoram, house gorditas
    $17.00
  • Sunburst Farms Trout Caviar smoked trout rillettes, hoecake, kentucky sorghum, chive, meyer lemon crema
    $19.00
  • Dungeness Crab Hushpuppies bourbon barrel aged hot sauce, boil spice, poblano butter
    $19.00
  • Hokkaido Bay Scallop Ceviche celery leaf, lemon, green chiles, cajun yucca chips
    $19.00
  • Roasted Bone Marrow horseradish chimichurri, creole remoulade, pickled red onions, grilled bread
    $20.00
  • Chicken Fried Pork Cheek ancho bbq, pickled radish, refried red beans, pineapple verde, blue corn crumble
    $22.00
  • Squash Blossom Chile Relleno humbolt fog, christmas lima bean succotash, cornmeal crust, pumpkin seed mole
    $22.00
  • Charred Octopus crispy magic myrna potatoes, anchovy remoulade, mustard greens, blood orange mojo
    $24.00
  • Fully Dressed Po' Boy Burger grassfed beef, fried willapa bay oysters, pop's slaw, portuguese roll, fries
    $24.00
  • Black Tiger Prawn Gumbo okra, red laurel steeped rice, tobacco leeks, blackstrap worcestershire, grilled bread
    $25.00
  • Fried Game Hen honeycomb, grated nutmeg, crushed pecans (available roasted)
    $27.00
  • Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras pain perdu, smoked strawberries, cocoa nib, lemon balm, fruity pebbles
    $28.00
  • Baked Orecchiette Pasta crawfish etouffee, vella dry jack, jambalaya tomatoes, turbodog ale
    $32.00
  • Smoked Porterhouse Pork Chop blistered shishito spoonbread, mama dip's chow-chow, pork neck redeye jus
    $50.00
  • Liberty Farms Organic Duck Breast john haulk yellow corn grits, roasted black kale, mulled huckleberries
    $52.00
  • 36 Hour Prime Boneless Beef Rib crispy parsnips, garnet yam puree, maitakes-leek relish, pot liquor demi
    $56.00
  • Country Captain Style Colorado Lamb Shank mint raita, pistachio baharat, pickled okra, crunchy chickpeas
    $64.00

Desserts

  • Chicory "Cafe Con Leche" Bread Pudding horchata ice cream, stoneground chocolate, cayenne creme anglaise
    $12.00
  • Kassady's Mama's Key Lime Pie secret recipe, served with whipped cream (contains nuts, limited availability)
    $12.00
  • Pate Aé Choux Beignets "bananas foster" dulce de leche
    $12.00
  • Coconut Sorbet toasted coconut, peanut butter biscotti
    $9.00
  • Fran's Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumble toasted oats, ginger, tarragon, lemon curd ice cream
    $13.00

Downstairs Dining

House O.g.'s

  • Cast Iron Baked Mac & Cheese scallions, turbodog ale, vella dry jack
    $11.00
  • Dungeness Crab Hushpuppies bourbon barrel hot sauce, boil spice, poblano butter
    $19.00
  • Grilled Yellow Sweet Corn pork cracklins, queso fresco, aleppo, smokey miso aioli
    $13.00
  • Turkey Neck Gravy Poutine fries, burrata, rib rub, collards, cook out slaw
    $13.00
  • Baby Iceberg Salad heirloom tomatoes, cured yolk, bacon ends, avocado-buttermilk dressing
    $13.00
  • Fried Mississippi Catfish house pickles, celery salt, red remoulade
    $16.00
  • Chicken Liver Pate grilled baguette, piccalilli & mustard seeds
    $16.00
  • Creole Entomatada Tostada Supreme pulled chicken, rojo beans, house masa, lime, queso fresco
    $14.00
  • Burger grassfed beef, pimento chz, house pickles, north country bacon ends, creole mayo
    $14.00

Po' Boys

  • Fried Willapa Bay Oysters fully dressed, louisiana red hot, creole mayo, pop's slaw
    $15.00
  • Prince's Hot "Style" Fried Mississippi Catfish fully dressed, red remoulade, cookout slaw
    $14.00
  • Fried Wild White Mexican Shrimp fully dressed, old bay, chunky creole cocktail sauce, pop's slaw
    $15.00
  • Fried Chicken fresno-poblano buffalo sauce, avocado ranch, shaved red onion, pop's slaw
    $15.00
  • French Fries & Gravy fully dressed, pop's slaw, creole mayo, collards, bacon ends
    $12.00
  • Creole Eggplant Parm jambalaya tomatoes, creole mayo, lettuce, ricotta, vella dry jack
    $14.00
  • Roasted Cauliflower heirloom tomatoes, anaheim romesco, pickled maitakes, shaved trinity slaw
    $14.00

Deep Dish Biscuit Dough Pizza

  • It's All Gravy house andouille, smoked mozz, slow cooked egg, country sausage gravy
    $16.00
  • Pretty Tony butternut squash, charred leeks, crispy country ham, tony's pesto, parmigiano
    $17.00
  • Big Easy wild white mexican shrimp, pulled chicken, smoked mozz, persillade, jambalaya tomatoes
    $18.00
  • Smoke Box Killa smoked pork shoulder, cheddar, red onion, paulie's pomegranate-habanero bbq
    $18.00
  • Cajun Al Pastor house tasso ham, queso fresco, ancho bbq, charred pineapple & tomatillo salsa
    $17.00
  • Skinny Gene kale, burrata, maitake mushrooms, pumpkin seed crumble, roasted garlic puree
    $16.00

Nola Classics

  • Gumbo wild white mexican shrimp, okra, tobacco leeks
    $24.00
  • Jambalaya pulled chicken, house tasso ham, garlic confit
    $22.00
  • Étouffée louisiana crawfish, holy trinity, shellfish velouteÉ
    $25.00
  • Red Beans house andouille, smoked beef ends, blackstrap molasses
    $22.00

What You Need

  • Chicory "Cafe Con Leche" Bread Pudding horchata ice cream, stoneground chocolate, cayenne creme anglaise
    $12.00
  • Kassady's Mama's Key Lime Pie served with whipped cream, contains nuts, limited availability
    $12.00
  • Pate Aé Choux Beignets "bananas foster" dulce de leche
    $12.00
  • Coconut Sorbet toasted coconut, peanut butter biscotti
    $9.00
  • Fran's Blueberry Cream Cheese Crumble toasted oats, ginger, tarragon, lemon curd ice cream
    $13.00

Brunch

Like Whoa

  • Baked Beans sea island red peas, smoked beef ends, blackstrap molasses, marjoram
    $8.00
  • BBQ Joint Fries hand cut & skin-on, memphis rib rub seasoning, carolina gold BBQ dipping sauce
    $7.00
  • Cast Iron Cornbread kentucky sorghum, really good butter
    $9.00
  • Baked Mac & Cheese turbodog black ale cheese sauce, vella dry jack crust
    $12.00
  • Braised Collards 36 hour smoked pork shoulder, house fresno hot sauce
    $12.00
  • House Smoked Arctic Char Bagel cured yolk, heirloom tomato, pickled onions, meyer lemon crema
    $16.00
  • Sea Scallop Ceviche celery leaf, lemon, chile, cajun yucca chips
    $19.00
  • Pain Perdu Triple Stack brioche, citrus whipped ricotta, brown butter blueberries, mexican chocolate
    $15.00
  • Avocado Toast kale, maitake mushrooms, toasted pumkin seeds, poached egg
    $16.00
  • Creole Shakshuka baked eggs, jambalaya tomatoes, eggplant, feta, scallion, toast
    $17.00
  • Breakfast Pizza slow cooked egg, house andouille, sausage gravy, smoked mozz, biscuit crust
    $18.00
  • Burger grassfed beef, french toast bun, pimento chz, house tasso, spicy ketchup, fried egg, fries
    $18.00
  • Huevos Rancheros tripe posole, rojo beans, house gorditas, queso fresco, cilantro, poached eggs
    $17.00
  • Chicken & Waffles mary's chicken breast, buttermilk cornbread waffle, honey, pecans & butter
    $22.00
  • Shrimp & Grits wild mexican shrimp, anson mills grits, grilled baguette, besh's barbecue cream sauce
    $25.00
  • Crawfish Étouffée louisiana crawfish, bay laurel steeped rice, grilled baguette, shellfish veloute
    $29.00

Sweets

  • Kassady's Mama's Key Lime Pie secret pecan crust, extra fancy whipped cream (when available)
    $12.00
  • Pate aé Choux Beignets cinnamon toast crunch powdered sugar, maple, butter
    $12.00

Drinks

Staple Cocktails

  • French 75 farmer's gin, champagne, lemon
  • Blackberry Honey Sour knob creek, wild flower honey, blackberry, lemon
  • The West Side crop cucumber vodka, house orgeat, mint, angostura bitters, lime
  • Mezcalarita Del Diablo vida mezcal, cointreau, ancho syrup, lime juice, chipotle
  • Hibiscus Mule hibiscus infused ketel one, aperol, ginger beer, lime
  • Old Fashioned four roses bourbon, angostura bitters, cane sugar
  • Sazerac jp wiser rye, camus cognac, cane sugar
  • Jazz Men serrano infused tequila, house jasmine liqueur, agave, cilantro, lime
  • Barrel Aged Vieux Carre cognac, rye, benedictine (when available)

Punch Bowls

  • Blackberry Honey Sour knob creek, wild flower honey, blackberry, lemon
  • Poppin' Bottles prosecco, vodka, cinzano bianco, pineapple, lime, trevor's spicy ginger syrup
  • Hurricane midnight moon strawberry moonshine, pineapple, orange
  • Aint Too Proud To Spritz aperol, prosecco, club soda

California Brews On Tap

  • Unicorn Juice (American Wheat W/ Passionfruit), Artifex, San Clemente 5% ABV
    $8.00
  • Working Title Amber Wheat Ale (Stone Fruit & Sage), Boomtown, Los Angeles, 6% ABV
    $8.00
  • Stone IPA (Golden Citrus & Piney), Stone, Escondido, 6.9% ABV
    $8.00
  • Revolution Pale Ale (Bold & Refreshing), Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, 5.2% ABV
    $8.00
  • Little Bo Pils (Crisp & Clean), Smog City, Torrance, 4.4% ABV
    $8.00
  • Midnight Shake Black IPA (Malty & Lingering Hops), Mumford, Los Angeles, 7.7% ABV
    $10.00
  • Huge Arker Imperial Stout (Dark & Luscious), Anderson Valley, Boonville, 13.5% ABV
    $12.00
  • Mocha Marlin (Full Bodied Mocha Mash-Up), Ballast Point, San Diego, 6% ABV
    $10.00

Bubbles

  • Brut Prosecco Mionetto, Veneto
    Glass $13.00
  • Cava Brut Roseé Campo Viejo, Rioja
    Glass $13.00
  • "Sofia" Blanc DE Blancs Francis Ford Coppola , Monterey County
    Glass $13.00
  • "Yellow Label" Brut Veuve Clicquot, Champagne
    Bottle $150.00
  • Blason Roseé Perrier-Jouet, Champagne
    Bottle $195.00

White & Rose

  • "Grooner" Grüner Veltliner Forstreiter, Niederösterreich, 2014
  • ALBARINO Bodegas Ramoé n Bilbao, Rias Baixas, 2014
  • Sauvignon Blanc Charles Krug, St. Helena, 2015
  • Dry Riesling Pacific Rim, Selenium Vineyard, Yakima Valley, 2013
  • Viognier Reserva "Casillero Del Diablo," Casablanca & Limari Valley, 2014
  • "Karia" Chardonnay Stags Leap, Napa Valley, 2014
  • "Veé Riteé Du Terroir" Rose Chateau LA Gordonne, Cotes DE Provence, 2014

Red

  • "True Grit" Petite Sirah Parducci, Mendocino County, 2013
  • "Evolution" Big Time Red 4th Edition, Sokol Blosser, Oregon, NV
  • "Unbridled" Pinot Noir Wild Horse, Santa Barbara County, 2014
  • "Celeste" Crianza Torres, Ribero Del Duero, 2012
  • Knotty Vines Zinfandel Rodney Strong, Northern Sonoma, 2013
  • Old Vine Malbec Diseno, Mendoza, 2014
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Achaé Val-Ferrer, Mendoza, 2012

Happy Hour

Drinks

  • Draft Beer & House Wine
    $5.00
  • Frozen Daiquiris & Cocktails
    $7.00

House OG's

  • CAST IRON BAKED MAC & CHEESE scallions, turbodog black ale, vella dry jack
  • DUNGENESS CRAB HUSHPUPPIES bourbon barrel hot sauce, boil spice, poblano butter
  • DERRTY SKREEET CORN peads & barnetts pork cracklins, american chz, doritos cool ranch ranch
  • TURKEY NECK GRAVY POUTINE fries, burrata, rib rub, collards, cook out slaw
  • BABY ICEBERG SALAD sugar plum tomaotoes, cured yolk, bacon, avocado buttermilk dressing
  • FRIED MISSISSIPPI CATFISH house pickles, celery salt, red remoulade
  • CHICKEN LIVER PATE grilled baguette, piccalilli & mustard seeds
  • CREOLE ENTOMATADA TOSTADA SUPREME pulled chicken, rojo beans, house masa, lime, queso fresco
  • BURGER grassfed beef, pimento chz, house pickles, north country bacon ends, creole mayo

Po' boys

  • FRIED WILLAPA BAY OYSTERS fully dressed, louisiana red hot, creole mayo, pop's slaw
  • PRINCE"S HOT "STYLE" FRIED MISSISSIPPI CATFISH fully dressed, red remoulade, cookout slaw
  • FRIED WILD WHITE MEXICAN SHRIMP fully dressed, old bay, chunky creole cocktail sauce, pop's slaw
  • FRIED CHICKEN fresno-poblano buffalo sauce, avocado ranch, shaved red onion, pop's slaw
  • FRENCH FRIES & GRAVY fully dressed, pop's slaw, creole mayo, collards, bacon ends
  • CREOLE EGGPLANT PARM jambalaya tomatoes, creole mayo, lettuce, ricotta, vella dry jack
  • ROASTED CAULIFLOWER heirloom tomatoes, anaheim romesco, pickled maitakes, shaved trinity slaw

840 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Charming, Intimate, Modern
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Meet For A Drink, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (213) 896-0090
  • Private Dining Room: Yes