“It isn’t always easy to find fantastic Southern eats in Los Angeles, especially Downtown. Thankfully there’s Preux & Proper, chef Samuel Monsoor’s soulful dining room. This is the place to satisfy cravings for things like seafood gumbo and hushpuppies, but here the fried appetizer comes laden with a healthy helping of dungeness crab.”



“Monsour can cook.”


“Chef Samuel Monsour wrote the book on burgers. No, literally, he’s the author of American Burger Revival, and the pimento cheese-slathered version at Preux & Proper is the melty, meaty canvas for his expertise. That fantastically yellow cheese spread is pure lush goo, the grass-fed burger is well-seasoned, and it all gets set off with chunky bacon ends, pickles, and spicy Creole mayo."

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“ambitious, multi-leveled restaurant combining elevated Southern food with frozen daiquiris and Big Easy swagger.”



“Preux & Proper is the perfect refuge for dinner and drinks. This two-story Cajun/New Orleans–style restaurant in the fashion district gives you two distinct dining atmospheres for the price of one. Whether you’re downstairs casually sipping frozen daiquiris or upstairs enjoying elegant craft cocktails, one thing is for sure: The soul food and warm hospitality will transport you to the American South.”

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"From heirloom grits to fine bourbon to selvage denim, Southern-made goods have been earning fans across the country—and beyond. These five newcomers are further proof that, wherever you are, the South is never far away. Gulf seafood brings diners to Preux & Proper in Los Angeles, but the daiquiri bar downstairs keeps them coming back."

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