Checkers is always a treat.
Checkers is always a treat. A real neighborhood gem.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best it's been since Thomas
Best it's been since Thomas Keller was the chef. The restaurant is quiet, beautiful and has innovative and exceptional food.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pre theatre dining downtown
Went here for dinner before a show at the Ahmanson. They have a complimentary car service (not passenger van) to the theatre. They have a 4 course fixed priced dinner for around 50 bucks. Totally good deal. Portions are generous and the food is good. The restaurant was fairly quiet with only a couple of tables. Room is nicely appointed and chairs are comfortable. Note: they add valet parking on to the restaurant bill but don't really tell you. Still it was a nice meal and I would return to eat here.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely Ladies' Lunch
We had a lovely ladies' lunch, an annual event for me and my friends. Everyone enjoyed her meal.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Has to be the best in town
Excellent food and service. Fair prices. Good wine list. Robinns was the only restaurant I ate at Cambria, but it should be the best.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time there. Had a lunch
First time there. Had a lunch with five folks and the noise level was great for conversation. Food was great as was the service. Highly recommend it!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very nice lunch on a Saturday afternoon. It was very quiet, which was so nice since I was catching up with friends and it was easy to talk. The dining room is very well appointed and the service was very good.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Check Checker's Check $$
Five of us ate there on a Sunday night - all rave reviews! The appetizer trout, scallops and salads were especially wonderful. The steak guy in our party claimed that his Angus ribeye was the best he's ever eaten and he's in Foodservice! BTW, the prices were surprisingly low for such an outstanding experience... tell your friends!
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chef Should Kill The Wine Steward!
The food at Checkers is truly outstanding. We had dinner and all four of us were delighted with what we ordered. Our server was attentive and accommodating. Next time (and there definitely will be more visits!) we will bring our own wine. The wine list was limited and unimaginative, only slightly better than what you would find at an Olive Garden. And...they did not list the vintage. Apparently who ever chooses the wine doesn't realize that years do make a difference. A restaurant of the caliber of Checkers is short changing itself with the current handling of wines. It can be small...but it should be imaginative and work with what the chef offers. And not to list the vintage is unacceptable at a fine restaurant!.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and service.
Wonderful food and service. Music was initially too intrusive but they turned it down when we asked. We want to visit with friends and not listen to a manager's choice of music. If we wanted to listen to music we would have stayed at home. When will restaurants learn?
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
great place before a show!
We made a reservation and were very happy we did. They offer complimentary car service to the music center - we went to Disney Hall. This made it great - we could have a few drinks and not have to worry about driving. The service was superb and everyone very friendly. I had the seasonal tasting menu which was fabulous. My husband had the fluke which was amazing. The place was not full - but in downtown LA the night scene isn't overwhelming. As another reviewer wrote, the wine list isn't great. We had cocktails which were made perfectly. They do a nice martini so skip the wine and order what they do best. We would definitely go back.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for pre-theater evening
We enjoy going to this restaurant before going to the Ahmanson. Good food, nice ambience, easy access.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Easy access before the Theater.
Easy access before the Theater. The Town Car was a nice touch. I just think there could be a few more menu choices. Overall, can't wait to go back.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were celebtating a birthday for a friend (co-worker). She means a lot to us & had a tremendous time last year that we decided to make it a tradition. We love the food, genersoity and professionalism. We look forward to next year. Thank you
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM