Stopped here for dinner before
Stopped here for dinner before an evening @ the Ahmanson -- cool vibe and good comfort food options. We both got a dinner off the special St. Patty's Day menu: shepherd's pie. Really delicious and rib-sticking like you'd want it. Service was wonderful -- the staff was very aware of our time limitations which allowed us to enjoy our meal and still get to the theater on time. We'll be back.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
A bit slow, but the food was great. I thought Sam was amazing. He really took good care of us!!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
excellent meal and service...but
excellent meal and service...but very noisy! Think we were seated next to a big party...appreciate valet service to the WDCH
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Real food prepared to the
Real food prepared to the best. Something for everyone.
Great service and ambiance.
Don't miss it
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for after game
Great spot for after game activity and before entertainment shows. Excellent food and great bar. Historic spot.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My 2nd visit to this restaurant--ha
My 2nd visit to this restaurant--had the Shepherd's Pie--very nice. They also have a great dry rose by the glass.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Engine Co no. 28 is a classic the
Engine Co no. 28 is a classic
the carpeting is a little worn out, but overall
food is always great!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were seated promptly when
We were seated promptly when we arrived. I had left a message that it was my granddaughter's birthday and the restaurant brought her two desserts, including a birthday cupcake with a candle on it and a sundae; this was a very nice touch. We enjoyed the food and it was a good cap to her birthday day.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great First Impression
I took a couple of friends who have in LA for many years, worked Downtown and had never to this establishment. They were suitablely impressed by the ambience, the menu selections, and courteous service.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great celebration
We had a great celebration for my husband and brother in-laws birthday. Our waitress was amazing.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quick bite b-4 King's playoff game
They were able to accommodate some special diet restrictions for me & did so with a smile.
The food came out as ordered. My daughter loved her caesar salad.
One complaint, the shuttle to staples center wasn't available that night, even though I'd called to check that afternoon.
Minor annoyance, as it's an easy walk to & from anyway.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had not been here in a number
Had not been here in a number of years....but it did not disappoint...happy hour at the bar goes until 10 PM...so, unless your having a bottle of wine for dinner, finish your cocktails at the bar...one added bonus was that the the Governor of California was there enjoying himself and being a politician all at the same time.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was great, food was
Service was great, food was good, and overall experience enjoyable.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre Theatre Bite
I continue to go back to Engine 28, not only because it offers the shuttle service to the theatres, but because the food is consistently good. The menu lends itself to all kinds of diners, complete with nurture food, like meatloaf and chili, and great for vegetarians with its beet salad and eggplant parmesian. The restaurant, housed in an old fire house, is full of comfy booths, tin ceilings and even the fire pole. Great place to bring out of towners to on a theatre or opera night.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had reservations on a Saturday night but totally could have walked in. The hostess and staff were warm and inviting. If you need a quick, delicious bite they have a Saturday night happy hour. Awesome! You could have eaten and had a drink for $10!
We ordered off of the main menu and had the NY steak and braised lamb shank. Both were delicious and good sized portions. The house special cocktail was a Manhattan and my husband loved it. I had a gin martini shaken with perfection.
The complimentary shuttle service seemed busy and is such a great idea for locals in the downtown area or folks headed to a show/performance at one of the local venues.
The menu is sure to have something for everyone in your group.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A quiet Father's Day
This is the third year we have gone to Engine Co for Father's Day. It was a perfect meal and setting for my family. (Daughters 3 &7) it wasn't busy, service was great as was our food. There is an outstanding kids menu too. My family has always enjoyed this place for special occasions. My kids noticed the beautiful ceiling this time.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Engine Co. is a great place for a quick business lunch. The wait staff is friendly and the food comes out pretty quickly. If you're looking for all american food, or a quick bite, this is the place since it's also centrally located on 7th and Figueroa.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Engine Co. 28 in Los Angeles
I found this location while staying at a local hotel. The staff was really good; friendly, courteous, engaging, without being obtrusive.
The house salad was terrific although on the overly generous side for a single person. It was dressed perfectly.
The steak sandwich was on a fine baguette but the steak was tough (not unusual for steak sandwiches in my experience). Flavorful, but difficult to take human-sized bites without a slab of meat hanging out of your mouth. To me the mark of a great restaurant is the tenderness and flavor of steak. The sandwich came with house-made potato chips which I found a bit overdone.
Ice tea was freshly brewed and a great flavor.
The ambiance is fine. The historic building is a gem.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and exceptional
Wonderful food and exceptional service that is unfortunately undermined by too-loud canned music! I want to visit with friends when I dine and find that here, as in so many restaurants, that is often not possible. Too bad - I'd like to come here often if it weren't for this.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Perfect Brunch Spot
I cannot recommend this place more. Outstanding service, food and ambience. Plus, there's a mimosa deal for brunch: $18 for a bottle of champagne and carafe of OJ. I will definitely return.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant in downtown
Great restaurant in downtown area! Great service and food!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and overall friendly happy employees!!! Every staff member makes you feel welcomed, from the Hostess, Erin, to Jessica and Dante the bartenders, and Chad the waiter!! Overall Jacque the manager is great and makes you feel welcomed!! Definitely be back for a great dinner and drinks!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find Downtown
Enjoyed the Burger and Fries. Comfortable. Do Valet as parking is expensive in the lots in the area.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't say enough about the staff at Engine Co.28! Harmony was very patient with our party of 9. 2 of them were children ages 3 and 4!! Harmony was very accomadating to all of our needs as well as dietary needs for my husband and son, as they do not eat meat! Also the chef was accomadating I had asked for a chicken potpie without the chicken and it was fabulous!! The whole restaurant was amazing to see the firepole that is a hundred years old, as well as the photos and old fire hats hanging on the wall!! The ceilings were so beautiful also, so intricate!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
HOW DO I FIND OUT HOW MANY POINTS I HAVE WITH OPEN TABLE. I HAVE BEEN USING YOU FOR YEARS, DID MY OLD POINTS EXPIRE, OR AM I NOT LISTED CORRECTLY. JO ANNE YUSIM 818 705-2330
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location for dinner-drinks before heading to Staples center. Added cool points for being located in the old firehouse
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and a Concert
The four of us enjoyed great food, wonderful service, a free round trip shuttle to the Nokia, a great concert and a memorable night.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went tho Engine Co. No. 28
Went tho Engine Co. No. 28 before a Laker game. It was a Friday night and the food and service was great. We were a party of four and I really liked the high backed booths as they allowed us to talke without the noise of the resturant bother us. The drinks were good and we all enjoyed our meals.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great history and food
I have been going here for years, mostly for dinner. Consistently great food and service. Love the history of it being an old firehouse in the early 1900s. This time we took my brother in law who is a fire fighter from Colorado.
I have also used your shuttle to the theatre after dinner which is so convenient.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is excellent. My wife had the filet with a balsamic reduction which was tasty and the filet was very tender. I had the chicken ploy pie which was very good. It had large pieces of white meat chicken and lots of tender vegetables. This was are second time here and will be coming back soon
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to dinner here on the recommendation of a friend because they have a shuttle which will transport diners to surrounding event locales which is very convenient not having to retrieve your car and park again. That was the draw. When we arrived about 15 minutes earlier than our reservation, our table was ready. We ordered the special, Dover sole and the butternut squash soup. Most were amazing. I also had a simple house salad which was very fresh and the vinagrette dressing was very good. We ordered wine and enjoyed the Malbec. Other than our food service running a little late, this place is definitely a return for us. We thought the prices were reasonable, the service was friendly and professional and the ambience fun but not too loud.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
great little restaurant
This is a great historic restaurant the food was good and the service was great. I'm very happy with the food and drink I recommend the brusellsprouts and bacon yummy.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM