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For 2
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Sat, 2/24
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7:00 PM
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Checkers Downtown

3.9
386 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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The menu at Checkers Downtown can best be described as an epicurean adventure from classic to contemporary. Under the creative direction of Executive Chef Walter Rowin, the menu features California cuisine rooted in fresh, market-driven ingredients and seasonal cooking.

Checkers Downtown is located in the historic Hilton Checkers Los Angeles Hotel. In the restaurant you’ll find photos of Los Angeles through the decades. Located off the lounge, the outdoor patio offers a relaxed dining experience, perfect for grabbing cocktails and small plates with a group or for a more intimate dinner for two, all while enjoying the beauty of Los Angeles’ wonderful weather.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday

Breakfast: 6:30am - 11am

Lunch: 11am - 2:30pm

Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Saturday:

Breakfast: 7:00am - 12:00pm

Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Sunday:

Breakfast: 7:00am - 12:00pm

Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Lounge/ bar:

Monday to Friday

3pm- 1am

Saturday and Sunday

12pm -1am
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Phone number
(213) 891-0519
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Walter Rowin
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Private party facilities
Whether an intimate gathering among family and friends or a business meeting among colleagues, Checkers Downtown is the perfect spot for your next special event. We have private rooms for groups of 10 - 100 guests available.
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Private party contact
Sales & Catering: (877) 727-0548
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Catering
Private rooms for groups of 10 - 200 guests are available. Please contact 213-891-0503 for more information.

One of a kind Penthouse Rooftop Special Events found only in Downtown LA are available!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
5th Street and Grand Ave
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking for Checkers Downtown guests.
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Entertainment
Dine with us and enjoy complementary transportation to the downtown theaters.
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Special events & promotions
Private rooms for groups of 10 - 100 guests are available. Please contact 213-891-0503 for more information.
One of a kind Penthouse Rooftop Special Events found only in Downtown LA are available!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 386 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.8
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEliza (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic menu, lovely setting for a special occasion. Outstanding choice if headed to Disney Hall.

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vipL22016 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Small departmental holiday lunch. Service was MEH, food was MEH. The Brussels sprouts were good, however.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

Max is the best waiter at Checkers! He is professional, thoughtful, kind, considerate, and has a great sense of humor!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a party of 15 in the private room on a Friday evening. There was only one other guest dining in the restaurant . While the food was good I can’t say the same for the service. Very slow, waitress couldn’t get our orders correct and complained about having to split the bill.
I can understand this if the restaurant was busy but that wasn’t the case.
This restaurant won’t be on my list to visit ever again.

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vipWineLA411 (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

As a former employee - I return to see how far down the scale this amazing venue continues to slip. At one point - Thomas Keller ran this kitchen - and today it has very untrained service professionals 'servicing' the floor... the food is actually acceptable but when servers bring dirty glassware, forget that oatmeal comes with milk, and bring you into a dirty dining room and sit you at an undressed table... you can't give the location a high mark.

I wish the venue well and hope that management knows where they are operating... from the lack of management overview - I witnessed - it appears bleak.

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vipSheryl (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

Very disappointing for Sunday Brunch! My eggs benedict were clearly warmed over and tough and the english muffins tasted like cardboard. The waiter poured coffee that was barely tepid and I sent it back. No wonder there was hardly anyone in the restaurant! The prices are high but the food is clearly not on anyone's mind - only the money.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Very diverse menu and wine list, with great service in a well appointed space. The halibut was off the charts good!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 8, 2017

Outstanding food and service
The Sea Bass was absolutely amazing

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vipOCDi (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

What a pleasant surprise. Our daughter was staying at the hotel and we decided to just meet at the restaurant instead of going out. The food was outstanding. We had appetizers of eggplant roulade and the beet and goat salad - both were excellent. The Chilean sea bass was a very generous portion and was absolutely delicious.

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vipSamB (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 29, 2017

It was a nice dining experience. The food was good and the service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

We booked the reservation at Checkers because of its close proximity to the Ahmanson Theatre and complimentary shuttle to and from the theatre. It is very convenient to valet park in the hotel and not deal with parking at the theatre. However, after dinner we were informed by the waiter he could not reach the shuttle service and could only offer to call us a cab (at our expense), which meant we would also have to call a cab to get back to the hotel afterward! Now pressed for time, we had to quickly leave and try to get parking at the theatre. We were extremely disappointed in the way this was handled, especially since the waiter told us there was trouble in the past with this shuttle service.

Otherwise the food was very good and service was friendly, but the way they handled the debacle with the shuttle service was less than acceptable.

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vipcheckthereservation (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Well, I'd love to write a review but the restaurant was closed. It was Easter Sunday but Open Table listed it as open and accepted the reservation. This was supposed to be a relaxed dinner for my husband and myself after hosting family for a week - and we wound up with take out. I'm really disappointed but I don't know if it's Open Table or the restaurant's fault. We've eaten here many times and enjoy it but clearly we can't trust this app or the restaurant at this point.

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Charli (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

I've always enjoyed dining at Checkers. This time was as good as I remembered. The menu was great as was the service. I looking forward to dining at Checkers again in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

A perfect place for a private business breakfast, lunch and dinner. Excellent service, discrete and attentive. Would recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 21, 2017

I brought my brother for his 40th birthday. How embarrassing! What was described as a cool, classic downtown restaurant was nothing more than a sad, old, hotel restaurant. The food was executed fine, but even with an empty restaurant we barely saw the server, had to ask for drink menus, etc. the furniture was beat up and ugly, the ambience was like a basement with windows. Wish I had chosen a better spot for such a special occasion since they didn't bother to read my request about it being his birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

Had a wonderful brunch in a beautiful dining room before going to Disney Hall. Sure beats the restaurants closer to the Music Center for ambience and menu selections.

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vipJeanS (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2016

Checkers is a very reliable venue. Wonderful service, nicely appointed dining room and quiet enough to have a discussion without the all-too-common hustle/bustle "din" noise that makes so many restaurants difficult to have a business meeting in for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on October 5, 2016

Service was slow, the food choices were not compelling and they did not have our reservation.

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gwbell (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2016

Undiscovered Gem!! Chef Walter very personable, knowledgeable and creative! Patio dining was quiet and comfortable! All in all, a truly enjoyable dining experience and my wife and I hope to return in the near future!!

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Gotroy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2016

Food is always first rate. Restaurant is very classy and well maintained. Service and food always top notch. Validated parking. Quiet.

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