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A photo of Fixins Soul Kitchen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Downtown
Booked 190 times today
*We encourage all guests to plan ahead for parking to ensure your reservation time is met.*We have a 15-minute grace period. If you will be arriving later than the grace period, please message us on OpenTable or your reservation will be cancelled. *All dining experiences are limited to 90 minutes to accommodate all reservations.*We accept reservations for up to 8 guests. *All parties of 9+ can visit www.fixinssoulkitchencatering.com to fill out an inquiry form for large parties. We will be in touch between 24 to 48 hours with further details.*Each reservation is treated separately. We cannot guarantee nearby seating for separate reservations.*We ask that your full party be present in order to be seated.*An automatic 20% service charge is included for all parties of 6+ w/ the option to split checks up to 3 times, max.
A photo of Perch LA restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 215 times today
Check-in is at the 15th Floor Host Stand*Outdoor seating is not guaranteed. *Large Party Tables 7 to 12 Guests are Inside Only Tables*All walk-ins after 10:45pm must be 21+ with valid ID.*Table reservations are limited to 90 minutes for parties of 2*Our dress code is Upscale Casual preferred.Proper attire is required. Presentable shirts, jeans or shorts are acceptable.
A photo of Girl & the Goat L.A. restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 101 times today
Girl & the Goat L.A. is an excellent representation of contemporary American cuisine, perfectly fusing together unique and flavorful ingredients to create unforgettable dining experiences for its patrons. With an abundance of rave reviews, it's easy to see why this L.A. establishment is highly esteemed. Patrons continually praise the restaurant's ability to deliver an exceptional blend of flavors in all their dishes, describing them as "delicious and unusual". They also commend the service, often describing it as 'phenomenal', 'impeccable' and 'superb'. Many agree that the menu of dishes meant to be shared takes them on a journey through each flavor, reinforcing the claim that the Girl & the Goat is a gem in the realm of modern American cuisine. One customer even mentioned that it's "criminal this place doesn't have at least one Michelin star", further emphasizing the high regard for this restaurant.
A photo of Joyce restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 27 times today
Joyce is a stellar addition to the Los Angeles dining scene, offering beautifully presented, flavourful dishes that put a fresh twist on traditional Southern cuisine. The glowing reviews mention showstopper dishes like the jerked smoke duck confit, boneless short ribs, cornbread, and an eclectic variety of seafood dishes. Critics also highlight the restaurant's exceptional customer service, welcoming atmosphere, inventive cocktails, and commitment to seafood sustainability. The restaurant's modern and sophisticated take on classic Southern comfort food has made Joyce a firm favourite among food enthusiasts, making it a must-visit for anyone seeking a phenomenal Southern dining experience.
A photo of Openaire restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Koreatown
Booked 70 times today
Openaire, in the heart of California's bustling K-Town, is a gem of Californian cuisine. Its innovative menu, crafted by Chef Josiah Citrin, previously of Melisse and Charcoal Venice, is both exciting and accessible. Known for its quintessential Californian dishes, the restaurant is famous for its lobster chilaquiles, steak & eggs and the tagliatelle. Openaire is more than just a restaurant, it's an experience. Its ambiance, mimicking a romantic greenhouse, is unique and offers diners a visually pleasing backdrop. As one reviewer put it, "Food was delicious, service was amazing and the ambiance of the restaurant was beautiful." Not just the ambiance, Openaire's great service and quality food are also praised by many. One patron even called it the best Californian fare in Ktown. Note, it's not all about the food, the strong and delicious drinks are also a crowd pleaser. Whether you visit for brunch or dinner, you’re guaranteed a great dining experience at Openaire.
A photo of 71Above restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 59 times today
71Above, perched on the lofty heights overlooking Los Angeles, is lauded for its remarkable contemporary American cuisine. Reviewers consistently extol the restaurant for its stunning panoramic view of LA, impressive ambiance, and high-quality food. The accolades extend to the harmonizing service, which many have deemed as 'superb', 'top', and 'spectacular'. Amidst an array of eloquent flavors, the grilled octopus and ribeye have received noteworthy praise. The restaurant also stands out for its unique cocktail offerings, which have stunned diners with their distinctive flavors. Despite occasional hiccups in food temperature or consistency, the consensus is clear: 71Above offers an unmatched experience of contemporary American dining in LA.
A photo of Redbird - Los Angeles restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 53 times today
Redbird, a shining star in Los Angeles' culinary scene, is committed to serving up some of the finest Contemporary American cuisine. Nestled in the historic confines of the old Cathedral of Saint Vibiana's, it masterfully blends the charm of a bygone era with a vibrant, contemporary dining experience. Patrons extol the culinary adventure Redbird offers, emphasizing its "endless journey and adventure of creativity, taste, flavor, and presentation." The shared plates are lauded as high-quality and well-executed, a successful reinterpretation of classic dishes. The restaurant's wine program is also highly praised, offering an impressive selection that complements the modern and tasty dishes. Boasting a "faultless" service and a warm atmosphere, Redbird is a testament to the intricacies and evolving nature of American contemporary cuisine.
A photo of Water Grill – Los Angeles restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 66 times today
Water Grill in Los Angeles comes highly recommended for its fantastic seafood cuisine. The establishment has consistently received glowing reviews from patrons who return time and again for their 'fresh and delicious' seafood offerings. Customers especially praise the restaurant's Chilean Sea Bass, the seafood tower, and the freshness of all their seafood dishes. The quality of service is noted as being ‘outstanding’ and ‘wonderful’, with servers getting special mentions for their recommendations and attentiveness. This well-established LA dining spot offers an upscale but friendly atmosphere, making it a favorite for special occasions. With reviews declaring it as possibly 'the best seafood in the continental US', Water Grill certainly stands out in its seafood offerings.
A photo of Mrs. Fish restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Downtown
Booked 61 times today
Mrs. Fish is a well-regarded restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine, located in downtown LA. Reviewers praise its beautifully crafted interior, featuring a spectacular aquarium ceiling and Japanese wall art. Repeated mentions highlight the unexpected and innovative twists they bring to traditional sushi, adding to the excellent selection of both hot and cold plates. Customers also noted the expansive selection of Japanese whiskeys and original cocktails. It's the superior quality of the food and service as well as the unique ambience, including live bands and DJs, that truly sets Mrs. Fish apart. The restaurant offers a unique subterranean escape clad with carefully selected decor, giving it a 'top tier' reputation among its patrons.
A photo of Yangban restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Arts District
Booked 27 times today
Yangban, located in DTLA, is known for its delightful and inventive take on Korean cuisine. The restaurant is consistently praised in reviews for its fantastic food, exceptional service, and welcoming atmosphere. Dishes such as KFC wings, sujebi, pea sprouts, and Pork Katsu are highly recommended, as they deliver bold flavors with a modern twist on Korean classics. The creativity does not end with the main courses, desserts like the Buffalo milk softer serve have also gathered praise from visitors. The glowing reviews underline the unique and adventurous culinary journey Yangban offers, making it a top-notch destination for food connoisseurs in the Arts District.
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