Engine Co. No. 28
The menu features a "signature" Meatloaf, New York Steak, Southern-style pan-fried chicken, crab cakes, Cobb salad, and Firehouse chili.
The weekly chef “specials” feature fresh grilled fish such as salmon, sea bass and seasonal vegetables. Daily soups include corn chowder, chicken tortilla lime, tomato basil, broccoli and many other rotating favorites.
The restaurant is reminiscent of the classic grills of San Francisco and New York - mahogany booths, white linen tables, granite bar and original brass fire pole - housed in a restored 1912 Los Angeles firehouse.
Sunday - Saturday
Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch + Dinner 2:00pm-10:00pm
Happy Hour 7 days:
Nearby street parking and public lot parking
Please call to make arrangements for larger parties.
I timed it. Our rather simple order took almost thirty minutes to come to our table at a time in the late morning when we were practically the only ones there.
This is my "go to"place for business meetings. Unfortunately, my ahi tuna salad was not up to par this time. Perhaps it was simply a bad day for them.
Enjoyed our pre theater dinner.
Great food and service! Super neighborhood gem with a fun atmosphere and history.
Great downtown place to eat, especially it you're in the area.
Pretty decent comfort food place.
Great service. Welcoming atmosphere
Our server was really accommodating, he was the only server there! The bar tender and the cashier! Awesome job!
Brought my parents here who are out of town era, the food was excellent
Did Thanksgiving dinner here as a last minute sub. Food was great as was the service. Would absolutely eat there again.
Had a good Thanksgiving dinner, but the overall quality and service was well below average...
Although the restaurant was good the parking was a disaster . There was only one valet and he was like molasses. I missed the start of my play because he took 20 minutes to take my car to park it and then over 1/2 hour to get it for me at the end of my visit. I will NOT GO there again, until they get their act together with parking, and what's worse I had to pay for the abysmal valet service!
Good new lunch menu, and their "classics" are still very good.
The food was good, but I was hoping for more of a cool atmosphere, considering it used to be a fire station. I was REALLY disappointed that they no longer do a shuttle to the Ahmanson.
Love their new menu. Their plates and utensils feel very outdated and cheap, but the food is great.
The chicken pot pie never fails me
We ate dinner very early
We were the only ones there
Food was good ample portions
Restuarant decoration in old fire house
Negative no parking on Sunday lots near by are all closed valet parking decided not to come in on Sunday
So cool eating in the original firehouse that was one of the tallest bldgs in LA during its hay day of horse drawn firewagons. Menu to suit almost anyone, great cocktails, great service, and great as ambiance.
Spontaneous birthday dinner
FIREHOUSE SETTING GREAT! Entrees good , MAC AND CHEESE IS NOT GOOD! No flavour for a 13.00 side
Would’ve been a better meal if I had skipped the first course and just had an entree. Will remember next time!
Keith our server was amazing! Food & ambiance was great!! Loved it!!
This is a historical building, a landmark! The façade is original and the interior was once the garage of a fire department. The pole is still in place although it has been blocked.
The food was delicious! The cobb boasted perfectly grilled chicken, still warm, and a pleasant contrast to the crisp, cold lettuce; the gumbo was delicious and artisically presented. The meatloaf dinner was great, with a savory mushroom sauce, and the generous pile of bright green spinach, finished off the visual presentation.
Our waiter and servers were very attentive and professional.
Engine Co. never disappoints! It's my 'go to' place for business meetings.
Mediocre food at best; would not suggest dining there. Veal shank was barely edible. Waiter brought incorrect vintage and when I asked him about it his answer was "sometimes the years vary". Brussel sprouts tasted like old rocks. Out of chocolate cake for dessert. They just didn't have their act together.
We were isappointed. This restaurant used to be good...We went before the theatre.
#28 was the first restaurant I ate in in the us back in 2000. It has stood the test of time. Good business model of interesting building being an old fire house, proper service that knows what you want and doesn’t ask you if you are having a good time yet, decent food and they brought a piece of cake for my wife’s birthday.
Hadn’t been here in years but still very good- certainly not busy on a Thursday evening
Engine Co has comfort food, that is good. Not fantastic, but good. Service was great. We had two servers, attending to us and making sure that our ice teas were filled and all was good.
Good food for a reasonable price. Attentive service.
Service overall was very poor from reception to the lack of basic attention from the servers. The food left something to be desired as well.
Engine Co No 28 is definitely nostalgic for anyone who is or knows a firefighter. The decor is very fitting for a historical fire station with the turnout area and fire pole. Great menu choices from salad to sandwiches to delicious plated meals. Food is top quality and tastefully prepared. But best of all is the service. Our server was very attentive and had a great personality.
Not only does this place have great food and service, it is a quick train ride too.
I enjoy working downtown and this is one of my favorite hang outs, never disappoints.
Impeccable service, good wine choices, super atmosphere
Went to Dine LA and we had not been to Engine #28 in a long time. The food was good but the service was horrible. It wasn't even busy. Had to continually to to catch the waiter's attention. He also forgot about our 2nd round of drinks.
Went for dineLA. Great value for 3 course dinner. Excellent spot before heading to Teragram Ballroom.
No a/c on a hot day. No good.
great ambience in this old fire station. food is very good and the wait staff was exceptional.
First time eating here. Conveniently close to the Music Center where we had tickets to a play. Beautiful, very cool setting in restored fire station. Our server, Chad, was outstanding. Great service all around. Food was excellent. Reasonably priced food and drinks. We would definitely go back. Great place to go if you are looking for a downtown option.