The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.

Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Los Angeles

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Los Angeles

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The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Los Angeles

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Los Angeles

Los Angeles's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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Los Angeles's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

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Downtown / South and East LA's most booked Bonus Point tables
Bonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure HotelBonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
386 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Go for the fabulous 360 view and delish apps. It is a quick car ride from The theatre. More

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The NoMad Restaurant - LAThe NoMad Restaurant - LA
98 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The service was excellent and my favorite dishes were the grilled calamari, hummus and ice cream sundae. More

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BlacksmithsBlacksmiths
281 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Blacksmiths had the perfect ambiance. We had brunch with bottomless mimosas. The food was exquisite. The bartender made the best Bloody Mary drinks. Overall our experience was positively perfect for future visits! More

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10e10e
298 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Excellent all around, but two things stood out to me: (1) freshly made pita bread - best I've had! and (2) Armenian beer - two types, never tried them before. More

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71Above71Above
1490 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Wonderful Restaurant. We enjoyed a lot the location the view, and also the food and the good service. Amazing time. More

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Specials at top restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA

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HATCH Yakitori + BarHATCH Yakitori + Bar
38 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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great service, reasonable prices for food and drinks . everything was super tasty More

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P.Y.TP.Y.T
39 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Absolutely Love PYT!!! The flavor combinations are a harmony of delicious delight! Everything is perfectly prepared! We loved the Chef Salad, The Japenese sweet potatoes, the fish!!! And the rice pudding!! Love the service too!! And lovely atmosphere too!! More

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Li Orient Asian Bar & RestaurantLi Orient Asian Bar & Restaurant
35 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The female server was not very on point, but a fabulous male bartender took over for her and became our waiter and that changed everything. He was so on point! He checked on us, he made great drinks ( HH special, I think it was a Lychee martini?, it had the Lychee Gel cube in it and it was so good. )Ordered 4 between me and my friend. lol. Food was authentic. So authentic sometimes, it was a little unusual for my taste, but overall enjoyable and fun to try new things. You have to be into that sort of cuisine to want to come back, but the drinks were so good, we are likely to come again. Wish I could remember the bartenders name, he made it so warm and fun. If we had been dealing much more with the space cadet waitress, she kept not coming back, seemed dazed, like she was on something....this review would have been much different. The bar had a Xmas party kind of thing happening with a group , but there were open seats in the next room by the fake fireplace, the tv and the Christmas tree. We were overlooking the city with a beautiful view from the 4th floor. It was lovely. More

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Ombu GrillOmbu Grill
42 reviews
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Korean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Korean food!!! Great, as always. The service could be more available, but that could just be personal preference. More

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Kombu Sushi & SakeKombu Sushi & Sake
13 reviews
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Sushi | Silver Lake, Hollywood

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Kombu is a Silver Lake gem! The food is consistently great, the service is friendly, and they have a terrific Happy Hour menu, that is even available on Saturday's. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Downtown / South and East LA's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Le Comptoir1. Le Comptoir
37 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

It’s a fantastic meal and experience. Go and you won’t be sorry. :) More

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A'Roma Ristorante2. A'Roma Ristorante
604 reviews
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Italian | La Palma, Downtown / South and East LA

We were in the area to attend the Magic of Christmas at La Mirada Theater and wanted a nicer place to have dinner and we couldn’t have asked for better food, service and ambiance. It was a lovely dinner, we will definitely be back!! More

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Dal Rae3. Dal Rae
2974 reviews
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American | Pico Rivera, Downtown / South and East LA

Fabulous service and delicious food as usual at this location. Could not have been better. More

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Orsa & Winston4. Orsa & Winston
411 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food was amazing! Had restaurant to ourselves. Great birthday experience! More

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Bavel5. Bavel
500 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing food, service, ambiance! Will definitely be coming back! More

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New to OpenTable

Downtown / South and East LA restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - CerritosBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Cerritos
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American | Cerritos, Downtown / South and East LA

Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.More

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - MontebelloBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Montebello
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American | Montebello, Downtown / South and East LA

Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.More

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - West CovinaBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - West Covina
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American | Covina, Downtown / South and East LA

Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.More

Here and NowHere and Now
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Cocktail Bar and Elevated Bar Food Kitchen open until 1:30More

Tempo Cantina - DowneyTempo Cantina - Downey
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Contemporary Mexican | Downey / Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs, Downtown / South and East LA

Modern Mexican kitchen looking to bring the same innovative, and exciting things from our Brea location to Downey.More

Discover South and East LA

Downtown Los Angeles is full of all different types of food that all have their unique flavors and dishes, as well as a lovely ambiance in which to enjoy them. You can have some traditional American cuisine, like crab cakes, free range chicken, and filet mignon in a warm but elegant atmosphere. If you're looking for a fresh catch sort of dinner, there are plenty of excellent seafood restaurants in the area where you can try all sorts of dishes ranging from clams and scallops to river king salmon and Atlantic cod. There's some great Mexican in the area too; you can visit one of the many lively cantinas for classic favorites like tacos and carne asada, as well as some twists like the chorizo cheeseburger.