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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Faith & Flower
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Californian | Downtown
Bavel
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Middle Eastern | Downtown
Otium
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Contemporary American | Downtown
Little Sister - Downtown
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Southeast Asian | Downtown
71Above
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Contemporary American | Downtown
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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
432 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This was quite an experience and a repeat visit for us with our grandchildren. The view is spectacular and the service was outstanding, all of which made a most memorable occasion for all of us! More

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The Factory Kitchen - Los AngelesThe Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
2147 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Their food is always incredible. The homemade pasta is so light and flavorful. The salads are so fresh, the cheese so creamy. Can’t speak highly enough about the food! More

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

We were in town visiting our son and daughter-in-law downtown and made a last minute reservation at 10e- we were pleasantly surprised. There was something for everyone, carnivores and vegetarians alike, delicious cocktails and wines as well. Not all the Lebanese wines listed on the menu were available however. The pita bread, fresh out of the ove, was amazing! More

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Preux & ProperPreux & Proper
605 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food and service were SPECTACULAR. More

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

Everything was so good, from our amazing server Matt to the incredible food!! I’m definitely going back!! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA

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Terroni - LATerroni - LA
1040 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We had an early booking so the restaurant was pleasantly quiet. Food was delicious and they made an insanely GREAT capuccino for my fiancee. The pasta was a little undercooked but I think that was on purpose, and it still tasted delicious. They had fresh burratta and fresh basil on my dish, which both tasted really nice. Our server was kind, informative on the menu items, and the back servers promptly attended to us by clearing our dishes and filling our waters. The space is nicely decorated with tall ceilings and has a really neat upstairs bathroom situation that overlooks a street of DTLA. Might not be handicap accessible though. Really lovely experience. It was a great date night spot! More

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fundamental DTLAfundamental DTLA
82 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Loved this place. Both food and service were impeccable. My reservation was for 5 people but needed to add 2 more to the table. They accommodated us without any questions. Table service was on point with the server constantly checking on us, and making sure all of our drinks are never out. Food was simply delicious. Everyone raved about their dish. Thank you for the amazing brunch. Glad I got to share it with my family! More

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Mrs. FishMrs. Fish
121 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Staff was extremely nice and detailed. The manager gave us complimentary shots for our anniversary which was super thoughtful! More

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

It’s pretty loud in the restaurant mostly bc of the design of the room. The food was good but slightly overpriced. If you sit at the counter you don’t really get to see the grill action as it’s more on the side in the kitchen. More

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EveEve
69 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Located in what some refer to as "City West" in the Historic Mayfair Hotel it is a welcome surprise. While the restored hotel does have old world charm outside, it sits in an area that has not seen as much gentrification around it. Simply, we were not sure what to expect but we walked in and saw the lobby and it's breathtaking bar we were happily stunned. The restaurant itself has a great menu, is reasonable priced, especially the wine list and the staff is very friendly. The ceiling in the restaurant is a bit low, but that is about the only thing I can think of that is a remote draw back. 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
The Edmondson Faculty Center1. The Edmondson Faculty Center
44 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

From the moment that you walk in the door the service is top notch. The menu is diverse with many different options. Chef James stopped by my table and gave it a personal touch; it was a pleasure to give him my compliments. Try the steak, it was outstanding. More

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

One of our favorites... we are regulars here. It was very nice they sent us a 20% off for our anniversary. Very nice touch. More

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Le Comptoir3. Le Comptoir
55 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Stellar food and service. We will be back soon! The space and ambiance are great. More

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Bavel4. Bavel
907 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We were seated promptly at the outdoor patio which was well lit and comfortable although a little noisy. Our waiter was charming and amazingly helpful with ordering. The additional amenities and waitstaff were spot on. Everything arrived promptly, our water glasses discreetly continuously filled, courses served and cleared expertly. As great as the service was, the food was even more remarkable. Fantastic. From our first spread, a choice recommended by our waiter, the duck hummus launched our dinner into heavenly deliciousness incredible presentation served with warm pillowing bread, it was hummus heaven. For appetizers we had the carrots, scallops, cauliflower, prawns and baba ganoush. All excellent although the scallops were the table favorite, the prawns ran a close second. Not only were the vegetables and fish perfectly prepared, but also the sauces and accompaniments raised the from outstanding to sublime. The lamb neck schwarma was a perfect entree and we were completely seated by the moist perfectly cooked lamb and it’s accompaniments. Topped off with a strawberry pastry dessert and pistachio ice cream, it was as perfect a meal as one can imagine More

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Bestia5. Bestia
3264 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

A great after work dinner with my lady. Stayed away from my usual (Bone Marrow) so the menu changed a bit. Back to the original so to speak so we let our server choose. Great meal from the radicchio salad, the pasta and the branzino was fab. Didn’t drink because of lent however beautiful evening lovely meal and my favorite restaurant More

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New to OpenTable

Downtown / South and East LA restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Don Chente Bar & GrillDon Chente Bar & Grill
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Mexican | Pico Rivera, Downtown / South and East LA

Welcome to Don Chente Bar & Grill

A modern twist to authentic Mexican Cuisine. More

Hill Street Bar & RestaurantHill Street Bar & Restaurant
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Modern American Cuisine & Drinks in the Historic Core, close to downtown court houses, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the Broad and Contemporary Art museums.More

Limerick's Tavern - DTLALimerick's Tavern - DTLA
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We are a modern gastropub that delivers classic Irish and American comfort food and 60 kinds of beer on draught (tap handles vary based on location). If you think you've had classic Irish food before then you will love what Limericks Tavern has to offer, as everything is made fresh daily and from scratch.More

Redwood Bar & GrillRedwood Bar & Grill
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Experience great food and exciting live music at Redwood Bar & Grill. This contemporary eatery features a cozy nautical theme, complete with a classic galley, adorned with whiskey barrel and captain's tables. The venue showcases local bands nightly, spanning multiple genres, from folk to punk rock and more.

Redwood Bar & Grill features fresh, hearty pub fare, including soups, salads, small plates, hearty burgers, sandwiches and more. The diverse menu includes vegetarian and vegan specialties to accommodate nearly every diner. Redwood Bar & Grill has a full bar, featuring craft cocktails, top-shelf liquors, draft and bottle beers and more. Happy hour is offered weekly, with great specials on draft and well drinks as well as appetizers. The restaurant and bar are open until 2 a.m. nightly.

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Zinqué - DTLAZinqué - DTLA
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French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Hip neighborhood restaurant with French-inspired dishes and small plates. Craft cocktail menu and uniquely curated wine & beer selection and . High-design/low-key vibe for breakfast, lunch, drinks or dinner. 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.