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

Popular restaurants in Los Angeles

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Los Angeles

Eve
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Bistro | Downtown
H Cafe - Los Angeles
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American | Koreatown
Bavel
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Middle Eastern | Downtown
Bestia
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Italian | Downtown
71Above
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Contemporary American | Downtown
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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

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

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

100 Los Angeles Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

We took a look at our data to select the restaurants that are perfect for your Valentine's Day celebrations this year.
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100 Los Angeles Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Treat your taste buds: Explore Downtown Los Angeles restaurants.

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

Our server was Matt. He was AMAZING. More

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Bonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure HotelBonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
412 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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

Food and interior design of restaurant are amazing! I would recommend servers with more knowledge and experience of the high quality food and drinks. The music selection was also too clubby for the atmosphere. This restaurant could be a 5 star restaurant with a few adjustments. Thanks More

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71Above71Above
1632 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing views great restaurant and bar. It is expensive but well worth it More

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The Factory Kitchen - Los AngelesThe Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
2064 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food, great drinks and extremely helpful staff. Loved it!! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
Terroni - LATerroni - LA
996 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing service and outstanding food! Would definitely recommend and look forward to going back! More

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

Really great and friendly staff!! More

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

When my meat centric husband said, “wow!”! Great service; amazing food! More

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

Wonderful and authentic Cantonese food, spacious and quiet atmosphere. Be aware that the valet is not there until 5 pm, but you can enter the building to park. More

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

Ombu Grill in Koreatown was a nice experience. Three of us dined there on a Sunday night. Probably only one other table of 2 when we arrived. Not sure anyone else ever came in after that. Our waiter was charming and helpful, and while others were friendly, communication was a little more difficult with them. We picked an item which had 5 different cuts of beef, all very good, cooked over a grill in the table with about 12 to 15 typical Korean side dishes. They also have Argentinian specialties but they all need 1 hour preparation time so we weren’t able to sample as much as we would have liked to. Beer and wine only. Valet parking available in the strip center. Well appointed restaurant. 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
A'Roma Ristorante1. A'Roma Ristorante
630 reviews
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Italian | La Palma, Downtown / South and East LA

Early Valentines! More

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Le Comptoir2. Le Comptoir
46 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Everything about Chef Gary and his team was so admirable. We enjoyed this experience from start to finish. The food was INCREDIBLE--truly one of a kind with an incredible story. Thank you Chef!! More

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Bavel3. Bavel
707 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Went earlier and they were able to accomodate us with seats at the bar. Our server was amazing - had an upbeat personality and checked up on us couple of times. The food and drinks were great too! More

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40 Love4. 40 Love
5 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Everything was great from beginning to end. All the staff were very friendly, smiley, and energetic. It is a very loud but really creates a fun environment! My ring fell off at one point and our waitress was quick to act in helping me look for it! Also, I really appreciated the different sports games they on the televisions. More

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Bestia5. Bestia
3131 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing food! Came here for Valentine’s Day and was so impressed with the service and food! Everything was amazing. Try it all! More

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New to OpenTable

Downtown / South and East LA restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
37.2 Degree Tea37.2 Degree Tea
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Organic | Covina, Downtown / South and East LA

We specialize in Fresh Pressed Tea, Espresso, Home Made Japanese Curry, Hong Kong Desserts (like Mango Pancakes) and Asian Street Food (like Popcorn Chicken, Fish Balls, Tea Eggs, Calamari, Takoyaki and Fried Tofu). All of our teas are made fresh to order. We use a revolutionary Tea Press Machine which is similar to the Espresso Machine but is made specifically for tea. With this, we are able to consistently brew each cup of iced and hot tea. We use the same machine for our coffee too. Also, we use 100% Premium Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha for our Matcha Latte and Matcha Mille Crepe Cake. No artificial powders or syrups. All natural ingredients.More

Free PlayFree Play
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

By definition, Free Play means unrestricted movement and activity. That’s what we’re all about. Kick back on our Den couches, grab a drink at the bar, enjoy great food, catch the game or play your own – in whatever order you like. Come early, stay late.


We serve American comfort food inspired by LA’s different flavors and cultures. Craft beers and cocktails. Bar food favorites to fresh vegetables and big proteins.

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Pescetarian ChurchPescetarian Church
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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Strada EateriaStrada Eateria
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Local ingredients | World Flavors Fresh, carefully curated food from local artisans! See you soon!More

Tartine BiancoTartine Bianco
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The name Tartine Bianco stems from the collaboration between Chad Robertson, Liz Prueitt of Tartine, and Chris Bianco of Pizzeria Bianco. This relationship and the ideals it carries are vital in the philosophy behind the menu. The menu takes into consideration the many cultures that represent Los Angeles. With a large emphasis on locality and seasonality, Tartine Bianco will provide its guests the highest quality ingredients, prepared with the best intentions and respect for those ingredients. They’ve carefully cultivated relationships with purveyors and farmers like Cairnspring Mills, which sources from local grain farmers, Cream Co. Meats which provides meat grown sustainably and with superior flavor in mind, and Bianco DiNapoli’s California vine ripened and organically grown, canned tomatoes. The menu is designed to be shared and should begin with what Tartine is best known for… bread. The wine list will change regularly and, like the food, will reflect the mood of the season.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.