Grand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles

4.4
504 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Positioned in the heart of downtown Los Angeles next to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Café features a California inspired cuisine that focuses on seasonal, local ingredients with an array of choices. This authentic downtown LA restaurant is a popular lunch spot for businesses surrounding the California Plaza, as well as visitors attending the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ahmanson Theater, Dorothy Chandler, MOCA or The Broad Museum. Grand Café has a comfortable bistro setting and is open daily, serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and a special weekend brunch buffet* Saturday and Sunday.


*2-hour seating limit per reservation for special weekend brunch buffet.
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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took a young friend to lunch. She loved it and said it will become her choice to have lunch from now on. It has been my favorite place for many years.

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LG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

What a nightmare of an experience. I was under the impression that this would be a great place for brunch due to the reviews I read... was I wrong. As soon as we walk in we noticed how loud and it was only getting louder. It was so loud the waiter asked us if we wanted to be moved to a different table. We said no because we were trying to get out of there as fast as we can. The food was dry and far below mediocre. The menu and pictures they have online is not the same to the food they actually have. There were children running around and licking the glass windows. Also, parents were yelling through the glass windows as their kids were playing outside. Homeless people walking around thinking the yelling parents were trying to talk to them. The only thing that this place will get credit for is that we had a good server.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bday brunch!

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Because the restaurant is located in the Omni hotel you would think you'd be getting a over the top brunch experience. But, at the price you pay for this brunch there should be way more options... I've paid less & have had plentiful food options. I wanted this to be my go to brunch spot. But, I can't say I'd return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family brunch

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server Augustus was the best, very attentive and friendly. But the selection of food is not comparable to the other Sunday Brunch in other hotels. There is less selection here and taste is less too.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I had Saturday brunch and was underwhelmed with several of the selections. The chicken sausage was dry and tasted bad. The carnitas Benedict was overcooked and near inedible. The “carving station” (a staple of any good buffet) was just a few slices of overcooked roast beef. There were a few good items (the fried chicken wasn’t bad and I liked the dessert), but I wouldn’t come back here again and I wouldn’t pay $55 dollars for this meal.

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C
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was good, but it was so noisy. You could barely hear what your friends at your table were saying. People yelling and laughing like they were at their house. So ghetto!!!! I would probably go back but the noise was a turn off.

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DR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing....a must do...loved it all and great quality food

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R
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! The ambiance is perfect. More options on drinks and food. Will definitely come back!

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ZM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good, I enjoyed it all but I was really impress with the level of service. The staff was on it. If my glass was empty it wasn't for long, she was there to fill it up. I didn't have to wait for my food (omelet, waffles) it was brought to my table. I really appreciated the work of the staff and they were all friendly. I will definitely be back.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great! The variety was awesome and the food was well seasoned and delicious. Only complaint would be some of the food was left out for awhile and became stale. Highly recommend the desserts!

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AL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was phenomenal and after being shown what brunch looks like I am excited to go for that.

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s
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was very full for brunch, so service was a bit slow. The food was tasty but could have been warmer. We will return for another meal to compare with this one.

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grand cafe was grand, indeed! The food selection was fresh, hot, and delicious. So many different choices to pick from, and not one complaint over anything served. Service was outstanding, the staff were friendly and very attentive. Endless mimosas remained full the whole meal. Ambiance was great as they sat us by the windows for the view. Would definitely recommend and go back when I’m in town.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious salmon and reasonably priced .

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H
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Celebration

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing Brunch!

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HS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are very nice and polite. They provide very good service and make feel comfortable.

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T
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I like the Grand Cafe overall for the price, i wish they had more options wit food choice...i do like the bottomless mimosas the waiter made sure to keep our glasses full

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NZ
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I came here for a birthday brunch and overall had a great experience. The food was mostly delicious except for the Asian station. The kimchi fried rice was very bland and the dumplings were bland, as well. The servers were attentive except for when I asked for coffee three times. We were a group of 7 and I wish I would’ve known about the $88 surcharge on our bill. All in all, we had an excellent time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was cold. Service was good.

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OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Excellent service; mediocre food.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Our waiter was very helpful. He anticipated our every need. Nice selection of food at brunch. Very relaxed atmosphere.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is good

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KK
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the service was excellent. Will be going back.

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PL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of the Best brunches in LA.
Great mixture of East/West and fantastic service. Food is very, very good for the price. A lot of great, diverse options and the classics are prepared very well.
Quiet, friendly and a very pretty, relaxed atmosphere while not being too casual, either.
I recommend to anyone visiting LA or locas looking for a really nice weekend experience with friends and family.

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PC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I went there for their brunch option using the travel zoo deal. Space I thought the food was OK they did offer a lot of variety including omelette station seafood dumplings and desserts however I was not blown away as it typically cost $55 per person for breakfast. I expected a little bit more for that type of price because everything there was pre-cooked in large portions so the taste was not very exquisite I did not find any spectacular value besides the crab legs which were fantastic. The prime rib was definitely over cooked it was closer to well done and prime rib is best when it is medium rare. The dumplings that were offered were the best mediocre these are very similar to the ones you find the frozen food section. There are a couple soup and Asian items such as Congee but they were lacking at best. The deal was good but I wouldn’t come back again !

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PS
Los Angeles
230 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was sensational, everything you might want to eat! Great seafood, egg dishes, carving station, omelettes, pastry, you name it, and included in the price, Mimosas, all you can drink, also coffee, etc.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Overall it was an okay experience. Food was over cooked, bland and dry. Service was decent however I’m pretty sure they watered down the mimosas after our first hour. I don’t think I will be returning.

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

We like to have Christmas brunch with my in laws. Last year we went to the Queen Mary and it was very festive. The food was good for being a brunch. My husband wanted to try something new at around the same price. We went to the Omni Hotel based on positive reviews. The brunch is probably fine if the normal price is around $35.00 but not at our payment of $65.00. The offering area was small and not attractive compared considering the price point. There weren't really festive decorations so the ambience was so so. The prime rib was tough but the turkey was good. The desserts tasted stale and nothing special for Christmas - except oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies with colored sugar for decoration. The salad bar was uninspiring. With a surcharge of 10-15 for Christmas this was at most a fifty dollar brunch but not 65.00. I felt like I was in a Holiday Inn. I wasn't going to post a negative review because the staff was friendly and it wasn't their fault that the brunch was Bah humbug but I reached out to the hotel to let them know. Our bill was 500.00 for six people and when no one really really liked their food, I thought they should know. I got a boilerplate response. A savvy customer service person would have said, 'can we get you a cocktail or something next time?' Next year we will head back to the Queen Mary or to the Biltmore which is where I originally wanted to go but my husband balked as it was $75.00 but I am sure it was worth it.

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KD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food selection was poor and not veried enough. Not too many vegetarian options. Servers and staff were all good and attentive.

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JK
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service.

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RF
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed our Christmas Brunch! I was able to keep adding people even through Christmas eve. The staff is very attentive. It was just EXTREMELY WINDY! I would've like to know we were going to be seated on the patio so that we could dress appropriately. After while we became very uncomfortable and would not seat us in a large table inside, even though we saw them accommodate another group. Our servers were top notch and moved the warmers closer to us, but that didn't stop the wind. It was just a poor taste in our mouth for the managers/hostess or whomever is in charge of seating. We all enjoyed it outside of the wind, so next year we will just request to be seated inside. Oh also they apparently gice discounts for Senior Citizens, which my mom is, but we had already paid our bill.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I come for the Christmas brunch every year and love it! Always good food and excellent service but so perfect for the holidays!!

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SM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I went with favorite friends for Holiday Brunch. It was wonderful.

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CJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Convenient downtown lunch or brunch option. Great buffet selection, too.

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Servers were courteous. Food was delicious. Love it! Love it!

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g
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Return visit, food not as good as previous visits. Selection limited and filling of empty platters was slow. Service with Bruce was excellent.

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MI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PLACE!
ANYTIME I WANT BRUNCH I COME HERE. THE BEST BRUNCH

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