Grand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles

4.5
548 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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JM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister & I loved the relaxed atmosphere of this restaurant. The food was delicious & we had a great table by the window. We plan to meet there again at least once a month.

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P
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about our brunch, will definitely come again.

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PS
Los Angeles
232 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh, always creative preparations, friendly staff!

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K
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience for my dads 60th birthday brunch! The staff was attentive and friendly! We’ll definitely be back!

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FH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Limited food selection. Decent buffet, but not worth the price.

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MM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent variety of food. Staff was friendly and attentive. Great location!

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MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating, professional, and friendly. The buffet was great!

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RL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I went on the later end of the weekend brunch buffet hours. There was an hour left, but some foods were already running low, getting dried out under heat lamps, etc. This was my second time going. The first time, the prime rib was outstanding and the crab legs/claws were large. This time, the prime rib was getting overcooked under the heat lamp, and the crab legs/claws were definitely not large. There were a few tables like mine who were late-comers. The waitstaff was great and didn't rush us. They were very helpful. The host was not as nice as the waiters and bus boys.

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L
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was not as good as usual, took long, not as friendly, and it seems the prices went up. The stir fry is not a value for $20. I generally love lunch there, but not this time. I noted a birthday in my Open Table reservation and knowing they give a little cake for the birthday person, we had to mention a birthday. The waitress seemed not thrilled to be getting another item.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite place for Fathers day brunch...

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p
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

There were limited selections and some of the dishes did not have a lot of flavor (fried chicken). Additionally, the crab wasn't very fresh and it was hard to get any meat out since the shells were so soggy.
It wasn't worth the $60/head cost.

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H
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, reservation using Open Table was spot on. Service by waiter Abraham was personal and cordial. Manager Dragan was also very professional and available. Omelette station was busy, but cook did his best to accommodate 4 orders simultaneously.

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JV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

IT WAS A WONDERFUL FAHTER'S DAY BRUNCH, THE SERVICE WAS AMAZING AND ALL THE FOOD WAS GREAT. I WILL RETURN AGAIN FOR SURE

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CG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was an excellent experience. The food was extremely good; however, I thought that that the desserts were not distinctive and were just average. The atmosphere was extremely loud; however, I adjusted as that is probably of buffets with all of the hustle and bustle . The service was really good. The hotel and the room were quite nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Not a lot of variety but what is offered was delicious. Egg Benedict were the best part.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Worth the price

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JR
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great value for the money

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PA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch!! Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.

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RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch buffet here is one of the best kept secrets of Los Angeles! The spread of food is great with a wide variety of types of cuisine, a delicious seafood bar, and unlimited mimosas! I almost don't want to leave a positive review to keep the secret!

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MV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

I made a reservation online for 2:150 PM. I found out later at the restaurant that the food was going to be put away in 30 minutes, at 3 PM. My understanding was, based on your website, the buffet was open until 5 PM. It's terrible that you mislead your customers that way. I am so disappointed with your business ethics. You will lose customers that way.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden Gem and definitely a place that makes your heart happy. The food was delicious and the variety was everything. They were able to maintain the quality while serving buffet style. Can't wait to go back!!

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JS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The buffet was good but expensive for what it was. Was enjoyable enough but I likely wouldn’t come back.

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JD
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

coffee was cold food was cold not worth the price they charge

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

VERY loud!!!! Food was abundant but most of buffet selections were dry and over done.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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H
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maitre'd greeting was well prepared and had our reservation on record, plus offered a rose for Mother's Day. Waiter was very courteous and attentive. Chilean Sea Bass was particularly impressive, well prepared and served. Omelette station cook was very skillful and fast.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch. It was crowded, as expected, but we didn’t mind. They initially had us sitting outdoors, but my kid was having a severe allergy attack, and they graciously accommodated us.

The service and ambiance was great, but the food was just ok. Some of the dishes were fine, but the selection for a buffet was slimmer than other buffets out there. Again, I get that it’s Mother’s Day, but was expecting more.

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service one of the best brunch Buffett’s in Los Angeles! They have options from all different cuisines and also have hot and cold crab shrimp to die for

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KW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch usually but excellent on Mother’s Day 2019!
Our servers, Abraham & Daniel were so attentive and gracious even with the restaurant so packed. The two hosts that checked us in were amazing as well. My party of 2 was there around 1pm but I didn’t get the hosts names. Anyway they made my mother feel extra special. Omni will be our go-to spot for brunch from now on.

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Mother’s Day brunch menu included “Chillian Sea Bass”... nice try, in my opinion it was not chillian sea bass... it was regular sea bass - they just poured some melted butter on it to make it taste like chillian sea bass... I felt cheated... we all did... will not return again.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got seated very quickly. The food was all excellent. A lot of variety. The seafood was all fresh. Service was really good. Drinks got refilled consistently. I would definitely go back again.

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P
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent, but the price per child is overpriced because kids don’t ear that much.

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DB
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Like the atmosphere, mac and cheese really good, and the champagne nonstop. Great place to host a brunch with friends.

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DE
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My family and friends have eaten here for brunch several times now and we are in love with the variety of food prepared, the good taste and the quality of food that you get for the price. I had an aunt visiting here for my nephew’s wedding and I decided to have a brunch for about 15 ppl for her pre-birthday. Everything was great as usual; however I will note that it was a cool overcast day and there was another large two long table group seated on the patio with us that took all but two of the heaters. Clearly our table needed one more heater to keep our table comfortable and we had to continue to inquire about moving the heaters fairly to accommodate. Eventually the waiter went to get another one; which resolved the issue. My point is that it appeared that he just didn’t feel like getting another one and we shouldn’t have had to ask as many times as we did. Other than that experience; the customer service was exceptional for my group and my aunt was very happy and pleased.

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E
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great team
Enjoyable food
I checked in not sure why I wasn’t eligible for pts.

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KE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 1

We’ve been going to brunch for Easter at the Omni Los Angeles for 3 years. Unfortunately their brunch failed to meet our expectations. We arrived at 2:30pm to a under stock and picked over buffet. We also noticed that the food options were very limited compare to previous years. The service was good but the food was not worth the price. We will likely do Fleming’s next year for Easter brunch.

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. We went on Easter so it was a little pricey so my expectations were a tad higher. Not enough help I would say. The waffle station was always empty..they were popular so you had to wait for each waffle. A little irritating. Salad area lacked a little imagination and the desserts looked like a 4th grader did the presentation. Not very appeasing to the eye. Taste of most dishes were good but for $70 on holidays, location can't be the reason for the hike. You have to be a little extraordinary.

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AL
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch buffet perfection! It was our first time dining here, and we loved it. There was a good array of brunch items, carving table meats, and fresh seafood. I really enjoyed everything I ate and thought it was delicious. The sparkling wine that was included was the perfect touch. My toddler also loved seeing the Easter Bunny and stalked him all over the restaurant.

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CD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really like this place for Client meetings. We can hear each other talk - which is important.

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! The food is delicious and the variety is par to none. You can have a variety of cultural cuisines and breakfast favorites. The fruits, especially the berries are fresh and top of line. The service is great, as well. Friendly, respectable, and just wonderful!! If you're lucky you'll sit in Sandra's section. She is the best!! Cant wait to go back!!! Enjoy the mimosas!!!!

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