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About Grand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles

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 Hangover brunch buffet* Saturday and Sunday.

*2-hour seating limit per reservation for weekend Hangover brunch buffet.


Show your valid TAP card, Metro Employee ID, or LA County Employee ID to your server and receive 25% off your lunch bill.
(excluding alcoholic beverages)

251 South Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am.
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm.
Saturday & Sunday Hangover Brunch 10:00am-3pm

Cross Street:
3rd Floor Omni Hotel (or) Grand Ave Entrance between 2nd & 3rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 356-4155

Website:
http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/los-angeles-california-plaza/dining/grand-cafe

Parking Details:
$10 valet parking with validation (valid for 2-hours)

Executive Chef:
Simon Warren

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Great for large groups and private events! Please contact restaurant directly to set up a reservation!

Phone: 213-356-4155
Email: lagrandcafe@omnihotels.com

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Grand Cafe invites you to hang up your apron and spend time with family and friends this Thanksgiving Day with specially crafted traditional All-American family recipes. Enjoy our all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet with a Chef’s carving station and a selection of Thanksgiving sweets & treats.

Grand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

Sunday Lunch (11)
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Casual (6)
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Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love the Omni Grand Cafe. Go with my friends for lunch before theater. Great food, excellent service and friendly staff!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Even though there was a 700 person convention , the service was Perfect! My friend and I had never been there when it was this crowded but was so happy that they handled everything so well. The food was very tasty and they checked on us often. Very excellent....

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Good ambiance but food choices are hit or miss. For lunch the salmon salad was tasty but the Cobb salad was very bland.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Sunday brunch buffet looked good but we opted for a la carte.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

we had buffet on Wednesday(10/25/17). The menu was Asian foods.
I think Miso soup was not a real Japanese one.
Dessert was OK and green seaweed w/ chestnut was OK, too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Spicy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great buffet. Really fresh. Could use more veggies.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

in this brunch price if can add some more food choices should be more better

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nothing impressive

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent breakfast venue for a business meeting. Enjoyed the breakfast buffet.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good comfort food options and more adventurous options. Great Sunday brunch value with the bottomless mimosas

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best brunch spot I've ever been to. Great variety and good atmosphere. Please make reservations for this spot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was great! They made my sisters birthday awesome.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went there for Sunday Brunch, per reservation asked for a table off to the side (lone diner and didn't want to be in the hub of it all) but was seated right in the middle of everything, being in the restaurant industry I shrugged it off until I noticed diners being sat at tables much better suited for myself. Picture me a single diner being sat at a 4-top table right next to buffet while couples were being sat at tiny 2-top tables off to the side. This seems ridicules, especially when considering at the restaurant I work out every server is given an opentable chit detailing preferences and past experiences, obviously this place just doesn't care. During my experience sat across from a single diner twice both brought up complaints about there breakfast preparation (they weren't doing the buffet but ordering off menu). Servers were sweet enough and from what I saw dealt with the complaints of other diners very well, yet this left me on the sideburner. I was well into half an hour from sitting down and getting my first round of bottomless mimosa let alone an ice water. And once I got it was hard to get refills, sorry but coming from MA where bottomless brunches aren't a thing I was expecting to knock back quite a few and celebrate. The food was good though, I suggest filling up on the shrimp and crab claws before entering carb territory. Service was just ok....However....this is for east coast folks....service in LA will only ever just be ok and never exceptional. In conclusion: want endless crab? come here, want a good scene? go somewhere else, want good service? don't visit LA.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food was amazing , you can actually taste all the fresh ingredients that was used, and three mimosa was truly bottomless.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wow! Has the Sunday Brunch Buffet improved here ~ It is excellent!!! Amazing selections and so many tasty choices are available.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Plenty of food especially shellfish, e.g. Shrimp, crab claw, king crab claw which was the focus of a lot of guests. Waffle cooked to order was excellent as was the omelet. Fried chicken was dry, biscuits were not flaky. Biscuit gravy was good. Breakfast meats were excellent especially the blue berry sausage. Did not try the dessert and had fruit only.
Server poured the mimosa and brought us the bill and never saw her in between. Busboys were attentive but left used cutlery on the table .

They were busy.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Extremely disappointing. Service was sub-par - and that's being kind. The "chef" - and that's a stretch - at the omelette station was rude, unfriendly and pretty bad at making omelettes. I think its all you can drink mimosas - but we were never asked if we wanted a re-fill. Awful experience. Will not return. Will not recommend. In fact, I will go out of my way NOT to recommend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Rude and slow wait staff. Food was good, but has gone down hill in the last 2-4 years and prices have gone up significantly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food wasn't very special, the soup was cold but the adobo pork was amazing. We went because we had a Groupon for the BBQ buffet special. Probably won't be going back. The service was very good however.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was overly priced. This place sold me on having a seafood brunch selection and desserts but when I arrived I was not impressed. The crab legs were good but the sushi was the worst I've ever had for sure not worth the money.

Tags: Disabled Access
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food, service, atmosphere very good. But price was too high.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

The air conditioner was not working and there was a loud blower on the floor next to our table, making it difficult to hear one another speak.

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Amazing service! A group of 11, we were in and out for lunch at noon in less than an hour, and that included beverages, appetizers, and meals! Fabulous food: delicious, fresh and healthy, and artistic presentation. Perfect for business meetings: well-lit, quite, lovely decor. The only down side was having to sign a form with credit card info to make a reservation; it couldn't be done online so had to be printed, filled out, scanned and emailed back. But, given how good the overall experience was, I'd probably do it again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

This is my favorite place to have lunch Downtown during the work week for any occasion: business lunch, birthday/retirement lunch, casual co-worker get together. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. You have an option to dine outdoors on their patio, which overlooks the MOCA courtyard. They have a simple lunch menu that does include vegetarian options. On this day I had the salmon entree that came with couscous and grape tomatoes. It was a perfect summer lunch: flavorful, fresh and light. They also serve a fresh-baked bread basket for each table that's a great starter. Service was very good as usual; my ice tea glass always being refilled without asking. If you're looking for a quick lunch (under an hour) this might not be the place to go. But if you can enjoy a leisurely lunch it's definitely worth going to. Prices are reasonable considering the restaurant is in a Downtown hotel. All in all - a really good experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I had an excellent time for my 36th Birthday. The food and mimosas were awesome. Looking forward to coming again

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I love the Grand Cafe at the Omni. My friends and I meet there for lunch before we go to the shows at the Music Center>. The lunches are good and reasonably priced. But, the best part is the friendly and experienced staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great place! The brunch was amazing, choise and quality of the food is excellent, mimosas was made with the right ammount of sparkling wine. I highly recommend this place!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

They close down kitchen 2-230 ish and start breaking down buffet at 3. So don't make a reservation for after 2. Otherwise food was great! Very nice servers

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I love the Grand Cafe!! I'm from San Diego and every time I'm in LA I make sure to go! This trip we were celebrating my friend's birthday and having a girls day out! The staff was accomidating, they sang her happy birthday. Our server Rddie kept the mimosas flowing!! I think that this brunch is definitely worth the $$. The food is amazing, there is a good variety, and the mimosas are just the right strength, not watered down like most places!! I love it!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

When you finally find it, which isn't easy, it's a very nice spot. Nice setup for Sunday brunch. I don't fancy the idea of mimosas being mixed prior to pouring but hey, it's bottomless. Who cares. If you opt for no oj, just tell the server. LOVE THE HOT SEAFOOD POT full of goodies. If you don't eat red meat, though, you're out of luck because the tasty andouille sausage is already mixed in with crab legs, shrimp and crab claws that have already been cracked for you. Now that I know how to get to it, without the help of the receptionist because she didn't know either, I will definitely be back

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My family came here for the Sunday brunch buffet and were very impressed. There were four of us and my 3 year old son and there was wonderful food for everyone. The service was excellent and the food options and quality were incredible especially for the price.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

What can I say: it was adequate but not above and beyond in any way. 1) the service was fine at the beginning but we really didn't get any attention after we received our food, which was ordered à la cart off the menu instead of the buffet ; 2) this led us to believe that people who pay $50 for the weekend buffet breakfast definitely get all the attention; 3) when we were ready for the check, our plates hadn't been cleared although it had been a good 10 minutes since we had finished eating; 4) I saw our waiter walk back-and-forth between other tables at least 15 times before we finally flagged down the busperson to request our check. That about sums it up. This was not a particularly busy weekend morning.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We keep trying this place, but the service just never gets better. Two hours to order and eat salad and we still had to ask for the bill...cmon.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

One of my favorite lunch spots near my office. The variety of buffets are great as well

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We came for a birthday lunch with 4 adults and 2 toddlers- they were so friendly and accommodating! The restaurant has a relaxed vibe while still feeling classy. The lunch buffet was delicious! Thank you for a great afternoon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food, service, and quality was top notch! I'd definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent service and the choices of good were very nice. Relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 25, 2017

They were so accommodating to our special requirements (being vegan). Really nice people.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Went the BBQ, it was yummy! only thing that I didn't like, was the waiting... reservation was for 11:00 am and BBQ was not ready until closer to 12:00. They did have a salad bar and bread and drinks before that, so I guess it was ok. Will need to come try it again for Brunch!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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