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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

Grand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (19)
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Special Occasion (11)
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Great for Lunch (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Scenic View (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
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Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food needs to be upgraded. None of the seafood tasted fresh. Breakfast items were ok and service staff were very nice. The food needs to match 2018 expectations of value and freshness.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Grand Cafe Christmas Day Buffet was fantastic for our family. Lots of choice and great service. Thank you!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for the Christmas Buffet. They had a great variety of food from traditional to specialties. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately, to my taste, the desserts were a little weak.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Everything was perfect the foods the service and the fantastic desserts. However, only cons was that there were no much choice of foods after 2nd round. However, they tasted great and everything was great.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family and I visit this gem for brunch whenever we can. We enjoy the great spread of delicious food, the service is outstanding and the location couldn't be better. I highly recommend it, great value!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I was there for Christmas Eve Brunch. As usual, I had a very good experience. The server was attentive and friendly. Food was very good, too. No complaintsbat all.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It wasn’t as good as last year. The service is not as good as well. The gentleman at prime ribs station is the only awesome employee for the day. I don’t mean their service is bad but needs improvement. From the hosts at reception desk to the servers. They need to show more enthusiastic and put more smiles on their face to let us feel welcome. The food are cold (Asian stations). Please understand it is very hard to eat cold noodles and it makes the food taste bad. The drunken noodle are too dry and all stuck together. The sliced fruit cakes been leaving there from the whole time I was there and never refilled or replaced. The sausages are dry as well. The food quality has dropped significantly. Good luck.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We took in-laws out for Sunday Brunch. This was our second time at the Omni Grand Cafe. The food last time was excellent, and it still is. The variety of items prepared is staggering and everything we tried was quite tasty. There is literally something for everyone. For our previous visit we dined outside; this time it was too cold for outdoor dining, but the noise level in the Cafe was quite tolerable. The price puts the Grand Cafe into special occasion territory for us, but we'll definitely go again when the right occasion occurs.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Love the buffet lunch. Enjoyed time with co-worker. Excellent food

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

When I call to check for reservation the lady on the phone was not too nice. I asked about the buffet and she stated that was just for breakfast not lunch. But when we got there it was a brunch for lunch which we all enjoyed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The woman that was our waitress made our first time being there amazing . Even tho it was a lot of guest there she always made time to tend to our needs and was so nice and helpful the whole visit 😁

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is bad and dry...too dry, because they keep warming the food .
they have to improve food quality a lot....that it....no more for me.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic brunch, with a great view. Staff was very attentive. Food was way above average. Will definitely be back

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I would say this is a good brunch spot if you don't want a good veiw

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I reserved the back area for my daughter's brunch. It was a very special occasion.. She passed the bar the first time and was sworn in the night before.
The staff was amazing. They were very friendly and even helped me organize the decorations I brought with me. The food was absolutely delish. The atmosphere was very nice. I have not one complaint and I highly recommend this establishment. I will visit again and again.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Not sure about the bar scene there since we were there for Thanksgiving.

It was a nice day there

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My son and I have enjoyed the Grand Café Thanksgiving Buffet for several years. This past Thursday, it was as wonderful as ever. The food is varied and delicious, the desserts are out of this world, the service is perfect (with perfectly made cocktails from the full bar). I've always looked to see if something might be better, and it is a great value for such a good Thanksgiving buffet meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I attended the Thanksgiving Brunch. The food was very good with a variety of choices. We were there upon their opening so it was not crowded which made a very comfortable environment for my large party of seven. Our waitress was very attentive. We did not have to make any requests for refills or taking finished plates. Management was very helpful and timely in resolving a minor reservation misunderstanding. Overall, my experience with Grand Cafe enjoyable for me and my family.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was great. The place is beautiful, but a bit hard to find with the one way streets and construction. Both options to sit inside or outside, the view/environment/ambiance is beautiful. Service was very attentive and fantastic. The staff was not at all stuck up or rude. Everyone was friendly. Our waiter, Reynaldo was excellent. He was funny and very good about refilling our bottomless Mimosas before the glass was ever empty. I was surprised at how much selection the buffet brunch actually offered. The only reason I gave one star short of a 5 star review is that some of the items were not as hot due to it being left out. Other than that with the 2 hour limit they set for their buffet, never once did the staff rush my group of 13. I would definitely come back with larger and smaller groups.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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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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 (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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 (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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