Grand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles

4.5
395 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
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.

In Honor of Memorial day, all active military personnel & veterans will receive 1 complimentary meal with presentation of a valid Military ID on May 26th or 27th.

*2-hour seating limit per reservation for special weekend brunch buffet.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American
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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 Brunch 10:00am-3pm

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Phone number
(213) 356-4155
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Simon Warren
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Floor Omni Hotel (or) Grand Ave Entrance between 2nd & 3rd
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Parking details
$10 valet parking with validation (valid for 2-hours)
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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
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 395 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

All of the food was delicious at the brunch buffet. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent place to take your co-workers who are celebrating a promotion, or in my case, a retirement. Great ambiance and food selection, including desserts. I do recommend this place to those in the downtown civic center area.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

First off, the food and ambiance was amazing. I love this place and have been coming here for a little over a year now. Which is why I was disappointed in the service I received from the carver at the carving station. He had a real attitude problem in my requesting medium rare cuts from Prime Rib roast. First trip around he only had the last part of a roast which was medium to medium well. I understand he didn't cook it but when I asked him for a medium rare piece from another roast that was untouched and just sitting there, he argued that he wasn't done with last bit of the previous roast and then asked why I wanted medium rare? The service was stellar at the egg/omelette station and from our waiters but this really turned me off. In the service industry a carver is suppose to be friendly, welcoming, warm and accommodating and especially on special days like Father's Day.

I'm not the type to write negative reviews but I felt I needed to bring this to Grand Cafe's attention as well as Open Table.

Thank you

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Great service. Great food

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We had an office baby shower at this venue (approx. 24 people) - it turned out great. The staff was super accommodating.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Quick and efficient. Great place for lunch when you are in trial.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I’ve never had a bad experience here. Everyone is very nice and pleasant. Our waitress Sandra was awesome!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great for weekend brunch. Unlimited crab legs for $50 is worth it! Mimosas are bottomless! Food is fresh! The only thing thats missing is low music in the background.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Grand Café at the Omni is a great local downtown option to have lunch with work colleagues where you can enjoy a good meal and conversation. Service is very good.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food was mediocre. Champagne/mimosas not so great, coffee and desserts were delicious. Service was good. Wouldn't go out of my way for it. I wasn't able to use my Groupon by the expiration date and they would not accept the basic value of it because the Groupon was only good for Saturdays and I had to go on a Sunday!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Truthfully I expected more from this high end hotel. The food was fresh and ordinary with the exception of the shrimp which was really nice.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great brunch buffet! Loved the coffee. Would eat there again!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Champagne + Crab Legs = Great brunch

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The staff was so attentive. All the stations were kept up, they removed dirty dishes right away and my glass was always full.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

In the past I have gone for the crab legs, however, on this occassion the crab legs were very tiny and was time consuming to crab. Not sure if this was to do with the many hurricanes that took place last year. Also, the fried chicken could have been cooked longer. Other than this the selection was amble and the food was succulent.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother's Day Brunch was wonderful, service was excellent, plenty of seafood, mimosas and bloody mary bar included, great value

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great service and great food

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The Mother’s Day Brunch was amazing! The food was cooked to perfection and the bottomless mimosas were everything! I didn’t have any trouble with my reservation, I even arrived about 30 minutes early and was seated immediately!!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good brunch spot in downtown Los Angeles. Bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary bar a plus! Excellent and attentive service.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We have always enjoyed Mother's Day brunch here but this time was disappointing. We were seated late and out doors without being asked if we preferred outdoors. After talking to manager, two tables were put together in doors to accommodate our 7 person party. Last year all the moms received a crown and and a long stemmed rose. This year we were not treated well until we protested. I believe poor planning by restaurant staff resulted in several unhappy customers. Will probably look for new venue for next Mother's Day.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This experience was the worst experience I've had with the Grande Cafe and I've been several times under excellent conditions. The food was cold all of it, they were not fully set up on arrival. I had a 1015 reservation arrived at 1010 and was told to wait 5mins. There was more management in the serving area than servers. Again all the food was cold well as drawn butter was COLD on Mothers Day!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great brunch with unlimited mimosas. Staff were excellent in spite of it being crowded due to Mother’s Day.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The weekend brunch buffet is fantastic. It's a small dining room and the buffet area is also small - but a perfect size. The food tables were refreshed often and everything was very high quality. The servers were also very good and attentive.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great place in downtown. The Grand Cafe is nicely decorated and quiet. The service was on par with a 5 star restaurant and the food delicious! Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I love this place, it was my first going and definitely will not be my last. the food, service, and atmosphere was great.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Service was slow with overlapping waiters. Never sure who was are actual waiter. Food took quite a while and was brought out by the male Host which made me squeamish as I wonder how clean his hands were since he obviously was NOT there to be a food server.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Really great service!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We enjoyed the food, our waiter was very pleasant, we will be back very soon.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Everything was awesome, can't wait to come back again for brunch!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Enjoyed the ambiance, good food selection and good service. They may want to up the desert game and a little better quality sparkling wine.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My favorite boozy brunch in LA, never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great buffet 5 star

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Table was ready when we got there. Although I mentioned in my reservation that we were there to celebrate a birthday, no one acknowledged it. The service is too slow to accommodate an hour lunch break. Food is always very good and the service was friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We always have so much fun when we visit The Grand Cafe right on the 3rd floor of the Omni Hotel downtown LA. This place gives such a mellow atmosphere and the food is great, especially the hot fresh omelette that is made to order, fresh fruit, danishes, and those crisp on the outside, tender on the inside waffles. Every option for breakfast is there and displayed so clean and beautifully. Then there is brunch time at around 10 AM when the crab legs, shrimp and roast come out on display with deserts. I have yet to explore all the options . To top it all is the endless mimosas , the waiters , and the waitress . They are very good at what they do . You bring the fun and they will do the rest. You have the option to eat in or out doors. Either way the view is nice. The Hotel is even nicer. I love this joint.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Pleasant atmosphere. Good food. Good service. Although the coffee was good I think $6 is an outrageous price!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a great brunch. The food is excellent and the service was fantastic. I’ll go back soon. This is definitely a keeper.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Bought a Travelzoo voucher for 4 for Saturday brunch. The buffet had a good selection of foods and the brunch included unlimited mimosa's which is a must:-)

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had wonderful window seats with a great view of the plaza. The service was excellent and the food was great. I actually go there often as I love the Omni both in L.A. and Irving.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

No dress code or patrons with manners... really managment could do their job to start with !

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