Grand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles

4.3
460 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.

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 460 People Are Saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

College graduation celebration

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch with mimosas. Great value and location.

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SJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is GREAT! The food, ambience, and the staff.

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LL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue! Good food. Always happy to visit this restaurant.

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. Variety of foods. Convenient to the culture vibe of downtown.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Close to the music center. Very accommodating of our large group.

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LH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I booked this reservation for my boss and did not attend. Here is her response:
The food was very good and the service was great, even though it was a little slow to start - maybe short staffed. The servers were very nice and responded quickly to our requests.

Still wondering why no points are giving for the reservation.

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LH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, good food, good service (Amy and her helper). Just wondering why I do not get "points" for this reservation?

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CL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went to the Grand Cafe for Thanksgiving brunch buffet. We had to wait 15 minutes for a table despite having a reservation. Our waiter never offered beverage refills. There were very few vegetarian options and the vegetables offered were undercooked. The overall quality of the food was disappointing for the price. To top it off, we waited over 30 minutes for our car from the valet.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Thanksgiving

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VL
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice, had Thanksgiving brunch there with the family. Very nice wait staff and the turkey was juicy and savory!

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L
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Thanksgiving Lunch buffet and the food was better than expected. Ambiance very comfortable and nice. Planning on returning next Thanksgiving. Everyone was full and satisfied but coming home to a clean kitchen and getting up from the table without picking up dishes was the best

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AV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This review is for their Thanksgiving brunch. For what it was, it was very good. The only complaints I had were inattentive service, which being a busy Thanksgiving at 2 pm, was understandable. Otherwise the service was accommodating. I liked the food selections, but for the following: long wait for a new roast turkey to replace the almost completely carved one. Not enough side vegetables to accompany the meal. And no pumpkin pie for dessert. Otherwise, expect the normal high energy, high noise level, and a nice dining room.

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TG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant did not have a record of our reservation. Things were a bit hectic there, but after a short wait amongst other waiting groups, we were seated. They wrote our name on a sheet of paper that had other names, even though we had made a reservation on OpenTable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Thanksgiving buffet
Extremely poor food selections vs the price. Only one room dedicated for the buffet. Good waiter service.
Two adult and one 8yr old child totaling $177. After the tip $208. Not so happy thanksgiving..
Hindsights 20/20, Next time I’m taking my fam back to Luminaries. Same quality food three times the size the buffet and $55 per adult.
Thanks Omni for nothing and how to never see you guys again...

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S
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thanksgiving lunch

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been taking my Mom to the Thanksgiving brunch for years, and it is always great. My Mom loves the variety of meat- she doesn’t get seafood or prime rib from the kitchen at her retirement home! And it works for me as a vegetarian, because I can get all the thanksgiving sides without the turkey! and the wait staff is exceptional - not a common experience with buffets.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been to the Grand Cafe for special occasions i.e., birthdays and Father’s Day, this time it was Thanksgiving. As usual, we enjoyed our dining experience. The best part was our servers and the omelette bar chef. They were attentive, friendly, and made sure our needs were met. But, we usually get this type of service from our servers always great.

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KB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Copious amounts of attractively served delicious food in their Thanksgiving Buffet Appreciated a reasonable valet parking fee. Was seated and served promply. Mimosas could have been a bit more tasty but they were plentiful.

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LH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, food was great, servicer (Amy) was great. Always great at the Omni Grand Café.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great! The French toast was not dipped in egg long enough because it was dry in the middle of each slice. The prime rib was sliced ahead of time and placed on a warming tray, rather than slicing fresh. The shrimp did not taste good either. I expected more, especially at that price.

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KC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my boyfriend's birthday with brunch and mimosas. Good quality food. Very pricey, but it was a clean and we'll serviced establishment. Definitely unable to eat your money's worth. But prime rib was great, a lot of poached shrimp and breakfast staples. Excellent attentive service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time here!

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LN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was great! The brunch wasn't really what I expected, but my boyfriend and my 9 year old son loved it!

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d
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not thrilled. Bread basket was the best part of the meal. Didn’t like my French onion soup. Cobb salad was fine .

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B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Delicious and plentiful Sunday brucnh in odwntown Los Angleles. Indifferent service and loudness of the restauarant did not diminish what was an expensive but good choice!

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The server was very attentive. The food was good. The prime rib was sliced ahead of time and looked like it had been sitting on the hot griddle for days.

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TK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food wasn’t good at all for the price. But the servers were all very good.

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RZ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good and the service was prompt and friendly. We’ve had Sunday lunch there a number of times and have always been satisfied with the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went with my family for brunch and I loved it! Great food! Great service and endless mimosas! 😏

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p
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is the second time I have brought family to the Grand Café for Sunday Brunch and we have all enjoyed the food. It is refreshing to find a buffet brunch these days where the hot food is really hot (and I mean really hot) and the cold food kept very cold. The quality and selection will meet everyone's taste. I always leave wanting more but don't have anymore room.

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R
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and attentive staff. Nice and varied menu. Close to theater venues.

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CT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food was immaculate, great experience overall. Highly recommend!

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LT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My cousins and I celebrated a birthday before going to the theatre. The Valet was very nice and welcoming. First impression was great. The hotel is beautiful and the staff was friendly! We never felt abandoned. We were well taken care of. The food was delicious!!! I've been telling everyone. I definitely will go back.

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A
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were there for the weekend brunch buffet. It costs $55 and includes a decent selection of food (chilled crab legs!) and unlimited mimosas, fruit juices, and coffee. We had a good time. Our servers were extraordinarily attentive--clearing plates promptly, replenishing our mimosa glasses frequently, etc. Our only complaint was that the food items are not well labeled. Labels don't list ingredients. Listing the ingredients would be considerate, especially useful for those of us who have allergies and/or dietary restrictions.

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K
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I visited Omni for lunch on a Sunday.
Firstly, the elevator wasn't working due to a fire emergency.
Secondly, there was no one on the front desk to seat us and we had to wait until someone noticed us standing helplessly.
The restaurant was very noisy and the servers were absent for most of the time.
I ordered a shrimp Scampi and is was so bland and distasteful. Although enjoyed the Creme Brulee.

Will not visit again and do not recommend.

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BJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Augustus and another male waiter which I can't remember his name were outstanding! They provided great service. Both were extremely accommodating.

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AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for Sunday brunch to celebrate my sister in laws birthday. We had a party of 7 ladies and we had a ball! Food is amazing and mimosas had us so drunk! This was my 4th time having brunch here and I will definitely be returning! Love the Omni/Grande Cafe!!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was attentive. The food was outstanding. Had a very good time.

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NW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Something to please every taste. Wonderful selection. Great food, great service, great time!

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