Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Faith & Flower
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Californian | Downtown
Bavel
(1911)
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Middle Eastern | Downtown
Otium
(1047)
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Contemporary American | Downtown
Little Sister - Downtown
(645)
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Southeast Asian | Downtown
71Above
(737)
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Contemporary American | Downtown
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Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
81 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Hidden gem inside the Bonaventure Hotel. We had a great experience and dined on delicious options from the wonderful menu. More

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BavelBavel
906 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We were seated promptly at the outdoor patio which was well lit and comfortable although a little noisy. Our waiter was charming and amazingly helpful with ordering. The additional amenities and waitstaff were spot on. Everything arrived promptly, our water glasses discreetly continuously filled, courses served and cleared expertly. As great as the service was, the food was even more remarkable. Fantastic. From our first spread, a choice recommended by our waiter, the duck hummus launched our dinner into heavenly deliciousness incredible presentation served with warm pillowing bread, it was hummus heaven. For appetizers we had the carrots, scallops, cauliflower, prawns and baba ganoush. All excellent although the scallops were the table favorite, the prawns ran a close second. Not only were the vegetables and fish perfectly prepared, but also the sauces and accompaniments raised the from outstanding to sublime. The lamb neck schwarma was a perfect entree and we were completely seated by the moist perfectly cooked lamb and it’s accompaniments. Topped off with a strawberry pastry dessert and pistachio ice cream, it was as perfect a meal as one can imagine More

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Patina RestaurantPatina Restaurant
1610 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

My wife and I came here to celebrate our anniversary on a Saturday evening. We both very much enjoyed the meal. More

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Le ComptoirLe Comptoir
55 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Stellar food and service. We will be back soon! The space and ambiance are great. More

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Orsa & WinstonOrsa & Winston
471 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Went for a bday celebration and our expectations were far exceeded. The food and service were incredible. They were delightfully accommodating of my dietary restrictions and couldn't have asked for a better meal. The place is beautiful and was overall a beautiful night. Highly recommend!! More

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BestiaBestia
3264 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

A great after work dinner with my lady. Stayed away from my usual (Bone Marrow) so the menu changed a bit. Back to the original so to speak so we let our server choose. Great meal from the radicchio salad, the pasta and the branzino was fab. Didn’t drink because of lent however beautiful evening lovely meal and my favorite restaurant More

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40 Love40 Love
9 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Friends from St. Louis had flown in and wanted to watch a Cardinal game at 40Love. Management was very accommodating and changed the channel on 4 TVs, so we could have the surround experience. Sophia, our server, could not have been nicer. She was very helpful with drink and food suggestions and she never steered us wrong. The cheeseburgers were amazing! She also suggested a pineapple rum drink that was very refreshing. When I said that I wanted a hot dog, she even suggested pairing it with a local brewery’s pineapple and apricot beer. 4 women thoroughly enjoyed this “sports bar”. More

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OtiumOtium
1956 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

New menu is great, the gnocchi was the highlight. Great service, great ambience, great food. More

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Moreton FigMoreton Fig
462 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Best food on campus. I would come again. Service was a little slow, but it was busy, so that's understandable. More

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Perch LAPerch LA
5107 reviews
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French American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great service and atmosphere. We came all the way from Dallas Texas, we were definitely IMPRESSED. More

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LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
1861 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The view was amazing plus the steak was so delicious. More

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The Edmondson Faculty CenterThe Edmondson Faculty Center
44 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

From the moment that you walk in the door the service is top notch. The menu is diverse with many different options. Chef James stopped by my table and gave it a personal touch; it was a pleasure to give him my compliments. Try the steak, it was outstanding. More

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The Factory Kitchen - Los AngelesThe Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
2147 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Their food is always incredible. The homemade pasta is so light and flavorful. The salads are so fresh, the cheese so creamy. Can’t speak highly enough about the food! More

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Arashi SushiArashi Sushi
318 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We had a great pre-Staples concert experience on my daughter's 8th birthday. Service was friendly and knowledgeable, and food was much better than the average Japanese restaurant at this price point. This restaurant was so much better than the Japanese place at LA Live, which is way more expensive. At the end of our meal, they thoughtfully brought my daughter a fried mochi ice cream birthday cake for the able to share. We'll definitely be back! More

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Bäco MercatBäco Mercat
153 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Excellent food - definitely some inventive flavor combinations you won't find anywhere else in LA. Habitual diner at this restaurant, and 10/10 would go again. Just be ready for a lively atmosphere (inside, at least!). More

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Redbird - Los AngelesRedbird - Los Angeles
1912 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Delicious, creative food in a historic space that has been updated beautifully. Excellent service. Not as noisy as most restaurants. More

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The Palm Los AngelesThe Palm Los Angeles
2489 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Nice ambiance and great service. Close to Staples Center so we were able to walk over. You can valet at the restaurant for $25 and leave the car there until your event is over. Food was good, we enjoyed it. Disappointed in the wedge salad. It has too many fried onions that bogged it down. More

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sixth + mill pizzeria and barsixth + mill pizzeria and bar
113 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

A great pizza and pasta place!!! My grandkids ate everything! More

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Cafe BirdieCafe Birdie
287 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The only reason not to recommend Cafe Birdie is tha fact that it will become too popular and I will not be able to get a seat. Stange but delishous group of food - have the Caesar its the best. More

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Drago CentroDrago Centro
2994 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great service. Excellent food More

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Bacari W. AdamsBacari W. Adams
115 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Best restaurant in the area, great deals for students, and food is absolutely stellar! More

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71Above71Above
1715 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Always great food and great views! Above 71 is great value for a true LA experience. More

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Badmaash Downtown LABadmaash Downtown LA
916 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We loved our experience. Food was great ( Dahl poori, better chicken, saag paneer and naan), service was great and expedient! Dessert- mango mouse was delicious! Highly recommend it! More

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La BoucherieLa Boucherie
482 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great Service...it was my spouse’s birthday and she just loved everything about the experience. The staff love people and that’s what makes it even greater. More

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Terroni - LATerroni - LA
1039 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We had an early booking so the restaurant was pleasantly quiet. Food was delicious and they made an insanely GREAT capuccino for my fiancee. The pasta was a little undercooked but I think that was on purpose, and it still tasted delicious. They had fresh burratta and fresh basil on my dish, which both tasted really nice. Our server was kind, informative on the menu items, and the back servers promptly attended to us by clearing our dishes and filling our waters. The space is nicely decorated with tall ceilings and has a really neat upstairs bathroom situation that overlooks a street of DTLA. Might not be handicap accessible though. Really lovely experience. It was a great date night spot! More

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Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & DrinkÂu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink
430 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food was served fast.. Server was happy and knowledgeable about the ingredients of a lot of dishes.. Overall a great experience Thank you More

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QQ
223 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Chef Hiro was outstanding in his execution and process with handling multiple groups that we all started at different time and ended the meal at the same time. More

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Alameda Supper ClubAlameda Supper Club
25 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food and ambiance, and we were incredibly well taken care of by our server, Richie B, who was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. More

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WP24 by Wolfgang PuckWP24 by Wolfgang Puck
1310 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Ambiance, food, view, service. All were first rate. More

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Little Sister - DowntownLittle Sister - Downtown
979 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Excellent food served by attentive and helpful staff. More

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Mrs. FishMrs. Fish
121 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Staff was extremely nice and detailed. The manager gave us complimentary shots for our anniversary which was super thoughtful! More

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Here and NowHere and Now
17 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This is the best bar in LA. Everything they serve will become the standard by which all others are compared. From ownership to dishwashers, integrity and mastery are on full display. Go now so you can tell your friends you found it first. More

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Takami Sushi & Robata RestaurantTakami Sushi & Robata Restaurant
2346 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

❤ It!!!! Food was perfect and the view and ambience was Amazing!!!! More

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The Exchange RestaurantThe Exchange Restaurant
318 reviews
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Israeli | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The hummus and baba ganoush were both delicious, the service was very thoughtful about listening to special requests and information about the food. But they shouldn't charge for the pita for the dips - at least on should be included. The burger was good quality. More

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Broken SpanishBroken Spanish
1120 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Our server, Kevin, was amazing More

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Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse - Los AngelesNick & Stef’s Steakhouse - Los Angeles
2344 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I celebrated my Birthday at Nick & Stef's and found the table side Caesar salad to be very tasty and a great presentation. The filet was prepared very well and the steak quality was excellent. Despite the construction in the area I found the restaurant to be attractive and had an enjoyable experience. More

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Faith & FlowerFaith & Flower
1753 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Super delicious. The tempura green beans on the happy hour menu are to die for!!! More

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Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLARappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA
63 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Seafood was amazing! Very fresh! Ordered the large seafood tower and was more than enough for me and my date. Great variety as well. Service was excellent. Wine recommendation was spot on. Would definitely recommend this place to my friends. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - LAFleming's Steakhouse - LA
1599 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food is always very good and beautifully presented. Wait staff very attentive. More

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EveEve
67 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Located in what some refer to as "City West" in the Historic Mayfair Hotel it is a welcome surprise. While the restored hotel does have old world charm outside, it sits in an area that has not seen as much gentrification around it. Simply, we were not sure what to expect but we walked in and saw the lobby and it's breathtaking bar we were happily stunned. The restaurant itself has a great menu, is reasonable priced, especially the wine list and the staff is very friendly. The ceiling in the restaurant is a bit low, but that is about the only thing I can think of that is a remote draw back. More

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Cafe Gratitude - Arts DistrictCafe Gratitude - Arts District
218 reviews
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

A really fun place to get delicious vegan lunch. More

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Water Grill - DowntownWater Grill - Downtown
3658 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Had a team lunch to celebrate the end of the fiscal year. Fantastic raw bar. Wonderful service. More

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10e10e
352 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We were in town visiting our son and daughter-in-law downtown and made a last minute reservation at 10e- we were pleasantly surprised. There was something for everyone, carnivores and vegetarians alike, delicious cocktails and wines as well. Not all the Lebanese wines listed on the menu were available however. The pita bread, fresh out of the ove, was amazing! More

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Alta AdamsAlta Adams
164 reviews
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Soul food | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I live walking distance away so its nice to have a hang out spot with a decent menu. However3 out of 6 times that I have eaten at Alta i never got my plate. my friend got theirs and i finally got mine long after my friend finished so i had to take it home only to find my fish was not even fully cooked. Not to mention that making a reservation means absolutely nothing. people with no reservation get seated right away and i had to wait 30 minutes and then get up and ask a server to find me a seat. your hostess is wack and rude. And the server wanted to sit us in a super tight spot even though there were other roomy spots. my friend is big so she would have a hard time sitting there. The server said but i can only seat you in my section, so I took it upon myself to pick a spot and take it no thanks to the hostess or the server. More

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The NoMad Restaurant - LAThe NoMad Restaurant - LA
258 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I really enjoyed my meal, two drinks, one appetizer, two entries turned out to be about $120 which I found to be really reasonable. It also seemed that they may make their sparkling water in house. I loved the burrata appetizer, my friend's scallops were amazing, my pasta was on the salty side. Overall, I enjoyed it and I'll be back. More

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BaldoriaBaldoria
44 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

As a Celiac, I loved their gluten free pizza. Their handcrafted cocktails are amazing. More

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INKO NITO Arts DistrictINKO NITO Arts District
148 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great service from the crew especially Antonio. The vibe was great and the food was amazing. More

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BRERA RistoranteBRERA Ristorante
1059 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Brera was excellent. The food was amazingly well prepared. Fresh quality ingredients, prepared for natural flavor rather than spice or sauces, were refreshing. Service was excellent. We ordered small plates, pastas, seafood, steaks and beef, and desserts, and a couple of bottles of red. The term often expressed was exceptional. And the pricing was not excessive, comparable to quality DTLA Restaurants, but a cut above in food, service, and experience. More

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Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLASakana Sushi Lounge DTLA
48 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great Sushi Steve provides great service. All of his recommendations were spot on. We will definitely go back. More

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The Restaurant at The Standard, Downtown LAThe Restaurant at The Standard, Downtown LA
374 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I have become such a synic when it comes to DTLA hotels and restaurants. I always assume pretentious attitudes. Not here, great service , great food my new breakfast spot . We live two blocks away so it’s perfect. Great for brunch also More

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Smeraldi's RestaurantSmeraldi's Restaurant
186 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The selection and quality of food was very good for the price. More

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Bar AmáBar Amá
97 reviews
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Tex-Mex | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The food and drinks are delicious, but as most DTLA restaurants, it's slightly over-priced. More

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Noe at the Omni Los AngelesNoe at the Omni Los Angeles
1192 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food and ambiance, was there a bit early. Only bad thing i had to say that we we weren’t seated promptly and was left waiting for 20 mins More

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HATCH Yakitori + BarHATCH Yakitori + Bar
62 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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It’s pretty loud in the restaurant mostly bc of the design of the room. The food was good but slightly overpriced. If you sit at the counter you don’t really get to see the grill action as it’s more on the side in the kitchen. More

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H&H Brazilian SteakhouseH&H Brazilian Steakhouse
12 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

VERY FRESH INGREDIENTS - MEAT AT ITS BEST! AND VERY POLITE STAFF More

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Bonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure HotelBonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
432 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This was quite an experience and a repeat visit for us with our grandchildren. The view is spectacular and the service was outstanding, all of which made a most memorable occasion for all of us! More

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Preux & ProperPreux & Proper
604 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great service and the food was delicious! A modern twist to popular southern comfort foods. Intimate setup in a great location. More

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fundamental DTLAfundamental DTLA
82 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Loved this place. Both food and service were impeccable. My reservation was for 5 people but needed to add 2 more to the table. They accommodated us without any questions. Table service was on point with the server constantly checking on us, and making sure all of our drinks are never out. Food was simply delicious. Everyone raved about their dish. Thank you for the amazing brunch. Glad I got to share it with my family! More

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Harold And Belle's Creole RestaurantHarold And Belle's Creole Restaurant
402 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The only disappointment was when I reserved I was not aware that the bar area was first come first serve and not available for reservations More

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MiroMiro
415 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Chicken Piccata was dripping in butter. No request for drink order when taking lunch orders. Once I was able to order a Diet Coke, no one asked if I wanted a refill (or another). Service was a bit slow. A bit loud too, due to the materials used to construct the space and the high ceiling. Not great value, $24 for a small Caesar salad and a 4-oz. chicken breast prepared Piccata style and dripping in butter, and a few vegetables. More

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Tamayo RestaurantTamayo Restaurant
19 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Really wonderful “Historical Spanish LA” experience ! I love the food, building, and mostly the service. Sit in the bar at lunch if you prefer a little quiet. All in all an astoundingly brilliant display of the History , through an excellent gastronomic experience, fantastic architecture, and let’s not forget the art. The artist Tamiyo is whom the resturant is named after. The service is top notch too and they have gratis valet parking! Roads getting there can be confusing , so I just get on E Olympic Blvd. and track to the address ! I am sure you will find the entire experience, delightful. More

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BKLABKLA
343 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

They have great shareable items that are delicious! The drinks are great and it's just a cute and chill place for an after work bite and drinks. Been here twice and loved it both times. Will definitely be back! More

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Grand Cafe @ Omni Los AngelesGrand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles
509 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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

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BlacksmithsBlacksmiths
377 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing food with equally outstanding service. From check in to being seated and our waiter, we had such a great time celebrating a family birthday. Would definitely recommend for delicious food and strong and tasty drinks! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Los AngelesMorton's The Steakhouse - Los Angeles
1627 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Business meeting. Very attentive service. Great food and ambiance. More

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Tartine Bianco - Los AngelesTartine Bianco - Los Angeles
147 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

If you love baked goods, this place will be your jam. Cocktails were balanced, bread was amazing (get the ricotta spread), dandelion salad was unbelievably fresh, roasted chicken was tender and juicy. Service was attentive and not overbearing. We’ll be back! More

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CicadaCicada
819 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We saw the Jive Aces here and came early to eat. I didn’t expect the food to be any good BUT the food was outstanding! I would come eat here without any music. My Pasta with Tiger Shrimp was amazing More

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Casa Nostra Ristorante DowntownCasa Nostra Ristorante Downtown
629 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Always.good for a reliable and perfectly good restaurant. More

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Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill - LA LiveWolfgang Puck Bar & Grill - LA Live
745 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The food was good and drinks were amazing. Great location and ok service. Poor server had too many tables to care for. Had to wait too pay longer than we would have liked. More

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Buffalo Wild Wings - Canyon CountryBuffalo Wild Wings - Canyon Country
10 reviews
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Sports Bar | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Our waitress was lagging to give us boxes to take the food home and to get us checked out as well More

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Spire 73Spire 73
22 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This place is very pricey but the view is breath taking! More

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TraxxTraxx
451 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

My second visit to Trax. Service was great, nice Pinot Noir by the glass, and a perfect pork chop. Great for a short layover at Union Station. More

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Umami Burger - Arts DistrictUmami Burger - Arts District
28 reviews
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Burgers | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food apps were really good people were friendly clean will definitely reccomend More

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BrevaBreva
112 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Man oh man the food!! The Rib Eye, so so good! The roasted potatoes, the Mushrooms!! What! You can't go wrong More

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Blue Cow kitchen & barBlue Cow kitchen & bar
287 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Love this restaurant. Our second time to have a team dinner and it did not disappoint. Delicious salmon with faro and my colleagues had pasta with short rib. Definitely recommend. More

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Hock + HoofHock + Hoof
27 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

As 2 people that both tend to have an appetite, we ordered 5 dishes (none from the bottom more entree-focused part of the menu) to share, and one dessert, and we did well. We started with the chicharrones, which were expertly seasoned and wonderfully crunchy, but a large portion that probably would have been better for a table of 4 or even 6 to share rather than just the two of us. We followed that up with the fabulously briney oysters en croute; we loved 'em, but if you don't like really briney stuff, don't order these. We then had the steak tartare, which is one of my favorite dishes to order in any restaurant. This was pleasant, but not particularly impressive; it was probably the weakest dish of the five, but it certainly wasn't bad. It was accompanied by wonderfully tiny house-pickled carrots and cauliflower that made appearances in other dishes as well. We couldn't decide between the bone marrow and the beef tongue, so we ordered both, and we didn't regret it. The lightly bread-crumbed bone marrow with a scallion crepe was very tasty, and the braised beef tongue with amazingly smooth beet puree and melt-in-your-mouth potatoes was one of the best preparations I've ever had of tongue, very reminiscent of braised short-ribs. We then finished up with a green tea affogato (with a very light honey gelato/granita) that literally had us drinking the remnants out of the glass. The lotus cookie was very lightly sweetened, and while we know it was supposed to be Asian in origin, it also reminded us of an expertly done Polish chrusciki. They only have a beer and wine license, and so they have gone the way of making interesting soju-based cocktails, none of which we tried, but our Brut Rose sparkling wine from Willamette Valley, OR was just what we wanted. We also were fortunate enough to be there on a quiet night during April spring break, and so it was fairly quiet and we got to meet the chef, but we could tell that if the place were packed, it could get a bit loud. More

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Katsuya - L.A. LiveKatsuya - L.A. Live
2262 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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Best Girl - Ace Hotel Downtown Los AngelesBest Girl - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
132 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Excellent pre theater venue! Upbeat, varied menu - something for everyone. There is a mixologist, and drinks creative and delicious. Had dinner before theater and dessert after. Lovely! More

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Le Petit ParisLe Petit Paris
1168 reviews
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French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Burger was delicious. The sauce that was on the plate was sticky and messy to eat but it was delicious. Service was excellent. More

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Border Grill - Downtown LABorder Grill - Downtown LA
1815 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

A friend and I had lunch at Border Grill in DTLA! The food was outstanding and the service was quite good. I had the steak salad and my friend had the halibut fish tacos with black beans and Mexican slaw. The food was cooked to perfection and was displayed on groovy dishware. I recommend the churros with chocolate, carmel and cream highly! More

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Kendall’s BrasserieKendall’s Brasserie
4685 reviews
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French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

It was my usual pre show dinner. Food was good. Service was consistent and reliable. Ian was great as usual. More

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ROCK'N FISH L.A. LIVEROCK'N FISH L.A. LIVE
1668 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The schezuan green beans spicy mac n cheeses and kona pie were amazing. The drinks were strong and the waiter knew how to answer all our questons. The only negative was not enough bathrooms . S stalls is not enough for a place that busy. More

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Public School - Downtown Los AngelesPublic School - Downtown Los Angeles
96 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I had dinner plans for 6 of us at another spot. Turns out that place was closed Saturday for a wedding reception. Ugh... Bonaventure concierge suggested Public School, and it was a great choice. We had a 16 year old vegan in our party and she felt awesome when the waitstaff gave her their vegan menu. The kids played Monopoly while we adults enjoyed the 'Recess' menu. Food and drinks! Great ambiance and fantastic service. 1 warning, it is loud and, depending on where you sit, conversations can be rough. They also have a private room for parties and such. We'll be back. More

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The VenueThe Venue
33 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This place was a little hidden. It was attached to a business tower that you would not notice at first, but the entrance way is very nice. The overall atmosphere where beautiful. Super cool modern look. The services was on point. And food was interesting combination and delicious. I would strongly recommend the fried Ramen egg. 5 stars all around. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Los AngelesFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Los Angeles
928 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Meat was melt in your mouth worthy. I took my boyfriend (his 1st time) for his birthday and he is already , ready to go back. More

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The NoMad Rooftop LAThe NoMad Rooftop LA
32 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Drinks were great, ambiance beautiful, service on point. Food questionable. It was just ok over priced food. Nothing to write home about. More

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DekkadanceDekkadance
342 reviews
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International | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The view is amazing, you have to try it once but the food, is not worth for what you are paying. More

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Metropole Bar and KitchenMetropole Bar and Kitchen
62 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Good selection of buffet meal. Samantha was very attentive and efficient. Since my son and I are both allergic to cheese, Samantha gladly took our request for scrambled eggs and eggs over easy without cheese. She made sure my coffee is still hot and refilled our water when it needed to be refilled. Excellent dining experience! More

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Umami Burger - BroadwayUmami Burger - Broadway
95 reviews
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Burgers | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We love this place! The ambiance is lively. Great people place. The servers are super friendly. “Impossible” burgers to die for, but even better — the onion rings! We couldn’t stand it and ordered a second dish. The restaurant is smack downtown on Broadway next door to the Orpheum Theater. Try it out and have fun! More

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VerandaVeranda
33 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

What a jewel of a place in the gorgeously remodeled Hotel Figueroa. Conveniently located within a block of Staples Center. We went before a Laker game and had great cocktails and shared delicious appetizers. Table was perfect in a beautiful covered indoor/outdoor room with a bar and next to a chic pool area. We loved the design, food, service and ambiance. Such a nice change of pace from LALive. We will be returning! More

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DISTRICTDISTRICT
227 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Very polite staff and outstanding drinks. Delicious food choices and good portions. More

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Shaquille'sShaquille's
224 reviews
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Southern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Needs better cooks but overall its a very nice place. More

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McKay'sMcKay's
234 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I initially chose McKay's for a business lunch because I needed to meet someone who was staying downtown and I was coming in from Orange County. It was a great choice as he was able to get there easily using Uber and it was right off the Harbor Freeway and I could miss the downtown crush. Besides being a great place for a business lunch, the food was exceptional. I had an Asian-style Ahi salad which had some interesting spins and tasted great. The waitress was very attentive. Thanks! More

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GLANCE RESTAURANTGLANCE RESTAURANT
40 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Delicious food and excellent service More

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ZiranZiran
75 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The meal was fantastic and the presentation was flawless. Wanted to have a quiet dinner in downtown LA and it happened. More

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Triple 8 China Bar & GrillTriple 8 China Bar & Grill
274 reviews
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Contemporary Asian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We ate at Triple 8 before the P!nk concert at the Staples Center. Based on reviews I read I had expected slow service but that was not our experience. At the recommendation of our waiter we got the soup dumplings, fried Brussels sprouts and beef chow fun. It is pricey for Chinese food given the portion size but we were happy with our choice. It was worth the cost due to location and convenience to Staples Center. I would come back again. More

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Buffalo Wild Wings - West CovinaBuffalo Wild Wings - West Covina
11 reviews
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Sports Bar | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

1000xs better the the ghetto dirty one if industry with those rude waiters. Mangers nice tho. More

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VespaioVespaio
1055 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Very close to Music Center. A short walk. Food this time was better than last. Had rack of Lamb which is great to share. More

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Amante RestaurantAmante Restaurant
55 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Good food and service and convenient to downtown nightlife More

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SoraSora
178 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The All you can eat sushi was good. I just wish they would have ask us if we have any request on the kind of sushi that we want more that's included in the All u can eat. It seems like they hardly put the Tuna sashimi and the other kind of fish that they make. We went on lunch time so it wasn't that busy so I believe the chef should've communicated with us like other chefs that we encounter at other sushi places. The Avocados were fresh and the also the Salmon and Tuna. Desserts are just ok there was only 2 kinds. The view was amazing! More

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Downtown Los Angeles Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Los Angeles's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Edmondson Faculty CenterThe Edmondson Faculty Center
44 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

From the moment that you walk in the door the service is top notch. The menu is diverse with many different options. Chef James stopped by my table and gave it a personal touch; it was a pleasure to give him my compliments. Try the steak, it was outstanding. More

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Le ComptoirLe Comptoir
55 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Stellar food and service. We will be back soon! The space and ambiance are great. More

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BavelBavel
906 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We were seated promptly at the outdoor patio which was well lit and comfortable although a little noisy. Our waiter was charming and amazingly helpful with ordering. The additional amenities and waitstaff were spot on. Everything arrived promptly, our water glasses discreetly continuously filled, courses served and cleared expertly. As great as the service was, the food was even more remarkable. Fantastic. From our first spread, a choice recommended by our waiter, the duck hummus launched our dinner into heavenly deliciousness incredible presentation served with warm pillowing bread, it was hummus heaven. For appetizers we had the carrots, scallops, cauliflower, prawns and baba ganoush. All excellent although the scallops were the table favorite, the prawns ran a close second. Not only were the vegetables and fish perfectly prepared, but also the sauces and accompaniments raised the from outstanding to sublime. The lamb neck schwarma was a perfect entree and we were completely seated by the moist perfectly cooked lamb and it’s accompaniments. Topped off with a strawberry pastry dessert and pistachio ice cream, it was as perfect a meal as one can imagine More

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BestiaBestia
3264 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

A great after work dinner with my lady. Stayed away from my usual (Bone Marrow) so the menu changed a bit. Back to the original so to speak so we let our server choose. Great meal from the radicchio salad, the pasta and the branzino was fab. Didn’t drink because of lent however beautiful evening lovely meal and my favorite restaurant More

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Patina RestaurantPatina Restaurant
1610 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

My wife and I came here to celebrate our anniversary on a Saturday evening. We both very much enjoyed the meal. More

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QQ
223 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Chef Hiro was outstanding in his execution and process with handling multiple groups that we all started at different time and ended the meal at the same time. More

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Orsa & WinstonOrsa & Winston
471 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Went for a bday celebration and our expectations were far exceeded. The food and service were incredible. They were delightfully accommodating of my dietary restrictions and couldn't have asked for a better meal. The place is beautiful and was overall a beautiful night. Highly recommend!! More

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40 Love40 Love
9 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Friends from St. Louis had flown in and wanted to watch a Cardinal game at 40Love. Management was very accommodating and changed the channel on 4 TVs, so we could have the surround experience. Sophia, our server, could not have been nicer. She was very helpful with drink and food suggestions and she never steered us wrong. The cheeseburgers were amazing! She also suggested a pineapple rum drink that was very refreshing. When I said that I wanted a hot dog, she even suggested pairing it with a local brewery’s pineapple and apricot beer. 4 women thoroughly enjoyed this “sports bar”. More

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OtiumOtium
1956 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

New menu is great, the gnocchi was the highlight. Great service, great ambience, great food. More

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Perch LAPerch LA
5107 reviews
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French American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great service and atmosphere. We came all the way from Dallas Texas, we were definitely IMPRESSED. More

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