Downtown Los Angeles Restaurants

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
(76)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The Edmondson Faculty CenterThe Edmondson Faculty Center
(37)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
La BoucherieLa Boucherie
(351)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The VenueThe Venue
(28)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BKLABKLA
(322)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The Highlight RoomThe Highlight Room
(138)
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American | Hollywood, Hollywood
The Bunker Hill Bar and GrillThe Bunker Hill Bar and Grill
(188)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BlacksmithsBlacksmiths
(214)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Rock & Reilly'sRock & Reilly's
(45)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
GLANCE RESTAURANTGLANCE RESTAURANT
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill - LA LiveWolfgang Puck Bar & Grill - LA Live
(713)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Engine Co. No. 28Engine Co. No. 28
(1562)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

BestiaBestia
(2774)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The Factory KitchenThe Factory Kitchen
(1901)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Officine BRERAOfficine BRERA
(889)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Terroni - LATerroni - LA
(919)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Drago CentroDrago Centro
(2791)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
MiroMiro
(344)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Casa Nostra Ristorante DowntownCasa Nostra Ristorante Downtown
(550)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
CicadaCicada
(798)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
VespaioVespaio
(751)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Smeraldi's RestaurantSmeraldi's Restaurant
(178)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
A'Roma RistoranteA'Roma Ristorante
(569)
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Italian | La Palma, Downtown / South and East LA
Ravello Bar & GrillRavello Bar & Grill
(90)
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Italian | Whittier, Downtown / South and East LA
Cafe Amici Beverly HillsCafe Amici Beverly Hills
(83)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
ToscanaToscana
(358)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Barrique VeniceBarrique Venice
(217)
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Italian | Venice, Westside
SfixioSfixio
(612)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Osteria La BucaOsteria La Buca
(1191)
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Italian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Rao's HollywoodRao's Hollywood
(633)
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Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Il SegretoIl Segreto
(340)
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Italian | Bel-Air, Westside
CapoCapo
(733)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Divino - BrentwoodDivino - Brentwood
(455)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Marino RistoranteMarino Ristorante
(686)
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Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Piccolo ParadisoPiccolo Paradiso
(628)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
La Dolce VitaLa Dolce Vita
(518)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Terroni - BeverlyTerroni - Beverly
(513)
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Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside

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Downtown Los Angeles Restaurants

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

Server, Leslie, and busboy provided excellent service. We had limited time to eat and they delivered quickly as I requested. The curry chicken sandwich was very delicious. More

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

Amazing!!! New favorite spot in LA More

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Yxta Cocina MexicanaYxta Cocina Mexicana
570 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food and drinks were all outstanding. We ordered tacos Al pastor, enchiladas de mole, and a few sides and everything was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive and the food came very quickly. The restaurant is located in a strip mall area and I would recommend valet parking ($4) to avoid walking around at night in this area. More

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BestiaBestia
2774 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food, service and ambiance. Decadent and delicious! More

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

Staff was great with recommendations. We ordered the Chicken Katsu Sando and the Satsuki Rice Porridge for Sunday brunch. Soooo good and super tasty! We're definitely coming back soon to try more. More

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

Amazing!!!!! More

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Rappahannock Oyster BarRappahannock Oyster Bar
26 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Awesome food and service. The dishes are all so unique, creative, and delicious! Our favorites were the scallops, oysters, uni-corn, octopus, and cookies. Went with my husband, in-laws, and uncle and everyone was so impressed! Highly recommend this restaurant, especially for happy hour! More

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OtiumOtium
1589 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

top location opposite the Broad Museum and walking distance to a lot of nice places such a Walt Disney concert hall. More

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

This restaurant has great food and the best views. Staff is very friendly and tge overall experience is amazing. After dinner you are able to go to the takkest open air roof top bar for great ambience and more great views. I highky recommend it. More

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

Fantastic food and service. Great selection of pizzas and pastas. Destined to become a classic. More

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Modern Times LA - Dankness DojoModern Times LA - Dankness Dojo
3 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great for foodies and beer snobs. :) Fun environment and friendly service. More

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The Factory KitchenThe Factory Kitchen
1901 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food was great. My friends and I were there for lunch on our weekday off. Not crowded and we were treated very well. Waitstaff was knowledgeable about the food and was able to give us some good recommendations! Will definitely be going back to try the dinner service! More

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Redbird - Los AngelesRedbird - Los Angeles
1589 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Superb food and service plus beautiful dining room with open ceiling. More

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The Palm Los AngelesThe Palm Los Angeles
2265 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Fantastic lunch menu, great bartenders, had delicious salads, but the burger looked spectacular. Used to have dinners at the one in New York. Fantastic steaks and lobsters, wedge salad. Come with an appetite! More

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

We recommend the exchange to any foodies. The pita and hummus is amazing, so is the Salatim platter. Must try the sweet potato and fried rice. More

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

My family and I have been going to Baco since it opened. The food is always fresh/seasonal and interesting. My daughter and I went on this occasion for the fried chicken special. It’s enough for (3) people. The wait staff is always pleasant and professional. Thank you Travis for the service. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our meal More

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

The food was delicious and the service excellent. This restaurant has a neighborhood, laid back feel to it....no rush....just enjoy. More

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Officine BRERAOfficine BRERA
889 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This is always a good restaurant to go to, excellent food, exceptional service, can't recommend it enough! More

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

All I have to say is WOW- I haven’t had a dining experience in LA that was that perfect in awhile. Everything was amazing. The staff were incredibly attentive and knowledgeable, the place was adorable, and the cocktails were exquisite. The food came out with perfect timing between drinks and appetizers, and appetizers and entreé. AND- here’s the real kicker- everything was perfect temp. You never think about how great it is to not having boiling hot appetizers until it happens to you! Great to dig right in, but also tasted like it was freshly cooked. I have not one bad thing to say about the experience, I hope everything stays as it is because I will definitely be coming back. (I had a reservation slightly on the early side -6p - so I suggest you aim there for highest likelihood of the aforementioned happening to you ) More

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

Felt like I had stepped into THE CITY without the flight and minus the humidity! More

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

Everything was great. Food, drinks, ambiance and it was super close to where we were headed afterwards! More

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Perch LAPerch LA
4439 reviews
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French American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing location and truly a special experience. Very relaxing and comfortable. More

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P.Y.TP.Y.T
6 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Just had an outstanding meal at P.Y.T. -- if you're a vegetarian (or just want to eat like one for a change) you need to try this place. From the bread to the pastas, everything tasted fresh, inventive and was seasoned perfectly. My only complaint is that the margarita I ordered (which was excellent) was half the size of a normal drink (very surprising given the portions for everything else were perfect). Aside from that one flaw, would highly recommend P.Y.T. More

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

Delicious and romantic, but honestly a little salty. Some menu items change but entrees seem to stay the same. Obviously a tad expensive but great for special occasions More

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LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
1713 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Our waitress, Norma, was exceptional! She was kind, warm, personable, helpful, and courteous!!! Norma was like a Mom who takes very good care of her kids! She was the best waitress at LA Prime! I will be asking for Norma every time I have dinner at the restaurant. She recommended items and her knowledge of wine was excellent. I really enjoyed my experience tonight! Norma made the experience both enjoyable and fun. More

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

I don't where to begin. I was celebrating my dates birthday by taking her to this magnificent gem of an experiential delicacy. I'd only experienced Q during a lunch following mediation with the Quinn, Emmanuel guys. This time I needed to have the full experience. I came prepared with an exquisite bottle of champagne, which they allow for a modest $25 corkage fee. We also had a nice, dry sake to start from their excellent selection. Upon entering, I was actually pleasantly surprised to see Chef Hiro, as on the previous occasion he was not present. My date was unsure of exactly what to expect. The ambience was beautifully curated, everything fit together perfectly, the music, the company, the drink, and last but never ever least, the food. All of the fish was amazing, the sardine was my personal favorite, while my date was enamored by the toro. Everything was exceptional, the fish was perfectly cured or covered in excellent, but subtle sauces. There were point during this experience in which I was transported, I felt like I was in Mid district Tokyo. It was only until after we left, and went outside into the Urban DTLA jungle that I finally came back to earth. I genuinely don't think this experience could have been any better. I forgot to mention that we were the only two people in the entire restaurant, therefore we had all of Chef Hiro attention. I cannot wait to come back. More

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Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
76 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The food was good and the service was great! We'll definitely be going back. More

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INKO NITO Beverly GroveINKO NITO Beverly Grove
2 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The food was amazing, but the service was a little disorganized. Brought us things we didn’t order, which I am sure were meant for others and then they were on the bill (then removed). It was hard to get the wait staff as well. I know the restaurant just opened and I am forgiving. I will be back. I suggest other drinks other than the mixed in the menu. Martinis and the sort. More

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Drago CentroDrago Centro
2791 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great pasta. Loved the Truffle pasta special. Amazing. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - LAFleming's Steakhouse - LA
1426 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Quality food at a price. We have been enjoying Flemings for years . More

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WP24 by Wolfgang PuckWP24 by Wolfgang Puck
1189 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This restaurant was great 5 star great food great view how can you beat it More

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

Great French restaurant in DTLA. Excellent service. Our waiter even had a French accent. More

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

Great sushi. Decent service. I enjoyed the dining experience. More

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Patina RestaurantPatina Restaurant
1490 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Fine dining experience. Great food, wine and service. We enjoyed tasting menu. Wagyu beef was amazing. Appetizers were good. Small beautiful tasteful plates.They have really interesting water menu. Don’t laugh, it is a thing. I actually had a conversation with water sommelier, it was enlightening. More

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Takami Sushi & Robata RestaurantTakami Sushi & Robata Restaurant
2185 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We like the service the waitress was exceptional with the attention to us, the food was delicious. It's a great place to go. More

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Bar Garcia at Tuck HotelBar Garcia at Tuck Hotel
22 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Hot crispy Spring rolls full of sautéed mushrooms were the start of such a delicious dinner. In an intimate dining room with carefully chosen art on the walls the service was attentive and well-timed. Arugula salad was fresh and tossed with a savory dressing. We will go back whenever we can for the roasted whole branzino which is lightly crunchy on the skin side and soft and moist inside with a salty spicy sauce on the side. There is nothing that needs improvement here. More

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

Friendly courteous good service Catered to our special needs More

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

Server, food and drinks excellent! More

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

Best new sushi restaurant in downtown Best value and excellent service More

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

Our waitress was funny and super helpful in letting us know what’s popular in the menu. More

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Faith & FlowerFaith & Flower
1414 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The food was great but our server wasn’t. He barely checked on us at all! We would’ve ordered another round a drinks but we weren’t checked on after we ordered until dessert! More

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Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse - Los AngelesNick & Stef’s Steakhouse - Los Angeles
2142 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food and great location for the Ahmanson Theatre. Parking was fine and so was the shuttle to the theatre. More

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

The best food we have had in LA so far. We moved here 8 weeks ago and this place is the bomb! Absolutely delicious food, great staff and amazing atmosphere More

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Water Grill - DowntownWater Grill - Downtown
3402 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Two of three enters were perfect. Third was sub par. More

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71Above71Above
1299 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

71Above was an exceptional dining experience. The variety of food options was extensive. The food itself was prepared wonderfully. The service was truly outstanding. And the view of the City at night is truly worth seeing. More

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

One of my favorite vegan spots, always healthy and balanced, flavorful food. Great atmosphere too, and very friendly staff at all locations. More

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

Love the ambience and excellent service. Recommended for birthday’s and anniversaries. More

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Rock & Reilly'sRock & Reilly's
45 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Always fresh and tasty choices! The portions are perfect (to me, less food is better). Nice presentation and service always great. More

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

Excellent service. We came in for lunch but were on a time crunch - our server and kitchen were incredibly accommodating. We ordered right away and received all of our food soon after. The food was impeccable and the service was even better! Will be back for lunch soon. More

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Tamayo RestaurantTamayo Restaurant
1 review
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Contemporary Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Had never been there before and we were pleasently surprised. The civeche appetizer was outstanding. Their mole sauce on the encheleda was top-notched. More

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

Always love sora, good quality for the price. The environment is beautiful being so high up and the staff is always amazing! More

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

Vespaio is always good... one can be assured of a good meal... More

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

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. More

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Cafe PinotCafe Pinot
1985 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great ambience. The salmon and barramundi were delicious. Great bread. Grace was our server and she was terrific. Jorge is the manager and he does an outstanding job. They really went out of their way to make it a wonderful evening and dinner for us. More

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

First time eating at Fundamental, but definitely not my last. The 7th and Grand area is packed with good restaurant options so I hadn't made it to here before, but it came up on Open Table and I was looking for a new place to have a business lunch and it turned out to be a great choice. We said inside although there is also outdoor seating on the patio. The menu upon first glance is pretty simple, breakfast items (including a breakfast burrito served all day, one of their signatures i'm told), sandwiches, and salads, plus some optional pre-made sides from their deli takeout case. I'm currently on a 12-week meat and veggies program, so I had a kale caesar with grilled chicken and the tomato bisque, my lunch mate had the avocado toast, and we shared a side of the Brussel sprouts. Everything tasted delicious, very fresh and flavorful. I am definitely planning to come back once I incorporate carbs back into my diet, because every sandwich I saw come out of the kitchen looked better than the last, and they all looked amazing. If they taste even half as good as they looked it will be worth the return trip to try them out. I had lunch a few days prior at Bottega Louie a few doors down, which is great food but way too noisy to have an actual conversation in. Fundamental had the perfect laidback, cozy atmosphere to have a relaxing and enjoyable business lunch. More

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

Great food and service in a casual environment. The cod was very tasty. I will return! More

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Bacaro LABacaro LA
72 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The Portions are VERY small but they have great service More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Los AngelesMorton's The Steakhouse - Los Angeles
1531 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Had a birthday dinner with my wife and mother. The maitre d’ was welcoming and accommodating. The personalized birthday menu was a nice touch, as was the complementary birthday cake (cheesecake, my fave!) and photo. Our server (I’m horrible with names, sorry) was good, but could’ve been a little more attentive. My cocktail order wasn’t served exactly as I wanted, but that wasn’t a deal breaker. The food was on par with what you’d expect from a top tier steakhouse. The table had no complaints about anything ordered. I had the waygu rib eye cap steak done medium rare, and it was like butter! We’ll definitely consider Morton’s for a return trip when dining in DTLA! P.S. - They even gave us a discount for our special event!Thank you Morton’s! More

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

The service was outstanding and the food was great. Perfect portions for a lunch meal. We were able to hold a conversation without raising our voices. More

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

We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday at Baldoria. Delicious, creative pizzas and amazing cocktails! More

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

It was a group of 6 and it was all our first time. We all enjoyed the food, some obviously more than the others. Purchased about every entre so we could all try a little bit of everything on the menu. The sea bass, herb lamb, chicken, & ribs were great! We all definitely loved the shrimp and polenta! I would come back. More

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Noe at the Omni Los AngelesNoe at the Omni Los Angeles
1042 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The Summer plate with asparagus, fruit, two kinds of hummus, toasted pita, and all manner of nuts and jams was one of the most delicious (and beautifully-presented) shared appetizers I've ever had. Wonderful place! More

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

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Hatch was fantastic!! The food was cooked to perfection, and the chef eaten chatted with us and told us all about everything we ate. What a g and they’re not fully discovered yet so what a joy to find without a huge wait line! More

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

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EveEve
11 reviews
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Bistro | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

...hit this other side of the freeway spot ....it’s fantastic and completely reasonably priced. More

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

Food and service were great. More

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

Great food, great cocktails and great location. Expensive but worth it! More

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California Pizza Kitchen - 7th Street - PRIORITY SEATINGCalifornia Pizza Kitchen - 7th Street - PRIORITY SEATING
10 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I love CPK and always have an excellent meal there, but the Open Table reservation did not work. I placed the reservation and got a confirmation, but upon arrival I was told they had no reservation/priority seating for me. They apparently got no notification from Open Table. We were lucky to get a seat as it was very crowded. So, I recommend CPK, but was not happy with the reservation service through Open Table. More

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

Love coming here for brunch. Has dinner this last time, and it was super tasty. We wanted to eat everything. We just shared a few things and didn't have mains this time. Really loved the chips, the guac, great cocktails, deviled eggs are lovely, and the cocktails were fun. Had their "Tex" leches cake and would eat it again every time. Service was friendly and good; very good food but casual atmosphere. More

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

The restaurant was very empty considering it was lunch time 1PM. We were seated right away. The waiter didn't check on us after we received our food and we had to flag someone else to get ketchup for our fries. Also, after we finished eating, we couldn't find our waiter and we were in a hurry to get back to work. More

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

We came here about a year ago. Upon my return in August, 2018, I was pleasantly surprised how the buffet had returned to being wonderful again! There was a much better selection with more to choose from. New choices were added to the buffet. Excellent food, exceptional service, quiet and wonderful ambience. Smeraldi's gives its patrons the "special treatment." Perfect for special occasions and for regular lunches/dinners. With the new management and chef, the food is SO much better than a year ago! It is also rare to find that old-fashioned hospitable service that Smeraldi's waiters are known for. I will definitely return. More

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Border Grill - Downtown LABorder Grill - Downtown LA
1723 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

A dependable favorite with responsibly sourced, delicious food and stellar service. More

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Katsuya - L.A. LiveKatsuya - L.A. Live
2053 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Good place for dining prior to Staples Center. Talin our server was prompt and attentive. Very good choices, a tad pricey but expect that with location. 3 of is with tip and no drinks was $105 More

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Kendall’s BrasserieKendall’s Brasserie
4294 reviews
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French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

the wine sommelier was wonderful. Paid extra attention to my friend who was celebrating a birthday. More

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

The food is good, drinks are excellent, but go for the architecture and ambience. Beautifully decorated More

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DISTRICTDISTRICT
193 reviews
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Californian | Los Angeles, Exclusive

The kitchen was a little swamped therefore we had to wait a bit longer than usual More

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Ombu GrillOmbu Grill
38 reviews
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Korean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Beautiful decor. They grilled every piece of meat and service was top notch. More expensive than most places so take people here to impress. More

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

Really enjoyed our meal. Food was excellent. Just missed the old atmosphere. The beignet's were out of this world! More

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

Went here for my wife's birthday! Been wanting to try this place since the renovation. They did a tremendous job! Our food was delicious. Mushrooms with foie gras was phenomenal as well as our dry-aged rib eye. Philip, our server, was awesome. He was informative and accomdating, as we had to move a couple of times because we had new guests arriving throughout our dinner. Definitely worth a return visit! More

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

Overall food was amazing and the amount of food was huge! It wasn’t busy but very slow service with check in to getting meals ordered to getting the check paid. More

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

Really nice eatery located close by and open late for an impromptu post Theatre hangout suitable for good food and conversation. More

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The BoardRoomThe BoardRoom
50 reviews
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Lounge | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Fun little place in the back of Kendall’s. Went with a friend before a performance at the Ahmanson. Outstanding, knowledgeable bartender! Great food! Terrific service! Would definitely go again. Excellent for a date. More

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Fry MadnessFry Madness
1 review
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I would go back every day if it was closer. Prices are good... Food is filling... Service was great... Love the environment. Only wish they had soda on tap. More

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Wokcano - Downtown LAWokcano - Downtown LA
631 reviews
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Pan-Asian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Wokcano is a great restaurant to go to to get tasty Asian cuisine meals. I am definitely going back for a dinner date with me S. O. More

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

We were surprised that there was a weekend happy hour. It made us stay about an hour longer than we had planned. The ambiance was amazing! Instead of sitting at a table, we sat on sofas and ottomans around a large coffee table. It felt like we were in our home just catching up with friends. It was an amazing experience. Thank you open table for the recommendation. More

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Rosa Mexicano - Los AngelesRosa Mexicano - Los Angeles
1303 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Really had a great dun time celebrating my BDay! The pomegranate margarita is soooo good! More

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

I was in attendance this night for a show @ The Ace Hotel. The staff and the ambiance were great. I honestly just came in to have a pint and their amazing Strawberry Shortcake. I’d come back the next time I happen to be in the area. More

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The Stocking FrameThe Stocking Frame
78 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The food was delicious, great ambiance and our waitress was very attentive. Definitely coming back! More

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ROCK'N FISH L.A. LIVEROCK'N FISH L.A. LIVE
1435 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great restaurant for business lunch meeting during the hours of 1pm to 3pm. Attentive service, good food, fast service and parking validation for the LA Live structure. I'm looking forward to returning again. More

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

Awesome! Great service and food! More

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

Food was outstanding. Best burger I’ve had in a long time. More

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The Bunker Hill Bar and GrillThe Bunker Hill Bar and Grill
188 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

It is a convenient location for a pre-concert or theater meet-up with a big group of people. More

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

It was good. More

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

It was dead!! No one else there, kind of nice, kind of disturbing More

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Kai Japanese RootsKai Japanese Roots
11 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Variety Sashimi are very fresh. The Mochi Desert presentation and taste are great. More

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

Always a wonderful meal and great service at Fogo de Chao. Medium rare filet and picanha are my faves. Fresh and delicious market table options also. More

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

What a beautiful setting for an open restaurant. The view of the beautiful pool made me want to jump right in. The food was delicious and our server was attentive. We will return for sure. More

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TOMGEORGE RestaurantTOMGEORGE Restaurant
179 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Lovely room great ambiance. Food and service were impeccable. Just a great evening out before the theater More

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Engine Co. No. 28Engine Co. No. 28
1562 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

#28 was the first restaurant I ate in in the us back in 2000. It has stood the test of time. Good business model of interesting building being an old fire house, proper service that knows what you want and doesn’t ask you if you are having a good time yet, decent food and they brought a piece of cake for my wife’s birthday. More

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The Backhouse - KoreatownThe Backhouse - Koreatown
50 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food excellent service just a little hard to find. But was a rest once we found the place. More

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Downtown Los Angeles Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Los Angeles's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Le ComptoirLe Comptoir
31 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing!!!!! More

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

Amazing!!! New favorite spot in LA More

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BestiaBestia
2774 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food, service and ambiance. Decadent and delicious! More

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

My family and I have been going to Baco since it opened. The food is always fresh/seasonal and interesting. My daughter and I went on this occasion for the fried chicken special. It’s enough for (3) people. The wait staff is always pleasant and professional. Thank you Travis for the service. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our meal More

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Yxta Cocina MexicanaYxta Cocina Mexicana
570 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food and drinks were all outstanding. We ordered tacos Al pastor, enchiladas de mole, and a few sides and everything was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive and the food came very quickly. The restaurant is located in a strip mall area and I would recommend valet parking ($4) to avoid walking around at night in this area. More

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

This restaurant has great food and the best views. Staff is very friendly and tge overall experience is amazing. After dinner you are able to go to the takkest open air roof top bar for great ambience and more great views. I highky recommend it. More

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

We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday at Baldoria. Delicious, creative pizzas and amazing cocktails! More

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Rappahannock Oyster BarRappahannock Oyster Bar
26 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Awesome food and service. The dishes are all so unique, creative, and delicious! Our favorites were the scallops, oysters, uni-corn, octopus, and cookies. Went with my husband, in-laws, and uncle and everyone was so impressed! Highly recommend this restaurant, especially for happy hour! More

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

Staff was great with recommendations. We ordered the Chicken Katsu Sando and the Satsuki Rice Porridge for Sunday brunch. Soooo good and super tasty! We're definitely coming back soon to try more. More

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Redbird - Los AngelesRedbird - Los Angeles
1589 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Superb food and service plus beautiful dining room with open ceiling. More

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Discover Los Angeles

Think Los Angeles is a one-industry town? Think again. From the micro-Seoul of Koreatown to unexpected fusion cuisines (take Chinese-Mexican, for one) and strip malls that house destination restaurants, the city’s restaurant scene is notably experimental and diverse. Ask locals where to find the best taco truck (or lonchero) in the city, and you’ve struck a match. These mobile microenterprises are a part of the city's lifeblood. With L.A.’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic, Jonathan Gold, describing the city as “less of a melting pot—more of a glittering mosaic,” we’re seeing L.A.’s vast palate show up on the plate.