Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Eve
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Bistro | Downtown
H Cafe - Los Angeles
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American | Koreatown
Bavel
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Middle Eastern | Downtown
Bestia
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Italian | Downtown
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Contemporary American | Downtown
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Downtown Los Angeles Restaurants

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

Everything about Chef Gary and his team was so admirable. We enjoyed this experience from start to finish. The food was INCREDIBLE--truly one of a kind with an incredible story. Thank you Chef!! More

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

Went earlier and they were able to accomodate us with seats at the bar. Our server was amazing - had an upbeat personality and checked up on us couple of times. The food and drinks were great too! More

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

Everything was great from beginning to end. All the staff were very friendly, smiley, and energetic. It is a very loud but really creates a fun environment! My ring fell off at one point and our waitress was quick to act in helping me look for it! Also, I really appreciated the different sports games they on the televisions. More

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BestiaBestia
3138 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Always an excellent experience..Great food and service. More

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Patina RestaurantPatina Restaurant
1580 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Fantastic food and impeccable service. Certainly not the place to go for "value", but highly recommended as a fine dining option. Notable highlights were the black bass and wagyu main course. More

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

The Thanksgiving Day buffet was wonderful and was well prepared. A variety of dishes to choose from and all were very good. More

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

Service was impeccable. The food was a fun surprise as every dish came out. I would definitely go again. ⭐️ More

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

Each dish was delicious, the ambiance was inviting and trendy and the service was fast and reliable. Will be back again! More

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LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
1821 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

It waa a great experience ! Norma our server was amazing . She had great suggestions and I enjoyed my night .. I would highly recommend it! More

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

Lovely Valentine's day dinner. Great wine selection that pairs nicely with the pizzas. More

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

The service is always great! The daily specials are good with great variety. More

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

Very good. Second best to Sushi GINZA in LA. More

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Redbird - Los AngelesRedbird - Los Angeles
1823 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Celebrated my birthday here More

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OtiumOtium
1865 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food, great location. We really enjoyed our experience at Otium for lunch. More

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

great service, beautiful space, very cool 'speakeasy' hidden in back, while in front a perfectly run restaurant with great food and service More

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Perch LAPerch LA
4905 reviews
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French American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Awesome experience And the food was great! Amazing views Definitely going back soon. More

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

Friendly, great food. More

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The Factory Kitchen - Los AngelesThe Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
2071 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food, great drinks and extremely helpful staff. Loved it!! More

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

Had a great time. The food was delicious and service impeccable. I had the seafood platter.... tasted so good and washed it down with sangria. Would definitely recommend to all who visit LA. Will be back when I come to LA again 👌🏾 More

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

One of my favorite restaurants in DTLA! Gotta bring everyone here, amazing service, food is delicious and unlike anything you’ve ever had before. I highly recommend the samosas, saag paneer, chili cheese naan, chicken tikka poutine, spiced lamb burger, (secret menu) chicken sandwich, mango spiced pork belly, the chickpea puffs (app) and any of the desserts. More

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

Great food, great service and great view! We had a blast and everything was perfect. Will definitely be back. More

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WP24 by Wolfgang PuckWP24 by Wolfgang Puck
1276 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

very pretty space, great ambiance, as a party of 5 we could not get a window table. Our two servers provided excellent suggestions from the menu, this was our first time to the restaurant. One even suggested to reduce the size of our orders, that we had picked enough for our group, refreshing to hear. We were seated promptly at our reservation time, and totally enjoyed our dining experience. More

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

Food was delicious! So glad we made the trip downtown. Great service. More

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The Palm Los AngelesThe Palm Los Angeles
2425 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great environment and ambiance. Pur filet mignons were perfectly cooked and seasoned. More

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Drago CentroDrago Centro
2955 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food and service were phenomenal. However, could use more vegan/vegetarian options. More

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

My daughter's favorite restaurant around USC. She would eat there everyday if I let her. More

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

This was one of our top experiences with a vegan restaurant from the absolutely delicious food to the very nice waiter that served us. We had the octopus and rosemary chicken and both were a burst of flavors in your mouth. Yum More

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Faith & FlowerFaith & Flower
1658 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Enjoyed faith and flower very much. My sister and I came on Valentine’s Day! Awesome service and food. Definitely coming back !!!! More

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

We had excellent service and food for Netta’s birthday. More

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

The servers were very accommodating of our request to change tables More

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

My suggestion is that during the weekdays lunch period to tone down the music to allow for easier conversations. More

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Takami Sushi & Robata RestaurantTakami Sushi & Robata Restaurant
2290 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Elegant decor with a welcoming ambiance. Staff is professional, accommodating and superior customer service. Server and front of house staff are very attentive and ensured our dining experience was enjoyable. Food was delicious and presentation was delectable. I recommend the extraordinarily wonderful establishment. More

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71Above71Above
1642 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great ambiance, service, and of course the views! The food wasn't as amazing as I had hoped, but still worth every penny for the view and experience. More

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

Welcoming service. More

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

We had a wonderful time, it was a holiday so it took longer than we expected. Their food is always great. More

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

Made us feel very special for celebrating Valentine’s Day More

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Water Grill - DowntownWater Grill - Downtown
3578 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Excellent service from the minute we walked inside and great food, the sea bass was wonderful! More

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

We were seated quickly. Food was great. Even accommodated a special request from the bar and gave us great suggestions! More

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

Amazing service and outstanding food! Would definitely recommend and look forward to going back! More

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

Cocktails!!!! And the burger is to die for More

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

What a great place! Hip soundtrack, a gorgeous room, spot on service, and outstanding food that is innovative and perfectly prepared while still remaining accessible. And the weirdest happy surprise of all? It is pretty good value for a high end dining experience, especially if you go with the sharable mains. Just a great night out. More

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Broken SpanishBroken Spanish
1058 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The food is amazing. The oxtail quesadilla and lamb neck tamale were excellent. Of all of the food, the chicharron was mind blowing. The waitstaff and bar staff were so friendly. More

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BRERA RistoranteBRERA Ristorante
1014 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We were there to celebrate multiple occasions including our Anniversary & Valentine’s Day. It was my first time there and my Girlfriend’s favorite lunch spot. The restaurant was beautifully designed with a modern and rustic look with some original features. The staff & service was excellent. Nikki was very helpful and attentive. The food was delicious and well balanced. I’ll definitely be back for dinner soon. More

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Rendezvous Court Royal Afternoon Tea at the BiltmoreRendezvous Court Royal Afternoon Tea at the Biltmore
2 reviews
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Three of us went for our birthdays. The room is really pretty and historic. The service was very good and the tea food was nice, not super original but tasty. There were many people having tea which was fun, who wants to sit in a room alone? The bonus was there was a pianist who played the whole afternoon and she was excellent, so wonderful background music to have! Plenty of food and tea so the price is on average with what I would expect to pay for afternoon tea. The staff never rushed us so we ended up staying 3 hours. I would recommend this tea venue for someone who likes going downtown and would like to try somewhere new to go. More

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

A bit of attitude from the host. The server was great though. Food was awesome. Get the sausage and hush puppies. More

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

It was everyone in the party’s first time and no one was disappointed… The ambience was great and The employees were even better! They were so kind and helpful! The food was excellent as well… I would definitely go back! More

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

Valentines dinner was delicious, and I would definitely come again. They accommodated for my friend for her seafood allergy. It was one of the best dinners I had in a long time. We felt welcomed, and attended to. More

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

I am not a vegetarian (or vegan). Both my dinner partner and I were impressed with the menu variety, ease of ordering (one word descriptions like "original" and "terrific") and the flavor of the dishes. We both said we'd go back. More

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Tartine BiancoTartine Bianco
42 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Nice service. Food came out in good sequence. Great food. Decent wine list. More

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Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse - Los AngelesNick & Stef’s Steakhouse - Los Angeles
2312 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

A fabulous restaurant with lovely ambiance, excellent food and service. It was our Anniversary and they brought us complimentary champagne and a flan dessert. We had crabcakes, the Caesar salad (tossed table side) and filet mignon. Our server was very attentive but not robotic. High recommend! More

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

The service was amazing, they were very attentive and made sure our night was special. More

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

10e was a walk-by find. I checked out the menu, made a reservation, and discovered my new favorite restaurant in DTLA. I have already booked a repeat visit. Food was excellent! Service was good. Couldn't wish for anything better. More

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

The service and food was really great. The salmon filet and Brussels sprouts were amazing. More

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

The restaurant is great. So much fun , really great service and great food. Recommend for friends night out More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - LAFleming's Steakhouse - LA
1552 reviews
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Steak | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food and service was great! I had the petite filet and sautéed spinach. My friend ordered the New York strip and the lobster Mac and cheese. Everything was great! I will be back. More

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

Great place, great server, great food. Would definitely recommend to others. More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - Los AngelesMorton's The Steakhouse - Los Angeles
1602 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Our waiter, Sean, was the best!! We had an amazing Birthday/ Valentines dinner! Thank you Morton’s More

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

Food was awesome. Drinks were terrific. Nice quiet ambiance. Great experience overall. More

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

This was our first trip to Traxx was was pleasantly surprised with quality and taste of the food. The salmon was prepared perfectly in a generous portion and the service was outstanding. Would recommend Traxx for any occasion!!! More

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

The space is beautiful. The whole staff is welcoming, polite and very accommodating. Most importantly the food is pretty exceptional. A great place for a special occasion! More

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

Food was great and my girlfriend was pleasantly surprised by our Valentine's Day dinner. More

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

It was phenomenal! More

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

Food and interior design of restaurant are amazing! I would recommend servers with more knowledge and experience of the high quality food and drinks. The music selection was also too clubby for the atmosphere. This restaurant could be a 5 star restaurant with a few adjustments. Thanks More

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

Fantastic view. Great service. More

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

This place is my new go to! From the amazing staff, to the ambiance and the food. Omg the food!!! Try the cauliflower, tofu bites, hotties, and the salmon are exceptionally tasty. 😋 More

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Noe at the Omni Los AngelesNoe at the Omni Los Angeles
1143 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Groupon deal was good. 1 starter,2entrees, 1 dessert and 2 drinks. More

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

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Really great and friendly staff!! More

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

Great food, service and staff. More

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

Food was DELICIOUS and service was GREAT! Happy hour was totally worth it More

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Le Petit ParisLe Petit Paris
1112 reviews
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French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Excellent!!! Esp the customer service...definitely recommend to anyone. More

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Border Grill - Downtown LABorder Grill - Downtown LA
1785 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

You gotta go for brunch. Unlimited tapas plates for $30. 95% of the dishes are excellent. Plus, bottomless mimosas for $15 or bottomless bloody marys for $20. I would do it every weekend if I could. More

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

I loved the way they remodeled the restaurant. It gives it a fresher new vibe. I always have to order the bread pudding. My favorite! More

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

Great food More

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Cafe PinotCafe Pinot
2048 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We loved the food and the staff. A delightful experience. We’ll definitely return. More

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

Ombu Grill in Koreatown was a nice experience. Three of us dined there on a Sunday night. Probably only one other table of 2 when we arrived. Not sure anyone else ever came in after that. Our waiter was charming and helpful, and while others were friendly, communication was a little more difficult with them. We picked an item which had 5 different cuts of beef, all very good, cooked over a grill in the table with about 12 to 15 typical Korean side dishes. They also have Argentinian specialties but they all need 1 hour preparation time so we weren’t able to sample as much as we would have liked to. Beer and wine only. Valet parking available in the strip center. Well appointed restaurant. More

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

Fun restaurant with a great theme. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The deviled eggs and beet salad were highlights. The fish and chips and peanut slaw were so-so. My husband said his lamb burger was great. More

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

Good happy hour menu and prices. Good service and a great place to eat and have a drink before seeing a show down the street. More

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

It was phenomenal and after being shown what brunch looks like I am excited to go for that. More

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The Backhouse - Koreatown - Permanently ClosedThe Backhouse - Koreatown - Permanently Closed
52 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Came here for date night. Oysters were delicious, sushi nigiri, cut rolls, and skewers were from the happy hour menu, but were high quality. I would recommend this restaurant More

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

Never had been and wanted to try. Super cute and great ambiance More

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

Excellent choice when attending events at USC. Convenient to Galen Center. Good food, fair prices, and great service. More

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

Really innovative menu, good for meat fans (though also some good fish options) . Decent priced wines and an overall good experience. Cool vibe- foodies will like. More

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

The Hotel fig is my new favorite spot downtown! We have dinned and had drinks on a few different occasions and each experience was wonderful. The service is far above the other places in the area. The service and food was excellent last night at the Veranda. My only suggestion is don't try the cocktail from the specialty menu with Mescal ( I forgot the name of the drink) Both recent trips this was recommended. I made the mistake of trying it the first time. Maybe it's a personal preference thing but did not like it at all and no one at are table did. This time I had the Pisco punch, don't let the name fool you it's not really a punch but more a take on a classic Pisco sour but not as sour! So good I had to have two! Would like to see a few more options, maybe a gin based specialty cocktail Dinner is shared plates which was perfect for my wife and I. The Asparagus' was so tasty, I'm sure this was fresh farm to table the flavor was great. It was served on a bed of quinoa but better than any I have had before it had pomegranate at was roasted with something, This could be a dish all on its own. Before that we started with the Rosetta very refreshing and different with honey and walnuts! As a main we enjoyed the grilled chicken that was served with two very tasty different sauces Can't wait to go back. More

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Kendall’s BrasserieKendall’s Brasserie
4595 reviews
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French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

It is French resturant but you dont necessarily feel you are in one. The ambiance could be more French. The food was very good and cooked to perfection-white Fish and StakeThe portions were decent and just enough. The service was above average. It is not cheap. The value is below average and food quality is above average. More

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ROCK'N FISH L.A. LIVEROCK'N FISH L.A. LIVE
1596 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great place and location. We went before a Kings game so the place was busy, but with the reservation had no problem getting our table. The halibut served with mashed potatoes and cooked spinach with tomato sauce was outstanding! The server and the rest of the staff were great. More

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

You can't beat the value, view, and atmosphere of Sora. I was impressed with the quality as well. I had a business lunch and the conveyor belt was always stocked and my clients were pleased. If someone wanted a particular sushi, they were happy to make it for you. If you are a sushi "snob", lunch may not be for you. Take a look at the menu or call Sora if you have questions on their sushi variety of the day. More

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Katsuya - L.A. LiveKatsuya - L.A. Live
2231 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Awesome service! And food was delicious!!! Highly recommend albacore, short ribs and octopus! More

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

Kool place burger was good not great, if it were not for dine la special me meal for 1 could have been pricier More

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

Great food! I had shrimp and grits and it was delicious. Loved the ambiance too. More

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

Great food, drinks, the service was outstanding. More

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

Great food and a very knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend giving them a try More

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

Pleasantly surprised with the food and service here. The manager was on the floor throughout the night ensuring our experience there was pleasant. The atmosphere and food were top notch, the staff was helpful at explaining the menu and making suggestions. I’d definitely go again. 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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DISTRICTDISTRICT
214 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food was delicious and the service was better than excellent. More

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

Great place amazing service but not many vegan options (or knowledge ) offered by the chef... regardless will def go back! More

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

Fabulous place ! Spectacular views.. delicious food. Great drinks . Good service More

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

Great service and environment for a night out in LA. More

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

Chose R&R for a staff holiday luncheon. Server was awesome, good atmosphere, everyone enjoyed the food. Something for everyone on my team, from Rubens, to Burgers, Salads, and more, everyone asked how I found the place and that the food was really good. More

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Rosa Mexicano - Los AngelesRosa Mexicano - Los Angeles
1406 reviews
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This is the 4th time we have had dinner and drinks! The location is right near the staples center or Microsoft theatre. The table guacamole was super yummy! The waiter was very helpful and the sangria was super tasty! More

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

The service and ambiance was exceptional. The food was just O.K. for me. More

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

Everything about Chef Gary and his team was so admirable. We enjoyed this experience from start to finish. The food was INCREDIBLE--truly one of a kind with an incredible story. Thank you Chef!! More

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

Went earlier and they were able to accomodate us with seats at the bar. Our server was amazing - had an upbeat personality and checked up on us couple of times. The food and drinks were great too! More

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

Everything was great from beginning to end. All the staff were very friendly, smiley, and energetic. It is a very loud but really creates a fun environment! My ring fell off at one point and our waitress was quick to act in helping me look for it! Also, I really appreciated the different sports games they on the televisions. More

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BestiaBestia
3138 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Always an excellent experience..Great food and service. More

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LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
1821 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

It waa a great experience ! Norma our server was amazing . She had great suggestions and I enjoyed my night .. I would highly recommend it! More

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

Service was impeccable. The food was a fun surprise as every dish came out. I would definitely go again. ⭐️ More

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Patina RestaurantPatina Restaurant
1580 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Fantastic food and impeccable service. Certainly not the place to go for "value", but highly recommended as a fine dining option. Notable highlights were the black bass and wagyu main course. More

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

Lovely Valentine's day dinner. Great wine selection that pairs nicely with the pizzas. More

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

Each dish was delicious, the ambiance was inviting and trendy and the service was fast and reliable. Will be back again! More

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

I loved the way they remodeled the restaurant. It gives it a fresher new vibe. I always have to order the bread pudding. My favorite! More

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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.