About Ford's Filling Station - The JW Marriott Los Angeles

Ford's Filling Station showcases simple, exquisite American cuisine with a California flair, sourced from organic, sustainable and local sources, to offer a culinary experience that showcases the city as a culinary capital of the world. Fresh, seasonal cocktails, and a built-in cruvinet offering 32 wines by the glass, round out LA Market’s beverage offerings.

900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am -11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Afternoon: Monday - Sunday (Bar Only) 2:30pm - 5:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm -10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 765-8630

Website:
http://www.lalivemarriott.com/LA-Live-Restaurants/LA-Market-22.html

Executive Chef:
Eric Branger

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Ford's Filling Station is available for entire restaurant buyouts for up to 140 guests, and our Private Dining Room is available for parties up to 50 guests.

Ford's Filling Station - The JW Marriott Los Angeles Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (3)
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Good for Groups (3)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Healthy (1)
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Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Grabbed breakfast here before attending a Kings game. Nice location, great food, and wonderful service. Definitely looking forward to going back and trying dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Celebrate a friend’s new job and went to dinner before going to a concert.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Very nice location in LA Live and nearby hotel. The bar and decor are really modern and polished. The staff were friendly. However, the restaurant was pretty empty when I arrived and they placed my partner and I are a tiny table. There were several booths all around the restaurant available, and we felt really tight at a small table. My recommendation is that if the restaurant is empty, make your current customers comfortable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

What a joke. They wouldn’t seat us because they said they needed to only sit people with reservations. The place was half empty, so we signed onto open table and made a reservation for 15 mins in the future. Then checked in again and they sat us right down.

They never even gave us water. The food was overpriced and just not special. The salad was just random lettuce leaves

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The restaurant has become overpriced, the quality of ingredients is good, but the reduced portion sizes in conjunction with the raised prices makes it somewhere we have decided to stop dining. The service has also diminished over the past 3 years. It now feel like your typical hotel restaurant and has lost all of what made it special when it first opened.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Perfect for a pre-game meal at the STAPLES Center!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service was good.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was OK but expensive. Menu is limited. In sum, expensive bar food.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went with our kids before a Lakers' game. Staff was friendly and food was great. Our server was spot on with her recommendations. The brisket taquitos to start were a bit fatty but tasted great. The chicken and scallops were both wonderful. The Ice Cream Sandwich to finish off the meal was amazing. May start with desert first next time.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Came in on Christmas Day and had lunch with my mom to celebrate our co-birthdays. Getting over the worst flu ever, I started off with the tortilla soup. The presentation was nice and it was full of avocado chunks, which was a plus. That being said, it was lukewarm and not hot, so it did little to soothe my sore throat. Although it tasted different than what I expect from a tortilla soup, it was good and I appreciated the freshly fried tortilla strips. Next, I had the caesar salad and the sausage fennel flatbread pizza. The caesar salad was kind of weird... almost like a deconstructed version of a classic caesar salad. It was a bunch of full leaves, with a parmesan and crouton fine crumble on top, with some roasted red peppers in a small pile off to the side. I would have preferred actual croutons and don't like to have to cut up my salad. It's just extra work I didn't want or need to do. The pizza tasted great, but it was very soggy, so the heaviness of the toppings made it very hard to eat without a knife and fork. My mom got the crab pasta and really enjoyed it, which earned an extra star. But what really was disappointing was that, as mentioned earlier, it was both mine and my mother's birthday (which was clearly called out on our Open Table reservation) and they did nothing for us. What a bummer end to our birthday lunch.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The restaurant is located in the lobby of the JW Marriott at LA Live. We stopped here prior to a show at the Microsoft Theater. Thankfully we had plenty of time. The restaurant was nearly empty but service was slow anyway. I'm not sure how our waitress would have managed if it had been a busier night. The food and drink selection are great - just enough options but not so many that you are overwhelmed. We ordered the Shrimp Escabeche, the bacon-wrapped dates, the Leafy Greens Salad, Smoked Brisket Taquitos, Duck Carnitas, Seared Scallop and Pan Roasted Scallop. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered and wished we could have tried even more items - alas, our stomachs are only so big.

The ambiance is good. There is a lot of activity in the lobby of the hotel but if you are seated near a window, you can look outside at the people rushing by. Since we were here in December, the light posts were decorated in colorful lights which made for a very pretty scene.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I know Ford's Filling Station well in Culver City. This is a pale imitation. I felt the food was lacking for the price. And was surprised to discover it so exposed in the very busy lobby of JW Marriot. Online pictures implied a more closed off space. Service was great. But it did take a long time for service to be completed...1 1/2 hours. We began to be anxious we would miss our concert. Ultimately a convivial experience but not cheap and not a real value.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The hostess was rude. The food is just awful. The waitress was spread too thinly, and disappeared once she got busy. She knocked over a full drink, several staff walked by and did nothing. We had to ask someone to come wipe it up and dry a dangerous puddle on the floor. And the the food is laughably over-priced. The whole experience just screams BAD VEGAS. Avoid this place at all costs.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

They are doing construction in the lobby of the hotel right now and the noise was crazy loud— loke a zamboni running through the restaurant. Not exactly what you want. Food was good tho.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loud music during breakfast & dinner spoiled the atmosphere.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 6, 2017

They have a very high quality breakfast buffet. It’s a favorite place to have breakfast when staying at this hotel.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Really underwhelmed. It was a Monday night, and the place was half-empty, but service was still extremely slow. Menu was very overpriced—about $125 for (essentially) two deviled eggs, a piece of salmon with quinoa on the side, a dish of pasta and two very pedestrian desserts. I don’t go to LA Live often, but I don’t see myself coming back here if I do.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The name Filling Station doesn’t match the menu, unless you are there to drink. The drink menu was extensive. The dinner menu not so much.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Overpriced and horrible food. My daughter’s chicken tenders seemed like it’s been fried 10 times over. The breading was so thick and gross it’s difficult for a child to bite into. I ordered a club soda and was charged $5.95 for it - so overpriced! And my $20+ crab and shrimp sandwich tasted awful and the portion was so small. Definitely disappointed after spending $50 on a mother daughter lunch.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

This was a solid choice for a quick bite while at LA Live. I think this place is overlooked because it's inside a hotel and there are several restaurants in the area. It's very spacious and we had no wait getting seated. The host was very friendly and was great when showing us to our table. We started with the white cheddar bacon biscuits (freebie for Yelp check in!). They were pretty good , but don't hold a candle to the bacon cheddar biscuits at Manhattan Beach Post (but what biscuit does?) I had the Ford's Bacon Burger which was good. Overall good food, but I wasn't wowed.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food was really bland for the price.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We were seated very promptly for our reservation. We had a Kings Hockey game and our server said no problem we would be right on time and we were. The food was excellent. My Squash Blossom Tostada was unique and wonderful. My wife loved the beat salad. My Flatbread Sausage pizza was excellent my wife loved the Brisket Carnitas. It was a really excellent experience. Will be back again.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was good but service wasn't great.

It took over 5 minutes to get seated and there were a lot of tables open.

It took us 40 minutes to get our meal and the place wasn't busy.

Not what you would have expected when putting down $40 for a pork chop.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Ford’s Filling Station at the LA Live Marriott is our first choice for a pre-game meal before an LA Kings game at Staples Center. Food and service are great, we park at the Convention Center, and the restaurant is right across the street from Staples. Food, variety, service, and price is better than in Staples Center restaurants. Will be back at the next home game we attend in late Nov!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service but food was rather bland.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious food with a knowledgeable server. The lobby of the Marriott was hopping, but it wasn’t too noisy for conversation. All in all, a lovely dinner.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A friend & I enjoyed a nice dinner befor a Lakers game. Service was prompt but not intrusive and the food was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always good, honest food. Service is outstanding - special kudos to Ms. Esther who is always so professional, responsive and accommodating. Cannot beat the location. Menu offers a good selection of breakfast and dinner items. (I haven't had lunch here yet.)

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It is unfortunate that there are not many breakfast options around the JW Marriott at LA Live. Consequently, we were forced to go to the hotel's only breakfast restaurant for subpar food at ridiculously expensive prices. I would not recommend this place for breakfast, and there are much better options with far better food for lunch and dinner.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I’ve been here three times. They cannot get the timing of food and drink. It’s a glorified fast food place with a big ticket menu.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I really only dine here during basketball season, as I used to enjoy their pasta dish that could work for a vegan. The menu still showed the old pasta dish online, but there was a delightful mushroom pizza that I ordered without cheese. The server could've been more helpful dealing with a vegan, but I made it work.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is very good. My family & I have eaten there a few times. We enjoy the different entres being offered. My favorite is the cheese plate. Service is really good...we get the right amount of attention.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

although the atmosphere feels like part of the hotel lobby, it was very stylish and comfortable. food was outstanding. not a large menu, but enough variety for all. my teenage daughter devoured items she never eats. friendly and attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had a wonderful meal at Fords prior to a Tears for Fears concert at Staples. The food ( Leafy greens salad,Roasted Salmon, Seared scallops) was excellent, the Pierre Joet was ice cold and the service was gracious and efficient. Highly
recommend !

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Was very busy and took awhile to get our food. Andrea was our server. She always had a smile and provided great service.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Andrea did a fantastic job. Restaurant was very busy with morning meeting folks.

Tags: Vegan, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Although the ambience was good, somewhat quiet as I was sitting by the window overlooking newly established LA Live area, the food didn't match what they described in OpenTable - hotel food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was excellent and the food matched. Omelette bar was outstanding.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food and service, could improve the decor and ambiance.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2017

All three courses were amazing. The waitstaff was friendly. The drinks were great. Strawberry short cake is to die for.

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