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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.)
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.
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.
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