LOAM - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Staff is vaccinated
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
new zealand spinach, pistachio, jus
horseradish, cured egg yolk, fenugreek
cheddar, b&b pickles, smashed fingerlings
We had a fantastic first dinner experience at the new LOAM inside the Ace. The food was exceptional, minus a few small details. Good enough to warrant a second visit again soon. The food (and drink) was fresh, vibrant, complex and exciting.
Highlight menu items -
Hamachi Crudo - Absolutely perfection. Delicate, sophisticated, complex. Would order ever time!
Mushroom Risotto - One of the most adventurous and unique risotto I’ve had in years. The vast contrast in flavors and textures in this dish was perfectly balanced and keeps you wanting more. Perfect to share.
Blue Prawns - Large, great quality prawns that were correctly cooked to perfection. The sauce was flavorful and worked, but I felt the dish may be lacking a tiny element to elevate it just one more note. A tiny bit of texture in the sauce would be nice.
The one dish we felt was not on par was the golden beets, but for only one mistake… and excessive amount of shaved raw horseradish on top. We assumed it was parmesan, given the generous pile on the beets. It was WAY too much and overpowered the dish, making our eyes water upon eating. A little goes a long way with horseradish, so they need to be more delicate on this dish. Otherwise, the flavors worked well when you got a bite with correct balance.
SERVICE - Everyone working here was very friendly and pleasant. However, Despite there being only 4-5 parties in the restaurant, My ONLY complaint was they were not very attentive to the dinner service, such as when we all had empty water cups and empty cocktails. We often had to call someone over for overlooked things like having food but no plates or silverware. The food all arrived quickly upon ordering however.
End of the day, I can overlook minus service hiccups if the food is worth coming for, and it certainly is. LOAM is a place we we visit again soon, especially before any downtown shows.
Undersold, over-delivered. The server was TERRIBLE. Granted he was young and clearly inexperienced, but why make things up? The bar doesn't stock Titos vodka, which is fine - no big deal -, but he made it into a big deal by downplaying Titos, "it's just a well vodka. we have Wodka, a premium..." When it came to the menu, he didn't know ANYTHING about the food's preparation, ingredients....nothing. which in some odd way, worked out to our advantage because we were blown away by both the preparation and pallet of the food. Definitely recommend LOAM!!!!
First, let me say I will eat just about anything. I am not picky and I’ll even eat food that I don’t like. The mushroom risotto was inedible. I think the mushrooms may have gone bad and I couldn’t even choke it down. The restaurant took it off of our bill and offered to make something else, which we declined. The problem was that we were there for the show at the theater. We got to LOAM at 5:30, the service was really slow and when the risotto came, it was just too late to make something else. The drinks at the bar were great though.
The restaurant was busy, but staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and ambiance was lovely.
Food was good quality ingredients, service was excellent. However, I didn't like the 4% service charge for an unspecified reason (it was clear to say it would not be going to staff or covering something like credit cards, my party was under 6 people, etc.). If this restaurant is just opening then adding a nebulous fine to the dining experience instead of having it reflected in the menu prices shows poor planning.
So great! Very delicious and a cool space.. convenient too if you’re going to the ace theatre..
We chose outdoor seating but it's downtown LA so lots of car noise and panhandlers calling to you for money. I'd choose indoors if I go again. The food was great, except for the plucot upside-down cake which I found too course and dry, though the Earl Grey ice cream accompaniment was supreme -- they should offer just the ice cream as a dessert option. Brussel sprouts were particularly good. We appreciated the (albeit small) selection of non-alcoholic drinks which were well made, as it's sometimes difficult to find nice cocktails without alcohol.
Food was decent but service was terrible. Didn't get an appetizer or beverages (including freaking water). So disappointing. Won't go there again.
Whatever you’re paying the hostess, it’s not enough. Without going into detail, she did something that almost no one would ever do. I was so moved by her actions that I’m still thinking about it 24 hours later.
Worthwhile if you are in the area. Maybe a little pricey, but the food had interesting flavors.
I would highly recommend this restaurant. Not sure why all the bad reviews! I thought they had great food and great service! Everything we ordered was so yummy!
The BEST cocktails in LA. Don't at me. Ambiance was sexy, servers and staff were all lovely. The BLUE PRAWNS + KOHLRABI were mind-blowing.
Ate dinner at 630 so hardly anyone was around. The staff were attentive but I feel that is their service style and not just because of the early hour. The fish (Salmon) was amazing as was the collard side dish. The level of detail to the flavor profile was outstanding!
Good but not amazing
Slow service and food just so-so
Bad food! Under cooked food! A burger was ordered and it fell completely apart. The vegetables that were ordered were practically raw.
if you're in need of some pre-Ace Theater dining, they usually have a table, which is nice. otherwise, you're in for a perfectly serviceable meal served by a well-meaning staff that vibes like it's everyone's first day on the job. ultimately, if there were a restaurant on the *other* side of the ace theater, i'd probably try to book a table there and skip the quasi-bistro 25 dollar hamburger routine.
The food was okay, although the menu is VERY limited. Food came out quickly, but the bar is a different story. Minimum 20 minutes for any drink order, even with 3 or 4 tenders manning the bar. The table next to us ordered iced tea and lemonade and waited 25 minutes. We ordered mixed drinks and waited a little longer. The restaurant was full, but it is a very small location so the bar should have had no trouble keeping up with the orders. They've only been open a week or two so hopefully they will improve with time.
They need more time to get it together post covid. Waited 45 min for food and two entrees were missing the side dish. Give it more time until you visit
So glad to see Chef Josh Guarneri (of missed Echo Park neighborhood gem Bar Avalon) reemerge on the scene, and glad to see the Ace Hotel reopen their restaurant space. I wish I could learn how to cook chicken so flavorful and succulent! Good veggie and gluten-free options. Creative cocktails. Nice new addition to our Friday date night options.
Had the Best thanksgiving Weekend away from Canada after 18 months of Lockdown. Best food, Best bar tenders and amazing Roof top view.
Went on opening night and it felt like the place had been running smoothly for years. Every item we ordered was delicious but the roast chicken was especially tasty. Great cocktails too!
LOAM - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 235-9660.
LOAM - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is rated 4.1 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.