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Diners' Choice: Great for brunch restaurants in Downtown

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Updated July 05, 2024

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A photo of Fixins Soul Kitchen restaurant
4.8 (4066)
$30 and under
Soul food
About the restaurant
*We encourage all guests to plan ahead for parking to ensure your reservation time is met.
*We have a 15-minute grace period. If you will be arriving later than the grace period, please message us on OpenTable or your reservation will be cancelled.
*All dining experiences are limited to 90 minutes to accommodate all reservations.
*We accept reservations for up to 8 guests.
*All parties of 9+ can visit www.fixinssoulkitchencatering.com to fill out an inquiry form for large parties. We will be in touch between 24 to 48 hours with further details.
*Each reservation is treated separately. We cannot guarantee nearby seating for separate reservations.
*We ask that your full party be present in order to be seated.
*An automatic 20% service charge is included for all parties of 6+ w/ the option to split checks up to 3 times, max.

Top review
Dined 3 days ago
The food and service is always excellent. Make a reservation so you don't have a long wait, and it’s noisy, but I think it adds to the experience.
A photo of Poppy + Rose restaurant
4.7 (651)
$30 and under
Flower District
About the restaurant
Poppy + Rose is known for our buttermilk fried chicken & waffles, pulled pork hash, mimosas, rose mojito and more! Come visit us at the historic SoCal Flower Market 7 days a week from 9AM-3PM.

Poppy+Rose's Rooftop Patio is currently closed; all groups will be seated in our indoor dining room located at 765 Wall Street.

Poppy+Rose welcomes walk-ins 7 days a week. For groups up to 8, reservations can be made Mon-Thurs via Open Table. We do not take reservations on Friday or Saturday for groups under 9.

For groups of 9+ we offer large party pricing and reservations 7 days a week for our dining room only. While a reservation for a large group is not necessary, the pricing for large parties will still apply to all walk-in parties of 9+. For large party reservations and buyout pricing please email gm@poppyandrose.com.

Top review
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
The food was so good! But the service was exemplary. Totally worth the visit. Excellent coffee — really good thick bacon. I loved the hash brown brick. And oatmeal. And pancakes. Yum!
A photo of Grand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles restaurant
4.6 (680)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Positioned in the heart of downtown Los Angeles next to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Café features a California inspired cuisine that focuses on seasonal, local ingredients with an array of choices. This authentic downtown LA restaurant is a popular lunch spot for businesses surrounding the California Plaza, as well as visitors attending the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ahmanson Theater, Dorothy Chandler, MOCA or The Broad Museum. Grand Café has a comfortable bistro setting and is open daily, serving breakfast and lunch.

Top review
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Best brunch in LA. Endless seafood including crab legs and endless mimosas
A photo of Redbird - Los Angeles restaurant
4.6 (2963)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
About the restaurant
Located in downtown Los Angeles, Redbird is carved into one of the city’s most historic edifices, inside the rectory building of Vibiana – a premier wedding, events and performing arts venue. Chef | Owner Neal Fraser and Owner | Operator Amy Knoll have crafted a beautifully dynamic restaurant space within which to enjoy Chef Fraser's critically acclaimed Modern American menu. Wine Director Christopher Dugan’s wine list is well-rounded with great finds from both established and emerging regions throughout the world. Bar Director Tobin Shea's cocktail offerings feature well-balanced, bespoke renditions of the classics, as well as inventive and inspired originals. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available for brunch, happy hour + dinner.

The Main Dining Room offers open air dining under our retractable roof with views of the Vibiana bell tower and the upper balconies of the rectory building. The Lounge offers dining tables along the banquette and windows overlooking 2nd St.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Had been wanting to go for years, finally went for Dine LA. Food and service were incredible. Food was completely unexpected and really didn't know what to expect. The drinks were also so well-balanced and delicious! We had a great time.
A photo of Chado Tea Room - Downtown restaurant
4.4 (52)
$30 and under
Afternoon Tea
About the restaurant
Join us for afternoon tea at the Japanese American National Museum. Sharing a beautiful outdoor space with the museum, our tea room can accommodate parties of up to 20 people.

We are a Los Angeles-based tea room and online tea retailer. We've been here for 30 years, helping the people of Los Angeles discover tea. Chado Tea Room has served the Los Angeles area for over 25 years. With 4 locations, they have revolutionized the Angelino tea lover's experience. World Tea Award for Best Retail Tea House in 2016 and 2017

Top review
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
Very knowledgeable on the different teas. Very pleasant and accommodating.
A photo of Rooftop at Wayfarer Hotel DTLA restaurant
4.4 (1800)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
The mood, the views, the late summer afternoon that slips mysteriously into a long LA evening under the stars. Any wonder it’s one of the best rooftop bars in downtown Los Angeles. Join us for killer eats and drinks for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

While it is beautiful and incredibly romantic, our outdoor dining space is not weather proof. In the event of rain or severe weather your reservation may be canceled. If poor weather is forecasted within 24 of your reservation and you have not heard from us, we advise contacting the restaurant directly.

**For large parties between 9 and 20, please contact our team at dining@wayfarerdtla.com.

Top review
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Was a wonderful meal and atmosphere in downtown LA
A photo of (abeautifullife) Jamaican Kitchen restaurant
4.4 (351)
$30 and under
Little Tokyo
About the restaurant
(abeautifullife) Jamaican was founded in 2013. Our Culinary style draws from our Jamaican heritage with Asian & Indian influences.  Using generational family recipes as our guide, we take our guests on a culinary journey with exuberant & bright flavors. At our Second Location, (abeautifullife) Jamaican Kitchen, we have expanded our vision with farm to table ingredients which are sustainably sourced. Here, we have crafted a culinary sweet spot that reimagines modern Jamaican cuisine through a prism of playful sophistication. Curating a space where the energy of Downtown LA, and a calm Caribbean breeze collide. Mixing up cocktails that takes you on an Island vacation, enhanced by the sounds of our Resident Djs spinning Hip Hop Dancehall, and Reggae. From the moment you walk into the space you are transported to the cozy confines of our family's living room, with inviting textures & a welcoming crew that invites you to become a part of our ever-unfolding story, & our extended family.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Lively way to spend Father’s Day - good music and videos, great food , creative beverages and desserts, with attentive service by Diamond. The owner Ms Dawson has created a hidden gem. A must visit.
A photo of El Torito - Cypress restaurant
4.2 (477)
$30 and under
Los Alamitos / Cypress
About the restaurant
The authority in great Mexican food for more than 65 years. Offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Great server . Very polite . Would come again next week
A photo of The Biltmore Los Angeles restaurant
4.1 (109)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
History, luxury and opulence seamlessly intertwine at The Biltmore Los Angeles, setting the stage for unforgettable dining experiences.

Discover why locals and guests love one of downtown L.A.’s favorite historic watering holes, Gallery Bar & Grill, where carved angels elegantly grace the granite bar. Enjoy wine, beer and unforgettable cocktails. Sample light fare and classic bar eats at our nostalgic Gallery Bar & Grill with its comfortable couches and memorabilia-filled cabinets.

Enjoy live music every second and last Saturday from 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM.

Top review
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Having afternoon Tea in the Builtmore is exceptional. There are very few venues that bring you back to the elegance on 1920’s Los Angeles. The tea service itself is laid out in elegant vintage style and the cakes and sandwiches are plentiful. The staff is attentive and gracious.
A photo of Proabition DTLA restaurant
4 (439)
$30 and under
Little Tokyo
About the restaurant
Proabition sits in the center of the fashion hub L.A Fashion District. We feature a progressive American/California cuisine. We offer a year round alfresco dining experience with an aesthetic indoor outdoor enclosed patio. Our beverage program offers a robust collection of spirits and truly artisanal products notably Whiskey, Mezcal and Tequila. Weekend dinner experiences feature live music, fire dancers, our Speakeasy the "Monocole" and culinary and beverage experiences.

Please note that we take every request under consideration, however, we can't guarantee that all requests will always be met.

We offer valet parking Fridays and Saturdays from 6 pm - 2 am and Sundays from 11 am - 6 pm.
Parking structure is available across our venue.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Ordered the Dine LA menu. The Beef Broth starter and Citrus Olive oil pound cake dessert were the two stand outs of the four course menu. The broth was rich and flavorful and the different flavours of the dessert really blended well and freshened by the mint in the gremolata. Enjoyed the second course mushrooms but we’d all hoped for a little more pop of flavour and depth from the smoking. The lobster ravioli was really tasty but wasn’t served hot enough. Warm plates would have helped to keep the sauces warm and soft. Service was a rather patchy, but friendly and drinks were very slow to be served. With every course, new cutlery was presented along with a napkin and side plate, too many napkins and we weren’t using the side plates so that was a bit too much. The photographer and fire dancer IMHO was a gimmicky touch and not needed. Very cool space, loved the Alice in Wonderland theme and the mission statement. Service and timing needs some polish, food was good and we enjoyed our night.
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