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Traxx Restaurant and Traxx Bar are located inside beautiful, historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. We are a fine dining restaurant with a casual attitude and relaxed atmosphere. Our restaurant serves well thought out and presented American Bistro dishes and is open for Lunch (10:30 - 2:00) and Dinner (5:00 - 9:00) Monday through Saturday. We offer seating on our concourse (located in front of the restaurant inside Union Station), the Dining Room, and on our outside Patio in the courtyard. We provide 2.5 hour validations for our dining guests who park in Lot B, Lot D or Valet Parking. Traxx Bar is located across the concourse inside Union Station at the main entrance.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm;
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Catering depends on where and how many guests. Please contact our Catering/Special Events Director.
Union Station has two lots off Alameda St. (Lots B and D) which charge $2 per 20 minutes or $14 for 24 hours (subject to change). There is also valet parking available. If lots B and D are full and valet is full, alternative parking can be found in Gateway Parking. Take Alameda Street to Cesar Chavez and go east to Vignes Street, turn into parking lot. Gateway Parking charges $2.00 for 20 minutes or $6.00 for 24 hours. We validate only for Lots B, D and Valet (up to 2.5 hours).
Private Party Facilities:
Traxx Restaurant offers our beautiful private patio seating outside amongst the jacaranda trees. If your party is large, we can utilizing the additional patio space managed by Union Station. We are happy to assist with weddings, birthdays, cocktail receptions, etc. Our concourse seating can be booked for private events and we can extend the seating further if need be. We also allow for Traxx Restaurant and Traxx Bar buy-outs. Please contact our Catering Director at 213-625-1999 for additional information.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Traxx Ratings and Reviews
Great place to reach via train and have a great business lunch when you need to connect with people from out of the area. Service was excellent and food was very good. Easy to have a conversation without having to shout. Courtyard gardens at union station are a nice place to hang out or continue the conversation. Soup was excellent!
All four of us ordered different things for lunch and each one was very well prepared and very tasty. My mussels appetizer was very generous and the sauce was truly perfect -- not too buttery and well seasoned. I also had butternut soup that was delicious; thick and creamy but not too creamy.
Pleasantly surprised, actually, that it was such good food. The service was not great - the waiter tried, but had to cover so many tables, things were slowed. (Or maybe it was the kitchen.) However, we truly didn't care, because we hadn't seen our out-of-town friends in awhile, so had lots to talk about.
This is the second time we dined here in a month, and it was enjoyable both times. It's inside Union Station, so convenient for all modes of transportation (train, metro, and car), and the station is a beautiful building that adds to the restaurant's ambiance. The restaurant is adjacent to a large hall that used to be the ticket counter, and when we dined there a month ago it was hosting a large and loud wedding reception, so the station was pretty busy. The other night there was no reception, and the station was quiet and very pleasant. The food is very tasty and the presentation is excellent, and our servers were very attentive and knowledgeable.
It's a wonderful place to meet your friends from all over. Some of us came from San Diego, Orange county, Chatsworth and Glendale all in the comfort of a train. No fighting with the freeways. The food, the ambiance and the wait staff couldn't have been better. It certainly was worth the trip.
Traxx is a piece of magic. It is not just the great food and fun service...but the setting of the Union Station is a very cool trick. Parking right there. The access all around to LA. The ambiance and sense of journey extend into the the exquisite menu which takes you through a delicious pallet to something you will enjoy. Fabulous.
weve been using Traxx as a fairly central lunch gathering place for over a decade (our server had been there 13 years)and it remains excellent--with seating in the Union Station terminal, in the restaurant, and in the outdoor waiting room, it is hard to imagine a more appropriate LA setting for lunch--food remains excellent and the service also
We enjoyed our meal last Saturday as we have other dinners at Traxx. The menu is good and food has always been tasty. Unfortunately, service was SLOW. We waited for our table and again to order our meal. Sometimes there are time constraints -- don't want to miss a curtain at the Music Center. This has occasionally been a problem.
Server was great at first. Then ignored us later. And that was after lunch crowd had already left. Both of us had to get back to our respective offices so it was a bit inconvenient when we couldn't get him to take care of the bill. But minor complaint. Traxx is great and I will return!
Traxx is a gem within a larger gem. Union Station is one of LA's most beautiful spots and Traxx has all the atmosphere of adventure and the liberating energy of leaving the familiar behind. Exceptional food and value and service. Also, nice wine selection. I had a Cabernet Franc and you don't always see that on the wine lists. In fact, this place is so nice that even though you're in a place of transit, you won't want to leave.
What a shame. This used to be a fabulous upscale destination. This was my mom's 92nd birthday brunch and they served square frozen hash browns. The omelet was dry as a bone and did not have the ingredients listed on the menu. They had ONE server for the ENTIRE restaurant. Nice guy but he couldn't handle it. Time for a new operator.
We had a terrific time. The food was really great. The patio outside romantic and lovely. The serving of the food was a little odd but ok. Our salads came out after we had our entrees! But we were with great friends and we just had a good laugh about it.
Fabulous drinks and lemon tart for dessert. I want to go again.
My wife and I have dined here on several occasions and have enjoyed our dining experience each time. The pan seared scallops are delicious as well as the sea bass. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who uses the metrolink to downtown Los Angeles and wants to dine before returning to their home.
We loved that it is in the train station. The brussels sprouts were unbelievably good, best I've ever had. The steak was just ok says my hubby. Fries were really good. The only down side is the restaurant and the bar are on opposite sides of the station in the from front so servers had to run food from the restaurant over to the bar and if you want a drink then they have to fetch it from over there so it's takes them away from being able to pay decent attention to their tables. Lots of waiting to put your order in or if you need something. Bar was packed but the restaurant was not.
We were VERY happy with the menu and couldn't believe the Very flavorful meals we ate there. Different and delicious. And dining in the beautiful and grand old Union Station downtown just added to our enjoyment. Great food, a beautiful setting... yes we loved it.
My husband and I haven't been back to Traxx in an age but we enjoyed it as much as the first time! I had planned dining there as part of an apology evening, so it did not disappoint. We had a scallops and mushroom appetizer and shared the steak frites. All of this was paired with glasses of Poema brut and a glass of red wine.
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