Traxx is not what it used to be. Food was okay but not great - lentil soup had too much pepper, Caesar salad had too much salt. Service was not great - we couldn't get a second glass of wine in a timely fashion. There were very few desserts on offer, and nothing written down, so if you didn't catch what the waiter said, you were out of luck. But the worst thing, that really makes me hesitate to go there again is that the restrooms smelled horrible, and the sink was out of order. I watched our waiter go to the restroom, and knew that when he came out he couldn't have washed his hands because the sink was out of order. That made me pause. So, not sure if I'm going back.
This is a great location to meet up with friends from out of town - easy for Metro, Metrolink or Amtrak meet-ups. We were coming from Long Beach and Claremont and Union Station is a great halfway stop. Food at Traxx is always good, service can be slow so if you are in a hurry let them know before you sit down. The good news is they are okay with you hanging out and chatting after eating.
Union Station is awesome setting. Great people watching. Pasole Soup is awesome.
The waitperson guided us immediately to our reserved table. The setting is awesome - the background of the historic train station. The menu is small, yet, unique. We were a party of six - three enjoyed their choice - crab cakes, salads. Three of us found our choice to be overdone. An assistant to the waiter stacked the plates at the end of our meal which was second class service - in a high end restaurant plates are never stacked when cleaning the table. Consequently, he dropped silver making a loud clatter. We were celebrating a birthday - so a complimentary lemon tart was served with a candle. We ordered more desserts and found each to be delicious! All in all, we were return!
Met with friends who were traveling by train from LA to Houston. Had dinner at Traxx in Union Station. The restaurant is located in Union Station and offers selections in distinction to the several fast food spots there. It has a rather limited menu to chose from but the food was done well and showed well...nice presentation is what I am referring to. Not really set up for kids. I had a hamburger done the way I like. My friends had a “steak fritas” dish. They did not care for the sauce but that didn’t take away from the meal that much. Desert was a shared chocolate cake. Average. The kids preferred Ben and Jerry ‘s. Ambience was subdued. Allowed for easy conversation. Enjoyed the evening.
Unique spot to have great meal. Located in the lovely Art Deco union station entrance, we sat on the indoor patio for great food and people watching. The service was wonderful and the experience memorable.
This restaurant is very convenient for meeting a friend who lives far away and you each don't want to drive to meet. I live in Orange County and met a friend who lives near the L.A./Ventura County line. The restaurant is fine, but not more. The server messed up my order and it took her three tries to get it right. The tuna (ahi) salad was just OK; as soon as I saw the ahi, I knew it wasn't going to be great. The lemon tart for desert was very good. There will be next time because of the convenience, but I'll try something else on the menu.
We’re occasional diners at Traxx and always enjoy the food and the location and ambience of being in the lovely and historic train station. This time it was tied to the Bach 333 birthday celebration.
Customer service is great and friendly...makes for a fun enjoyable meal. I love their hamburger and fries!
Only disappointment is that validated parking is no longer available. Parking is pricey as a result.
Only downside to having lunch at Traxx is the cost of parking $16.00. Food and service was very good. Unfortunately restroom was out of order and had to go to opposite side of station for bathroom facility.
Convenient place when you're at or near Union Station to dine with good food selections.
Met up with my niece and her boyfriend during a brief visit to Los Angeles and we could not have chosen a more welcoming and interesting place to do it. So convenient too! I arrived from upstate via Amtrak and then left after dinner for LAX on the Airporter bus, a seamless transition, and I got to spend quality time with my family members over an absolutely delicious meal . The Union Station setting is a real gem, very 1930s and LA noir evoking as well. The wait staff were very friendly and efficient as well. This was the perfect meal in the perfect place and a great way to wrap up my visit to LA. From now on, I am going to enjoy a meal there every time I am in LA, thanks Traxx!
We had a delightful dinner for 4. Enjoyed everything except there was a cold breeze that came through the entire dinner as they couldn't close the front door. Other that the chill the food and service were excellent. I recommend they get their door fixed.
A gem of a place inside Union Station. Very good food, interesting menu, great service! Traxx new twist on Pozole was fantastic. Beet and heirloom tomato salad was excellent. We will be back!
Beautiful setting in Union Station and beautiful classy restaurant. Had the Waldorf salad which was delicious. Only thing that left a bad taste in our mouth was that our coffee was served with sour milk. Attentive crew.
Brunch.. Fabulous food and drinks
Although I've eaten dinner many times at Traxx this was only the second time I have been there for lunch. I had the chicken Cobb sandwich and while it looked good on the menu, the chicken was over-cooked and tough. This is the first time in the many times I have eaten there that I had an issue with the food, so it will not deter me from going there again.
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.
It was a fun experience eating in a historic train station. Watching people pass by on their travels was interesting to see. The sandwiches and burgers we had were great. I would go there again.
The restaurant is located in a nice setting inside Los Angeles Union Station
however the menu is very limited so there are not very many choices and the food was only so-so
Possibly the bar is better choice for happy hour or just to be inside union station
Delicious food in a unique setting. Our waiter was attentive, helpful and friendly!
This is an all-time favorite. One of the very best burgers anywhere. A must for any train buff.
Always good service and tasty food. Festive ambiance and welcoming maitre d.
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.
We were visiting Union Station from Philadelphia and enjoyed our dinner!
Did not like my meal. Should have stuck w my staple.
Loved Traxx, highly recomend it to those in the area... step back in time in beautiful Union Station.
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.
Union Station in a train/bus/Metro hub for L.A. and TRAXX is perfectly located to enjoy a good meal while people watching!
I had been to Traxx many times before. The food was great and still is great. It is located inside Union Station DTLA. The service was not as good as I remembered. I will return.
Traxx is a lovely, comfortable, vintage-looking restaurant in the historic and awesome Union Station in Los Angeles. Great people-watching and a varied American menu with excellent meat and vegetarian options. Then service was terrific.
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.
Great place for lunch downtown. Validated parking, great service. Definitely will go back. Might even take 🚂 in just to eat....