Permanently Closed - Traxx

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457 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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. Traxx Bar is located across the concourse inside Union Station at the main entrance.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 10:30 am - 2:00 pm;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm;
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Phone number
(213) 625-1999
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tara Thomas
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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.
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Catering
Catering depends on where and how many guests. Please contact our Catering/Special Events Director.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cesar Chavez
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Parking details
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).
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
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Noise · Moderate
69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

CLOSED. The restaurant was CLOSED. You took and confirmed a reservation for a restaurant that has CLOSED PERMANENTLY. On my daughter's college graduation day, we were left scrambling for a last minute reservation for a group, on a day when tens of thousands of people had already filled up the local restaurants... because you took and confirmed a reservation for a CLOSED restaurant.

MAJOR FAIL, Open Table.

AG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurasnt has been closed (out of business) for at least two weeks!

How dare you take a reservation when the restaurant is out of business - and how dare you not inform me that the restaurant is out of business.

Fortunately I found out early on the morning of my reservation (May 8). So, just to see whether you were up to speed, I attempted to make a reservation for that day (May 8) and your service was prepared to confirm that reservation (even though the restaurant had been out of business for at least 10 days)!

JE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant is closed. You still
are taking reservations.

S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Traxx closed for good the night before our scheduled reservations. Parking at Union Station is insane but dining at Traxx was always worth it. I’m sorry to see it go.

LB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great the moment we arrived.
The soup and pork chops were my favorite dish.
I love trains and the Union Station setting take you back in time.

MS
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional care to their customers.
Very friendly bar staff and restaurant host. Fantastic experience and very good food. Had the pork and the stripped sea bass.

b
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My second visit to Trax. Service was great, nice Pinot Noir by the glass, and a perfect pork chop. Great for a short layover at Union Station.

SC
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, people were nice. Staff a bit overwhelmed. Pricey, but ok for a special occasion.

M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Four of us ate at Traxx the other night, sitting outside on the concourse. So, in terms of noise level, which was very loud, it was not due to the restaurant, but to the jazz being played nearby. However, that does not excuse the terrible service or the mediocre, but expensive food. Our waiter seemed like he had much better things to do than to serve us our food. Three of us ordered a salad, two came, and after 15 minutes my husband had to flag down the waiter to ask where his salad was. The waiter's response was, "Yeah, I know you ordered a salad." It arrived about 5 minutes later, but the rest of us were already finished with our salads. We all ordered the sea bass, it was ok, but rather dry. The other issue was that the waiter plunked down the bill, then disappeared, and never returned. After leaving our payment sitting with the bill on the table for 30 minutes, I finally got up, went inside, and found someone to take our payment. This was not due to a crowded restaurant, it was less than half full at that point in time. All in all, not a dinner worth the amount that it cost, we will probably not eat there again.

BJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Traxx... both were special occasions. My first time was so enjoyable that I was excited to return. Our second visit did not disappoint! Service by Paul was outstanding, and the food and wine were delicious...We will definitely be back...

SB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great “La Scala-type” chopped salad special. It should always be on the menu. Service was excellent, as always. Great place to meet clients that can rail into town.

CH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant is closed but Open Table still took my reservation

RS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great service - excellent for - great place to meet traveling friends

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frequently dine here even though in train station has excellent food and beversge service very cordial anx welcoming - kudos to owners and staff

CB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

I want to like Traxx because it is so convenient to visit in Union Station. But I’ve been disappointed time and again, this time. The lamb was over cooked and came on a bed of poorly seasoned fingerling potatoes rather than the pasta promised in the menu. What? The noise level is low, another reason to dine there, since today’s restaurants are cacophonous, yet, the food just doesn’t deliver.

SH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was good. We asked to split pkatez and it was nicely presented. We were disappointed because they were out of two dishes we had wanted to order. Service was god and wine recommendation was excellent.

F
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Eating inside was a little less noisy than if we had eaten out Omni the patio in the station

KW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and our waiter Jim was excellent

NM
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely, unique location - great meeting spot since everyone can take the train! Good food, very attentive service

CE
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good drinks. Delicious food and unique ambiance

OT
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first trip to Traxx was was pleasantly surprised with quality and taste of the food. The salmon was prepared perfectly in a generous portion and the service was outstanding. Would recommend Traxx for any occasion!!!

GH
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at Traxx and everything went smoothly. Four of us went right after seeing Hello Dolly at Pantages. Food was excellent especially my Posole and husbands pork chops. Planning on going back soon. Perfect finish to a great evening

RL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious we enjoyed everything. Their bread delivery had not been made that day that was the only downside.

T
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food and ambience were excellent. The staff were very friendly, but the restaurant ran out of coffee and tortillas (for the Posole).

The only complaint was that we had to repeatedly ask for bread plates, spoons, etc to eat our meal with.

SC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Catered to and delightful. Paul our waiter so attentive

DC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent with top-notch service!

c
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice place quiet and relaxing for a train station. We could have a business lunch and carry on a conversation. As always the food both brisket sandwich and fries were very good but the sandwich was small for the price. Service was attentive.

MG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous entrees.
Impeccable service.
Ambiance is one of a kind.
My companion called the dessert the best they’d ever had anywhere. Appetizers came quick and were hearty.
The parking at Union Station is surprisingly convenient.

L
Los Angeles
193 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting inside Union station is wonderful. The salmon was cooked perfectly!

F
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Tara (the owner) and her staff treated us like royalty!! We shall return!

FD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great meeting spot! Union station is central for everyone coming from any distance where a train makes excellent sense! Great place to go downtown to get excellent food, be able to hear each other, plenty of parking, easy to get in and out, and really friendly efficient hosts. Will be meeting here more often! Loved it!!

s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An elegant room in the most iconic of Los Angeles buildings... you'll feel like you're in a noir film. And Tara Thomas' food is divine.

JR
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!! Food, ambiance, location and service was fantastic. Highly recommend!

LL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Service and timing we're bizzare . Brought my soup and my fish entree simultaneously and then seemed surprised I wanted the entree held to keep it hot. The nicely prepared filet of Ono was fresh and perfectly grilled but I did not like the choice of veg accompaniements: Leeks and beet greens. The acoustics make for an energetic ambience. As expected the location in Union station was elegant as always. Very expensive parking NOT VALIDATED as stated on web site.

f
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We have enjoyed holidays at TRAXX for several decades and hope to continue doing so.

f
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

unfortunately this visit was not as pleasant as past visits have been. i do like this restaurant however this last visit was just alright. had the sea bass as main entree. flavors and presentation were excellent, however the bass filet was under cooked in center. i was there near its opening hour with only another two tables being served, but my service was very slow. another family several tables from me had a uncontrollable screaming child which made the evening unpleasant. just bad luck this time around. i will return for another visit, next trip to LA and through union station. Traxx menu is very good, wines are excellent, and staff usually on their best, not this time.

C
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Those jumbo crab cakes are reliably good, especially with a glass of Sauvignon blanc.

BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wild bass was so delicious!! I'm still talking about it 3 days later. I've already recommended it to three couples. I plan on returning soon. The atmosphere, service and food made for a memorable experience.

C
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have an excellent meal at Traxx, and the service is great--very good without being at all intrusive. Going back next weekend!

P
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, attentive wait staff. We were the only people in the restaurant. Very sad. We went inside to personally thank the chefs! Can’t by red line from the north San Fernando Valley.

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