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About Traxx

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.

800 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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;

Cross Street:
Cesar Chavez

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 625-1999

Website:
http://www.traxxrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering depends on where and how many guests. Please contact our Catering/Special Events Director.

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).

Executive Chef:
Tara Thomas

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Traxx Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were visiting Union Station from Philadelphia and enjoyed our dinner!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Did not like my meal. Should have stuck w my staple.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Loved Traxx, highly recomend it to those in the area... step back in time in beautiful Union Station.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Union Station in a train/bus/Metro hub for L.A. and TRAXX is perfectly located to enjoy a good meal while people watching!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 19, 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great place for lunch downtown. Validated parking, great service. Definitely will go back. Might even take 🚂 in just to eat....

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Traxx is very conveniently located in Union Station in Downtown LA. Easy to get to by car, bus, train. The FlyAway bus connects non-stop to LAX. So, it's a great location with nice setting and good food for a business lunch.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I enjoy dining at Traxx as I people watch inside Union Station.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Traxx is a great restaurant for meeting friends over lunch. Our waiter, Tom, is very personable, professional and provides excellent customer service. Love their burgers and fries!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fun
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Went there for lunch. Staff was accommodating and the food was great. Good wine list. Nice atmosphere -- Union Station LA. Great to send off or receive someone arriving by train. Would go there again. Parking validation - parked for free !

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Portion size is small for amount of money. Smaller than usual for high end quality. The food was delicious and they accommodated even though we were the last people in the restaurant one hour prior to closing, with great enthusiasm.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our waiter was terrible. He didn't pour our water, tried to rush us out attempting to pack up my food ten minutes into eating. There was a fly flying around our table he wouldn't help. Never coming back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Good food, good service. We got in well before the time of our reservation, which was convenient. And I love Union Station.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Have been there for lunch and dinner. Lunch is by far superior.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great server. Fish fish was over cooked a bit, not in a mood to send back though.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great place for a birthday lunch. Bass was excellent

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Seasonal, Happy Hour, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends service was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Wonderful food and service. We will definitely return for more events.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 15, 2017

great location at LAUS. the food is Dependably good and the service is always terrific. The menu is somewhat limited but there is variety.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Truly the most awful dining experience. Service at a snails pacr with inattentive waiters, manager gone at 7pm, food awful and drinks disgusting. Never again!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Traxx is an elegant place to people watch in the lobby of historic Union Station! I met my sister for lunch and enjoyed a table outside of the walls of the restaurant which was quiet as it was on a Saturday. The food was delicious! The caesar salad was perfect - quality ingredients with a unique and flavorful housemade dressing.

The service was fabulous, especially as there was a large party in the interior of the restaurant. All of the staff made sure that we were not forgotten! Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food and service in the restaurant were great.

However, the bar tender Sunday around 12.45 pm was awful. There was a baby on the bar! He came to my table and asked me to order. I asked why the ABC rules were being violated. He replied because it was slow! I said it was a violation to have a child at the bar while the adult was sitting drinking a beer. I was the only other customer in the bar. He said "do you have a problem with it?" I said, yes because the law is being broken and the bar could be closed. He said I could leave and then went and got security! I ordered a diet coke (not my original drink choice). As I left two men exclaimed, there's a baby on the bar, someone should call the police.

I want Trax to succeed, but that bartender needs to go.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Atmosphere is always pleasant. Great for get togethers with friends and for special occasions. Our waiter, Tom, is the best. Always provides outstanding service, is professional, and personable. My favorite meal is the burger and fries! Fries are to die for!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 5, 2017

I don't think of Traxx as a major culinary trail-blazer, but neither the food nor wine menus are boring, all the food is good, it's a fun (and extremely convenient, by Metro) location, and the prices are very fair. I plan to go again often.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We had a great time and it was very nostalgic. I can't wait to get back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 25, 2017

This is an excellent and unique place allowing for for quiet conversation, or if you like, being among activity. The unique aspect is that Traxx is that it located in Los Angeles Union Station. Union Station is an elegant and large building built in the late 1930's. Surrounded by art deco Traxx ambiance is that of the 1930's.

My special event was a Daddy - Daughter date with my 13 year old. At Traxx we enjoyed quiet and meaningful conversation. We dined on Traxx patio. The other dining area option is in front of the restaurant. This is in the main area of Union Station. Dining in this area is where the Traxx patron especially experiences the ambiance of the 1930's, with the view of people in the hustle and bustle of entering and leaving the train platforms. In spite of the visible hustle and bustle, conversation is pleasantly accomplished as the restaurant is just far enough away from the coming and going of people. (LA metro brings plenty of activity to the train station.)

For an upscale restaurant prices are reasonable. The food is presented elegantly and is very good. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Realizing the significance of this Daddy daughter date he participated with us in appropriate waiter conversation and manner. He accommodated us with his willingness to take photos of us.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Excellent service with an equally excellent hostess. I like to think of it as dressy casual but they seem to have no problem with truly casual. Set in beautiful and historic Union Station this restaurant is one of a kind. The pork chop, served in the evening, is considered the best in the city. Modestly priced wine list with some very nice choices. Their soups are made on site and feature the very best fresh local produce. If you like American food with a continental touch this is the place for you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 3, 2017

It was our first time so we didn't know what to expect. We felt like we had the restaurant to ourselves even though it was pretty busy. The drinks and food were great. It's a fun place to get dressed up and go to for a special evening out.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee
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