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Bestia
(1503)
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Italian | Downtown
Bavel
(1661)
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Middle Eastern | Downtown
Otium
(629)
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Contemporary American | Downtown
The NoMad Restaurant - LA
(416)
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Contemporary American | Downtown
Openaire
(526)
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Californian | Koreatown
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Faith & Flower
Faith & Flower
(2042)
££££
Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Theater night with my wife. Food and service both excellent. More

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BRERA Ristorante
BRERA Ristorante
(1181)
££££
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The best! Server Cecily and bartender Kyle are so great -- helpful, personable, knowledgeable, friendly, attentive! Food and drink are great too. More

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The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
The Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
(2359)
££££
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I always enjoy my dining experience at Factory Kitchen. The food is always delectable. The service is always great. Kudos to The Factory Kitchen! More

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DISTRICT
DISTRICT
(273)
££££
Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

NICE STAFF AND GREAT FOOD. HAD THE SALMON AND BRISKET PLATES AND BOTH WERE DELICIOUS. THE CORNBREAD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD! COOL DECOR AND LOCATION WAS EASY AND LOW KEY RELATIVE TO DTLA TRAFFIC AND CROWDS. More

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71Above
71Above
(1883)
££££
Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Spectacular view. Exquisite food. Impeccable service. A special occasion restaurant. Two course prix fixe menu for lunch has lots of selections and is a pretty good bargain, too. Will return. More

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Terroni - LA
Terroni - LA
(1130)
££££
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I’ve been to this location several times. It’s a nice location. If you plan on talking with the folks at your table you might want to pick a different restaurant or try the one in Beverly. The food was delicious. Pizza was not exceptional. Looks good but we’ve had better. More

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HATCH Yakitori + Bar
HATCH Yakitori + Bar
(97)
££££
Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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We had an awesome time here. Food was great, music was great, the team was super welcoming and friendly. More

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Kai Japanese Roots
Kai Japanese Roots
(24)
££££
Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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I have lived in Downtown LA for few years now and was looking for a nice date spot for my wife and I that was a little bit closer to our home in the Historic Cor by Spring and 5th. I had been to Kai previously , but it has certainly gotten better since my last visit about 8 months ago. They're manager Liz was very gracious and made us feel extremely welcome , she also let us know that they had recently hired a new Head Chef, and from my experience it is definitely working out as the food was fantastic all around. We arrived during their Happy Hour before 7PM, so we started with their Veggie Gyoza which was perfectly crisped and dressed and a couple of hand rolls. They also had a really cool line up of Japanese Beers in bottle , and I'm always a big fan of Hitachino which they had like 5 different kinds of. For Dinner, we opted to explore their assortment of tasting and share items as we were advised by our server. the Chilean Sea Bass skewers and their cooked black cod sushi stood out in particular, the sashimi and nigiri we ordered were great all around. My Wife is tried their cooked salmon hotpot which she refused to share, so I assume that was a sign she enjoyed herself. Throw in a few sips of Nikka , and I must say, it made for a lovely experience through and through. Glad to see Kai getting better, we could definitely use more restaurants like them in the area. I would recommend this place for a date night or a hangout after work because of the chill atmosphere and solid food & drink options. More

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Best Girl - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
Best Girl - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
(214)
££££
American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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The Bucatini a Cacio e Pepe is outstanding!! The Los Besos cocktail....mmmmmm More

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Miro
Miro
(486)
££££
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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Great food, nice atmosphere, wonderful whiskey bar downstairs More

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Cicada
1. Cicada
(841)
££££
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Very special experience More

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Dal Rae
2. Dal Rae
(3510)
££££
American | Pico Rivera, Downtown / South and East LA

Best pepper steak and Caesar sald ever. The service was exceptional. More

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Patina Restaurant
3. Patina Restaurant
(1691)
££££
Contemporary French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food but expansive. It is a one time luxury for me and I enjoyed it. It is worth it. Thanks for the great service! More

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40 Love
4. 40 Love
(15)
££££
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great for families. Food was excellent. More

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Bavel
5. Bavel
(1412)
££££
Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Every single thing was so lovely! We greatly appreciated the accommodation when we inquired about the possibility of a table change. It was a special occasion meal (birthday) and this meant so much. More

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Bar Jackalope
Bar Jackalope
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Bar Jackalope is Seven Grand’s sipping library, where we offer comparative whiskey flights and education. With seating for 12 inside and 12 on its outdoor Cigar Patio, we offer a relaxing respite for those looking for a place to unwind with friends, both old and new, while a Coltrane record spins on the turntable and oil lamps color the night. To preserve the soothing ambiance, Bar Jackalope only hosts groups of four or fewer. Reservations are available for its Whiskey Locker Members, and all other seating is done on a first-come basis, all are welcome. Bar Jackalope is located in the back of Seven Grand DTLA.More

L’APPART
L’APPART
Contemporary French / American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

L'APPART by AIR FOOD is above all two passionate visionaries, Marc and Thierry. They have come from two completely different paths.
One was a contractor in logistics the other a chef in London and Paris.
What they both have in common besides the love of good food is the love of street culture. Years ago they met in Paris during a regular sale of shoes at the Place de la République…
From this meeting, the pair launched into a collaboration of sharing their passion for food. They started with pop-up restaurants with the aim of offering gastronomic street food to all, from a range of mixed recipes from different cultures and from gastronomic food to street food. Then, they had a brainwave…. Resulting in to transforming their Pop-ups into a real restaurant in downtown LA. From PARIS to LA come and travel with us.
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M. Georgina
M. Georgina
Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

M.Georgina is the third restaurant from acclaimed chef Melissa Perello and her first Los Angeles endeavor. Beautifully defined flavors and seasonally driven cuisine are the cornerstones of M.Georgina's menu- all in a refined yet relaxed setting. Chef Owner Melissa Perello's daily evolving selections spotlight her commitment to sustainability and Los Angeles' bounty of agricultural resources. Combined with her natural ability in the kitchen, the result is simple and expertly crafted dishes that reflect her fine-dining pedigree and down-to-earth personality.More

Soho Warehouse | Garden and Tavern
Soho Warehouse | Garden and Tavern
Global, International | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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Swift Cafe
Swift Cafe
Farm-to-table | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Experience AMAZING FOOD S.W.I.F.T…Sustainable, Wholesome, Inspired Food, To-Go! Swift was created to provide clean and wholesome meals that nourish the body. There are so many meal delivery services out there, so you may be asking, what’s different about SWIFT? S.W.I.F.T…Sustainable, Wholesome, Inspired Food, To-Go! Swift is not about being on a diet. Swift is a lifestyle as well as a journey on the road to balance and health. Here at Swift we work hard to create not just a meal for you but an experience. No matter what part of the journey you are on, whether that be motherhood, having a grueling schedule, preparing for a milestone or getting health issues under control, we are here to help! Let us be part of your journey.More

Discover South and East LA

Downtown Los Angeles is full of all different types of food that all have their unique flavors and dishes, as well as a lovely ambiance in which to enjoy them. You can have some traditional American cuisine, like crab cakes, free range chicken, and filet mignon in a warm but elegant atmosphere. If you're looking for a fresh catch sort of dinner, there are plenty of excellent seafood restaurants in the area where you can try all sorts of dishes ranging from clams and scallops to river king salmon and Atlantic cod. There's some great Mexican in the area too; you can visit one of the many lively cantinas for classic favorites like tacos and carne asada, as well as some twists like the chorizo cheeseburger.

Discover South and East LA

Downtown Los Angeles is full of all different types of food that all have their unique flavors and dishes, as well as a lovely ambiance in which to enjoy them. You can have some traditional American cuisine, like crab cakes, free range chicken, and filet mignon in a warm but elegant atmosphere. If you're looking for a fresh catch sort of dinner, there are plenty of excellent seafood restaurants in the area where you can try all sorts of dishes ranging from clams and scallops to river king salmon and Atlantic cod. There's some great Mexican in the area too; you can visit one of the many lively cantinas for classic favorites like tacos and carne asada, as well as some twists like the chorizo cheeseburger.