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Bonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Bonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
(475)
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Wonderful views!! Easy reservation and very good service! More

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71Above
71Above
(1819)
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing food & service was outstanding! More

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The NoMad Restaurant - LA
The NoMad Restaurant - LA
(359)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This was my first time at the NoMad Restaurant and it was great. The decor of the hotel is wonderful and I think the salad I ordered was one the best that I have ever had and the service was fine. More

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Le Grand
Le Grand
(48)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Everything on the menu is phenomenal!!!!! The drinks are amazing!!!! It is truly a gem!! Loved this new restaurant and can’t wait to go back for more. My only suggestion is to add a couple of desserts that don’t involve fruit. Bring the baklava back!!!! More

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Alameda Supper Club
Alameda Supper Club
(115)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

great industrial venue - excellent food - great service More

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Terroni - LA
Terroni - LA
(1099)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great service. Great food. More

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HATCH Yakitori + Bar
HATCH Yakitori + Bar
(83)
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Took a group in for lunch which was the way to do it. We were able to order quite a bit and share. The highlights were the skirt steak, snapper, hamachi, black chicken, spare ribs, and pork belly. More

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Kai Japanese Roots
Kai Japanese Roots
(23)
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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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Checkers Downtown
Checkers Downtown
(396)
$$$$
Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

When I checked in at the restaurant, they seemed to be totally oblivious to the fact that I had a reservation for six people. One would think that someone would look at the reservation list and have a table set up for a group of six. Most of the tables are set for 2 or 4. Fortunately it was not busy and they were able to accommodate us easily. The food is adequate, but nothing special, especially for the price. The service was very good and attentive. We'll return but probably not worry about making a reservation, and not for the food. More

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Miro
Miro
(462)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The food was excellent! I had the beet salad with salmon and hands down, it was the best I’ve had anywhere. The service was great. Attentive but not too much. My only complaint would be the noise level was so high it was difficult to have a conversation. More

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Bon Temps
1. Bon Temps
(50)
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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Patina Restaurant
2. Patina Restaurant
(1671)
$$$$
Contemporary French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We had an incredible meal and incredible service. Tamar was our server and she was the best - knowledgeable, thoughtful, friendly and witty. Amuse-bouche and hamachi courses were stand-outs. Had fun with the Water List. They watched our timing so we could comfortably make the show at The Ahmanson. Lovely to find the rest of our petit fours wrapped up and waiting in our car which we had parked with their valet. 5 stars all around. More

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Dal Rae
3. Dal Rae
(3405)
$$$$
American | Pico Rivera, Downtown / South and East LA

I have had dinner at Dal Rae's three times and each time the quality of the food has been outstanding in taste and selection variety.... I wish there was sixth star …. I would rate their service 6 stars More

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Bavel
4. Bavel
(1235)
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food and service was superb. All round excellent dining experience. More

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Le Comptoir
5. Le Comptoir
(79)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I didn't know what to expect when I made reservations and was pleasantly surprised with the intimacy of the entire experience. My friend and I were seated at a counter with 8 other people and it felt like we were given a private show by chef Gary and his staff. I enjoyed how Gary introduced himself and his staff and spoke how the dishes were conceptualized and why it was the type of food he wanted to share. The 8 course menu was vegetable forward, which I wasn't aware of until the day before. I chose a couple of supplements, the truffle pasta and the beef, which were options provided for an additional cost. All the dishes were well thought out and executed perfectly, but 2 dishes really stood out to me: the corn veloute and the beef dish. I believe the beef was a shortrib that was prepared and smoked like a pastrami. Absolutely fantastic! I would highly recommend this place to others. More

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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.