B'Central / Downtown La Restaurants'
700 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Downtown receives a touch of dining genius with the establishment of Bottega Louie. This traditional Italian café and gourmet market invites visitors to linger a while over hand-crafted pastries, specially coordinated entrée dishes, and stone oven pizzas; then they may humor their own culinary inspirations by perusing the market’s selection of artisanal cheeses, infused oils, pastas, meats, and other hard-to-find items. Head Chef Sam Marvin takes care to ensure his menu pleases the most discerning palates: Pasta dishes are served in slightly more petite portions to encourage patrons to sample any of the many tasty side dishes.
5544 Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Bloom Café was born from the vision and inspiration of Arnaud Palatan and Jean Louis Bartoli. Answering the call for inviting local organic fare, Bloom Café offers an airy and calming space to savor a menu created around locally grown ingredients and invigorating flavors. Cool your head with one of the many fresh smoothies blended daily, and satisfy your taste buds with a crunchy sandwich, comforting bowl of pasta, or steaming pizza. Breakfast diners may be drawn to the Simple Tofu Scramble, the Chicken Chorizo Burrito, or the Fresh Blueberry French Toast. Other favorites include the Greek Lamb Burger and …
3280 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Beacon stands as a go-to destination for innovative Asian cuisine that seamlessly marries traditional technique with visionary flavors. Chef Matsusaka utilizes years of experience as both a classic and avant-garde chef to create a menu that is equally inviting as it is adventurous. Dishes like the Green Tea Soba Noodle Salad and the Miso Braised Shortribs shine in the stark yet comforting décor of the restaurant’s main dining space. Bare cement walls stand tall along floor-to-ceiling windows that wash the entire space in warm light, while the outdoor patio provides a relaxed and lively spot to savor the fine Asian …
7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Craving a burger at 3 in the morning? Looking for an upscale place to dine and wine your date but still grab a juicy patty? Look no further. 25 Degrees – open 24-hours-a-day and tempting guests with a list of over 50 reasonably priced wines – has got you covered. Located in the Roosevelt Hotel and enveloping diners in old-school Hollywood ambiance with black crystal chandeliers and French toile wallpaper, the menu options also reflect a more sophisticated palate. Here, the diner is presented with a myriad of culinary possibilities. House-made dipping sauces number over a dozen and there are …
606 North Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Situated just off of Melrose Ave in West Hollywood, Sur attracts exactly the crowd you would expect from this area: the young and trendy and, of course, celebrities. Inside you’ll find a cozy respite from the bustling streets outside. The stunning dining room is eclectically adorned, mixing romantic French touches like dazzling chandeliers and long, dramatic curtains with statues of Hindu gods and lots of dripping candles. The menu offers contemporary American dishes inspired by classic Mediterranean cuisine such as Taboulé Couscous with Ahi Tuna or Crab Gorgonzola Risotto, which can be accompanied with a glass off the extensive wine …
900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
On the 24th floor of the Ritz Carlton in Downtown Los Angeles is WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. The location offers patrons breath-taking panoramic views of downtown, just a stone’s throw from LA Live and the Staples center. The lounge at WP24 is a fine place to grab a bite to eat and a quick drink before a game, concert, or show. This Chinese-Fusion Bistro offers diners two Prix Fixe choices, a three-course and four-course meal, should they choose to dine in the main restaurant. Popular entrees include the Peking Duck, “Angry” Two-Pound Live Maine Lobster, and Whole Sea Bass Baked …
6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
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An experience at Osteria Mozza is one of a kind. The brainchild of super-trio Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joseph Bastinach, Osteria Mozza is a modern, urban interpretation of the Italian trattoria. Exquisite preparations start at the Mozzarella bar, which sits in the center of the room and serves as a showcase for Silverton’s hand-made cheeses. Her creations can be sampled alone, but also find their way onto the rest of the menu, joining hand-made pastas, artisanal smoked meats, and inspired main courses, turned out by Executive Chef Matt Molina. Add exceptional service, a lively, energetic setting, and an Italian-centric …
7605 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Terroni is a West Hollywood restaurant that serves authentic southern Italian cuisine, using fresh and traditional ingredients straight from Italy, priding itself on using the same cooking techniques used in Italy 100 years ago. This restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so it is key to arrive before the crowd. The combination of a rustic and modern decor creates a feeling of comfort for all. Terroni’s specialty is the pizza, which is thin, delightfully airy, and uncut with 30 different options to choose from. Some of these options include Terroni originals like Smendozzata and Li Pecuri. Give Terroni’s a try, your taste …
6356 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Deep in the heart of Hollywood, four-year old Cinespace is a unique venue that features traditional favorites in a modern atmosphere. Customers can choose to sit in the futuristic-feeling lounge, the open-air patio or the dark and moody screening room. The latter option features a free, intimate film-viewing experience. Executive Chef Stephen Rea’s movie-themed menu is a combination of modern takes on both American and Californian staples. Specialty cocktails are served at the full bar, and a DJ performs live nightly.
8439 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Katana is a chic assault on the senses. Like an industrial, futuristic Zen temple, Katana’s steel and wood décor juxtaposes urban grit with delicate sophistication. Its staggering menu presents a delightfully daunting selection of treats, through which diners are free to sample with reckless abandon. Katana features two distinctive styles of Japanese cuisine: the familiar sushi bar, and the more novel robata bar, which features tapas-like Japanese barbeque. Food is sculpted skillfully with almost architectural heights, echoing the artistic details of the surrounding environment. With one of Los Angeles’ only sake sommeliers and a sake selection as distinguished as its …
8164 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Step-out of the modern world and into the old country style of Europe. Chef Nicolas T. Peter strives to incorporate local and organic ingredients, ensuring that his menu is healthy, seasonal, and ripe with flavor. The menu consists of French-Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Start off with the “Little Door Mezze Royale” Assorted Mediterranean Appetizers which includes tuna tartare, goat cheese, merguez sausage and grilled scallops. Also try such entrees as the Grilled Filet Mignon with a Tarragon and Green Goat Cheese, Merguez Sausage and Grilled Scallops. With healthy tasty options, you can’t go wrong with eating here.
1310 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Historic Pacific Dining Car brings classic distinction to Downtown Los Angeles. Since 1921 this railway car-turned-restaurant has treated politicos, starlets, and average joes alike to swanky steakhouse indulgences and a timeless, debonair charm within each of its luxurious and unique dining areas. The menus are no less lavish, featuring massive steaks and succulent seafood for dinner and lunch, and opulent breakfast creations like Blue Crab Benedict and Truffled Eggs that give taste buds the royal treatment, Angelino-style. Having access to these delightful creations at all hours of the day or night makes this 24-hour steakhouse a standout.
641 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Located in the trendy Melrose district of West Hollywood, Pizzeria Mozza touts some of the biggest names in the culinary world: founding partners Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. With a trio like that at the helm, you know you can expect something good. If you’re not feeling like pizza try Nancy’s chopped salad or Monday’s dish of the day, featuring Ricotta cannelloni. With a fun, informal atmosphere Mozza offers the opportunity for a fantastic meal. Avoid the hassle of waiting and be sure to book in advance.
8225 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Chef Suzanne Tracht’s has rejuvenated proverbial American cuisine through her newest bistro, Jar, creating tangy and zestful editions of classic favorites. Her signature Kansas City Steak and Prime Porterhouse can be sided with her award winning French Fries, made scrumptious by being dusted with garlic and parsley, or the Creamy Spinach, both buttery and rich. The delectable menu ties in well with the warm setting, wrapped in browns and hues of orange. The minimalist décor allows one to experience the retro-modish theme of Jar’s 1940’s-premised dining room. Come enjoy this new twist on American cuisine.
863 S Western Ave Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Anyone who has dined at a Korean BBQ would agree that it is an eating marathon. Palsaik Samgyupsal Korean BBQ located in Koreatown on South Western avenue between West 8th and 9th street, is the perfect place for the full Korean BBQ experience. Its name roughly translates to “8 Colors of Pork”, which refers to the eight flavors of pork belly guests will eat at the communal table outfitted with a grill and stovetop range. The eight flavors cover the entire gamut of taste from sweet to salty, so diners are sure to find something that suits their taste. Guests …
800 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Specializing in Pan-Asian cuisine and sushi, Wokcano is located in downtown LA’s financial district. The wooden décor creates a cozy and almost serene atmosphere. Specialties include Peking Duck with onions and pancakes or Korean Style Short Ribs. Or try one of their many specialty rolls like the Late Night Party Roll and The Black Pearl. Stop by for a quick snack in the lounge, complete with large flat screen TVs. Wokcano is a great place to enjoy a nice dinner with family and friends or to just grab a quick bite to eat. With tasty menu options like these you …
809 Palm Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Nestled in West Hollywood, Ajisai, is a quaint little sushi place, with a cozy atmosphere. The wooden décor is surrounded by artwork, as you walk further in, a yellow backdrop and a small sushi bar can be seen, tucked away in the back. The friendly staff and delicious food make you feel right at home. The head sushi chef prides himself on serving fresh fish, to create his scrumptious sushi rolls. Their menu offers the sushi dinner, bento box’s, or specialty rolls such as the #809 crunchy roll, which contains spicy albacore tempura roll Julian vegetable on top with ginger …
8360 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Cakes, pastries, and pies made from scratch are what customers are in store for at the cozy Sweet Lady Jane Bakery located in West Hollywood on the corner of Melrose Avenue and North King Road. Sweet Lady Jane grew from humble beginnings when owner Jane Lockhart used to bake out of her home kitchen and sold her delicious desserts to LA restaurants. Fast forward 24 years, and Sweet Lady Jane has expanded to two bakeries and is also a baker to the Hollywood elite. Sweet Lady Jane prides itself with preparing their sweets without any mixes or preservatives, so patrons …
435 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
In the midst of L.A.'s preponderance of vegetarian-friendly and tofu-centric restaurants and a short way from trendy Melrose Avenue lies Animal: a fairly industrial-looking, minimalist locale with no sign. Arouse your inner carnivore with savory dishes such as the Foie Gras with Maple Sausage Gravy and a Biscuit, or for a slightly lighter fare, try the House Smoked Pork Belly with Lentil and Butterbean Salad. To finish off, prowl the dessert menu for the Bacon Chocolate Bars. Localvores and organic supporters can also take joy in their use of local and organically grown delicacies.
1999 N. Sycamore Ave, Hollywood, CA 90068
$$$ Editor's Pick Special Offer
Family owned since 1948, Yamashiro is one Los Angeles landmark that continues to be both relevant and even cutting edge, while remaining true to its rich heritage. This restaurant and event venue not only serves up some of the most breathtaking views in the city, but it also draws in the crowds with its Asian inspired menu – dishes like the aromatic Truffle Hamachi and the decadent Wagyu Steak on a Himalayan Salt Plate prove that there is nothing conventional about their classic specialties. Yamashiro also boasts a Koi pond, which is surrounded by manicured gardens that also serve as …