The Infatuation's Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.

Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

Popular restaurants in Los Angeles

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Faith & Flower
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Californian | Downtown
Bavel
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Middle Eastern | Downtown
Otium
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Contemporary American | Downtown
71Above
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Contemporary American | Downtown
The NoMad Restaurant - LA
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American | Downtown
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Treat your taste buds: Explore Downtown Los Angeles restaurants.

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Downtown / South and East LA's most booked Bonus Point tables
The NoMad Restaurant - LAThe NoMad Restaurant - LA
220 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Love this place!!! Incredible staff and service. Food and drinks were unique, balanced, and so tasty. Highly reccommend the ice cream sundae for two, best way to end such a perfect meal. The place is gorgeous, fun and funky, with super chill music to maintain a happy vibe all around. Everywhere you look there is something interesting to see. Special place for a whole adventure of the senses. More

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Bonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure HotelBonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
426 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Was the most beautiful view and great service we enjoy our dinner drinks and hotel was the best service as well , can’t wsit for back soon More

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BlacksmithsBlacksmiths
363 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Good in most part except I think it was overpriced. If you’re picky with drinks, this is the place to go. They make the best crafted drinks. More

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Preux & ProperPreux & Proper
581 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I have been several times but it was a first for my gal pals and they really enjoyed the eats. The favs were the Mac and cheese, skillet cornbread and lamb chops in addition to the shrimp Po boy and crawfish roll. Great lunch and vibes and several of the ladies ordered more to take home for dinner. More

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The Factory Kitchen - Los AngelesThe Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
2112 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Another fantastic experience. We love this place, the food is always incredicble. Highly reccommend anyone thinking of coming here! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA

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Terroni - LATerroni - LA
1018 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED “TERRONI@ and I traveled to Los Angeles specifically to try this restaurant for my Birthday because my name is Terroni and it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and FANTASTIC💕 More

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fundamental DTLAfundamental DTLA
78 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great meal! The aji sauce was delicious, even on the side of the breakfast burrito; the eggs plate was humongous; the French toast was the perfect portion; and the fried chicken sandwich was on point. Solid service, too. We especially enjoyed the 90s R&B playlist, lol. Don’t skip on the bloody marys - they were fantastically spicy! More

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HATCH Yakitori + BarHATCH Yakitori + Bar
58 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food, great atmosphere, great time. More

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P.Y.TP.Y.T
62 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

PYT was excellent and I would love a chance to go back someday. The menu is vegetable-focused which was a great way to end a weekend of heavy eating. Everything was delicious, especially the pasta dishes. It's a great restaurant, and I would highly recommend it, even for those that prefer meat-based courses. More

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EveEve
56 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

They overheard we were celebrating our anniversary and gave us a card signed by all the staff. So very thoughtful. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Downtown / South and East LA's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
A'Roma Ristorante1. A'Roma Ristorante
655 reviews
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Italian | La Palma, Downtown / South and East LA

Excellent as usual More

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Le Comptoir2. Le Comptoir
53 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

One of the most fantastic dinners I’ve ever had. Well worth the cost. We will be coming back for sure. -nick van gordon More

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Q3. Q
217 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Delicious, easy, accommodating, very serious tho More

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Bavel4. Bavel
819 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Innovative and delicious food. My only complaint is that someone in the kitchen that night was going a bit heavy-handed with the salt bowl. Both the oyster mushroom kabobs and the bread for the lamb shawarma were really oversalted. I mentioned it to our server, who welcomed the comments, which I appreciated. It didn't ruin the two dishes -- they were still scrumptious. But the bread required some surface wiping to make it acceptable, and both dishes would have been way better with a subtler salt touch. More

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The Edmondson Faculty Center5. The Edmondson Faculty Center
44 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

From the moment that you walk in the door the service is top notch. The menu is diverse with many different options. Chef James stopped by my table and gave it a personal touch; it was a pleasure to give him my compliments. Try the steak, it was outstanding. More

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New to OpenTable

Downtown / South and East LA restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
37.2 Degree Tea37.2 Degree Tea
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Organic | Covina, Downtown / South and East LA

We specialize in Fresh Pressed Tea, Espresso, Home Made Japanese Curry, Hong Kong Desserts (like Mango Pancakes) and Asian Street Food (like Popcorn Chicken, Fish Balls, Tea Eggs, Calamari, Takoyaki and Fried Tofu). All of our teas are made fresh to order. We use a revolutionary Tea Press Machine which is similar to the Espresso Machine but is made specifically for tea. With this, we are able to consistently brew each cup of iced and hot tea. We use the same machine for our coffee too. Also, we use 100% Premium Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha for our Matcha Latte and Matcha Mille Crepe Cake. No artificial powders or syrups. All natural ingredients.More

H&H Brazilian SteakhouseH&H Brazilian Steakhouse
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

At HH Brazilian Steakhouse, we are committed on working only with the best suppliers, ensuring we always serve organic, grass-fed meat and produce. HH Brazilian Steakhouse was started by Henrique Huyer with a mission of bringing to the American market the authentic, traditional Brazilian Barbecue from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. We offer the "All you can eat" experience with the best selection of cuts, always prioritizing the quality of our products.More

Limerick's Tavern - DTLALimerick's Tavern - DTLA
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We are a modern gastropub that delivers classic Irish and American comfort food and 60 kinds of beer on draught (tap handles vary based on location). If you think you've had classic Irish food before then you will love what Limericks Tavern has to offer, as everything is made fresh daily and from scratch.More

Paper Tiger BarPaper Tiger Bar
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Sophisticated, lowlit nightspot with DJs, dramatic decor, cocktails & a menu of creative bar fare. Bottle service available.More

Pescetarian ChurchPescetarian Church
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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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.