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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Bavel
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Middle Eastern | Downtown
Faith & Flower
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Californian | Downtown
Otium
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Contemporary American | Downtown
Bestia
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Italian | Downtown
Little Sister - Downtown
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Southeast Asian | Downtown
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Bonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure HotelBonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
437 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Excellent service, quiet atmosphere, great tasting food. More

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The Factory Kitchen - Los AngelesThe Factory Kitchen - Los Angeles
2163 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Made a day-of reservation on Mother's Day and was pleasantly surprised. As a mom, I rarely go out to eat anymore, so when I find a gem of a place such as The Factory Kitchen, I am sure to return. Our reservation was for 7pm, and although the streets outside were quiet, once we opened the door to the restaurant, it was lively. Patrons of all ages dined here - the table next to us had two young kids with them. However, I was happy to *not* be dining with my kid. Our server was good, and the staff was attentive in filling our glasses and clearing the table. I liked what we ordered: mozzarella salad, beet casserole, veal (main course), and gnocchi (main course). Everything is nicely plated and the serving sizes were just right. More

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

Amazing food, great overall experience. The staff was friendly and energy was great. More

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

Everything from the cocktails, to the food, service, ambiance, staff & management were just simply amazing. One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had! The staff & management are so friendly & they really take care of you. Everything was perfect from start to finish. We went on a weeknight because we like avoiding the weekend crowds...it was so nice & relaxing. My Hubby & I will definitely be going back! We loved it! Thank you for a wonderful evening Blacksmiths! : ) More

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71Above71Above
1744 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

It was my first time here and it was quite enjoyable. Food and ambiance was excellent. However, we had to wait an hour to get a table by a window that I requested in my reservation. More

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Terroni - LATerroni - LA
1055 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Very good. Thank you! More

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

Every dish was phenomenal. Taste, presentation, creativity were all perfect. The salmon was cooked to perfection. I want to eat at fundamental every day!! More

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

We are from Montana and have enjoyed Yakitori all over the world. Hatch is the tops in food quality and innovative menus. The flavor is perfect with the correct amount of spice. The only thing the exceeds the food is the wait staff, helpful and you never have have an empty glass or plate. We first ate at Hatch right after he opened and now it is packed. If you do not eat at Hatch then you are missing a life time experience. Our only disappointment was it was the owners night off More

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Engine Co. No. 28Engine Co. No. 28
1636 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Crab cakes were delicious! More

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

My second time there. Brought out of town family foI 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
The Edmondson Faculty Center1. The Edmondson Faculty Center
45 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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Le Comptoir2. Le Comptoir
57 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing vegetarian tasting menu from a former French Laundry chef. This probably isn't eveyone's jam but if you like food and attention to detail, you will love this. A great date or special occasion restaurant. More

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A'Roma Ristorante3. A'Roma Ristorante
683 reviews
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Italian | La Palma, Downtown / South and East LA

Food was excellent and service was superb More

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

We sat at the counter, and so cool to see the staff making the food right in front of us. Love the decor with the beautiful green plants hanging from the ceiling. Had the lamb, prawns, oyster mushrooms, roasted cauliflower and baba ganoush which were all excellent! Will definitely go back again! More

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Orsa & Winston5. Orsa & Winston
477 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing meal and service! More

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Downtown / South and East LA restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Giulia Italian KitchenGiulia Italian Kitchen
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, Giulia features Italian Cuisine. Chef uses fresh seasonal ingredients Our wine program features diverse selections from around the world with particular strength in Californian, French, and Italian offerings. Enjoy beer selections on draft or by the bottle, and discover our exciting hand crafted cocktail selection. Comfy seating is available in our main dining room with warm lighting, and soft Italian Ferrari leather. Upstairs, our open-air patio will dazzle you as you watch the city move from a bird's-eye view. Our main bar, built from rich, dark walnut, is available to you and your friends on daily basis. The beautiful upstairs bar and lounge is available for booking private events and will impress your favorite clients and colleagues. We look forward to seeing you soon.More

Hill Street Bar & RestaurantHill Street Bar & Restaurant
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Modern American Cuisine & Drinks in the Historic Core, close to downtown court houses, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the Broad and Contemporary Art museums.More

Le GrandLe Grand
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

A modern Mediterranean restaurant with a focus on fresh seafood with a coastal California touch. Chef Alex Manos at Le Grand will embody a luxe yet relaxed feel with a menu replete with reimagined Mediterranean inspired classics, homemade pasta and of course, fresh seafood. We offer an extensive wine list with over 30 wines by the glass and tasting event.More

Redwood Bar & GrillRedwood Bar & Grill
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Experience great food and exciting live music at Redwood Bar & Grill. This contemporary eatery features a cozy nautical theme, complete with a classic galley, adorned with whiskey barrel and captain's tables. The venue showcases local bands nightly, spanning multiple genres, from folk to punk rock and more.

Redwood Bar & Grill features fresh, hearty pub fare, including soups, salads, small plates, hearty burgers, sandwiches and more. The diverse menu includes vegetarian and vegan specialties to accommodate nearly every diner. Redwood Bar & Grill has a full bar, featuring craft cocktails, top-shelf liquors, draft and bottle beers and more. Happy hour is offered weekly, with great specials on draft and well drinks as well as appetizers. The restaurant and bar are open until 2 a.m. nightly.

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Zinqué - DTLAZinqué - DTLA
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French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Hip neighborhood restaurant with French-inspired dishes and small plates. Craft cocktail menu and uniquely curated wine & beer selection. High-design/low-key vibe for breakfast, lunch, drinks or dinner.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.