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

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Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Los Angeles

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Los Angeles

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The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Los Angeles

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
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The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Los Angeles

Los Angeles's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
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Treat your taste buds: Explore Downtown Los Angeles restaurants.

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The NoMad Restaurant - LAThe NoMad Restaurant - LA
159 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Everything was outstanding! Amazing food, beautiful surroundings, wonderful service. I have been at this rescuing the past, and this was by far the best experience I e had to date. I will be back!! ❤️❤️❤️ More

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

It’s an amazing restaurant with beautiful views, excellent service and delicious food. This particular time that I went it was noisy with what looked like people from a convention that were drinking being rowdy. But overall it’s always nice coming here and the service and food are always on point. More

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The Factory KitchenThe Factory Kitchen
2038 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Had a potential Client lunch here and he loved his Sea Bass and I had some pasta stuffed with pork and beef with some kale and a jus sauce...started with the handkerchief pasta per usual...this guy was so happy with his meal he kept saying he was bring his wife back here soon and I loved every bite of mine...love this place every time. More

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

We loved it. It is a beautiful hidden gem in a small alleyway. Our server Alex made it the best experience and even the manager stopped by. Was not too busy for a Monday night but the menu was great and the cocktails even better. More

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10e10e
316 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great brunch spot in DTLA. Never been disappointed with the food or service. Always surprisingly empty when we come. This is always for their brunch. I have never been here in the evenings. Might be busier at that time. But again, food is excellent. Portions fair. Flavors on point!! If you’re looking for a different spin on brunch, quiet, no rush atmosphere where you can enjoy the company of friends with good food and drink, this is the place!! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
P.Y.TP.Y.T
46 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food was so good, even for a non vegetarian. The drinks are made with fresh juice and delish!! More

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

So good everything was absolutely delicious and the staff is beyond friendly More

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Li Orient Asian Bar & RestaurantLi Orient Asian Bar & Restaurant
41 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Wonderful and authentic Cantonese food, spacious and quiet atmosphere. Be aware that the valet is not there until 5 pm, but you can enter the building to park. More

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Ombu GrillOmbu Grill
44 reviews
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Korean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Ombu Grill in Koreatown was a nice experience. Three of us dined there on a Sunday night. Probably only one other table of 2 when we arrived. Not sure anyone else ever came in after that. Our waiter was charming and helpful, and while others were friendly, communication was a little more difficult with them. We picked an item which had 5 different cuts of beef, all very good, cooked over a grill in the table with about 12 to 15 typical Korean side dishes. They also have Argentinian specialties but they all need 1 hour preparation time so we weren’t able to sample as much as we would have liked to. Beer and wine only. Valet parking available in the strip center. Well appointed restaurant. 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
41 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The service is always great! The daily specials are good with great variety. More

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

Two hours of total deliciousness! Eight courses and each were sumptuous. The chef, and staff were extremely attentive and professional. An evening to remember. More

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Tempo Cantina - Downey3. Tempo Cantina - Downey
32 reviews
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Contemporary Mexican | Downey / Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs, Downtown / South and East LA

Food and service was amazing! More

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A'Roma Ristorante4. A'Roma Ristorante
616 reviews
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Italian | La Palma, Downtown / South and East LA

This is an outstanding place to celebrate those special occasions in life. Great food and service. More

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Bavel5. Bavel
619 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great space with great food. More

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New to OpenTable

Downtown / South and East LA restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Free PlayFree Play
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

By definition, Free Play means unrestricted movement and activity. That’s what we’re all about. Kick back on our Den couches, grab a drink at the bar, enjoy great food, catch the game or play your own – in whatever order you like. Come early, stay late.


We serve American comfort food inspired by LA’s different flavors and cultures. Craft beers and cocktails. Bar food favorites to fresh vegetables and big proteins.

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Strada EateriaStrada Eateria
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Local ingredients | World Flavors Fresh, carefully curated food from local artisans! See you soon!More

Tempo Cantina - DowneyTempo Cantina - Downey
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Contemporary Mexican | Downey / Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs, Downtown / South and East LA

Modern Mexican kitchen looking to bring the same innovative, and exciting things from our Brea location to Downey.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.