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Marlou DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

Marlou DTLA

4.4
4.4
75 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Chefs / Owners Louis Huh and Marcos Spaziani are serving up delicious fusion faire. Chef Marcos was the new chef of Below Deck Sailing Yacht, a popular show on Bravo TV and NBC. Chef Louis has competed and won on the Food Network. Together, they created ML Eats, a food truck in Los Angeles, that catered to community events, sporting events, the Grammys, etc. Now their brick & mortar, Marlou LA, is a destination restaurant for all visiting foodies and locals. Marlou LA will be opening a second location in Koreatown in the coming months. Stay tuned!

“It’s truly humbling coming to this point after starting a food truck ML Eats. We can’t wait to meet all our patrons!” – Chef Marcos and Chef Louis

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (213) 784-3048

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian/Indian

  • Executive chef

    Marcos

  • Catering

    Please email events@marloula.com for catering options.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@marloula.com for large party reservations, private events or buyouts.

  • Neighborhood

    Little Tokyo

  • Cross street

    8th and Flower

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    It is located inside O hotel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for brunch

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    American

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  1. M

    Mkatana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful brunch place. The ambiance was intimate but modern. The food was so good. My friend and I sat and had drinks for 2 hours on a Sunday and it was so nice. So happy I found this spot!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The three course Thanksgiving dinner was not only excellent, the portions were generous. The chef’s butternut squash soup was the best I’ve ever encountered. I do wish the soup had been paired with some crusty bread or a baguette. The traditional turkey dinner was flavorful and tasted wonderful. The included dessert was impressive in both flavor and size. Craft cocktails were inventive and tasty. Finally, the staff was attentive and very friendly. What a great experience for those of us who weren’t celebrating the day in a traditional manner.
  3. BO

    BernardO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The thanksgiving dinner was delicious and so was the octopus app. The cocktails were also amazing. Thanks to chef and his team

    Marlou DTLAResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  4. CF

    CFlakes

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service from Jessica and what I assumed to be the server assistant? Beautiful ambiance and everything in all our courses was fantastic. Highly recommend the passion fruit mimosas. Can't wait to come back and try the regular menu, as we spent our Thanksgiving here! Must try The Burrow right below as well!

    Marlou DTLAResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    They were out of a couple of thanksgiving options by noon, the vegan thanksgiving option was unavailable and me and my party were all vegan.
  6. MR

    MichelleR

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marlou is an excellent, intimate dining experience. The food was beautifully plated and exceeded our expectations. The carpaccio was our favorite, if we had to pick one. We’re from Portland, OR, but will come back to Marlou next time we’re in town.

    Marlou DTLAResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  7. KL

    KerryL

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Service needs to be better.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We were so excited to eat here! Drink menu was so creative! With great twist on popular drinks! We ordered Fade to Red, Nutty Professor and . Parasaval. Food was very flavorful a unique fusion between Mexican and Asian flavors. We were so excited to try so many different plates, we ordered Brisket Hash- so flavorful! And we ordered garlic noodles - amazing, fresh and a hint of citrus and Asian flavor! We also ordered the smash burger- that was a little disappointing I asked for over easy egg- it was over cooked- did not run, bun was cold, and fries were cold. Ambiance was warm, inviting, nice fireplace friendly stuff. Very fun outing- bartender was super fun and engaging. Curious to try the Koreatown location next. Enjoy!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious!

    Marlou DTLAResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  10. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were excellent. Also the portions of food were great.

    Marlou DTLAResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing. The best part was the tres leches croquette. The service, however, was very slow. We spent nearly 3 hours having dinner and the staff weren’t even checking on us after a while. It took 30 to 45 mins between meals to get our courses.
  12. RR

    RaeR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner at Marlou last week. It is a charming place with great atmosphere, friendly service, great drinks and fantastic food. Also, a great value with generous portions. Chef Marcos came around and was lovely to chat with. Can't wait to go back.

    Marlou DTLAResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful and prompt. Food was delicious and the drinks were delicious!

    Marlou DTLAResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  14. K

    Kg2413

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time, the food was delicious. I loved my sandwich, and my wife ordered French toast. The french toast was delicious as well. We can’t wait to comeback and hope we can meet Chef Marcos.

    Marlou DTLAResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! I was so excited to try the food and I was not disappointed! Get the lemon mousse dessert.

    Marlou DTLAResponded on November 27, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, great drinks, nice convo with Chef Marcos!

    Marlou DTLAResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  17. CP

    ChristinaP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails & creative menu that makes this a worthy stop.

    Marlou DTLAResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard! We recently updated our cocktail and wine menu so please stop by and let us know what you think. Thank you

  18. OM

    OliviaM

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well my sister and I went to Marlou hoping to see and possibly meet Marcos. We enjoyed his season of Below Deck Sailing Yacht and just HAD to visit his restaurant. Not only did we have a delicious meal, we also had excellent service and were able to meet and chat with Marcos! He was so nice and down to earth. It was a quiet Sunday evening, the staff was discussing updating the drink menu and we overheard them talking about adding a Below Deck themed drink. We mentioned to our waitress that as fans we loved that idea and to relay it to the powers that be. They welcomed our feedback and said we should come back in a couple of weeks to see their drink menu and have a couple on them. We hope to take them up on it! Excellent experience, definitely want to go back!

    Marlou DTLAResponded on October 12, 2022Olivia, Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard! We have updated our menus so please come and let us know what you think. Thank you

  19. SP

    SharonP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant

    Marlou DTLAResponded on October 12, 2022Sharon, We love you coming to Marlou DTLA! Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard. Thank you

  20. D

    Deedee

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was incredible. The service was so so. As someone with dietary restrictions, the servers really should have been more familiar with the menu. Additionally we had a hard time getting them to finalize our tab.

    Marlou DTLAResponded on October 12, 2022Deedee, Thank you for your feed back on our service. We have taken note of your of critique and will address this in our monthly front of house staff meeting. In the mean time please reach out to the restaurant with a time of your choice so Chef Marcos, Chef Louis, or a manager can ensure you receive the first class standard we aim for everyday.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner before a concert.

    Marlou DTLAResponded on October 12, 2022Thank you for your 5 star rating. Please let us know when you would like your next visit to be scheduled so we can ensure the highest quality of standard!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The paella my husband got was soupy and had to be returned. The seafood in the second pan of paella was rubbery. He is dealing with the day of and next day effects of the paella. The ramen I got was too spicy and the description for the ramen made no reference to it being spicy. We were overall very disappointed since we had such high hopes for a restaurant where Marcos from Below Deck was one of the executive chefs. Definitively not worth the cost at all.

    Marlou DTLAResponded on October 12, 2022Hello, On behalf of everyone at Marlou DTLA I apologize for the disappointment you experienced. Our paella should not be soupy and you should have been alerted by a server on the level of spice that is in our ramen. We would love another opportunity to create the experience that is to that level. Please reach out to the restaurant with a time of your choice so Chef Marcos, Chef Louis, or a manager can ensure you receive the first class standard we aim for everyday.

  23. D

    Donsyb

    London

    23 reviews

    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed. Your opening times on your website are wrong and you took a booking (which was reconfirmed only yesterday by OpenTable) for a time you’re not open. So we turned up and paid for parking to find you’re not open and had to find somewhere else to eat.

    Marlou DTLAResponded on October 12, 2022Donsy, On behalf of Marlou DTLA we sincerly apologize for this mishap. We have since changed our booking times. please reach out to the restaurant with a time of your choice so Chef Marcos, Chef Louis, or a manager can ensure you receive the first class standard we aim for everyday. When you arrive please let our host know so we can refund you for your parking.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where do I begin? The vibe is fantastic. It’s a smaller place inside the O Hotel but you get more personal service. The bartender was outstanding and engaging. We even talked to Marcos for five to 10 minutes. He was such a gracious host! Then there’s the food. We got three small plates: the carpaccio, the ceviche tostado and an artichoke/cherry tomato confit on grilled baguette slices (my favorite) Then there was the dessert. We got the chocolate brioche bread pudding. It was the greatest dessert I’ve had in my life. After some bites, I just closed my eyes and said “Please hold all my calls.” Thank you for a fantastic experience!

    Marlou DTLAResponded on October 12, 2022Hello, We wil be sure to let our host know to hold your calls for your next visit! We are very happy this was the reaction you experienced. Next time you visit sk your server about our open tabel and yelp promotions for a free bread pudding! Feel reach out to the restaurant with a time of your choice so Chef Marcos, Chef Louis, or a manager can ensure you receive the first class standard we aim for everyday. Thank you

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travelled from the Uk for our honeymoon after hearing chef Marcos had opened a restaurant in la. His food did not disappoint, we had multiple small shareable dishes and all these were outstanding in their own way flavours were on point for all the dishes and even though we are not vegan we tried the Korean chicken (which was tofu) what a taste sensation that was. The price point was also really good value and overall would comfortably say this was in our top 3 ever experiences when dining out. Could not recommend enough , the staff are excellent too , get yourself there and enjoy.
  26. A

    Ashley

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Do not recommend trying their brunch. Overpriced and mediocre, not worth it.
  27. MM

    MargoM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was great, everyone was helpful and attentive. Food was ok. I wouldn’t go back. Cocktails also ok. Definitely over priced for the quality of drinks and food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommend!!!!
  29. KC

    KatrinaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Every dish was a salt bomb unfortunately. The garlic noodles were inedible…pork ribs full of grissle. We were looking forward to dining here but overall quite a disappointing experience…love chef Marcos on BD though
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious but meeting Chef Marcos (owner and was also on below deck sailing yacht) was the highlight of the night. He makes it a point to come to meet his diners and takes time to take pictures with them. Nice and very humble Chef!
  31. F

    Ferreira22222

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I are huge fans of the show and of Chef Marco. The food did not disappoint. It was a birthday I will never forget! Thank you Chef I will forever be grateful!
  32. SS

    ScottS

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone and everything is perfect at Marlou!
  33. 5

    5750

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking forward to trying Marlou and it did not disappoint. We were big fans of Marcos on Below Deck and wanted to try his recipes and cooking. Overall, fantastic! I would specifically mention the brisket soft tacos. The brisket was great and the green cilantro sauce was some of the best I’ve ever had. We asked for the recipe and received the first three ingredients, then told the rest is a secret. It should be! Wow is it good!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! My husband and I attended a unique five-course pre-fixed experience, and we were not let down. Every plate was made to perfection. Decadent and delicious. We can’t wait to go back for brunch!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic menu and visit from the chefs. Will return.
  37. R

    Randi

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was amazing. The food and drinks were delicious. The service was great. Everyone was pleasant. I can’t wait to go back again !! I highly recommend dining here :)
  38. AB

    AbelBenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service and awesome atmosphere! 100% Recommend.
  39. s

    sebillm

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service ! Great visit from the chef. Will visit again in the future .
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Marlou DTLA using the Order Online button. Marlou DTLA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 784-3048.

Marlou DTLA is rated 4.4 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Marlou DTLA

819 Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-4607

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th and Flower

  • Neighborhood

    Little Tokyo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    It is located inside O hotel

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian/Indian

  • Executive chef

    Marcos

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 784-3048

  • Catering

    Please email events@marloula.com for catering options.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@marloula.com for large party reservations, private events or buyouts.

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