Grand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles

4.3
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617 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian

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Positioned in the heart of downtown Los Angeles next to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Café features a California inspired cuisine that focuses on seasonal, local ingredients with an array of choices. This authentic downtown LA restaurant is a popular lunch spot for businesses surrounding the California Plaza, as well as visitors attending the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Ahmanson Theater, Dorothy Chandler, MOCA or The Broad Museum. Grand Café has a comfortable bistro setting and is open daily, serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday and a special weekend brunch buffet* Saturday and Sunday.


*2-hour seating limit per reservation for special weekend brunch buffet. Please note that we accept up to 5 Credit Cards only per table. Thank you.
What 617 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a Wonder time, with friends and family at the Omni Hotel.

All their staff were professional and respectful

CC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch dishes, beautiful spread and friendly staff. Everything was delicious!

KW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

Loved the mimosa included with buffet but wish they offered other drink options as well. There was a lot of food variety, but many of the items were so-so. Meat on roast beef was pretty dry, but the eggs and cooked salmon were delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food made for an enjoyable experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was yummy and the wait staff were so friendly and accommodating.

RV
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

The food was ok and the server were nice, but the service is known for being slow.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food

TJ
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, superb, consistent! The best hidden brunch secret of LA. A winner every time, HANDS DOWN!

SL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for my birthday today had a fantastic time with the family. Great sea food and mimosas

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good staff. Slow on the mimosa refills but they were nice. Food was great.

TC
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The first time my husband and I went the mimosas were flowing! I mean our glasses never went half empty before the waiter filled them back up! The service was awesome and the food was amazing! Our 2nd visit back to LA and we made sure to come back to The Grand Brunch! Everything was amazing but we had to ask for a refill at least two times from our waitress. We enjoyed despite and will be back when we visit LA again.

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

First off when I️ went to restaurant I️ don’t see why you need a reservation because most of the restaurant was open and tables free . Second the servers tend to rush you , they don’t even ask if your first time of recommend anything. Third the food was so BLAN and TASTELESS..... I️ thought it was my plate but no it was my friends was well like we both were so disappointed didn’t even finish the plate what waste of money .... fourth to get check we had to wait and wait and try to flag a server for check which it should never be that hard especially for empty restaurant! Never again coming back I️ wish we just went to ihop we would of got more for our money and better tasting food I’m so disappointed I️ have been to some better 5 start places and 1 start places than this place

k
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

It's not that I would NOT recommend this restaurant, and we had quite a nice brunch, but I would not rush back there. Food was fair to good. Noise level was way too high for my liking. The thing I liked least about it was the atmosphere. Our table for 2 was in the middle of the room with virtually no outside view at all. It was a bit like being in a banquet room. Did not encourge you to want to stay and chill for a couple of hours, rather to eat and go. The price was okay, but i have had better weekend brunches with far more atmosphere both through Travelzoo and going direct

T
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. We arrived around 11 am on a Saturday for brunch so the restaurant was slightly empty. We started off at the carving station. The Mac and cheese, roasted veggies, and mashed potatoes were seasoned well. My friend enjoyed the prime rib. I tried the seafood paella and the shrimp was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The French toast was perfectly cooked and the chicken sausage had a unique taste in a good way. The only downfall was the miso soup. It was a tad bit salty. The waitstaff ensured that our mimosas and coffee were topped off. Will definitely be returning.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I come here often for brunch! One of the BEST brunches in Los Angeles hands down! Can’t wait to go back!

TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aside from the delicious food choices and bottomless mimosas, the best part of the brunch is the outstanding service by the servers. All are friendly, courteous, personable, attentive and always make us feel very welcomed.

VV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Although the service is impeccable, the quality of food is really lagging behind...

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great Christmas Day Brunch! We will be back.

KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service Christmas brunch was fabulous.

W
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent! I will definitely be returning.

LE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sal, our waiter was outstanding, it was a party of 24!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Service wasn’t good. The food was okay but I don’t think the price matched the service and options of food. Our waiter wasn’t attentive. Some of the food was good and some was blah. Probably wouldn’t return

KD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience5

The food is great. However, if you don't want premixed mimosas I suggest you go somewhere else.

LW
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant and service was great, the food was good but for the price u really need to have more variety such as pastas and some mexican food for those that dont care alot about seafood, also the dessert display was alot lacking overall my group had a good time

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Thanksgiving

JR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Thanksgiving buffet. Overpriced. Much of the food was flavorless. At this price, I was expecting a much, much better meal. Turkey had no flavor, stuffing was mushy and had the consistency of mashed potatoes (minus any flavor). Paella consisted of overcooked shrimp (and crab legs) sprinkled with paprika or some flavorless spice-this is seriously not paella. Nothing impressive about meal.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

With the exception of the Host, my overall experience was excellent. The Host who greeted my family and myself was very rude, short, and unaccommodating. Three of our seven party members arrived at our reservation time of 12:30 but the remaining 4 were not arriving until 1:00. I asked if that would a problem. He responded by saying that we needed at least half of the party here to be seated and if my remaining party did not arrive by 1:00, he will cancel our reservation. He did not offer an alternative solution and just ended our conversation. I walked away to avoid an escalation because I felt he was very rude as if it was personal to him.

But a few minutes later, my daughter express her displeasure to the Host of his attitude towards me. The Host apologized but with the caveat of an excuse. So, the apology was not sincere. The Manager happened to over hear my daughter's displeasure and he offered to have us seated immediately while we waited for our remaining party of who did arrive at 1:00.

Fortunately, everything else regarding our experience was excellent. I am a frequent customer of the Grand Cafe. I am there for many occasions such as birthdays, holidays, and last year my wife and I stayed at the hotel for an staycation during the Thanksgiving week of which we ate at the Grand Cafe every day. At each visit, the waiters/waitresses were wonderful, attentive, and food was very good.

Considering that the Host is the first person we deal with when we arrive, it is important that conversation is pleasant and accommodating. That unpleasant exchange was the dominating memory of our experience.

CR
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Fruit was superb, as were the salmon and crab legs. The bacon was fantastic as well.

But ...
The halibut cakes had become desiccated under heat lamps. Their sauce had become so dry that it was crunchy. The taste was good,though.

The stuffing had become almost like pudding, but the flavor was good.

i
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

searched for a reasonably priced holiday buffet ... $69 pp which included bottomless mimosas! I am a sucker for prime rib and seafood as well as the traditional Thanksgiving Day fare. Would have rated the food 5 stars as it was sooo delicious— the meats (prime rib and turkey roasted to perfection, fried chicken was outta this world (my family loved the seasoned skin and the juicy tender meat), sidedishes were delicate and flavorful (mashed potatoes were buttery yet fluffy and light) and the root vegetables were delicately seasoned and slightly crunchy (how we like them) and there were a variety of small sized desserts to either eat whole or cut to share ( our favorite was the chocolate pecan pie); but a few dishes were a bit disappointing... the seafood paella had dry crab legs and no rice! The cornbread and halibut was also dry. HOWEVER The smoked salmon, already peeled shrimp, clams and steamed crab legs made up for those though. We enjoyed Beautiful views of MOCA and downtown from the floor to ceiling windows. Our first time there and will probably return for other holiday meals as it is a central location for us all.

Special thanks to our serve staff... Bruce and Jose who were very attentive and pleasant.

J
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Low quality food. Does not worth the price I paid. Poor customer service. I will not come back.

WC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food variety was excellent. It ranged from traditional breakfast fare (bacon and eggs), omelettes and fresh fruit to crab legs, salmon, dim sum, congee, bbq ribs, fried chicken and much more. The food was well-prepared and fresh.

The wait staff was very helpful and attentive.

Would definitely go back!

a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our party enjoyed the brunch. Servers were very nice and very attentive to us. I just wish crepes would be added to them menu. Overall, we had a great time! Will definitely come back

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiting staff and chef were amazing!

JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great restaurant and real good food. The poor waiters need some additional help. Even though it’s a brunch, they are still needed for drinks and clearing used plates. This was the only downside from my past experiences here. Still had a great time.

WM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

This buffet has consistently gone down over the years.
Limited variety, nothing special and not worth it. They’ve also changed the mimosa policy. They no longer serve it fresh. They premake the batches of mimosa and have too much OJ. Will no longer frequent this buffet.

LE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

There were only 2 salad choices. I would have liked more.

VG
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The first time I ate their everything was delicious it was mother's day 2019 I fell in love with the waffles they have hot and cold crab legs for the waffles were different smaller and I didn't care for the taste of the waffles northern whipped cream the first time it was freshly made this time I'm not sure what it was like anything is always an experience but for me I won't be back we paid 20% gratuity a party of 16 wepay 70 $5 + each adult well it's $55 that's a lot is too much it's not that good.

YR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The menu is really good, though we do miss the lunch buffet.

Grand Cafe @ Omni Los Angeles
Responded on 19 November 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. We appreciate that you love our menu! For Lunch buffet - we do have our Holiday Lunch buffet beginning 12/2 until 12/20. We would love to host you! Thank you,

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J
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

GREAT value for unlimited food and drinks! Allows for large parties to come in at any given time! No empty cup when it comes to mimosa's.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely assortment of food & great service!

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