Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

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Bavel
(1898)
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Middle Eastern | Downtown
Faith & Flower
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Californian | Downtown
Otium
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Contemporary American | Downtown
Bestia
(1625)
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Italian | Downtown
Little Sister - Downtown
(593)
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Southeast Asian | Downtown
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Patina RestaurantPatina Restaurant
1628 reviews
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Contemporary French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We had the three course meal. They brought additional appetizers which were a nice taste treat. We also received a sliced of terrific salmon, added at no charge. We both had the wage rib eye steak and it was perfection. The scallop appetizer was great also. This was a great meal before an Opera performance. We have been here many times and it has always been a great experience. It is expensive, no cheap alternatives here. But a great meal none the less. We will be back. More

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The Edmondson Faculty CenterThe 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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BavelBavel
976 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 & WinstonOrsa & Winston
477 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Amazing meal and service! More

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Le ComptoirLe 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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BestiaBestia
3326 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The hostess was rude but the manager (don’t recall her name) was extremely accommodating and beyond exceptional. She redefined what customer service should truly be... More

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OtiumOtium
1994 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We headed here after touring the Broad and we were so glad we did. The ambiance and the food were excellent. Loved the shared plate concept which gave us lots of good tastes. The pesto rigatoni was some of the best pesto I’ve ever tried. This is a gem of a place. More

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40 Love40 Love
11 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great West Hollywood sports bar with great food, drinks, and service. Swanky for such a chill vibe with a cool crowd. More

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Bäco MercatBäco Mercat
170 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

One of the best meals I’ve ever had! We came for a birthday dinner and ordered the Brussels sprout Caesar salad, caramelized cauliflower, and el pesce baco. Definitely coming back! More

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Perch LAPerch LA
5198 reviews
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French American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We loved our evening out at Perch to celebrate our daughter's birthday! This food was truly delicious from our appetizers of pork belly and baked brie, to the short ribs, the steak and truffle fries and the rabbit ravioli through the chocolate pot au creme and the orange creme brulee. T. J. took care of us like we were his family and the view was a beautiful compliment to the outstanding food. The twinkling lights of the buildings seemed as though they came on just for us. What a wonderful magical evening! More

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Arashi SushiArashi Sushi
323 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Delicious food and wonderful and fast service! More

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Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
81 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Hidden gem inside the Bonaventure Hotel. We had a great experience and dined on delicious options from the wonderful menu. More

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Redbird - Los AngelesRedbird - Los Angeles
1943 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

So many tasty dishes and the surprise drink to start the dinner made the evening perfect! Dining on the courtyard was a treat , it’s beautiful at night . Love that place ! More

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LA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLA Prime at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
1877 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great service , great food, definitely coming back. More

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QQ
232 reviews
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Sushi | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Q is simply the most authentic sushi experience LA has to offer! It is expensive but a truly unique experience. More

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Bacari W. AdamsBacari W. Adams
121 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

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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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Drago CentroDrago Centro
3015 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Fantastic overall experience, great service and outstanding meal. 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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Moreton FigMoreton Fig
466 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Beautiful location with dinner under a large tree. The food was good as was the service. More

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The Palm Los AngelesThe Palm Los Angeles
2508 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The booths provide a wonderful private space for enjoying conversation and great food! More

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sixth + mill pizzeria and barsixth + mill pizzeria and bar
122 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We had a great experience. The food was delicious. We had a larger party and everything we ordered was amazing. The fresh ingredients really shine through. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant! I would go back again for sure. More

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Âu Lạc Plant-Based Food & DrinkÂu Lạc Plant-Based Food & Drink
454 reviews
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Vegan | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We were a party of 9 people and ate family style, so we tried a variety of dishes-everything was delicious! Service was great and atmosphere was surprisingly nice. Parking was easy in a garage attached to the shopping center. More

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Little Sister - DowntownLittle Sister - Downtown
995 reviews
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Southeast Asian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Food is always fabulous, and I love the ambiance and the friendly servers. I eat here every time I am in LA. More

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Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse - Los AngelesNick & Stef’s Steakhouse - Los Angeles
2356 reviews
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Steakhouse | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

If you need a really good place to go to before or after a play or concert in the DTLA area check out Nick & Stef's. The food is very well prepared and the service is excellent. It is our go to place when we have events in the DTLA area. We haven't been disappointed yet. More

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Alameda Supper ClubAlameda Supper Club
37 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Fabulous, fabulous bread - the grilled bread plus butter, and the cheddar/ham toast. Also, the pastas were incredible, especially the pasta with sheep cheese and meyer lemon! Also, great, great cocktails including the white negroni and the biscotti old fashioned. Finally, the cannoli were the best we have ever had - thin, crispy buckwheat shell with delicate ricotta with preserved sour cherries and pistachio crumbs! More

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Badmaash Downtown LABadmaash Downtown LA
931 reviews
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Indian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

It was so good that we went back again in less than a week! Don’t skip the samosas! More

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Cafe BirdieCafe Birdie
296 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The service is always consistent. You are always able to be seated and the waitstaff is accommodating and knowledgeable about the wines. More

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Buffalo Wild Wings - Canyon CountryBuffalo Wild Wings - Canyon Country
10 reviews
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Sports Bar | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Our waitress was lagging to give us boxes to take the food home and to get us checked out as well More

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Terroni - LATerroni - LA
1053 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This is our go to Italian spot. Everything is amazing. Great cocktails, excellent food and beautiful space More

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

I have to say I am sold on H and H. I will not be returning to Fogo de Chao or M Grill. I made a reservation for our anniversary dinner tonight and we were seated immediately as soon as we checked in. The hostess was very bubbly and friendly. She was full of positive vibe and started our night on the right note. We were seated and immediately the server greeted us and explained the menu to us. We were then served with the mash potato, polenta, fried plantains and the cheese bread. Oh My Gosh, the cheese bread was off the hook. Hot and fresh just how they were supposed to be served. The salad bar was plentiful with a variety of choices to choose from. The Kale salad with the home made croutons hit the spot. The also have a variety of cheese, cold cut meat, roasted veggies, rice, black beans, roasted Brussels sprouts and more choices than I can fit on my plate. You will not be disappointed with the choices. The cuts of meats came quickly through out our dining experience. All the meats were super tender and juicy. The picanha, garlic beef, filet, ribeye and rack of lamb were the winners tonight. If you make a request for a specific kind of meat, they were served quickly as requested. The service was impeccable and the whole restaurant provided an above and beyond experience for us. I can’t count how many times the servers, lead server, managers and even the owner came by to check on us through our dining experience. Enrique, I believe was the owner name spent his time to chat with us even though the restaurant was busy. He treated us like we were the only table in the restaurant and all other tables did not suffer from that experience. It was very nice to see that caliber of ownership and it showed in his team also. I was so impressed with the whole experience and just can’t wait to bring all my friends to join me soon. I will be spreading the word on this Gem in DTLA. You all should go and give them a try. You will not be disappointed. More

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Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLARappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA
67 reviews
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Seafood | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Very nice feeling while having my birthday dinner with my family not crowded so we get to talk and have fun ! Thanks Much rappahannock oyster bar! More

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Mrs. FishMrs. Fish
128 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Birthday celebration More

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INKO NITO Arts DistrictINKO NITO Arts District
157 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

What a cool and hip restaurant! Love the space and the decor. Love everything about it. Love the music they play, gives the place a good energy. Service was great and food was good. The two popular dish they ran out on an early evening which was a bummer. The skirt steak was a bit chewy. But everything else was divine. Skewers, nigiri, bone marrow, Brussels sprouts all tasted wonderful. Definitely will go back and hopefully they won’t run out of wagyu beef skewers. More

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Here and NowHere and Now
18 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This is the best bar in LA. Everything they serve will become the standard by which all others are compared. From ownership to dishwashers, integrity and mastery are on full display. Go now so you can tell your friends you found it first. More

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La BoucherieLa Boucherie
503 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

40th Birthday More

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WP24 by Wolfgang PuckWP24 by Wolfgang Puck
1321 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Awesome service and view. Food was amazing, just enough. More

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Faith & FlowerFaith & Flower
1784 reviews
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

One of the best dining experiences we have ever had! More

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Sakana Sushi Lounge DTLASakana Sushi Lounge DTLA
48 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great Sushi Steve provides great service. All of his recommendations were spot on. We will definitely go back. More

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Smeraldi's RestaurantSmeraldi's Restaurant
186 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

The selection and quality of food was very good for the price. More

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The Exchange RestaurantThe Exchange Restaurant
332 reviews
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Israeli | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food and ambiance. Loved the bread with farmers cheese! Like a yummy croissant bowl! More

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

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