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Whether you’re looking for upscale eats before a visit to the Music Center, sustainable ingredients from local farmers, comfort food and a cocktail, tasty street eats or cuisine from around the globe, you're in the right place: You’ll find it all in the steaming hot kitchens of Downtown Los …

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DTLA - There are plenty of attractive watering holes on the streets of Downtown L.A., but there’s only one place to find 40 of the best American craft beers on tap. West Seventh Street’s Barrel Down burst onto the beer scene last summer and has already earned its stripes as a neighborhood sp…

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DTLA - Searching for an authentic French bakery, patisserie and cafe in the heart of the city? Pitchoun, across Olive Street from Pershing Square, is your answer from the pastry gods. Owners Frédéric and Fabienne Souliès come from generations of French bakers and have brought with them from …

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DTLA - Angelenos looking for an authentic taste of Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine head to Plum Tree Inn. For decades, this favorite Chinatown eatery has become a mainstay for everyone from City Hall workers to residents to tourists.

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DTLA - Upbeat music playing in the background, cocktails from martinis to Manhattans, generous portions of USDA prime-aged beef, succulent seafood, classic steakhouse sides, and tables dressed in crisp linens – all of these contribute to the lively atmosphere of a legendary steakhouse.

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DTLA - When you need a good burger fix, there’s no shortage of places competing for your dollars. But standing out from the pack is Farmer Boys Restaurant, which prides itself on the fact that nothing on the menu is warmed over or pre-made – despite being open 24 hours.

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DTLA - Diners rejoice: finally, there’s a shawarma for every type of carnivore and herbivore in Downtown Los Angeles. Step inside Souk Shawarma and you will immediately be greeted by the irresistible smell of aromatic spices coming from wood-fired shawarma, rotisserie roasted on its side to …

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DTLA - Want a taste of L.A. history? How about a 45 cent cup of coffee? Incredibly, you can find them both at the same place, a block away from Union Station, at Philippe, The Original.

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DTLA - Looking for a midnight snack after a night out in Downtown or an early-morning bite before a trip to the office or a day of exams? LA Cafe has you covered any time of day or night. The Spring Street kitchen has served locals for a decade, establishing itself as a go-to favorite for ju…

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DTLA - Public School 213 was originally just a small bar in the corner of the Daily Grill, but it took over the entire space after a months-long renovation that ended in summer 2015. The eatery at the corner of Sixth and Flower streets now boasts a huge dining area with private rooms for lar…

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DTLA - For more than four decades Gus’s Drive-In on West Third Street has catered to Angelenos’ penchant for fast-casual pit stops with sit-down seating and a drive-through option. This is the kind of place that is easy on the wallet but still offers a range of dishes from different cultures…

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DTLA - Not only has the landmark Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles become an L.A. icon due in part to its ornate decor, entertainment roots, backdrop to countless feature films and television series, and roster of notable guests, it has also earned acclaim throughout the years for its cu…

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DTLA - When people walk into Yxta (pronounced eeks’-tah) Cocina Mexicana, there’s a feeling that everyone is in on the same secret – they’ve found a hidden gem.

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DTLA - A party or meal at Los Angeles Center Studios combines all the glamour and glitz of Hollywood, but in Downtown’s backyard. The magnificent Tower Building completed in 1958 features classic elements of vintage Modernism such as black terrazzo floors, glass and aluminum walls. The archi…

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DTLA - Looking for a glittery rooftop view without the evening chill? See Downtown Los Angeles differently from the 35th floor of the Westin Bonaventure, where your dinner date’s backdrop is the dramatic city skyline on the other side of floor-to-ceiling windows. L.A. Prime is an innovative …

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DTLA - You know you’ve reached legend status when your restaurant’s signature item is so good that people simply refer to it as the #19 – tender pastrami, coleslaw, Swiss cheese and tangy Russian dressing on mind-blowing rye bread. It’s perfection between two slices. 

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DTLA - Kachi Deli and Cafe has been a neighborhood favorite in City West for years, and for good reason – it offers a diverse menu full of healthy salads, sandwiches, pastas and even Argentinian empanadas. Located on Wilshire Boulevard just west of the 110 Freeway, Kachi Deli and Cafe is als…

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DTLA - At the intersection of Little Tokyo, the Civic Center and the Arts District, this casual, contemporary gastropub is just a stone’s throw from the courthouse. Jusice Urban Tavern is open from morning til night and lays down the law with an encyclopedic knowledge of craft cocktails, loc…

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DTLA - This bastion of French country cuisine is a Los Angeles original. Celebrating its 89th year in business, the restaurant’s affordable prices, extensive wine cellar and rich history have attracted a loyal following, not only from diners but from its staff – many have served at Taix for …

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DTLA - This first-ever juice bar and lounge resides in the Historic Spring Arcade Building. A Downtown News “Best of Downtown Los Angeles 2015” nominee, Green Grotto Juice Bar (GGJB) is championed as Downtown Los Angeles’ healthy haven. 

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DTLA - The antithesis of many of the city’s noisy, crowded Japanese establishments, this unpretentious eatery in Little Tokyo serves up some of the best and most affordable sushi in town. Oomasa opened in 1972 before the sushi craze of the 1980s, and has developed a loyal following of locals…

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DTLA - Looking for something fresh and a little different in the Fashion District? Check out the neighborhood’s best fusion pizza at Craft Pizza LA. The little spot inside the Sky Garden food court is family owned and operated and celebrates its Filipino roots with some exotic (and spicy) co…

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DTLA - Amid the skyscrapers and nine-to-five hustle and bustle of the Financial District, the area’s burgeoning dining scene is shaking things up with an exciting new addition. Diners are flocking to FOH for modern Mexican cuisine with a broader Latin flair. FOH stands for “Front of the Hous…

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DTLA - Downtown Donuts was built in the spirit of the legendary donut shops that graced the central cityscape of Downtown Los Angeles since the 1920s – Mayflower, Cooper’s and Town Donuts – places where Downtowners could enjoy a freshly baked donut and a cup of delicious hot coffee almost an…

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DTLA - Searching for something a little different than your typical 2 a.m. taco truck? Take a quick hop across the L.A. River to Boyle Heights’ Puertos del Pacifico for refined Mexican street food at neighborhood prices. 

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DTLA - Study groups, happy hour workmates and Downtown denizens listen up: Asian tapas has made its way to University Park, where Ebaes brings Japanese, Korean and Thai cuisine to the neighborhood in shareable, flavorful bites. The fun, eclectic decor and fusion food that define the Ebaes at…

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DTLA - In its first year, Pez Cantina has made a name for itself as a reputable destination among the burgeoning Downtown L.A. restaurant scene. Just a short walk from The Broad and Disney Concert Hall, Pez Cantina is the perfect spot for those looking for an authentic yet modern take on Mex…

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DTLA - What started as a humble stand at Los Angeles Farmer’s Markets has now become a Sunset Boulevard eatery with a cult following. Knuckle & Claw was born when Chloe Dahl and Nikki Booth decided to fulfill their dreams of creating the best lobster roll in the nation. They left New Yor…

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DTLA - District on the Bloc is the expected, combined with the deliciously unexpected. It is a bit of the old and a bit of the new. It is invitingly familiar but at the same time delightfully unknown. Which is why diners looking for a dose of culinary pizzazz head to District on the BLOC at …

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DTLA - If the exotic culinary art of dim sum is one of your passions, or just something you’ve been curious about, CBS Seafood Restaurant, a Hong Kong-style seafood house, belongs on your go-to dining list. 

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DTLA - If you don’t have your eyes peeled, you just might pass up the Blue Cube Cafe near the corner of Spring and Second streets. And that would be a shame, because inside you’ll find a cozy restaurant run by one of Downtown’s friendliest faces, owner and manager Brian Holbrook. 

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DTLA - If you are what you eat, Tender Greens is the place to be. Now open at the PacMutual building on Sixth and Olive streets, Tender Greens serves chef-driven, farmer’s market-inspired dishes at an affordable price. 

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DTLA - Romance is in the air atop Bunker Hill, where visitors enjoy fine dining at the Omni Hotel’s Noé Restaurant. Sip a cocktail in the charming piano bar, let the flavors of savory, fresh cuisine linger on your palate in the dining room or enjoy stunning views of Downtown Los Angeles arou…

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DTLA - Looking for a satisfying start to your weekend? The casual California brunch buffet at the Omni Hotel’s Grand Cafe, overlooking California Plaza and its tranquil reflecting pools next to MOCA, is one of Downtown’s best kept brunch secrets. Angelenos from the neighborhood and beyond ga…