Downtown Los Angeles has become a crossroad of cuisines, where world-class chefs, legacy family restaurants, and quality grab-and-go options abound. Whether in search of single origin coffee, a hearty breakfast, power lunch, killer happy hour, signature dinner or a late night hang,  it’s all…

DTLA - Study groups, happy hour revelers and Downtown denizens listen up: Asian tapas have made their 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 …

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.

DTLA - Got a hankering for something sweet, fresh and healthy? For a tasty afternoon snack or an edible meal on the go, try a fruit juice, milk tea or slush at Coco Fresh Tea and Juice. Beverages are made to order with ingredients that are pressed, chopped and squeezed daily for guaranteed f…

DTLA - Enjoy the California sunshine on the patio, or buzz into the drive-thru for a satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner at Gus’s Drive-In. The retro Third Street stopover between Downtown and MacArthur Park is a fresh spot to grab a quick meal at a budget-friendly price. 

DTLA - In the center of the Historic Core district, visit Broadway’s bright taqueria and mezcal bar, Mezcalero, for home-style comfort food, handcrafted specialty cocktails and a robust list of tequila and mezcal from all over Mexico. As one of the neighborhood’s newest additions, Downtowner…

DTLA - While the skyline of Downtown Los Angeles is changing rapidly, some of the best things the city has to offer remain the same regardless of the surroundings. For example, the magical glass elevator ride up 35 stories, looking out over the twinkling city lights, that starts every memora…

DTLA - Looking for a place with something for everyone? Head to the center of Downtown Los Angeles, where a new addition to the Bunker Hill foodscape offers just that: Z’s Crazy Good DTLA. 

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. 

DTLA - Looking for a midnight snack after a night out Downtown? How about an early-morning bite before a trip to the office or a day of exams? This hip downtown eatery has you covered any time of day or night – Yes, the L.A. Café is open 24/7. This Spring Street favorite has served locals fo…

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.

DTLA - In the 12 years since Spring Street Smokehouse opened, businesses have come and gone in this quiet northern corner of Chinatown. But the desire for authentic smokehouse barbecue has only increased, as has the strong customer base hungry for a little taste of home. In a city of transpl…

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…

DTLA - Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch spot or a late-night good time in South Park, Tom’s Urban will feed your craving. Snag a cozy round booth or a space at one of the long bar tables where you can check out any of the 75 screens featuring sports, music videos and an eclectic arr…

DTLA - Angelenos looking for a great wine and culinary escape not need travel very far. Now celebrating 100 years, San Antonio Winery, located just east of Downtown in Lincoln Heights, offers the ultimate viticultural experience. Once guests step inside the vast tasting room, one of the frie…

DTLA - On Wilshire Boulevard at Bixel Street, one block west of the 110 Freeway, sits The Starving Actor Restaurant. Playwright and Chef Brandi and her husband Jared opened this warm and welcoming getaway in July 2016, making everything from scratch. They specialize in Cajun-inspired dishes …

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 the summer of 2015. The eatery at the corner of Sixth and Flower streets now boasts a huge dining area with private rooms …

DTLA - Looking for an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere in the heart of Downtown’s business corridor? The bright, airy Ziran, inside the beautiful L.A. Hotel Downtown a modern, open dining space with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus designed to satisfy the most discerning palate as well as the…

DTLA - Looking for authentic Asian food, made to order in Downtown Los Angeles? Whether you’re in the mood for rice or noodles, veggies or meat, Chinese or Korean, LiLiYa China Bistro will delight your taste buds with exciting flavors, familiar favorites and a few new options, too.

DTLA - There are precious few places in Los Angeles that serve a classic, street-style Parisian crepe. But multi-cultural, eclectic Downtown Los Angeles was not destined to be a crepe desert forever. Today, busy transit passengers can rejoice that Union Station’s historic main hall is among …

DTLA - In the early morning hours, DTLA can seem a bit like a ghost town. It can be hard to find a place that’s up before the sun, much less serving a good breakfast to the bleary-eyed. Cutey Pie Cafe fills that void in a small Broadway office block with a fresh, clean sandwich shop and brea…

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 also has earned acclaim throughout the years for its cu…

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. 

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 Downtown workers to residents to tourists.

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.

DTLA - Inspired by Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, from whom the Americas take their name, the Redwood welcomes pirates, sailors and landlubbers alike for lunch, dinner, drinks and entertainment aboard their Second Street dock, stationed near the Metro red line’s Civic Center stop. 

DTLA - Fresh and stylish Yxta Cocina brings life to its little corner of the Arts District on Central Avenue and Sixth Street with authentic Mexican dishes and an extensive tequila selection. Part of Jesse Gomez and Jose Acevedo’s Cocinas y Calaveras Restaurant group, which also includes the…

DTLA - Los Angeles, with the largest population of Latinos living in the United States, has an abundance of Mexican restaurants throughout the city.  However, one restaurant, Chigacle Sabor Ancestral de Mexico that appropriately sits at the entrance of L.A.'s birthplace – on historic Olvera …

DTLA - This bastion of French country cuisine is a Los Angeles original. Taix is that rare place that possesses both three generations of customers and staff members. Known for their kindness and dedication, servers regularly give impromptu tours of the memorabilia.

DTLA - If you’re craving a taste of something fresh, juicy, spicy and delicious, drop what you’re doing and head to the Byzantine-Latino Quarter, west of Downtown, for Dino’s fiery-red, Greek marinated chicken breast. Served with coleslaw and tortillas over a bed of fries to soak up all the …

DTLA - If you’re looking for an atmospheric spot with great food and little fuss for your mid-week lunch date, check out the comfy leather couches, communal tables, funky decor and chattering crowds at Señor Fish. Located on Main Street, next to the new LAPD headquarters, the popular eatery …

DTLA - Hand-carved sandwiches, hearty salads, brisket and prime rib await diners at Lawry’s Carvery, a family business that has been a Los Angeles institution for nearly a century. Entrepreneur Lawrence Frank began his restaurant with the simple idea of recreating his family’s Sunday dinners…

DTLA - The spirit of the past is alive in contemporary South Park at Faith & Flower. Guests joining for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch are part of the electric energy. At the intersection of the 1920s, 30’s, 40’s and now, Faith & Flower celebrates vibrant eras in Downtown Los Angeles. 

DTLA - In the world of crowd-pleasing mashups, a chic Danish-modernist rehab of a large discount tire storefront sounds like it already belongs in DTLA. But by combining third wave coffee with an extensive craft beer and Danish sausage selection, Mikkeller DTLA stands out from the crowd and …

DTLA - The secret is out! Hill Street’s favorite family- owned restaurant, with more than nine years in business, Cherry Pick Café is home to delicious, healthy options for breakfast, lunch and snacks. This charming, dine-in space that specializing in serving the best of ingredients, is a wo…

DTLA - Downtown LA newcomer Wild Living Foods is a stylish “Neo-Pueblo” inspired, plant-based restaurant.  A longtime passion-project from DTLA residents Rich Torres and Liz Sanchez, the concept is inspired by the husband and wife duo’s “Food Is Spirit” philosophy. With food by the people an…

DTLA - On the hunt for a healthy, quick breakfast and lunch joint with a friendly staff and lots of fresh juices at reasonable prices? Look no further than the peppy, energetic service at Reggie’s Deli. Stop in anytime for a great meal, or call ahead to cater a meeting, party or special even…

DTLA - Discover a hidden world of European flavors behind a rustic door on Flower Street at D’vine Lounge Bar. Located in a basement cavern, perfectly temperate for storing wine between the brick walls and glass cabinets, take in the soft lighting and vaulted ceilings. Sit on leather benches…

DTLA - Where can you find DTLA’s most authentic Jamaican food, as well as an incredible variety of cupcakes and home made pastries? Stop in to mother-and-daughter team Barbara and Aja Dawson’s abeautifullife cafe, a tiny Spring Street storefront combining family-style home cooking with a lov…

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.