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  • Carolina704vip
    Los Angeles •28 reviews
    Dined 1 day ago
    Of all the new hip restaurants in the DTLA industrial arts district, this is by far the best. No loud obtrusive music, lovely staff and servers and delicious food. There were five of us and we ordered 3 entries, 2 appetizers and 2 side dishes. We then splurged and ordered 4 desserts that were all out of this world. Really a great evening.
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    Girl & the Goat L.A.Price: Expensive• Contemporary American• Downtown
  • Paula
    Los Angeles •37 reviews
    Dined 1 day ago
    The Branzino is the best in LA by far. I will never tire of the Cavatelli alla Norcina and will order it every time. The creamy sauce with the pork sausage & generous portion of truffles is fabulous. The big very pleasant surprise for me was the squid ink spaghetti, with the lobster and that very distinctive Thai flavor was wonderful improvement from the squid ink spaghetti I had several months ago (nothing wrong with it then). This time the pasta dish was so much brighter and livelier. We will always return.
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    BestiaPrice: Expensive• Italian• Downtown
  • lunabertolini
    Atlanta Metro •3 reviews
    Dined 3 days ago
    Absolutely loved it. The energy at this restaurant is so upbeat and fun :) The food was outstanding, truly reminded me of home. The Aguachile de camaron was my parent's favorite plate. I'm going to take more friends here, I absolutely had so much fun :) Thank you again for the great service and food.
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    LA Cha Cha CháPrice: Expensive• Mexican• Arts District
  • MartaT
    Los Angeles •7 reviews
    Dined on Nov 25, 2023
    Food' presentation and service was excelent! The care and attention we received was outstanding!. Sitting at the bar was a must have always experience! Overall was a mesl to repeat and remember!
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    TENSHOPrice: Very Expensive• Japanese (Shabu-Shabu)• Little Tokyo
  • AlanS
    Los Angeles •7 reviews
    Dined on Jan 1, 2023
    Absolutely the best French toast I have ever eaten...all the food was great but the French toast stood out. Freaky day because it was not supposed to rain, but it's LA so of course it rained and we had windy gusts on the outside...BUT...Perch has blankets!. Yes and soft quality ones, so we were toasty even in the LA blizzard.
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    Perch LAPrice: Expensive• French / American• Downtown

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Downtown Los Angeles is full of all different types of food that all have their unique flavors and dishes, as well as a lovely ambiance in which to enjoy them. You can have some traditional American cuisine, like crab cakes, free range chicken, and filet mignon in a warm but elegant atmosphere. If you're looking for a fresh catch sort of dinner, there are plenty of excellent seafood restaurants in the area where you can try all sorts of dishes ranging from clams and scallops to river king salmon and Atlantic cod. There's some great Mexican in the area too; you can visit one of the many lively cantinas for classic favorites like tacos and carne asada, as well as some twists like the chorizo cheeseburger.

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Dog friendly restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA include Fixins Soul Kitchen, Girl & the Goat L.A. and Rappahannock Oyster Bar @ ROW DTLA

Child friendly restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA include Fixins Soul Kitchen, Le Grand and 71Above

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