If you’re heading to Los Angeles and looking for a great dining spot, why not check out Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). DTLA has been enjoying a rebirth. No longer a ghost town on evenings and weekends, DTLA has evolved into a thriving city center with some great dining options. Here are a few favorites:
This beautiful Italian eatery features floor-to-ceiling murals, a massive dining room, a gold bar and some of the best freshly made pasta on the West Coast. Inspired by traditional Bolognese-style cuisine, the tempting menu is sure to make you indulge—from Nonna tagliatelle al ragu Bolognese to roasted suckling pig--but it’s worth every calorie. 1124 San Julian St., Los Angeles, CA. 213-749-1099
Set on the 71st floor of the US Bank building, this elegant restaurant serves three-course menus featuring such modern American fare as champagne-poached oysters, steak tartare and pan-seared diver scallops. The view is a showstopper, with 360-degree views of Los Angeles. On a clear night, you can see the Pacific. 633 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA. 213-71-ABOVE
Grand Central Market
Grand Central Market has been a downtown landmark since 1917, offering food stalls that dish up pretty much everything you might be craving. Grab a burger at Belcampo Meat Company. Get in line for LA’s most delicious egg sandwich at Eggslut. Order a bowl of vegan ramen at Ramen Hood. Just be sure to come hungry! 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA.