Looking for something new near 5th and Fig in downtown
If you walk or DASH to Main Street you'll find some more restaurants: on Main & 2nd there is Pitfire Pizza; Main & 4th there is both Pete's and Blossom; and on 6th just east of Main there is Cole's PE Buffet (which most people say has much better French Dips than Philippe's).
Just south of 8th on Spring there is Cafe Angelique.
There is a new wine bar on Spring just south of 6th but I don't know if it's good or if it's open for lunch.
The Water Grill is on Grand & 5th.
Engine Co. No 28 is on Figueroa and 7th.
Clifton's Cafeteria is on Broadway just south of 6th.
Seoul Jung is in the Wilshire Grand on Wilshire at Figueroa.
agree, mendocino farms is great.
stay away from that sushi place, though.
KOREAN BBQ PLUS in the bonaventure is pretty good for quick and casual. my korean friends find it agreeable.
ROY's, fig & 8th
PENTALINO in wells fargo building
NICK & STEFs
DASH to little tokyo
BLOOM on main, but not the best area
heard a rumor that michael mina is opening a restaurant or two at cal plaza.