lunch suggestions downtown on sat?
I'm taking a friend on an art deco walking tour for his birthday on sat and then I'd like to take him to lunch somewhere nearby and I'm looking for suggestions. the tour should end a little after noon near pershing sq. is high tea at the biltmore worth it and is it too precious for a 35 year old man (albeit one who loves architecture so I thought he might dig the hotel)? is high tea served that early?
any other suggestions?
Never been to high tea at the Biltmore, BUT
OOh - My Mom and I went to a great art deco style place right across for the California Mart. Very nice inside, delicious food, cool setting. around $12 per entree.
One minor problem. I can't think of the name. I know it is on the north side of 9th. Right across from the Ca Mart. Darn it!
Phillipe's for old school LA -- french dipped sandwiches, hot mustard, pie, pickled eggs, slaw, etc. Great place.
Little Tokyo for new school LA -- good sushi places (Sushi Gen), japanese bakeries, japanese grocery stores, etc.
Langers (Macarthur Park) for the best pastrami in the world.
Mama's Hot Tamales (Macarthur Park) for great tamales.
Ditto on Petes - i literally feasted there on bleu cheese fries AND the mac and cheese. clearly i love cheese. but once you start on those fries, you can't stop. DELISH!