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Jun 12, 2007 10:53 PM

Eating in LA past 10pm

Why is this so hard to do?

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  1. TONS of options. which part of LA do you find lacking?

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      1. re: eberhard49

        OK. Perhaps downtown is tougher than other places. But late night driving is easier, and good dining is only a few minutes away. Other than Thai (TOI on Sunset is open til 4am every day), you've got Fred 62 diner food in Los Feliz open 24 hours, House of Pies until 2 or 3am, Weiland Brewery (Downtown) serves food until 1:30am. The list goes on and on. Try CitySearch and search by neighborhood and then Late Night. You'll find a lot of options.

        1. re: mojoeater

          And Bossa Nova down the street from Toi is also open until 4am.

            1. re: eberhard49

              You didn't say you were looking for anything in particular, just a place to eat after 10pm. Be more specific and we can help you more.

              1. re: eberhard49

                I sort of agree, but they do some things really well. They have a veggie bowl with rice that is really good, and i love the pop tart dessert.

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  How are their (Fred 62's) burgers?

            2. re: eberhard49

              Pacific Dining Car - Open 24/7 downtown (also in SM, but you asked for Downtown).

              After 10PM, they are serving dinner AND breakfast. Their breakfast is one of the best kept late night secrets in L.A.

              You can eat like a king for about twenty bucks.

              1. re: techbod

                Yes indeed. (The serve breakfast 24 hrs/day, I think.) A couple of weeks back, the Missus was out of town, and after spending all day Sunday in the office, I stopped in on my way home (around 7 p.m.) for a baseball cut sirloin and some sauteed spinach. A couple of tables down, there was a young guy tucking into a full breakfast spread -- bacon and eggs, hashbrowns, toast, etc. Just seeing it made me happy. (Of course a belly full of sirloin didn't hurt either.)

          1. Hollywood Thai Town AND North Hollywood Thai Area have many good to excellent to spectacular places that are open far later than I have EVER eaten a meal!

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            1. re: sel

              a few places in Chinatown, The New Won Kok, good, till 3 AM, i believe.

              1. re: Burger Boy

                Also Phoenix in Chinatown, till 2am.

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  I'd think twice about the Won Kok. They are not up to par with Health Standards.

                  1. re: Burger Boy

                    I second Won Kok, especially their house chow fun. GF likes their Hong Kong style chow mein. I don't stay up late anymore, but this place at midnight is like heaven.

                  2. re: sel

                    Same with Koreatown and Hollywood, both catering to hungry bar hoppers and other nocturnal types. Just near the Arclight Theater, there's Magnolia, Bowery, Fabiolus, Hungry Cat, the Arclight Cafe, Citizen Smith...

                    In the Fairfax area, you've got Dupars as well as Canter's open 24 hours a day.

                    1. re: SauceSupreme

                      yeah our go to places are k town, china town, fat burger, in and out, norms, and if we're desperate and it's the closest (depending on who has been drinking and if the dd doesn't want to drive relatively "far"), dennys.... yeah it's not great, but when usually at that point in time when it comes down to that decision, my friends don't care where they eat... hahaha just NOT pinks....

                  3. Do a search for "late night" or "late + eats" or "open + late" and you'll turn up tons of recent threads.

                    1. Depends upon what you want. There is everything from full service meals, steaks, and breakfasts 24 hrs at the Pacific Dining Car (1310 W 6th St, 90017, Phone: (213) 483-6000) to excellent tacos at El Gran Burrito until at least 3 a.m. (Santa Monica/just W. of Vermont).

                      Edited to add the answer to the original poster's question: in Los Angeles, bars shut down at 2 a.m., but mainly close at 1:30, and many close at midnight. Los Angeles does NOT have a late night dining culture like New York. That does not mean you can't get good eats in your 'hood late. You need to be more specific about what you want, and where, late night. Mostly, you will find what you are looking for.

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                      1. re: DanaB

                        Los Angeles bars close down at 2am not because of a city regulation but because of STATE law. All bars in California (and yes that includes SF and SD) close down at 2. All you transplanted NYers like to think that it's all LA's fault.If you want the bars open later, then blame Sacramento.

                        1. re: Normal Garciaparra

                          You can always go dancing at an after-hours club. No alcohol (eheh...eheheheh...eheheheHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA... sorry...) but the vibe continues, usually until 4 or even 6 AM. At which point it's time for T-bone and eggs at Pacific Dining Car.

                      2. I know it isn't hard, because I eat in downtown after 10 all the time. Daikokuya, Pete's Cafe, Carnitas Michoacan, the aforementioned Weilands, along with places that I haven't been to, like Pacific Dining Car. You're not going to have as many options as other areas of LA, but it's primarily a business area.

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                        1. re: MeAndroo

                          Any specific recommendations at Weiland's? I've always bypassed it and didn't realize it was open late either!

                          1. re: Vikzen

                            Well, their happy hour restarts at 10 and runs to close, so I'm usually eating their garlic fries, chicken wings, quesadillas or calamari. Everything's 2-5 bucks on the happy hour menu, plus $2.50 microbrew pints.