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Sep 23, 2007 02:55 PM

Mode : Downtown LA 24 Hour Dining?

So in this week's LA Downtown News, there is both an ad and a blurb about a restaurant called mode. Never heard of or about it. Their tagline goes Fois Gras or Pork Chop... something like that and it's listed as French in the restaurant guide. I called the number and nobody answered. Is this place opening soon or what? Downtown can always use more 24 hour dining, right now we have the Pacific Dining and the Pantry...

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    You're right, it isn't open yet. (Not sure what I'd think of a 24-hour place that doesn't answer its phone ...)

    1. walked by last night and it looks cool, they had a sidewalk patio area and a glass roll up that led to the dining room. I think they had a private party too.
      SHould be open to the public very soon.

      1. Best 24 hour spot in all of LA is The Pacific Dining Car on 6th downtown - open 7 days a week 24 hours a day - amazing steaks - incredible breakfast menu - and one of the few restaurants in Los Angeles with any character.

        1. bump!

          Anyone tried this yet? Daily Candy sent out a "Hey, it's open now" email last week. My sister and her friends are in town staying at the Biltmore... they're not too picky, food-wise, but do tend to lean toward sleek, trendy-ish places. I'm curious about price point, if reservations are necessary (or possible?), how crowded it is, etc.

          And if any responders think I'm on the wrong track here, I'd love to hear some recs, too. Walking distance from the Biltmore would be ideal. Cafe Pinot, maybe?

          I am neither sleek nor trendy, so could use all the help I can get.

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          1. re: squirrelo

            I too am curious about Mode - if anyone has been, please post!

            Squirrelo - "sleek and trendy" makes me think Blue Velvet. I had a good dinner there about a year ago although there have been more recent complaints about stingy portions. But the ambience is VERY cool.

            Blue Velvet
            750 S. Garland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

            1. re: aching

              The fact that it's the same owner and chef from the mighty mediocre Royale turns my curiosity waaaaaaaaay down.

          2. I don't think it's fully open yet... I live near by and walk by every night. Pitch black inside. I've seen it open maybe twice for special events during Fashion Week, but never again.

            Hopefully it'll actually happen soon! It's an odd location -- between a dirty strip club and a stationary printer... But it could work.