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Sep 24, 2008 11:46 PM

Dinner Ideas near Orpheum Theater?

We have tickets to Jackson Browne on a Sunday night in October at the Orpheum in downtown Los Angeles. It's a great old theater from the 20s or 30s, on Broadway, between 8th and 9th. Any unique places to suggest for an early dinner that would be open on a Sunday. One person in our group does not like Japanese, so that is out. Thanks in advance.

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  1. I was going to recommend Colori Kitchen, but they're closed on Sundays. How about the new Church & State, 1850 Industrial Street 213-450-1434. It's not exactly walking distance to the Orpheum but I hear good things. BTW The Orpheum is awesome. I saw PJ Harvey there last year. She remarked how "lovely" the Orpheum was. There is a burger place next to it and nice place to grab a drink before the show. We saw Vincent Gallo at the burger place. That might be reason enough to avoid it...

    1. you might go ahead and call places that say they are closed on Sundays, ...when I went to see Lyle Lovett on a Sunday night, i was surprised to see the Broadway Bar and some other place wide open when their websites say otherwise,...Wood Spoon is worth calling- search board for reviews but it gets good marks. Also the Orpheum website has a list (and map) which gives tele. nos. I similarly enjoyed the concert and sound was great. Give yourself time to explore the theater before the concert...downstairs tavern is entertaining ;-) Enjoy!

      Wood Spoon
      107 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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      1. re: Local

        Thanks for tipping me off re the downstairs tavern - we're going tonight to see Jackson Browne and I can't wait to explore the downstairs tavern. I was born and raised in Hollywood, not far from there (Sunset and Vine) but I have never been to the Orpheum. I'm more excited about the Orpheum than the performance!! We decided we'll go for an early dinner at Pacific Dining Car and then drive over. It's an early dinner for us, so we'll probably split whatever we order. Thanks again to all.

          1. re: vinosnob

            Outstanding. I had a small dinner salad to start and then a delicious filet; my sister had a hamburger on a bun with all the trimmings that she split with her husband. My husband had a filet as well. French fries and onion rings for the table. They have a shuttle bus to take you to different theaters locations in downtown L.A. which I think is very smart.

            1. re: Bite Me

              Good to know! I was hesitant to try PDC (a lot of mixed reviews) before a show downtown last weekend, but perhaps I'll check it out next time.

              How does it rate against, say, Mastro's?

      2. On Hill near 11th, there is a relatively new place call SugaCane Lounge. Jamaican style cuisine. Call ahead to make sure they will be open and are not having a private party. No alcohol served.

        1. try Yang Chow- famous Chinese restaurant!