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We are going to see Coldplay on Saturday night at Home Depot Center - but will be in El Monte during the day so thought we could stop someplace downtown for an early dinner on the way to the show. First thought was Church & State, but they don't open till 6 pm. Need to find someplace that is open around 4-5'ish. Someplace chill and fun but, of course, with great food. Considering Corkbar. Any thoughts/suggestions?

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  1. How about Drago Centro, at 525 S. Flower? They start serving dinner at 5:30.

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    1. re: ozhead

      Thanks! Drago Centro crossed my mind also, but I thought 5:30 might be pushing it since we didn't want to have to rush. But it is definitely still an option.

      1. re: ozhead

        May be too chill for you (in comparison to Church & State) but there's a cool new-ish sausage and beer joint in the arts district called Wurstkuche which serves straight through.

        Also, across the street from Church & State is an English pub style joint called Royal Clayton's which starts serving at 4:00 on Saturdays. Again, very casual but a fun spot.

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        Royal Claytons Restaurant
        1855 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

        Wurstkuche
        800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

      2. How about Rivera? They open for dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

        http://www.riverarestaurant.com/index...

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        1. Mo-Chica
          3655 S Grand Ave
          Los Angeles, CA 90007
          www.mo-chica.com

          Not really in downtown but just south of it.

          1. Hey, nothing wrong with Phillipes....