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Sunday Lunch Downtown? Options?

  • Tom P Sep 10, 2009 07:25 PM
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I love eating downtown, but a lot of my favorite places don't seem to be open Sundays for lunch. A friend and I are hitting the Ahmanson at 1 and wanted a good place to eat beforehand. Any ideas would be appreciated, thanks!

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  1. http://www.5cdiner.com/index.html or http://www.wurstkucherestaurant.com/

    1. Pacific Dining Car. Eggs Blackstone!

      1. Pete's Cafe? It gets mixed reviews on this board, but it is an option. Also, Bottega Louie is open on Sundays.

        Pete's Cafe & Bar
        400 S Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

        Bottega Louie
        700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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        1. re: Queequeg

          I'd agree with these two, and Nickel Diner. Just the vibe of Wurstkuche makes it seem like more of a nighttime affair, and I don't really go to PDC unless it's 3 in the morning.

          But yeah, downtown is definitely not Sunday-friendly.

          Maybe you could just pop over to Cielito Lindo or Philippe's, just a hop and a skip over the freeway.

          Philippe the Original
          1001 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

          Cielito Lindo
          23 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

        2. Thanks for all the great recs, this is terrific everyone.

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          1. re: Tom P

            I'm not sure what kind of vibe you are going for (traditional, trendy, etc) but I would think about heading into the Industrial Street area. Royal Clayton is a great british pub with great food. Church and State is another great restaurant.

            Pete's is great but I the food is becoming very oriented to the lunchtime office crowd -- everything seems the same recently.

          2. Bottega Louie would work, they have a Sunday brunch until 3PM.

            1. I'd suggest either the Dining Car or Chinatown for dim sum .

              1. As others have mentioned, I would say Bottega Louie would be good. Please note that when I was there it was a Brunch menu being served from 9am to 3pm. That being said, we were happy with our selections.

                At Pacific Dining Car they have a maryland crab hash that I like and breakfast served all day. The salad selection is good too for lunch. They are also good about getting you out on time for a show if you inform them when you get there.

                1. I hardly ever make it downtown, but when I do, I want to try Yxta Cocina. I've heard good things.

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                  1. re: mdpilam

                    It can be done...just not on Sunday (according to their website).