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Sunday Lunch Downtown? Options?

Tom P Sep 10, 2009 07:25 PM

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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    mdpilam Sep 11, 2009 10:39 AM

    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
      Servorg Sep 11, 2009 10:41 AM

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


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      ickster Sep 11, 2009 10:38 AM

      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.

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        TomSwift Sep 11, 2009 09:31 AM

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

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          MahiMahiFish Sep 11, 2009 08:32 AM

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

          1. Tom P Sep 11, 2009 01:17 AM

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

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            1. re: Tom P
              Jodie Sep 12, 2009 08:39 AM

              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.

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              Queequeg Sep 10, 2009 10:24 PM

              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
                andytseng Sep 10, 2009 11:31 PM

                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

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                Fru Sep 10, 2009 09:49 PM

                Pacific Dining Car. Eggs Blackstone!

                1. Servorg Sep 10, 2009 08:16 PM

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

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