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Feb 18, 2010 07:22 PM

Where to Eat Near the Biltmore (That Isn't the Biltmore)

Any suggestions on cafes, sandwich places or delis in the neighborhood of the Biltmore? Room service is fine, but I'm diabetic and need food while I'm out and walking about downtown. Last time I stayed there a few years back, there wasn't much that I could find...any help?

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  1. You can slide into the Water Grill right next door and, without spending too much, have an amazing bowl of Clam Chowder (some of the best ever) or some terrific choices from their iced seafood bar.

      1. re: sillygoosedown

        I second Mendocino Farms on 5th and Flower.

        Cafes/Sandwich shops just a block's walk from the Biltmore:
        Sandwich Shop on 6th and Grand.
        Bruno's Cafe on 6th and Olive.
        Emerson's Cafe on 6th and Olive.
        Arda's Cafe on 6th and Hill.
        Union Bagel on 6th btw Grand and Olive.
        Loose Leaf on 6th and Hope.

        Other restaurants nearby:
        Sultan's Chicken on 6th btw Hill and Broadway.
        Bottega Louie on 7th and Grand.
        Nickel Diner on 5th and Main.
        Colori Kitchen on 8th and Olive.

      2. Check out the Wood Spoon, a delightfully charming downtown Brazilian café. Savory pork sandwich. The chicken potpie is one of the best ever and well worth the 5-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the Biltmore. A glass (or pitcher) of their deliciously refreshing sangria is a must have.

        Wood Spoon
        107 W. 9th St
        Los Angeles, CA 90015
        (213) 629-1765

        Bon Appetit!

        1. Bottega Louie is new and nearby and I heard that Drago Centro just started a panini bar. Mendocino Farms is uphill from the Biltmore but worth the trek.

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          1. You may get some other ideas from this thread that was put up just 3 days ago:

            Another good place for a nice lunch (midweek only) or dinner with a view would be Cafe Pinot which is maybe 3/4's of a block W from your hotel on 5th Street.

            Cafe Pinot
            700 West Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071