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Jul 16, 2010 05:24 PM

Kid Friendly place for lunch, downtown LA

Did a search, and came up with zippo. Looking for a relatively kid friendly place for lunch, downtown, close to the Staples Center if possible. All I can come up with off the top of my head is Original Pantry, which my DH refuses to go to (don't really blame him) and Wurstkuche, which isn't that close to the arena, and the kids weren't that impressed when we did take them there last summer. Would prefer not to end up at El Tepeyac, though we love that place, but always eat waaaaaay too much, and we are doing the Circus after lunch.

Thanks, as always, I know I can count on my fellow LA CHers.

Original Pantry Cafe
877 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Staples Center
1111 S Figueroa St Ste 3100, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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  1. how about Phillipes French Dip

    1. Second Philippes. Also Mercado La Paloma, Langer's, lots of Little Tokyo noodle/teriyaki places if they're into that.

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      1. re: cant talk...eating

        I dream of Langer's

        Langer's Delicatessen
        704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

      2. Well, at LA Live you have lots of options, some more kid friendly than others. Rock Fish ESPN Zone, and Trader Vic's might work.

        A bit farther away, you might consider Nickel Diner (what kid wouldn't fall for maple bacon donuts?), or Wood Spoon (great chicken pot pie and sweet potato fries).

        Philippes, as others upthread have suggested, is one option but it is a major trek to Staples.

        Rock Fish Restaurant
        120 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

        Nickel Diner
        524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          You're right, ispe. We've done the Phillipe's thing, so thanks for that suggestion, but we'll probably head somewhere new.

          I liked Nickel Diner, but not really the area. Just a little too gritty, although it is afternoon.

          Much to my chagrin, ESPN Zone may work, destined to have cheeseburgers (their fave) on the menu. Wood Spoon may be a good option will look into it. Even Trader Vic's, tho DH may not be thrilled, though it's not all about us!! ;))

          Thanks for the suggestions guys, I really appreciate it.

          Nickel Diner
          524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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

          1. re: Phurstluv

            Although it's not saying much, the Yard House is better than EPSN zone and very kid friendly.

        2. California Pizza Kitchen at 7th & Fig?

          California Pizza
          16960 Van Buren Blvd Ste D, Riverside, CA 92504

          1. Tiara Cafe or Gram and Papa's.

            Gram and Papas
            227 East 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA