911! Surprise guests coming in on the train: where to eat close-ish to Union Station?
Yes, Dad and friend announced arrival on Union Station at dinnertime this Tuesday! 80 They'll be hungry, so where to eat?
Stipends: close to Union Station and points west/southwest thereof
NOT high-high end, nor cheapy hole-in-the-wall. 75-yr-olds like good service & atmosphere along with good food.
Pref. not Asian; Dad just came back from the Philippines & will be riced-out.
Many thanks. Gotta go clean...
Well, there's always Traxx right there IN Union Station. Otherwise, maybe Nick & Stef's steakhouse? It definitely isn't cheap, but it fits the bill re: atmosphere & service. And definitely not Asian.
Cafe Pinot or maybe even Drago Centro.
There's always Taix on Sunset, not too far away.
I haven't been to Traxx in ages...but used to like it. Like Jack Flash said...certainly fits the "location" bill. I was at Drago Centro Friday night, before a concert. I hadn't been there for a year, but was really impressed. Food is really good....especially the pasta. Lovely service. I have to go back more often.
It's a bit crazy to me that "Asian" food just gets lumped into one category. Do people (generally, non-Asians) really consider all Asian food to be the same? Would people not find it weird if I said, "I just got back from Spain, so I definitely don't want to eat any French, Italian, or German food... you know, nothing European."
Sorry, this just came to mind because the first few restaurants that I thought of in the area were all Asian. Aside from that, you could consider Lazy Ox (or Baco Mercat) if they're okay with the small plates, or Colori Kitchen/Wood Spoon as safer choices.
For dinner, Traxx is an option.
You can also hop on the Gold Line from Union Station and go one stop to the Little Tokyo/Arts District station. There are plenty of restaurants in Little Tokyo that offer non-rice meals. I would recommend Spice Table or Wurstkuche.
If not, you could venture downtown to the newly-opened Artisan House, on 6th and Main.
800 N Alameda St Ste 122, Los Angeles, CA 90012
800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Spice Table
114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
600 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90014