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Easy, quick dinner near Orpheum Theater in downtown

Going to a 7pm show next Saturday at the OT and looking for a close (walking would be great)spot for dinner for 4 extremely young 50 year old gals. Not a bar though, we're not drinkers especially and some of us aren't adventurous eaters. Really looking for American food, not expensive but certainly not fast food. I've read other postings and quite a few of the places recommended a year ago are now closed. Colori Kitchen was our pick (yes I know it's Italian) until we just found out it doesn't open for dinner until 6pm so that's not enough time.
Anyone have any brilliant ideas or should we go for a late lunch before we leave and then eat afterwards?

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  1. Wood Spoon opens at 6pm for great Brazilian food. Very close by. If you want to go after they are open till 11pm
    http://woodspoonla.com

    L.A. Chapter at the Ace Hotel across the street also opens at 6pm for dinner
    http://lachapter.com

    Also Umami Burger is open all day.
    852 South Broadway
    Los Angeles, CA 90014

     
    1. I had looked at Wood Spoon but it's that 6pm thing. We really are looking for someplace that opens at 5pm since our show is at 7pm. Thanks for the suggestions, maybe we'll try WS another time. I've now found out that one wants to go straight home as home for her is San Diego.

      1. Lot's of great food stands at Grand Central Market. Open all day.
        http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/ven...

         
        1. Stocking Frame.

          Right down the street on 9th.

          1. Thanks, I'll check them out.

            1. Stocking Frame
              Pattern Bar
              New Moon
              Umami
              1810
              Terroni
              Bottega Louie

              1. It's doors at 7. Show's at 8. They need time to sell drinks and souvenirs.

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                1. re: mc michael

                  From the Orpheum's web site "Begins at 8:00 PM; doors at 7:00 PM"
                  http://www.laorpheum.com/calendar.html

                2. Are you sure it's that for this Saturday's show? It's the Move on Live tour and from reading reviews of other cities they seem to be starting the show right at the start time.
                  As of now we've decided to skip dinner and go straight to the show so thanks everyone for the suggestions, I'll keep them filed for another time.

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                  1. re: julesrules4food

                    I've been to shows at the Orpheum. The doors open early around 7 and the shows generally start between 8 and 8:15. Remember they need some time to get the crowd to line up and get wrist bands and run the security gauntlet. And they do want to sell pre-show drinks.

                    1. re: julesrules4food

                      It's very clear on the website for the Orpheum, here:
                      http://www.laorpheum.com/calendar.html

                      Doors at 7, show at 8.

                      I highly recommend Pattern Bar and Stocking Frame. Low prices, great food - both have happy hour. The new Argentinian place, 1810, is also quite good - and less of a bar than the other two. All are within 5 minutes walk from Orpheum.

                    2. Thanks for the suggestions, unfortunately the menus are just not what two of the group eat. I also see where it shows 7 doors open, show at 8, but with this group I'm with they want to be the first in so we have to be there before 7. We've decided we're going early and bringing food and eating in the car, go with the flow.....
                      Thanks everyone~~

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                      1. re: julesrules4food

                        Langers curbside pickup on the way to the orpheum?

                        1. re: julesrules4food

                          FWIW, you're only half a mile away from Nickel Diner on Main.