Dining

A guide to a variety of restaurants convenient to the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles and the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.


Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum

Dining and parking in Downtown Los Angeles can be a bit daunting if you are pressed for time, or unfamiliar with this area of town.  With that in mind, we have organized a guide to our favorite restaurants by proximity to the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center.

         
   Within the Music Center Plaza
Kendall's Brasserie     Pinot Grill  
Kendall's Brasserie A classic brasserie with contemporary flourishes, Kendall's brings a fresh approach to brasserie cuisine with inspired seafood dishes and updated French favorites.
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  Pinot Grill Pinot Grill offers outdoor dining against the backdrop of the glorious Music Center with grilled entrées and a wood burning oven.
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    Within 3 blocks – Park at The Music Center and walk
Patina

 

     
Patina Located in the spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall, Patina expresses the highest culinary ideals of Master Chef Joachim Splichal with seasonal tasting menus, gourmet cheeses, caviar service, and an award-winning wine list.
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    Shuttle Service provided between these restaurants and The Music Center
Border Grill

 

  Cafe Pinot

 

Border Grill Enjoy upscale, modern Mexican food in a vibrant setting at Border Grill, the hip, urban cantina from Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" and Food Network's "Too Hot Tamales".
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  Cafe Pinot Adjacent to Downtown LA's 1920's landmark public library in a gorgeous urban garden setting, guests enjoy a contemporary Californian-French menu featuring fresh, sophisticated dishes inspired by the farmers' market.
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Chaya Dowtown

 

  Daily Grill

 

Chaya Dowtown Combining urban chic and European sensibility with Japanese hospitality, Chaya Downtown’s menu plays off its French Japanese culinary tradition as it takes the diner on an epicurean journey.
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  Daily Grill Located in the heart of Downtown LA, Daily Grill serves classic American dishes at lunch and dinner, including favorites like Certified Angus Steaks, Homestyle Meatloaf, & Chicken Pot Pie.
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Drago Centro

 

  McCormick&Schmick's

 

Drago Centro Chef Celestino Drago’s contemporary Italian masterpiece, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, offers innovative twists to authentic Italian dishes.
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  McCormick & Schmick's Experience culinary excellence with a menu that reflects seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico and products sourced from local ranches, farms and wineries.
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Nick And Stef's Steakhouse

 

     
Nick And Stef's Steakhouse Voted "best steakhouse" in downtown Los Angeles, Nick & Stef's serves superb dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and delicious signature side dishes.
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Kirk Douglas Theatre

Dining and shopping options in Culver City have exploded in the past year. Here’s a guide to some of our favorites, most within easy walking distance to the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

         
   Near the Kirk Douglas Theatre: COMING SOON

 

Photo Credit

L-R: Hector Atreyu Ruiz, Jackie Chung and Savannah Lathem in different words for the same thing.
Photo by Craig Schwartz.