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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.
  Pinot Grill Pinot Grill offers outdoor dining against the backdrop of the glorious Music Center with grilled entrées and a wood burning oven.
    Within 3 blocks – Park at The Music Center and walk


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.
    Shuttle service may be provided between these restaurants and The Music Center*
Cafe Pinot


  Le Petit Paris


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.
  Le Petit Paris Le Petit Paris offers at 15% discount for brunch, lunch, and dinner if you show your theatre ticket. It also has a retail store, "La Boutique," which showcases exclusive French specialty products and display art from some of France’s most notable artists. Le Petit Paris provides a tranquil, bright dining venue during the day and transforms into an upscale lounge atmosphere at night—DJ included.
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.
  Vespaio Receive 15% off your meal by showing your theatre ticket. Indulge in fine Mediterranean Italian cuisine, old world wines, and premium liquors at Chef Ago's latest restaurant. Only one block from the Music Center, enjoy a fireplace heated patio with views of some of Grand Avenues most prestigious establishments.


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.

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*May be provided as a courtesy by each restaurant. Please check availability with the restaurant directly.

Photo Credit

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