Downtown LA Restaurants

Over the past few years, downtown LA has exploded with quality restaurants. Whether you're visiting the city or you're a native Angeleno, it can be difficult to decide where to dine. Thankfully, we've curated a list of the most iconic locations in the city.

You might choose to enjoy a prime dry-aged steak at Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse, or opt for traditional French cuisine at Kendall’s Brasserie or indulge in a culinary journey at the legendary and Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant.

Whichever you choose, you’re in for a great dining experience.


Places to eat in DTLA

Upstage Burger Exterior view

The quintessential L.A. burger joint that brings a new casual dining option to The Music Center. Upstage Burger offers a comfortable spot to grab a high-quality burger, sip an ice cold beer, hang out with friends and enjoy the surrounds.

Cafe by La Brea Tar Pits

Kendall's Brasserie dishes out a revamped menu by Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc, featuring a modern, artistic and vibrant take on the traditional French brasserie.


Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, located in the heart of Downtown LA, offers a fine dining atmosphere with acclaimed dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and signature sides.

Patina Restaurant, Downtown LA

An award-winning, Michelin starred restaurant offering contemporary French cuisine with international influences at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Cocina Roja Exterior dining area

Inspired by the flavors and unique spirit of Mexico City, Cocina Roja is the ideal outdoor dining option when visiting The Music Center. This traditional Mexican al fresco taqueria offers authentic tacos, larger entrées and street fare, which can be paired with an array of delicious beverages.