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Ford's Filling Station Docks Inside JW Marriott With Smoked Meats and Fancy Drinks

Ben Ford's gastropub finds new life inside the L.A. Live hotel.

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Ford's Filling Station was a sad loss for Culver City when it closed earlier this year, but the Ben Ford gastropub has slipped into the JW Marriott just in time for the holiday season. Ford's comfort food menu has everything from braised beef cheeks to smoked pork chops from an on-site smoker, served with cider au jus and Brussels sprouts butternut squash hash. Though Ford has been soft serving since last week, the official debut is scheduled for December 10.

The farm-to-table approach extends to the drink menu, compiled by Dushan Zaric of NYC's Employees Only. The Red Leader blends a beet juice shrub with vodka, while the Lazy Lover pits jalapeno-infused Chartreuse with thyme leaves.

Designed by Claire Stansfield, the space exudes a kind of grandeur that only makes sense at a large scale hotel in Downtown, with plush leather chairs and natural tones. Check out the full menus below, with all day service that should be useful for convention-goers and anyone else hitting L.A. Live for entertainment purposes.

Ford's Breakfast Menu

Ford's Dinner Menu

Ford's Lunch Menu


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JW Marriott LA Live

900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 765-8600