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District on the Bloc Is Downtown's Funky New All-Day Hotel Spot

Inside the Sheraton on Hope Street.

District on the Bloc
District on the Bloc
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Downtown is trying to step up its hotel restaurant game with the new addition of District on the Bloc, pushed into the Sheraton on Hope Street.

The eclectic all-day space is currently soft-open, serving breakfast for the hotel guests and transitioning into a casual lunch space thereafter. Around 2 p.m., the bar opens for guests, with small plates dinner options available until the late evening. Most everything operates as some sort of shareable dish, from chile-miso carpaccio to a whole branzino, though steak frites, a burger, and some Scottish salmon are meant for one.

The food comes from chef Hansen Lee, who was previously attached to the dusitD2 constance, another hotel option (though a boutique one) up in Pasadena.

Inside, the room is an eclectic mix of exposed ductwork and coiled ropes, with leather-bound seats and lots of marble. Sleek gray stools tuck nicely under the long bar, while TVs flank much of the room — this is a hotel restaurant meant for casual diners, after all.

District on the Bloc is currently soft-open, and plans to further solidify evening and weekend hours soon enough. In the meantime, you can explore the various menus here.

District on the Bloc
711 Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA