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Clifton's Cafeteria Pushes Official Downtown Opening Date to Later This Week

Thankfully, it's just a short delay.

Clifton's Cafeteria
Clifton's Cafeteria
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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.

It looks like the regular folks will have to wait a little bit longer before being let in to experience the completely redone Clifton's Cafeteria in Downtown. Reps are now saying that a late-week unveiling is more likely than the Tuesday arrival first alluded to last week.

It's a small but important change for many Angelenos, plenty of whom have been waiting for years for the opportunity to walk through the multi-level restaurant/bar space once again. There's a vibrant history to the place after all (and it's one that owner Andrew Meieran is pretty obsessed with keeping around), and much work has been done to return the location to its former glory.

Look for a Wednesday or Thursday arrival instead (you can keep tabs on updates via their social media outlets), and if you were one of the smart ones who purchased a ticket to the special banquet dinner to benefit the LA Conservancy, there's no need to worry at all — that party is tonight, and it's going down as planned.

Clifton's Republic

648 South Broadway, , CA 90014 (213) 627-1673 Visit Website