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10 Great Dinner Spots for the Anti-Super Bowl Crowd

Not an NFL fan and want to dine out this Sunday? Not to worry

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It seems impossible to avoid Super Bowl LIII, since 103.4 million people watched the year’s biggest game in 2018. Tack on the Los Angeles Rams taking on the New England Patriots, and it’s a safe assumption that most of the city will be watching. There’s plenty of Southern California spots to watch LA’s first trip to the championship in many years, but for those wishing to go out and bypass the crowds and noise, there are options in this fair city.

Eater compiled a list of nine Los Angeles restaurants and one brewery dedicated to quiet meals, craft beer, and cocktails with no screaming fans, and no televisions.

These are featured north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
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Little Beast Restaurant

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Little Beast wants to erase any thought of the Super Bowl with a menu of bottomless wines and cocktails, including a brunch punch served in a fish bowl with rubber duckies. There’s also it’s consistent and steady brunch menu, served in its longstanding cozy space in Eagle Rock.

Little Beast
Little Beast

The Arbour

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Seasoned LA chef Ian Gresik established The Arbour as one of Pasadena’s more popular restaurants on South Lake Avenue. His menu is not fussy, it’s simply elegant American fare with no televisions in the building.

A fine private dining room with glowing yellow chandeliers.
The Arbour
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Famed restaurant partners Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson have the ideal place to avoid any semblance of blue and gold. Since the game starts at 3:30 p.m., nabbing the buckwheat crepe for brunch is possible until 5 p.m. But if staying longer is necessary, dinner includes pomme frites, roasted chicken, and steak au poivre.

Barbette
Barbette
Wonho Frank Lee

Cosa Buona

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For take-out only, Cosa Buona is offering a $99 touchdown dance special. So any Rams lover can leave with four pizzas, a bucket of wings, and a six-pack of Olympia beer for take-out. Non-football fans can get everything on the menu, including the wood-fired pizzas, the chopped salad with provolone, peel and eat scampi, or the meatballs.

Cosa Buona
Cosa Buona
Crystal Coser

Farmhouse

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Head farmer Nathan Peitso runs his family farm and the Beverly Center’s Farmhouse, where the meals are as fresh as one would expect. And while the brunch menu is a respectable choice, so is the $32 weekend buffet brunch with options like fig and ricotta toast, pizzas, enormous and fluffy buttermilk biscuits, and croque madame.

Farmhouse
Farmhouse
Wonho Frank Lee

While the Atwater Village location will fully take on Super Bowl Sunday with the game on and a happy hour menu from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m., the Beverly Hills arm will be a haven of peaceful meals with wood-oven flatbreads, avocado hummus, and not a TV in sight.

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Howlin' Ray's

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Super Bowl Sunday might be the perfect almost genius time to head over to Howlin’ Rays. Wait times can typically run up to three hours, but with most of the city watching the local team fight for the championship, why not give it a try?

Howlin’ Rays
The line at Howlin’ Rays
Cesar R. via Yelp

The Draycott

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In the Palisades Village, The Draycott just added a weekend brunch. Opt for an English Sunday roast with roast beef, cauliflower and cheese, with Yorkshire pudding, or the seafood bar.

Draycott Pacific Palisades.
The Draycott
Wonho Frank Lee

The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

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Downtown’s NoMAd is the complete antithesis of Super Bowl Sunday, with its truly gorgeous interior and incredible food. Brunch lasts until 3 p.m., with a perfect omelette and a hefty Bloody Mary. If staying for dinner, enjoy the room with cocktails, crudités, salads, roast chicken, or pastas.

Three Weavers Brewing Company

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Three Weavers is slightly over two miles away from the Rams’ future stadium. Her team’s been slinging out quality craft beer since 2014 in a comfy space where board games rule the day, and prides itself on keeping TVs out of the space. Staff will allow food from the outside, including the adjacent Randy’s Donuts and Equelecua Cuban Cafe.

Three Weavers Brewing Company
Three Weavers Brewing Company
Bryan G. via Yelp

Little Beast Restaurant

Little Beast
Little Beast

Little Beast wants to erase any thought of the Super Bowl with a menu of bottomless wines and cocktails, including a brunch punch served in a fish bowl with rubber duckies. There’s also it’s consistent and steady brunch menu, served in its longstanding cozy space in Eagle Rock.

Little Beast
Little Beast

The Arbour

A fine private dining room with glowing yellow chandeliers.
The Arbour
Courtesy of The Arbour

Seasoned LA chef Ian Gresik established The Arbour as one of Pasadena’s more popular restaurants on South Lake Avenue. His menu is not fussy, it’s simply elegant American fare with no televisions in the building.

A fine private dining room with glowing yellow chandeliers.
The Arbour
Courtesy of The Arbour

Barbette

Barbette
Barbette
Wonho Frank Lee

Famed restaurant partners Jared Meisler and Sean MacPherson have the ideal place to avoid any semblance of blue and gold. Since the game starts at 3:30 p.m., nabbing the buckwheat crepe for brunch is possible until 5 p.m. But if staying longer is necessary, dinner includes pomme frites, roasted chicken, and steak au poivre.

Barbette
Barbette
Wonho Frank Lee

Cosa Buona

Cosa Buona
Cosa Buona
Crystal Coser

For take-out only, Cosa Buona is offering a $99 touchdown dance special. So any Rams lover can leave with four pizzas, a bucket of wings, and a six-pack of Olympia beer for take-out. Non-football fans can get everything on the menu, including the wood-fired pizzas, the chopped salad with provolone, peel and eat scampi, or the meatballs.

Cosa Buona
Cosa Buona
Crystal Coser

Farmhouse

Farmhouse
Farmhouse
Wonho Frank Lee

Head farmer Nathan Peitso runs his family farm and the Beverly Center’s Farmhouse, where the meals are as fresh as one would expect. And while the brunch menu is a respectable choice, so is the $32 weekend buffet brunch with options like fig and ricotta toast, pizzas, enormous and fluffy buttermilk biscuits, and croque madame.

Farmhouse
Farmhouse
Wonho Frank Lee

Momed

Shakshuka momed
Yelp

While the Atwater Village location will fully take on Super Bowl Sunday with the game on and a happy hour menu from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m., the Beverly Hills arm will be a haven of peaceful meals with wood-oven flatbreads, avocado hummus, and not a TV in sight.

Shakshuka momed
Yelp

Howlin' Ray's

Howlin’ Rays
The line at Howlin’ Rays
Cesar R. via Yelp

Super Bowl Sunday might be the perfect almost genius time to head over to Howlin’ Rays. Wait times can typically run up to three hours, but with most of the city watching the local team fight for the championship, why not give it a try?

Howlin’ Rays
The line at Howlin’ Rays
Cesar R. via Yelp

The Draycott

Draycott Pacific Palisades.
The Draycott
Wonho Frank Lee

In the Palisades Village, The Draycott just added a weekend brunch. Opt for an English Sunday roast with roast beef, cauliflower and cheese, with Yorkshire pudding, or the seafood bar.

Draycott Pacific Palisades.
The Draycott
Wonho Frank Lee

The NoMad Hotel Los Angeles

Downtown’s NoMAd is the complete antithesis of Super Bowl Sunday, with its truly gorgeous interior and incredible food. Brunch lasts until 3 p.m., with a perfect omelette and a hefty Bloody Mary. If staying for dinner, enjoy the room with cocktails, crudités, salads, roast chicken, or pastas.

Three Weavers Brewing Company

Three Weavers Brewing Company
Three Weavers Brewing Company
Bryan G. via Yelp

Three Weavers is slightly over two miles away from the Rams’ future stadium. Her team’s been slinging out quality craft beer since 2014 in a comfy space where board games rule the day, and prides itself on keeping TVs out of the space. Staff will allow food from the outside, including the adjacent Randy’s Donuts and Equelecua Cuban Cafe.

Three Weavers Brewing Company
Three Weavers Brewing Company
Bryan G. via Yelp

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