Whether for work or pleasure, being holed up inside the Los Angeles Convention Center all day can be tough for just about anyone. So when the all-day meeting or the week-long conference finally comes to an end, it’s high time to take in some local color and flavor. Here now are the 10 best places to grab a bite to eat within walking distance of Los Angeles’ central meeting hall.Read More
10 Restaurants to Grab a Bite Near the Los Angeles Convention Center
It’s easy to eat well within walking distance of LA’s central meeting hall
Chef Ray Garcia shows his award-winning chops at this bright, modernist love letter to Mexican cooking. Come for the tortillas, stay for the otherworldly carnitas, transcendent chicharrón, and impressive mezcal list.
The Original Pantry Cafe
The Original Pantry Cafe is equal parts 24-hour coffee shop, old-school diner, and cultural institution. Big pancakes, crispy bacon, and eggs are available around the clock at this slice of LA history. Just be sure to bring cash.
Taste one of the city’s very best fried chicken sandwiches at Birdies, a minuscule restaurant that is practically a take-out-only operation. The crispy batter sheathing the large hunks of chicken breast is worthy of a detour.
WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
Located on the 24th floor of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, WP24 dishes out gourmet Chinese food along with stellar views of the Los Angeles skyline. The Peking duck, taut-skinned and served with buns, is the dish to get.
This sleek, wood-adorned dining room with checkered floors has been serving hungry and hip South Park residents with top-of-the-line bar snacks, alongside a robust cocktail and wine list.
The Palm Los Angeles
Downtown’s branch of the classic Manhattan steakhouse features the same stiff drinks, big ribeye steaks, and solid Italian food as the original, making it a staple for locals and visitors alike
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
It’s always a good time for a Brazilian barbecue binge. The worldwide churrasco chain serves up fatty slices of picanha and snappy linguiça (pork sausage), along with addictive pao de queijo (cheese bread).
El Parian Restaurant
Birria (goat meat) is the specialty at El Parian. Handmade tortillas, heaping plates of rice and beans, and the aforementioned gamey goat, tastes just right along with a cold Modelo.
Chef Casey Lane cooks up Basque-inspired fare inside the Hotel Figueroa for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The entire menu, full of pintxos, small plates, and larger proteins, was made for sharing. A gin and tonic to sip is an absolute must.
Head to Prank Bar for drinks indoor or out. Cocktails are priced well under $10 and pair excellently with easy-going bites like tacos, pretzels, and nachos.
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