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First and Hope

710 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Harbor)
213 617 8555
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Ranked #3,999 of 8,558 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Harbor
Cross street: First and Hope Streets
Transit: We're two blocks up 1st Street from the Civic Center station on the Metro Red Line. Dash 'A' Bus stops in front of the restaurant every 10 mins on weekdays until 6:30PM.
Description: Casual fine dining restaurant features Modern American Comfort Food all grown up and reinvented with a sophisticated downtown LA twist. Pre and Post Theatre dining. Bar Fedora at First & Hope features Jazz, Pop, & Broadway on weekends. Enjoy swanky, delicious cocktails along with an eclectic wine list. First & Hope is closed on MONDAY.
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband and adult sons took me to First and Hope for my birthday before the theater. We had a raucous good time. That had everything to do with the company and absolutely nothing to do with the dining experience. Only steps away for the Music Center, the restaurant was deserted. We started with drinks. I had one of the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

The only reason to visit this restaurant is that you do not have time to go elsewhere before your concert. The service is adequate. The food is barely edible, the meatballs in the quinoa spaghetti was cold just out of refrigerator. The tomato soup was extremely salty and the beet salad was bland. They did offer free coffee and dessert... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

My waiter should move to France where his surly attitude might work better. The food was greasy and did not seem fresh. Too bad. This setting and location deserve better.

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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Dining before a Disney Hall concert......took 2 phone calls to get a confirmed reso for a Sunday evening. When we arrived we noticed the Health Dept. "B" on the door. What is that all about? A wine reception event was just finishing. We don't think they were ready for us despite the confirmed 5:30 reso. Our new server was pleasant... More

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Santa Ana, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Just across the street to the Music Center and Disney Hall. Parking in the Music Center garage works if you are going to a preformance. Small, quiet, easy but tight seating. Strange location in a strip mall for an upscale resturant. We enjoyed excellent trout in paper and rich and delicious coq au vin. Service was attentive and freindly. Although... More

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Port Lavaca, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This place was good, the dinner came as part of the package with the Uncabaret tickets. The meal itself was great, although it was a prix fixe menu it was still plenty of food that left us stuffed! I had the salmon and my husband originally ordered beef but with some kitchen errors it turned out to be chicken... no... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had dinner before a concert at the Disney Concert Hall. The restaurant is conveniently located across the street. I ordered the short ribs which were quite good but I had to send them back the first time because they were barely warm and the mashed potatoes weren't warm at all. Our server was very nice about it and immediately... More

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Los Angeles, California
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354 reviews 354 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

The skinny: Parking: not sure, we walked from metro Decor: elegant Service: horrible Bathroom: filthy Soda: weak uncarbonated coca cola Food: hit and big miss We came here with high expectations and we were fearfully disappointed. We took the metro from the valley to downtown and walked to the restaurant. I liked the close proximity to the Disney concert hall... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Located as it is right next to the Disney Hall and across the street from the Music Center, it's a perfect spot for before-or-after theater dining. On Sunday the art deco back room is host to the Un-Cabaret, a delight show of comedy and music.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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261 reviews 261 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

Nice menu with selections of meat, fish and fowl. Interesting combinations and good wine list. Was quiet on a Sunday night, but the food and service were both very good.

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