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Checkers Downtown

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Downtown
American, French, Contemporary, Californian
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535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (5th Street and Grand Ave)
(213) 891-0519
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

Literally the BEST breakfast I have ever had. We went twice while we were staying in the hotel and every time it was magnificent. The service is unhurried and friendly. The food is excellently prepared. The atmosphere is elegant and sophisticated. I love this place. I will come back even if I'm not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
CAndrewSemon
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San Jose, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Jose, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Literally the BEST breakfast I have ever had. We went twice while we were staying in the hotel and every time it was magnificent. The service is unhurried and friendly. The food is excellently prepared. The atmosphere is elegant and sophisticated. I love this place. I will come back even if I'm not staying in the hotel.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The hotel was clean but not outstanding. It was a little old for me. No fridge and I wasn't crazy about the location. The roof top lounge was nice in the evenings. The ice machine was broken on our floor. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

While checking in we reminded them of our Hilton status, he basically told us that it does not matter. I had asked for the manager to call me when he was available and 48 hours later during check out I still had not heard from anyone.

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New York City, New York
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161 reviews 161 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The breakfast in the hotel is pricey, but very good. I recommend the Huevos Rancheros. The service was a little slow but the food was delicious.

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los angeles,ca
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253 reviews 253 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We had frequented this restaurant long ago-then it seemed to go downhill. We were told recently that it was again excellent-so, we went for lunch before the Opera. The room was freezing. Our complaints went unheeded. So, we ordered from a small ,but interesting menu. We were served our salads and both were very good. 20 minutes later and no... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were a group of five and each enjoyed our dinner selection of salmon, fluke and filet mignon. All were excellently prepared and presented, portions were just right. Wine list was decent. Our waiter was attentive and efficient. The restaurant in itself is small but the modern design makes it an ideal place for a quiet dinner. The outside dining... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The restaurant has some of the best food I've ever eaten...he's a master of sauces! Try the 4 course dinner menu...my husband and I shared,although he ordered his own salad as the one on the menus had melon, and it was more than enough food!

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Toronto
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215 reviews 215 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Staying at the Hilton for business & I was too lazy to go elsewhere. I had a rib steak & it was perfectly cooked. Staff was friendly. A nice non- stress meal. Another couple had 2 young kids & their server was very good with them.

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Pasadena, CA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Hidden in the back of the Checkers Hotel on Grand Ave is their nice restaurant. The food was good. We had the chicken salad, fish and chips, a burger and a sandwich. Each was nicely prepared and very good. This is a great place for a quite (almost unheard of in Downtown LA) dinner or lunch. We also had a... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I wouldn't normally go here but I had a breakfast meeting. The restaurant is in the back of the hotel--which feels formal and stuffy, perfect for a meeting. The service, coffee and food were all very good. I had the healthy breakfast wrap with scrambled egg substitute, zucchini, squash, salsa, and baby spinach. It's in their "eat right" menu and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
    (5th Street and Grand Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (213) 891-0519

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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