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Checkers Downtown

535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Central L.A)
(213) 891-0519
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Ranked #1,133 of 8,565 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $35 - $80
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, Californian
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th Street and Grand Ave
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English first
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

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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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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248 reviews 248 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Richmond, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Very nice hotel in great location for going to restaurants and shopping. It is a bit pricey though. The restaurant does not know how to make french toast. They use foam bread instead of french bread and the results are definitely not the same. French bread makes the best french toast.

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