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Checkers Downtown

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French, American, Contemporary
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535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (5th Street and Grand Ave)
(213) 891-0519
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 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: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Checkers Is Champion

Checkers was lovely. I stayed for two nights and was delighted. Beautiful common areas, marble and fresh flowers, immaculately clean. The room was wonderful, with substantial dark wood furnishings, peach marble bathroom, excellent shower. Room fridge was too tiny and not enough room for my water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
HonoraMcDonald
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Checkers was lovely. I stayed for two nights and was delighted. Beautiful common areas, marble and fresh flowers, immaculately clean. The room was wonderful, with substantial dark wood furnishings, peach marble bathroom, excellent shower. Room fridge was too tiny and not enough room for my water and diabetic supplies. I've stayed there twice and would certainly stay there again.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had breakfast and it was excellent. The beverages were a little pricey at 4.50 for a cup of coffee but the service was exceptional.

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Langley City, Canada
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173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Quick breakfast to get the day going. Nice warm and fresh egg white omplette and the coffee was great.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Excellent dinner and breakfast. Limited menu, but everything my party tried was good. Especially liked the egg substitute wrap for breakfast with fresh fruit. Coffee at $4.50 a cup is a bit steep if you are not on an expense account.

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Tokyo, Japan
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The lobby bar is a great place to meet and relax. I haven't found such a place in a long, long time. Nicely lite with a great cosy atmosphere. The staff are great as are the drinks and eats - and all at a great price. Take the seats on your front right as soon as you enter the bar,... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This restaurant is in the Hilton Checkers - a boutique Hilton in downtown LA. Because the restaurant is not visible from the street it is not as busy as the others nearby. White tablecloth. Dined here twice during a recent stay. Ate lightly the first time - food was very good but I was a bit surprised to be charged... More 

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San Francisco, California
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Was there on a Saturday night with a friend. Checkers was recommended by concierge at the Biltmore. It was close, so we tried it. We didn't need the reservations because the restaurant was almost empty. The tables covered with white table clothes set with wine glasses elegant, and lonely. We enjoyed something light and a glass of wine. Conversation was... More 

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Bellevue WA
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Attentive wait staff, over-sized servings, good menus. Small dining room which was appealing. Adjoining bar with small reception area.

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San Jose, California
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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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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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: French, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
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