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Checkers Downtown

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Downtown
French, American, Californian, 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
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: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Pricey but good

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
GoLongNow
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Santa Rosa, CA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
Santa Rosa, CA
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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43 reviews
15 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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279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 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 54 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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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 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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Additional Information about Checkers Downtown

Address: 535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone Number: (213) 891-0519
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 35 - 80
Cuisine: French, American, Californian, Contemporary

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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, Californian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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Neighborhood Profile
Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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