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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 #857 of 8,560 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $35 - $80
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central L.A.
Cross street: 5th Street and Grand Ave
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81% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
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134 reviews 134 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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245 reviews 245 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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9 reviews 9 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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Devonshire Parish, Bermuda
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The dining room had a nice pleasant aura to it. There were large glass windows on one side of the restaurant which let in a lot of light and looked out to a natural scence. The staff were very attentive and after the 1st day the waiter remembered what I had ordered to drink the day before. The french toast... More

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