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Checkers Downtown

Certificate of Excellence
American, French, Contemporary
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535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2601 (5th Street and Grand Ave)
(213) 891-0519
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the valet staff the doorman and finally the desk clerk Flor who proved to be the flower as her name implies! Set us up with drink and breakfast coupons to boot. Without asking mind you. Great downtown location made all the more pleasant by the wonderful staff. Room is beautiful with a bit... More 

Thank David S
Boca Raton, Florida
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Since traffic is such a problem, it makes more sense to eat at the hotel. Dining room is adequate and menu is average. Not a gourmet restaurant. Service is courteous.

Thank Marc A
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Very clean, great professional staff. Ordered the eggs benedict. Little disappointed with the hollandaise sauce. I believe it came out of a can. The eggs were cooked sufficiently and the Canadian bacon was burnt heavily around the edges They did do an interesting spin on breakfast potatoes that I did enjoy. They used fingerling potatoes and seemed to sprinkle fried... More 

Thank Todd P
Muncie, Indiana
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This hotel is an older restored Hilton which was what drew us to it. We were "upgraded" to a junior suite all of which are located on the ground floor. There is an heavily used alleyway that runs beside the hotel. Noise became a factor. About the time it let up, the air conditioner came on sounding much like a... More 

Thank CruiseAway
Somers, Wisconsin
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114 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Don't ask...just take my word for it, go and order the brussel sprouts app. You will thank me later.

Thank GlobalMogul
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

I was in the area and stopped in for lunch. Complementary valet was a great touch considering how expensive parking is downtown. I was quite early, but was greeted kindly and seated by Hector. He was also my server during lunch. He walked me through the special and menu and I decided on the salmon. It was perfectly cooked, with... More 

Thank Daniel J
Santa Monica, California
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Thank you for a delicious Greek omelet and vegetarian eggs benedict. You have the best coffee as well. Thanks.

Thank MotherTravels
Dana Point, California
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Good, fresh, well served. Staff very attentive and atmosphere Clean, new, bright and comfortable. There is a sky terrace but no bar or restaurant available there.

Thank alexz383
Riverside, California
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1,774 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

After staying here and being disappointed with slow breakfast service, decided to check out the dinner. Small but delicious menu and better service, not too busy, quiet is good for business talk. Expensive sodas and coffee really need to be fixed. Even legitimate 5 start restaurants don't charge that much. Overall very good for dinner.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I've eaten here many times while staying in the hotel. Breakfast is classy but not inexpensive. Dinner is delicous. Chef was willing to make special things for me as I am a vegitarian. Warm and professional service. Nice way to end the day.

Thank PBeckerle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $80
American, French, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2601
    (5th Street and Grand Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (213) 891-0519

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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?

Staying in Downtown

Neighborhood Profile
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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