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Checkers Downtown

Certificate of Excellence
American, French, Contemporary
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535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071 (5th Street and Grand Ave)
(213) 891-0519
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Muncie, Indiana
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23 reviews
13 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 

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Somers, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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 

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Santa Monica, California
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64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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1,516 reviews
834 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 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
San Diego, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Considering that this is a rather small hotel, the dining room and breakfasts were exemplary. Service was attentive, and the quality of the food was top-rate. Requests for substitutions or special preparations were always accommodated.

Thank David C
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I always enjoy Checkers! In DTLA and feeling of quality yesterday. Start in the lounge for a refreshing cocktail. They always do a great Bourbon based Old Fashioned. When in the restaurant, I always start off with MacCheese or the guacamole and the quesadilla. Check for the specials, I have never been disappointed. My favorite standards are the scallops, the... More 

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Los Angeles
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've always loved this old hotel, which is well maintained by the present owners. Breakfast is a civilized affair. Excellent eggs benedict, quiet soft tones in the room, general atmosphere of well-being. Always a good choice.

Thank Taosgal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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
    (5th Street and Grand Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (213) 891-0519

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Posting guidelines
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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