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Checkers Downtown

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Neighborhood:
Downtown
American, French, Contemporary
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535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2601 (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
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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 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Marc A
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Todd P
Muncie, Indiana
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33 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 

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Somers, Wisconsin
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184 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 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.

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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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Thank Daniel J
Santa Monica, California
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68 reviews
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.

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Thank MotherTravels
Dana Point, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

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Riverside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 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.

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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.

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Thank PBeckerle
San Diego, United States
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7 reviews
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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.

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Thank David C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $80
Cuisine
American, French, Contemporary
Meals
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
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
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
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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