French Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles


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  • Cole's
    Shake off your stressful work day at Cole's, a casual bar with craft cocktails. Put the diet on pause when you visit Cole's — there are no low-fat menu items. You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Cole's won't cost you a sitter. Open air seating is ready for diners at Cole's when the weather is warm. Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at Cole's. Interested in eating out over the weekend? Keep in mind that the bar gets swamped on Fridays and Saturdays, and service may take longer than expected. If you need to get somewhere fast, the bar also serves up grub to go. null Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Cole's. Cole's dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
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    118 E 6th St
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Bco Mercat
    After a long night toiling in the kitchen, Chef Josef Centeno was known to celebrate the end of his workday by creating a special, off-the-menu snack for coworkers and friends. He took a flatbread and sandwiched it around beef carnitas, pork belly, and a tangy salbitxada sauce. The chef dubbed his creation the "bäco." At Bäco Mercat, he introduces LA to this once invitation-only sandwich. Since then, Chef Centeno has reinvented his original bäco in many forms: the "el pesco" is made with crispy shrimp and sriracha, "the fava fritter blends feta-poblano with chickpeas and salmorejo soup, and "the meatball" features a meat-free mélange of raisins, pine nuts, and tomato. He also bakes the same bread into a crispier version to create a Spanish-inspired pizza called "coca." So far, Chef Centeno's creativity has paid off. Los Angeles Magazine named Baco Mercat one of "The Top 10 Best New Restaurants of 2012".
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    408 S Main St
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Crepes Sans Frontieres
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    541 S Spring St
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Ensenada Restaurant
    Have a relaxed night out at Ensenada Restaurant, a local restaurant with homemade Mexican fare. No need to miss out on Ensenada Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has loads of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Ensenada Restaurant's full bar. Ensenada Restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Ensenada Restaurant's outdoor patio. Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. Take the stress out of searching for that perfect parking spot — Ensenada Restaurant's S Spring St business offers easy valet parking. Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Ensenada Restaurant — they're open for all three meals.
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    517 S Spring St
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • The Gorbals
    "Best restaurant in the Universe" — Ilan Hall Chef-owner Ilan Hall named The Gorbals after a diverse immigrant neighborhood of Glasgow, Scotland, where his father grew up rubbing elbows with neighbors from Pakistan, Russia, India, and Eastern Europe. Like Hall's Israeli Scottish Russian German heritage and The Gorbals' mishmash of cultures, the restaurant can't be pigeonholed into a specific background. Instead, it celebrates a joyful cultural synthesis with a pan-ethnic menu of contemporary gourmet small plates and desserts: banh mi poutine mingles with dry-aged burgers, and latkes and applesauce share table space with welsh rabbit and grilled squid. A wine list and a spirits menu complement each dish with rich, complex European vinos, smoky scotches and woodsy bourbons, or perfectly balanced classic cocktails. The menu's shareable spirit makes The Gorbals especially suitable for group dining occasions. Before opening up The Gorbals, Hall cut his culinary teeth as a teenager in the Lorenzo de Medici school’s Apicius program in Florence. He proceeded to hone his chef's knife at esteemed locales such as Charlie Palmer's Aureole New York and Mario Batali's Casa Mono. Most visitors may recognize Hall from his appearance on Bravo TV's Top Chef, where he claimed victory in the second season after defeating all other chefs in unarmed combat. Hall also hosts the Esquire Network's Knife Fight, a series of underground cooking competitions whose first two seasons were filmed inside The Gorbals.
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    216 W 5th St.
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Cafe Nine
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    453 S Spring St
    Los Angeles, CA US