Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

Appetizers and Wine or Cocktails for Two or Four at Onyx Lounge (Up to 37% Off)

Onyx Lounge

Downtown Los Angeles

Farm-fresh cocktails and shareable small plates at a candle-lit lounge housed inside the historic Security Trust and Savings Bank building

$39 $25

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Mediterranean Food or Catering from Mediterranean City Grill (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Mediterranean City Grill

Downtown Los Angeles

Menu features a Mediterranean medley of falafels, shawarmas, and rotisserie chicken; catering options include party wraps and kebabs

$20 $10

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Tamales and Drinks or One Dozen Gourmet Tamales at Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales in Pacoima (Up to 37% Off)

Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales

Los Angeles

Cooks make handmade tamales using family recipe, trimmed meats, and fresh cornhusks.

$19 $12

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Afternoon Tea and Tasting for Two or Four at Chado Tea Room (Up to 52% Off)

Chado Tea Room

Multiple Locations

Afternoon tea tasting includes scones and sandwiches

$62 $31

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International Home-Style Food for Breakfast and Lunch or Catering at The Market Place Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

The Market Place Restaurant

Downtown Los Angeles

International home-style breakfast and lunch eats such as portuguese sausage, eggs, and rice, denver omelets, chicken chow mein, and fajitas

$20 $10

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Kosher Food at The Holy Grill ($30 Total Value)

The Holy Grill

Los Angeles

Food truck serves glatt-kosher Middle Eastern food such as shawarma, kabobs & shakshuka—a breakfast dish made of poached eggs & tomato sauce

$10 $5

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Classic Steakhouse Fare and More at Pacific Dining Car (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Pacific Dining Car

Mid-City

A local institution, this restaurant does a lot more than grill perfect house-aged steaks with breakfast, lunch & late-night offerings too

$70 $42

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Gourmet Comfort Food at Food Haus Cafe (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Food Haus Cafe

Southeast Los Angeles

Gourmet takes on American comfort food, including truffle fries, flatbread, and burgers topped in mac ‘n’ cheese or a whisky reduction

$25 $15

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Chicken and Haitian Cuisine at Tigeorges' Chicken (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Tigeorges' Chicken

Westlake

Eatery dishes out whole rotisserie chicken, fricasséed goat meat, red snapper, taro-root fritters, plantains, and squash soup

$25 $15

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American Food for Breakfast or Lunch at Nick's Cafe (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Nick's Cafe

Elysian Park

Café plated its first ham and eggs in 1948 and continues to serve diner specialties such as chorizo skillets and breakfast sandwiches

$20 $9.50

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Lunch from Vee's Cafe - On the Run ($30 Total Value)

Vee's Cafe - On the Run

Boyle Heights

Organic salads, as well as wraps, sandwiches, and paninis with chicken, turkey, and tuna

$15 $7.50

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Select Local Merchants

As a successful financial consultant, Sharlena Fong spent her days wearing buttoned-up business attire and roaming New York City's World Financial Center. Then came September 11, 2001. Her professional life shaken and her priorities reorganized, she said goodbye to the world of finance, trading her power suits for a chef’s toque. After finishing culinary school and working under experienced chefs at Eleven Madison Park and Bouchon Bakery in New York City, Fong teamed up with James Gonzalez and Dennis Hunter in 2007 to open Semi Sweet Bakery in Los Angeles. Today, they all continue to work together with the same goal in mind: morphing frowns into grins with the help of fresh-baked pastries, cookies, and cakes. Hunter explains it best on the shop’s website: "No matter how bad someone's day is, no matter how much heartache someone may be going through, I get to give them a slice of cake or a piece of pastry made with love, and they smile!"

Love is not the only ingredient in their baked goods, however. Inspired by his training under Chef Monica May at Nickel Diner, Chef Gonzalez believes in using local, sustainable ingredients, making everything in-house and from scratch all while balancing each morsel’s delicate flavor profile. In the kitchen each day, chefs bake their signature ding a lings in sweet flavors such as hazelnut crunch and red velvet alongside savory empanadas stuffed with mushroom and short rib. Samoa macaroons packed with coconut, chocolate, and caramel sidle up to mugs of drip coffee and loose-leaf tea from SerendipiTe. The shop also trades in larger treats: nine-inch cakes in flavors such as strawberry three ways with jam and lemon curd fly out the door for surprise birthday parties or surprise I-ate-your-birthday-cake-in-the-car parties.

105 E 6th St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Every morning, the pastry chef of Nickel Diner officiates a sacred marriage between sweet and savory. The result is the restaurant's famed maple bacon donut: a glazed pastry topped with crumbled bacon bits. This mix of textures is a common one at the quirky venue, typifying their salt peanut cake—covered with peanut butter and potato chips—and dinner entrée of catfish with corn cakes, which derive a sweet tang from a candied pecan sauce. The creations of head chef Monica May and her team are enough to distinguish Nickel from a traditional diner (though, of course, they still flip a good burger). Nevertheless, designer Kristen Trattner dreamed up decor that matches the menu's eccentricity. On Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, Guy Fieri marvels at the upside-down floor lamps on the ceiling and the mannequin busts in the window, whose hairstyles consist of sculpted meringue. Guests can greet them at breakfast, lunch, or dinnertime every day of the week except for Monday, presumably the day when they rid their beehives of actual bees.

524 S Main St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Growing up in Naples, Diego Ortoli developed a passion for traditionally prepared Italian cuisine. When he moved to LA, he found the classic recipes he craved were actually somewhat hard to come by. So, in 2010, after years in the restaurant industry, he decided to open Portofino Cucina Italiana, his own little slice of Naples.

He assembles an extensive menu of Italian dishes, such as homemade gnocchi in gorgonzola sauce or roasted whitefish topped with black olives and capers. He pairs the food with an equally lengthy wine list that focuses on Italian vintages. This combination of tradition and quality earned Ortoli praise for his authentic cuisine in Singular Magazine.

464 S Main St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

At both its downtown and Silver Lake locations, Garage Pizza serves up freshly baked pizzas whole or by the slice, as well as zesty wings and hearty sub sandwiches. Guests sink their teeth into sauceless white pizzas topped with ricotta and garlic, traditional margherita pies, or the ominously-dubbed Annihilator??covered in meatballs, sausage, pepperoni, and mushrooms. At the downtown restaurant, diners pair their pies with wine and craft beers, while both locations cap off main courses with chocolate chip cookies crowned with vanilla ice cream.

100 1/2 W 7th St.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The first floor at Blossom’s Silver Lake location is pretty nondescript, but the basement is a different story. Request a table down there, where a stripped cement floor and a handsome communal table create a uniquely intimate vibe. There’s also a bar where you can order shrimp pho and bottles from the glassed-in wine cellar.

426 S Main St
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Spring for Coffee

The coffee experts at Spring for Coffee have one goal: brew a perfect cup of coffee. To that end, they carefully source organic beans from high-quality roasters, including local companies such as Intelligentsia and Handsome Coffee Roasters. Then, the impeccably detailed baristas grind the coffee, and use various brewing methods–-drip, pour-over, cold brew––to create everything from espressos, to lattes, to macchiatos. For a break from the standard cup, the baristas also brew loose-leaf teas and mix iced coffees, which make drinkers invisible to thermal sensors.

548 South Spring Street
Los Angeles,
CA
US

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