Today's deal splashes your face with refreshing waves of deliciousness from both sides of the ocean: $20 gets you $50 worth of Latin-inspired, Asian-fusion fine cuisine at Pacific Grille, the peaceful oasis of gastronomical joy in the heart of downtown LA.
Owner Aileen Watanabe and chef Manny Diaz have created a bamboo-trimmed refuge from the cacophony of downtown in the Pacific Grille's minimalist dining room, making it a favorite of the business lunch crowd. The spare setting is ideal for Diaz's colorful creations, which give his Asian cuisine a spicy Latin kiss. Take a peek at the menu for tantalizing items such as carne asada (marinated for two days in a citrus sauce) ($24), Maui onion-crusted baked salmon on a cedar wood plank ($27), and Cuban-style rotisserie chicken with plantains, black beans, and rice ($20). Leap the ocean in a single bound by ordering appetizers such as Szechwan shrimp spring rolls ($12) and the tortilla soup with pico de gallo ($7).
Chef Diaz moved to the U.S. from Durango, Mexico, in 1981, starting as a dishwasher and working his way up through the kitchens of LA. As executive chef of Pacific Grille, Diaz brings his 20 years of experience to serve creative and meticulously crafted dishes.
- It’s no wonder that weary businessmen and women drop by the bar for happy hour after a grueling day of work. Live bamboo and palms surround the spare, modern dining room, which is distinguished by high ceilings and granite-faced walls. Tall picture windows provide a sweeping view of the downtown skyline. The Asian-fusion menu is creative and surprising, with an exotic Latin element. For starters, the Vietnamese Szechwan shrimp spring rolls are hard to beat. – Los Angeles Times
- But the real treasure is the food! I've been here several times and everything that I've gotten to eat has been wonderful. My recommendations: the gnocchi appetizer, the Chilean Seabass for an entree and then the ying-yang cake for dessert! – lindynewton, Citysearch
- A downtown Oasis...Pacific Grille is a great place to grab lunch in the DT when you want a little peace and quiet. – Angie S., Yelp
- I've been to this restaurant 20 times in the past year and I have to say that it's still one of the best places to have a lunch business meeting... – Jacqueline C., Yelp
Your Ticket to Business Lunch Success
Many reviewers praise the Pacific Grille as a great place for a business lunch. Here are Lunchtime Businessman magazine’s essential ingredients for a successful business lunch:
- Tables: Necessary for bargaining, they also look good and can be easily flipped over for effect.
- Walls: At least three are necessary for a great business lunch; more are customary. Use them to prevent your business rivals from simply running away.
- A Winning Attitude: Order your meal with confidence by striding into the kitchen and demanding that unprepared food be shoved into your mouth.
Downtown Los Angeles
601 S Figueroa St #100
Los Angeles, California 90017Get Directions