Leadership Summit

NEW Leadership Summit 2013

Dining


LA Prime, 35th floor of the Westin Bonaventure

Arrange your own dining experience at an L.A. restaurant of your choice (call for reservations). Here’s a list of likely candidates.

At the Bonaventure

★★★★ $$$LA Prime
Westin Bonaventure, 35th Floor (213) 624-1000
Featuring prime beef and fresh seafood, LA Prime also received the California Restaurant Association’s Wine Spectator Award from 2010 to 2013.

★★★ $$Lakeview Bistro
Westin Bonaventure, Lobby level (213) 624-1000
Classic American food, from soup and sandwiches to favorite regional entrées, in a casual setting.

★★★ $$$BonaVista Lounge
Westin Bonaventure, 34th Floor (213) 624-1000
This famed revolving cocktail lounge boasts soaring views of downtown L.A., delicious appetizers and specialty cocktails.

★★★ $The Lobby Court
Westin Bonaventure, Lobby level (213) 624-1000
For a quick bite or break, The Lobby Court serves Starbucks coffee all day and cocktails and appetizers in the evening.

★★★ $$Bonaventure Brewing Co.
Westin Bonaventure, 4th Floor Pool Deck (213) 236-0802
Award-winning ales, classic American fare and a stunning view of the downtown skyline from its outdoor patio.

★★★★ $$$Suede Bar & Lounge
Westin Bonaventure, Ground Floor (213) 489-3590
Suede’s upscale nightlife includes lively DJ music, generous cocktails and Mexican and American pub-style food.

★★★ $Westin Bonaventure 4th Floor Food Court
From hot dogs to health food, a wide variety of budget-friendly eating and snacking options can be found in this convenient, upscale casual setting with available outdoor seating.

Walking distance

★★★★ $$Border Grill
445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90071 (213) 486-5171
Upscale, modern Mexican food based on the home cooking of Oaxaca and the Yucatan in a vibrant setting.

★★★ $$$Café Pinot
700 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, 90071 (213) 239-6500
Voted Best French and Most Romantic restaurant by LA Downtown News, Café Pinot boasts a terrific California-French menu, garden setting and skyline view.

★★★★ $California Crisp
401 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, 90071 (213) 622-6749
Sandwiches, salads and other healthy American fare at an affordable, order-at-the-counter eatery with outdoor seating.

★★ $$Johnny Rockets
445 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 201, Los Angeles, 90071 (213) 488-9186
All-American hamburgers, sandwiches, fries, shakes and malts served in a fun and casual diner-style atmosphere.

Downtown favorites

★★★★ $$Bäco Mercat
408 S Main St., Los Angeles, 90013 (213) 687-8808
This stylish, casual Spanish eatery boasts the "bäco” (a sandwich/taco/pizza), tapas-style dishes, craft beer and house-made sodas.

★★★★ $$Blue Cow Kitchen
350 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90071 (213) 621-2249
Eclectic New American cuisine with organic meals, standout sandwiches and retro cocktails in a quirky, comfortable wood-and-chalkboard setting.

★★★★ $$$Bottega Louie
700 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90017 (213) 802-1470
This 185-seat Italian restaurant boasts a pizzeria, full bar, show kitchen and gourmet retail experience in a chic and trendy marketplace atmosphere.

★★★★ $$Guelaguetza
3014 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, 90006 (213) 427-0608
This lively, popular Mexican restaurant is a hit with mole fans and families, serving traditional Oaxacan dishes and comfort foods.

★★★ $$$Mo-Chica
514 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, 90014 (213) 622-3744
One of LA Weekly’s "99 Essential Restaurants," Mo-Chica serves modern interpretations of Peruvian comfort food in a whimsical, industrial-inspired setting.

★★★★ $$New Moon Restaurant
102 W. 9th St., Los Angeles, 90015 (213) 624-0186
Popular and friendly, this contemporary Chinese-food favorite makes a special occasion out of casual dining.

★★★★ $$Nickel Diner
524 S. Main St., Los Angeles, 90013 (213) 623-8301
This hip, open-kitchen diner serves American favorites with a twist, like chicken salad with candied pecans, and their famous maple bacon donut.

★★★ $$The Original Pantry Café
877 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, 90017 (213) 972-9279
Serving traditional American cuisine, this casual, cash-only coffee shop and restaurant is a Los Angeles legend, open round-the-clock since 1924.

★★★★ $$$Pacific Dining Car
1310 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90017 (213) 483-6000
A classic American steakhouse, open 24 hours, and featuring an international wine list and a high-end, railway car atmosphere.

★★★ $$$The Parish
840 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, 90014 (213) 225-2400
This British-accented gastropub combines hearty cuisine, hip bar culture and airy atmosphere in LA’s eye-catching Gallery Row.

★★★★ $$$Park's Barbeque
955 S Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90006 (213) 380-1717
This Korean barbecue restaurant, known for high-quality meat and ingredients, has drawn a number of Korean and American celebrity patrons.

★★★★ $Philippe the Original
1001 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, 90012 (213) 628-3781
Get in line and order one of Philippe’s famous sandwiches (they’re known for the French Dip) at this bustling, counter-service favorite.

★★★ $$$Rivera
1050 S. Flower St., Ste. 102, Los Angeles, 90015 (213) 749-1460 .
Beautifully presented Latin dishes from renowned chef John Sedlar and brilliant cocktails in a chic and modern dining experience.

★★★ $$The Spice Table
114 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, 90012 (213) 620-1801
Vietnamese/Singaporean plates and craft brews served in a warehouse-chic setting, with exposed brick and hanging bird cages.

★★★★ $$$Sugarfish
600 W. 7th St., Ste. 150, Los Angeles, 90017 (213) 627-3000
Traditional, high-quality sushi and sashimi ordered from simple "Trust Me” menus in a trendy, casual atmosphere.

★★★★ $$$Water Grill
544 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90071 (213) 891-0900
This elegant, upscale fish eatery is known for "the best seafood in Southern California,” according to the internationally-recognized Zagat Guide.

★★★★ $$Wurstküche
800 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, 90013 (213) 687-4444
This German-inspired gastropub offers tasty exotic sausages, hot dogs and craft beers with indoor communal tables and available outdoor seating.

L.A. legends

★★★ $$Canter’s Delicatessen and Restaurant
419 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 90036 (323) 651-2030
Open 24/7, this famous landmark deli features an in-house bakery and sandwiches with meats cured on location.

★★★★ $$$Dan Tana’s
9071 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069 (310) 275-9444
One of Zagat’s "Best Red-Sauce Italian Restaurants” in the city, as old-school and classy as it is bustling and eccentric.

★★★★ $$$The Ivy
113 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, 90048 (310) 891-0900
Known as an entertainment industry hot spot, with new and traditional American dishes, engaging floral décor and celebrities.

★★★★ $$$Lawry’s
100 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90211 (310) 652-2827
This dressy, upscale steakhouse with a 90-year history is famous for its prime rib, carved right at the table and served with Yorkshire pudding.

★★★★ $$$Matsuhisa
129 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 90211 (310) 659-9639 (310) 891-0900
One of L.A.’s premiere sushi restaurants. Impeccable dishes served in a tranquil, Japanese-modern setting.

★★★ $$Miceli’s
3655 Cahuenga Blvd. W., Universal City, 90068 (323) 851-3344
This casual, romantic favorite features hearty, classic Italian dishes and Broadway-caliber singing servers for a memorable dining experience.

★★★★ $$$$Musso and Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028 (323) 467-7788
This upscale steakhouse remains a Los Angeles landmark, known for its world-class dinners, service, and rich Hollywood history.

★★★ $Pink’s Hot Dogs
709 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, 90038 (323) 931-7593
Tourists and locals line up at this cult-favorite hot dog stand, with outdoor seating and a wide variety of hot dogs, burgers and sides.

★★★★ $$Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
5006 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90019 (323) 934-4405
Patrons line up out the door for this beloved restaurant’s simple, casual, hearty soul food and friendly service.

★★★★ $$$Spago Beverly Hills
176 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, 90210 (310) 385-0880
Voted one of Zagat’s best, this upscale, world-famous fine dining establishment offers imaginative American cuisine with global accents.

★★★★ $$$Versailles Restaurant
1415 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 90035 (310) 289-0392
Known for their garlic chicken with fried plantains, this Cuban restaurant’s authentic cuisine and casual ambience is a popular favorite.

★★★★ $$$Yamashiro Restaurant
1999 N. Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, 90068 (323) 466-5125
Perched in the Hollywood Hills, this upscale "mountain palace” boasts Cal-Asian specialties, exotic atmosphere and a stunning view.

 

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