Los Angeles Restaurants near Museum of Contemporary Art

Our list of the best food near Museum of Contemporary Art. Our top pick: Engine Co. No. 28.
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  • Museum of Contemporary Art

    Museum of Contemporary Art

    250 S Grand Ave
    $12, $7 student (includes admission to Geffen Contemporary). The permanent collection is fairly interesting, but the changing exhibitions can be more hit or miss. The museum has no 'traditional' art, so bring an open mind. The gift shop (free entrance) is fun for at least 20 minutes of wonder and awe.
    Civic Center-Little Tokyo food nearby
  • Engine Co. No. 28

    Engine Co. No. 28

    644 S Figueroa St
    28, (Figueroa Corridor). Comfort food at its best. A restored actual fire station that churns out LA's best meatloaf, fried chicken and lemonade, all in an elegant atmosphere with great service.
  • Pacific Dining Car

    Pacific Dining Car

    1310 W 6th St
    Don't be surprised if you run into a city politician or other public figuers in this LA landmark that is located partly inside a railway train car, and has been open since 1921. Ask for the breakfast menu any time, day or night, for a more affordable and quite delicious menu.
    New Downtown
  • Bottega Louie

    Bottega Louie

    700 S Grand Ave
    Bottega Louie Restaurant, Gourmet Market & Patisserie serves fine food daily.
  • Kendall's Brasserie

    Kendall's Brasserie

    135 N Grand Ave
    Great French menu at a perfect location to catch any of the great evening programs at the surrounding venues. Whatever you order, do not miss their French Fries!
  • Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

    Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

    330 S Hope St
    Fantastic steak house, run by the Patina restaurant empire. If you like beef, this is some of the best in town, with a glass-enclosed aging room where you can view the meat as it ages. Try the dry-aged Ribeye, it will make your head spin. They also have 12 kinds of potatoes on the menu. Not sure why, but they're all good. In the Wells Fargo Center, across from MOCA.
    Civic Center-Little Tokyo
  • Philippe The Original Restaurant

    Philippe The Original Restaurant

    1001 N Alameda St
    an LA landmark situated a couple of blocks north of Olvera St. and Union Station is a nostalgic shop with hay and sawdust covered floors. Famous for their 'French Dip' sandwiches dipped in au jus ($4.90), but the real reason to go is the atmosphere and the pastrami — the joint opened in 1908 and the menu still features things like pickled eggs and pig's feet. Coffee is ten cents a cup, but their 60-cent lemonade is even more popular. Expect to queue at any time and the place is mobbed on the nights of Lakers and Dodgers games.
  • Takami Sushi & Robata

    Takami Sushi & Robata

    811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 2100
    Excellent views of the city.
  • Pete's Cafe & Bar

    Pete's Cafe & Bar

    400 S Main St
    Located at the corner of 4th and Main, Pete's Cafe & Bar is a beautiful and bustling city cafe in the heart of downtown LA. Come join us! www.petescafe.com
    Civic Center-Little Tokyo
  • Church & State

    Church & State

    1850 Industrial St
    Central City East
  • Philippe, The Original

    Philippe, The Original

    1001 N Alameda St
    www.philippes.com www.twitter.com/philippetheog Welcome! To Philippe the Original. "Home of the french dip sandwich". Located in downtown Los Angeles,CA. (Official Facebook Page of Philippes) * maintained by the partnership of the restaurant.
  • SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

    SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa

    600 W 7th St
    Quality is at the core of SUGARFISH’s sushi-making philosophy. The creation of Chef Kazunori Nozawa, SUGARFISH is devoted to the classic preparation of authentic sushi, using only the freshest, premium ingredients
  • Taix


    1911 W Sunset Blvd
    Taix French restaurant has been serving the Los Angeles Downtown area since 1927, and has long been known for its generous portions at moderate prices.
    Echo Park
  • Weiland Brewery Restaurant

    Weiland Brewery Restaurant

    400 E 1st St
    M-F: 11AM-2AM, Sat: 5PM-2AM. The cheese fries are to die for. Very affordable place for drinks. One of the few bars with a weekend happy hour lasting until 2AM
    Central City East
  • Best singles spot downtown! Dress code is enforced. Be sure to check out the annual Lucha Vavoom (lucha libre and burlesque).
  • Cole's


    118 E 6th St
    Bar/restaurant in nearly continuous operation since 1908, but recently shut for a year and a extensive upscale redesign. Along with Philippe The Original, one of the possible originators of the French Dip sandwich.
  • Grand Central Market

    Grand Central Market

    317 S Broadway
    Huge indoor bazaar of Central and South American vendors. Get fresh tortillas, huge Mexican papayas and tasty Tortas. On Hill and Broadway between 3rd and 4th (closer to 3rd). Conveniently near the Bradbury Building (unique architecture) and the Pershing Square Red line stop (Northeast access).
    Civic Center-Little Tokyo
  • Avila


    1 Charles St S
    The Avila Adobe, was built in 1818 by Francisco Avila, and has the distinction of being the oldest standing residence in Los Angeles, California. It is located in the paseo of historical Olvera Street, a part of Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, a California State Historic Park. The building itself is registered as California Historical Landmark #145, while the entire historic district is both listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
  • Water Grill

    Water Grill

    544 S Grand Ave
    Downtown LA's seafood destination since 1989
  • El Cholo

    El Cholo

    1121 S
    Western Ave., Koreatown. One of the original LA Mexican restaurants is wildly popular, especially for their green corn tamales, when they're in season.
    Central City
  • Pacific Dining Car

    Pacific Dining Car

    1310 W 6th St
    Pacific Dining Car is ranked number 1 on the West Coast by Wine Spectator Magazine. Located in Los Angeles and Santa Monica for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea and Late Night Supper.
    New Downtown
  • Drago Centro

    Drago Centro

    525 S Flower St Fl 1
    Chef Celestino Drago introduces his latest concept rediscovering local Italian dishes, which are revisited with the aid of modern cooking techniques and inserted into a modern context. The menu is representative of the cultural diversity of Italy.
  • Orochon Ramen

    Orochon Ramen

    123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St
    Home of the Special 2 featured on "Man v. Food"
    Civic Center-Little Tokyo
  • The Farm of Beverly Hills

    The Farm of Beverly Hills

    800 W Olympic Blvd Ste 115
    Beverly Hills439 N. Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, Ca 90210Phone: 310-273-5578L.A. LIVE800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90015Phone: 213-747-4555
    New Downtown
  • Border Grill

    Border Grill

    445 S Figueroa St
    Enjoy upscale, modern Mexican food in a vibrant setting at Border Grill, the hip, urban cantina from Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales”. Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @BorderGrill.
  • Trader Vic's

    Trader Vic's

    800 W Olympic Blvd #A120
    "Home of the Original Mai Tai."®
    New Downtown
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