From some of DTLA’s most revered sushi, to inventive Argentine cocktails, and Mediterranean shared plates with a fun vibe to match, these Los Angeles restaurants are crowd-pleasers. Grab a seat.
Heading to LA Live? Make a night of it.
Resy has teamed up with American Express to offer Card Members exclusive tables at some of the best restaurants in and around LA Live: Barcito, Broken Spanish, Cleo, Fleming’s, and Katsuya.
Use your Card to book a reservation at restaurants marked with the Amex badge on Resy, and get access to tables at select times from January 22 – March 7, 2018. See reservation terms below.* And as an added benefit, enroll your eligible American Express® Card to get a $15 statement credit when you spend $50 or more at any of the participating restaurants through March 7, 2018. Separate enrollment required for each restaurant. See offer terms below, including card eligibility.**
Why We Like it: For the authentic Argentine shared plates, and for its suitability for pre- and post-game drinking (thanks to its location, just around the corner from the Staples Center).
This all-day café in DTLA’s South Park aims to replicate the corner neighborhood restaurants of Buenos Aires. There is tortilla española and chia seed pudding in the morning, sandwiches and empañadas midday, and small plates from cold and hot picadas to plancha grilled — at dinner. Cocktails (or cócteles) are a highlight, too, with offerings like the michelada, paloma, and an “old fashioned” made with fat-washed bourbon.
Why We Like It: In a city filled to the brim with Mexican joints, Broken Spanish offers something distinctly different: Ray Garcia’s unique culinary sensibilities. Every dish on the menu — from tamales to tres leches — is unlike anything you’ve ever had before.
A modern Mexican restaurant helmed by chef and native Angeleno Ray Garcia, Broken Spanish puts out food that’s both sophisticated and adventurous (think rabbit meatballs, duck confit enchiladas, and the like). The setting is chic yet laid-back, with an energetic vibe and a strong sense of cool. The cocktails, which are mostly tequila and mezcal-based, are not to be overlooked.
Why We Like It: Yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño. Baked crab hand rolls. A4 Wagyu fried rice. The food at Katsuya is crave-worthy and always reliable.
The signature crispy rice with tuna is just as good as everyone says, but it’s not the only thing this restaurant excels at. Chef Katsuya Uechi’s domain encompasses a range of specialty starters, sushi and sashimi (including omakase), and robata classics. Add to that a trendy space with a lively beat, and— Katsuya is well-suited for a night on the town.
Why We Like It: Because it’s an ideal option for dining out with a crew: shared plates, spacious setting, fun vibe, check.
Cleo is a posh Hollywood spot with a Mediterranean menu that has something for everyone. There are dips, vegetables prepared in a wood-burning oven, delicacies like spanakopita and dolmades, kebabs, flatbreads, and more — all perfect for sharing. Start with a glass of wine or a cocktail, and watch the continuous procession of dishes making its way from the open kitchen.
Why We Like It: When the craving hits for dry-aged ribeye and lobster tail, Fleming’s is a strong move.
Steak and wine is the modus operandi at Fleming’s, a classic steakhouse with just the right vibe. The menu features traditional cuts alongside apps like maple glazed slab-cut bacon and sides like double-cut shoestring potatoes. The award-winning wine list has a lot to offer, including 100 bottles offered by the glass.