I am going to be downtown for a show tonight, and I am worried about parking since there is a Lakers home game and a concert. So I have been scoping the boards for a place to eat that's at least within a reasonable walking distance of the whole LA live area. But I really don't want to go to a giant chain with crap food and service. Lazy Ox and wurstkuche keep coming up in my search (and both look great), but they seems they going to be too much of a hike.
Umamicatessen is .8 miles away (a sizable, but do-able walk), and seems to be a viable option but I have seen some mixed reviews on here, and am concerned whether the "cafeteria like atmosphere" will be a relaxing place to put some drinks away before a show.
I would appreciate any other suggestions in the area. I definitely don't want to try to do a tasting menu, more looking enjoy a place to grab a few drinks, and some yummy to share with my fellow food lover. It would be great to park the car at 5 and not have to worry about driving again until later. I really hate driving downtown!
Thanks downtown hounders!