I am no stranger to downtown los angeles, however, I wanted to see if I could get some other suggestions from chowhounders. I am going to an opera on sunday night, and I wanted suggestions on really good food downtown. Quality over quantity.
I don't want to go to Patina, yet. That is for later!
So far I can think of the following fancy places
Nic and Stef's (the Palm maybe)
For not as fancy
Redwood Bar and Grill
The thai fusion place on 4th st.
and others of course
R23, Honda-ya, Izayoi, Kappo Ishito, etc.
right now I am leaning towards Water Grill, Ciudad Tapas Sundays, or Pete's Cafe. R23 is good, but its also closed like the rest of little tokyo? Are any GOOD places in little tokyo open on sunday evenings?
I have been to Roy's in SF and have not had the desire to go back. I have been to blue velvet, and while good, I want to try something else instead. Takami and J restaurant I hear are quite average, so I will likely give them a pass. I am reluctant to go to Palms, E3rd, or Nic and Stef's since I like Jar, Craft, campanile and the other really good grill houses of LA.
Are there any other good suggestions out there?