Los Angeles has no shortage of world-class restaurants to enjoy that satisfy every possible taste and budget, and the dining scene in DTLA is easily the city’s culinary mecca. New restaurants dot downtown’s most popular streets at a rapid pace, so we’ve complied a list of some of the newest restaurants that are worth a visit.
Dubbed a he “multi-sensory dining experience,” V DTLA elevates the fast-casual dining style with a striking, colorful interior that is designed to please. Located near Pershing Square, pizza and salads are the big draw when it comes to the food, but the experimental craft cocktails are sure to make you a repeat visitor.
The days of the famous burger from Father’s Office being exclusive to the Westside are over! The popular restaurant with locations in Santa Monica and Culver City recently opened a DTLA extension in the Arts District, with the new space offering beloved dishes alongside menu items that are exclusive to the location. Expect dishes like spicy stout ribs, smoked eel, and prime hanger steak, but if you’re a first-timer, The Office Burger is a rite of passage.
Hearty ramen served in a sleek setting is the idea behind 9th Street Ramen, the concept from L.A.-native Luke Reyes that has been in the making since 2017. Reyes trained in Japan and helped to open other restaurants before making his own soup dream a reality, but the spicy lamb ramen and vegan onion with mushroom ramen were worth the wait.
Red Herring may have roots in Eagle Rock, but the restaurant, helmed by Chef Dave Woodall, is poised to thrive in its posh new location. Halfway between L.A. LIVE and Pershing Square, the restaurant is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, and serves up southern classics like skillet cornbread and chicken and waffles as well as grilled mackerel, duck confit, and sweetbreads.
We’re continually inspired by the creative energy of Downtown Los Angeles. For local recommendations—and to hear from the diverse individuals who make DTLA what it is today—head to our Meet You Downtown blog.