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The Disney Hall neighborhood

A guide to nearby places, highlighting dinner and weekend hours.

October 23, 2003|Charles Perry

1. Patina, 141 S. Grand Ave. Opens Oct. 28th, (213) 972-3311. Daily 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-11 p.m. $$$

2. The Cafe at WDCH 141 S. Grand Ave., (213) 972-3550. Sandwiches, soups, salads. 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. $

3. Kendall's Brasserie, (formerly Otto's) 135 N. Grand. Expected to reopen in November.

4. Noe Restaurant and Bar, 251 Olive St., L.A. (213) 356-4100. Japanese-infused American food. Sun.-Thu. 5-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight $$$

5. Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway. (213) 624-2378. Matinee-only option. Many food stands: sandwiches, seafood tacos, teriyaki etc. Daily until 6 p.m. $

6. Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, 330 S. Hope St., (213) 680-0330. Steak with imaginative extras. Mon.-Fri. 5:30- 9:30 p.m., Sat. 5-10:30 p.m., Sun. 4:30-8:30 p.m. $$$

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Friday October 24, 2003 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 34 words Type of Material: Correction
Phone numbers -- In Thursday's Calendar Weekend, incorrect phone numbers were listed for Patina restaurant and Walt Disney Concert Hall tour information. The Patina number is (213) 972-3331. The tour number is (213) 972-4399.

7. Tesoro Trattoria, 300 S. Grand Ave. (213) 680-0000. Elegant Italian adjacent to MOCA. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. 5-9 p.m. $$-$$$

8. Charm Thai, 406-408 Cesar E. Chavez Ave. (213) 680-1950. Simple Thai restaurant. Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $$

9. Colima, 400 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., L.A., (213) 972-9537. Mexican favorites. $

10. The Original Texas Barbecue King, 867 W. Sunset Blvd. (213) 437-0885. Smoky Southern barbecue. Sun.-Mon. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $

11. A Thousand Cranes, New Otani Hotel and Gardens, 120 S. Los Angeles St., (213) 253-9255. Exquisite tempura menu. Dinner Daily 6-9 p.m. $$$

12. Cafe Pinot, 700 W. 5th St. (213) 239-6500. Joachim Splichal at the Central Library. Mon.-Thu. 5-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m., Sun. 5-10 p.m. $$$

13. Ciudad, 445 S. Figueroa St. (213) 486-5171. The Too Hot Tamales do Latin. Mon.-Wed. 5-9:30 p.m., Thu. and Sun. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-11 p.m. $$$

14. Water Grill, 544 S. Grand Ave. (213) 891-0900. L.A.'s reigning seafood place. Mon.-Tue. 11:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Wed.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 5-10 p.m.; Sun. 4:30-9 p.m. $$$

15. Pete's Cafe & Bar, 400 S. Main St. (213) 617-1000, American cafe food. Mon.-Fri. 11:30-2 a.m.; Sat.-Sun. 9-2 a.m. $-$$

16. The Standard, 550 S. Flower St. (213) 892-8080. American food. Daily, 24 hours. $$

17. Cicada, 617 S. Olive St. (213) 488-9488. High-end Italian in a historic Art Deco room. Mon.-Sat. 5:30-9 p.m. $$$

18. Thanh Vi Vietnamese Restaurant, 422 Ord St. Soups, noodle dishes. Thu.-Tue. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. $

19. Intiraymi, 633 N. Spring St., #2. (213) 617-0573. Spicy Peruvian dishes. Fri.-Wed.

9 a.m.-9 p.m. $

20. La Golondrina, 17 W. Olvera St. (213) 628-4349. Mexican fare. Sun.-Thu. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $-$$

21. Lucky Deli, 706 N. Broadway. (213) 625-7847. Takeout food, famous roast duck. Daily 7 a.m.-8 p.m. $

22. Sushi Imai, 359 E. 1st St. (213) 680-4166, Tues.-Sat. 5:30-9 p.m. $

23. Mandarin Deli, 356 2nd St. (213) 617-0231. Chinese hits. Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $

24. Ocean Seafood, Chunsan Plaza, 750 N. Hill St. (213) 687-3088. Seafood, dim sum. Daily 9 a.m.-10 p.m. $

25. Traxx, Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St. (213) 625-1999. Quirky California cuisine. Mon.-Sat. 5:30-9 p.m. $$-$$$

NOT SHOWN

Arnie Morton's, 735 S. Figueroa St.. (213) 553-4566. Super-aged prime steaks. $$$

Empress Pavilion, 988 N. Hill St. (213) 617-9898. Major dim sum. $-$$

McCormick & Schmick's, 633 W. 5th St. (213) 629-1929. Vast seafood menu. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. 3-9 p.m. $$$

The Original Pantry, 877 S. Figueroa St. (213) 972-9279. Ultra-urban vibe. Daily,

24 hours. $$

Pacific Dining Car, 1310 W. 6th St. (213) 483-6000. Landmark steakhouse in its ninth decade. Daily, 24 hours. $$$

Palm, 1100 S. Flower St. (213) 763-4600. Steak, shrimp and chops. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sat. 5-10:30 p.m., Sun. 5-9:30 p.m. $$$

Soul Folks, 714 Traction Ave. (213) 613-0381. Cozy den serving terrific soul food. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $

Zucca, 801 S. Figueroa St. (213) 614-7800. Urban Italian. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 5-9 p.m. $$-$$$

Charles Perry

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$ = inexpensive, $$ = moderate, $$$ = expensive.

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