At this point Public School is basically a mini chain, but for what it’s worth, the food is still pretty good and the vibe somehow still feels local. They have a good weekday happy hour with $5 drinks and discounted bar snacks, and bottomless brunch on weekends.
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23rd Street Cafe
23rd Street Cafe is a bare-bones spot serving Mexican-Indian fusion food that is a proven cure for most emotional and physical ailments.
China Cafe, in Downtown LA's Grand Central Market, has been serving Chinese-American classics since 1959.
Bernadette’s is a cool, casual, 1970′s-themed bar in downtown without any of the shtick you’re probably picturing in your mind.
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Eszett is an Austrian-ish spot on Sunset in Silver Lake, and an ideal place when you want to do date night a little differently.
Cafe Bleu in Koreatown doesn’t serve French food, but it is a sports bar that makes some decent tacos.
The Whisper Restaurant & Lounge
The Whisper looks like another mediocre mall restaurant, but the food and drinks at this spot inside The Grove are surprisingly not-awful.
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One of the original rooftop bars in DTLA, Perch has a French-leaning menu and views for days. Put it on your list for your next downtown date.
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