The Best Options for Tasty Takeout & Delivery in DTLA
Tuesday December 15, 2020
‘Tis the season for holiday preparations and celebrations, and it’s always a good time to think about the delicious food you’ll be eating in the days to come. Luckily for us, Downtown Los Angeles is home to an amazing and diverse lineup of restaurants, and many are offering mouthwatering meals via takeout and delivery for you to enjoy during the holidays and beyond. Whether you’re in search of a hearty feast to celebrate in style or just want a night off from cooking in the midst of your busy days, these DTLA restaurants have got you covered.
Since many fine dining establishments are offering takeout and delivery, take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy gourmet, chef-cooked meals in the comfort of your own home. Whether you desire a decadent spread for a special celebration or are just in the mood to indulge yourself to a date night from home, we’ve put together a list of some of the finest restaurants in Downtown LA, along with a sampling of their menu options.
We encourage you to visit the restaurants’ website for the most up-to-date menu offerings and specific takeout and delivery options.
Perch is a French-inspired rooftop bistro that serves up classic dishes and small plates. Order a classic Fromage and Charcuterie Plate or Surf and Turf Skewers for your hors d’oeuvres, then the Bouillabaisse or Steak Frites as your plat principal, to be eaten with Wild Mushroom Risotto or Truffle Cheese Fries. Orange Cardamom Crème Brûlée or White Chocolate Bread Pudding are a perfect fin.
Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse is a fine dining restaurant showcasing a menu that combines steakhouse tradition and culinary flair. Kick off your meal with a N+S Crab Cake or Foraged Garden Salad, then feast on a signature Wagyu Ribeye or a Half Jidori Chicken accompanied by Grilled Asparagus and Potato Gratin. Enjoy Liquid Chocolate Cake topped with vanilla bean gelato for dessert.
Morton’s the Steakhouse is a well-known, classic American steakhouse that serves up fresh, succulent seafood, USDA prime-aged steak, and all the sides to make the meal complete. Choose from traditional appetizers like Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail or Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops to start, followed by a juicy Filet Mignon or Red King Crab Legs with Creamed Spinach or Lobster Macaroni & Cheese. For dessert, a slice of decadent New York Cheesecake is a great way to top off the meal.
Fogo de Chão offers the Churrasco experience of fire-roasted meats, Brazilian sides, seasonal salads and more. Indulge in Chilled Lobster & Shrimp or a Seafood Tower, then a Dry-aged Tomahawk Ancho or Mango Chilean Sea Bass with grilled asparagus or chickpea salad. Top off your meal with a Chocolate Brigadeiro or Brazilian-style Flan.
JOEY DTLA features an eclectic, globally-inspired menu offering elegant and playful dishes with a twist. Start with sweet and spicy Korean Fried Cauliflower or Crispy Tempura Prawns, then savor a hearty entrée like Baja Fish Tacos or Cajun-Blackened Chicken with fries or creamy coleslaw. Finish with Warm Italian Donuts dipped in mascarpone cream and lemon curd. For a stress-free holiday meal, you can order their Turkey Dinner special and add on the sommelier-recommended wine pairing.
If you’re running low on groceries or just tired of cooking yet another meal at home, then it’s a perfect time to order takeout or delivery from one of the many great DTLA restaurants. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite places and dishes and give you permission to take the night off with a delicious meal delivered to your doorstep – and no dirty dishes.
To explore the full menu or to check takeout and delivery options, visit the restaurant’s website for more information.
Pez Cantina is a sustainable Coastal Mexican-style restaurant serving the freshest sea-to-land dishes and celebrated seasonal specials. For an appetizer, select a Salsa Flight or Potato and Broccoli Taquitos, followed by Shrimp Tacos or Spicy Ahi Tuna Tostadas with Cilantro Lime Rice and Chorizo Refried Peruano Beans as your main dish. Churros or a Tres Leches Flan round out a satisfying meal.
JINYA Ramen Bar offers authentic, award-winning ramen with bold flavors and a wide variety of customizable options to nourish your body and warm your soul. Begin your meal with Salmon Cilantro Sashimi or handmade Pork Gyoza, then dig into a piping hot bowl of Wonton Chicken Ramen or Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen with a side of Edamame or Takoyaki. Finish with Mochi Ice Cream in green tea or chocolate.
Districtspecializes in fresh, natural, and superior farm-to-table ingredients to create intuitive and modern flavors. Enjoy a Hummus Plate or District Chicken Wings as a tantalizing starter, then Grilled Atlantic Salmon or Sticky Baby Back Ribs as your main with a side of Harvest Vegetables and Sweet Potato Fries. For dessert, dive into a Chocolate Chip "Pizookie" or Berry Pavlova.
HATCH Yakitori + Baris a modern izakaya-style restaurant with yakitori, a raw bar, and creative plates made with high-quality ingredients. Avo Tuna Toast or a Half-Dozen Oysters are great to start, then savor grilled Chicken Meatball Skewers or slow-cooked Miso Pork Spare Ribs with Black Fried Rice or Corn Tempura. For dessert, try the Binchotan Brownie with Black Sesame Ice Cream.
Petite Pesospecializes in fast casual Filipino cuisine that is authentic while being both progressive and approachable. Snack on Pork or Impossible meat Lumpia for starters, then relish an Adobo Rice Bowl or the inspired Chef Ria's Chicken Sando accompanied by Garlic Shrimp Market Pinakbet Salad or white rice. The Halo-Halo or a sugary Polvoron Cookie is a must-have for dessert.
Engine Co. No. 28 serves up new age American comfort food classics with a Southern twist. Enjoy starting your meal with a Calamari and Barley Salad or Butternut Squash Soup, then Engine Co. Meatloaf Sandwich or Cauliflower Steak with a side of Grilled Broccolini or Hand-Cut Fries. For dessert, try the Maple Coconut Custard with caramelized white chocolate. They are also offering Holiday Meal Kits featuring everything you need for a festive spread.
You can support DTLA restaurants this holiday season and throughout the year by ordering your favorite dishes for takeout or delivery via Postmates, Tock, Caviar, or a variety of other delivery options. Many of these restaurants are small local businesses that are very grateful for your continued patronage.
In addition, many establishments are also offering beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails to go – in case you want to make your dinner extra special. Either way, it’s sure to be a meal to remember.
For more restaurants offering tasty, comforting food for the holidays and beyond, explore all takeout and delivery options on our Dining Services page at DowntownLA.com.