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The Best Restaurants in LA: Downtown Los Angeles Edition

Los Angeles has one of the most dynamic dining scenes, offering everything from street food, global cuisine, rooftop dining to Michelin-starred restaurants. Downtown LA  is the heart of the city. Offering modern dining, casual patio options, to an astonishing menu of food choices. The options are endless. Qwil Apartment has rounded up the best restaurants in LA: Downtown Los Angeles Edition. 


Hands down one of the best rooftops in Los Angeles. A French-inspired bistro offering the perfect backdrop to a relaxing dinner. The heart thrilling views of Downtown Los Angeles make you feel like you are above it all. Serving brunch, dinner, and a late-night bar, Perch knows how to prepare a dish. Our favorite dishes include the Steak Frites (the truffle fries are heaven), Boeuf Bordelaise, and the Pan Roasted Salmon. To top off the night, order the Sunset Spritzer or the Hemingway on the Beach. 


Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis, chef and pastry chef, work alongside each other to create a true husband and wife restaurant. A rustic Italian restaurant where they focus on making sure everything is “from scratch”. Serving house-made charcuterie, homemade pasta, and pizza coming right from the pizza oven. Our order includes mussels, burrata pizza, saffron gnocchi, and the cavatelli alla norcina. We can not forget the pastry side. The desserts are made with the freshest ingredients and crafted with love. Make sure to get the Strawberry Crostata, a Qwil Apartment favorite. 

The Best Restaurants in LA

Cha Cha Cha LA

Looking for a new spot in the Arts District in Downtown LA? Cha Cha Cha just opened! With a sister location in Mexico City, the LA rendition combines a little Mexico City flavor with a laid-back LA vibe. Set on a rooftop patio, you can take in the DTLA skyline with a spicy margarita. The menu is limited in size but enormous in flavor and fresh ingredients. With so many delicious options, let us help you. We recommend the Tostada Monumento with Charred Octopus, Chorizo and Asada tacos, Ceviche do Camaron with Beets, Carnitas and the Pescado Cha Cha Cha. 


Badmaash is a trendy, modern Indian fusion restaurant that may be hard to find in Downtown LA, but when you find it, you will be glad you did. The menu is filled with traditional Indian dishes you know and love and then Indian fusion dishes that are picture-perfect. Not only is the food incredible, but the vibe is also fun, upbeat and a place you would want to hand out. A perfect place for a casual last-minute date night or midweek dinner with your friends. Our favorites are the Chicken Tikka Poutine, Butter Chicken, Slow Cooked Beef Short Rib, and the Badmaash Fried Chicken. 

The Best Restaurants in LA

Here are only four of our favorite restaurants in DownTown Los Angeles. Don’t worry, we have a long list of recommendations we will save for our next Qwil Restaurant Guide. Make sure to check out our other Qwil neighborhood guides on the Qwil Apartments blog. For more updates on everything Qwil, follow us on Instagram @liveqwil or call our leasing team today!