Las Perlas is a mezcal bar in DTLA with excellent drinks and a low-lit, divey atmosphere. It’s the perfect place to bring a date or a couple of close friends and find a booth or corner to hole up in.
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Burrata House is home to some decent cheese but doesn’t need to be your first choice at Grand Central Market.
The Water Grill
Water Grill is a downtown seafood spot for people who work or like to talk about finance.
Cole’s in downtown is the (other) originator of the French Dip sandwich and a great place to pick up a quick beer and a sandwich.
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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.
You’d think that a place like Bar Covell that so thoroughly holds your hand through the ordering process would feel a bit condescending. But as much as LA pretends not to need it, the crowd at Covell every night proves otherwise.
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