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“Looks good, but the food is NOT good.”
Review of First and Hope - CLOSED

First and Hope
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: First and Hope Streets
Transit: We're two blocks up 1st Street from the Civic Center station on the Metro Red Line. Dash 'A' Bus stops in front of the restaurant every 10 mins on weekdays until 6:30PM.
Description: Casual fine dining restaurant features Modern American Comfort Food all grown up and reinvented with a sophisticated downtown LA twist. Pre and Post Theatre dining. Bar Fedora at First & Hope features Jazz, Pop, & Broadway on weekends. Enjoy swanky, delicious cocktails along with an eclectic wine list. First & Hope is closed on MONDAY.
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4 reviews
“Looks good, but the food is NOT good.”
Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

My waiter should move to France where his surly attitude might work better. The food was greasy and did not seem fresh. Too bad. This setting and location deserve better.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank hillbillypilgrimmage
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21 reviews from our community

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English first
Los Angeles
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Second time......not so good”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Dining before a Disney Hall concert......took 2 phone calls to get a confirmed reso for a Sunday evening. When we arrived we noticed the Health Dept. "B" on the door. What is that all about? A wine reception event was just finishing. We don't think they were ready for us despite the confirmed 5:30 reso. Our new server was pleasant but apologetic when she couldn't find her own wine opener and struggled to get our ordered bottle open with another. We were served bread AFTER the salad course although we requested it with our salad. The cou au vin was tasty..... sort of saving the evening. Then the lights were turned down so low we had to ask for more light.....which took several minutes to correct and a second reminder to our server. Location is great but they have to get their act together. Our first visit was not like this at all. Were we in the same restaurant????

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank suzygolf
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Santa Ana, California
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Perfect Location, Easy and Good”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Just across the street to the Music Center and Disney Hall. Parking in the Music Center garage works if you are going to a preformance. Small, quiet, easy but tight seating. Strange location in a strip mall for an upscale resturant. We enjoyed excellent trout in paper and rich and delicious coq au vin. Service was attentive and freindly. Although we were late for our reservation time because of traffic we were seated with a smile and served in time for the show. Average martinis, will order wine nest time.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank GardenerB
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Port Lavaca, Texas
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Pre-Show Dinner”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This place was good, the dinner came as part of the package with the Uncabaret tickets. The meal itself was great, although it was a prix fixe menu it was still plenty of food that left us stuffed! I had the salmon and my husband originally ordered beef but with some kitchen errors it turned out to be chicken... no worries, he was delighted with their error, and left stuffed and with a smile!

Visited August 2012
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Thank rgm1982
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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Could be Better”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

We had dinner before a concert at the Disney Concert Hall. The restaurant is conveniently located across the street. I ordered the short ribs which were quite good but I had to send them back the first time because they were barely warm and the mashed potatoes weren't warm at all. Our server was very nice about it and immediately took them back. My husband had the salmon and it was very good. He had ordered a glass of Pinot Noir. It tasted as if the bottle had been open for days. Again, the server took it back immediately and replaced it with a Cab which was better. When we got the check, she did not charge for either his or my glass of wine. I appreciate the good service and the complimentary wine but my review would have been better if these things hadn't happened. I had a sense that it is not uncommon. I might go back and try them again given that they are so convenient to The Music Center and The Disney but I would not make a special trip.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Traveler445
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