I absolutely love going out to eat. A once-picky eater, I am now proudly becoming somewhat of a foodie. I am thrilled to say that with each passing year, LA’s food scene has grown by leaps and bounds. And even more exciting is that fact that a major part of this explosion is taking place Downtown. A long-time resident of DTLA, I used to lament the fact that there was exactly one nice restaurant Downtown- The Palm. Now, there is an exciting option opening every other week. I had the pleasure of trying one such restaurant last week. Josef Centeno has long been a favorite chef of mine. His restaurants, Bäco Mercat, Bar Amá and Orsa & Winston, are among my go-tos. So, when he took over the old Pete’s Cafe a couple of months ago, I knew that I’d be adding another regular to the list. Ledlow did not disappoint. Like Centeno’s other restaurants, most of the plates are meant to be shared. Which I happen to love because it means you get to try a bunch of different items as opposed to committing to one. Though I believe that the menu will be rotating, a few dishes of note: Autumn Vegetable Crudite, Crispy Pork Belly, Confit Duck Leg and Lemon-y Blistered Okra. And, as you know I’m obsessed with aesthetics, Ledlow’s dishes are as easy on the eyes as they are on the palate. Btw, they also serves brunch and lunch; I’m told the pastries are killer. Bon appétit!
400 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213.687.7015Images via ledlowla.com