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First and Hope - CLOSED

710 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2442
+1 213-617-8555
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good26%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible23%
26 Jul 2014
“Basically out of business”
15 Jun 2014
“Thank Goodness for the Company”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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710 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2442
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is only open on the weekends and is never good when it is open. Sad. It had a promising beginning, but it has devolved into a lousy bar.

Thank hillbillypilgrimage
Reviewed 16 June 2014

My husband and adult sons took me to First and Hope for my birthday before the theater. We had a raucous good time. That had everything to do with the company and absolutely nothing to do with the dining experience. Only steps away for the...More

1  Thank RebeccaForster
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The only reason to visit this restaurant is that you do not have time to go elsewhere before your concert. The service is adequate. The food is barely edible, the meatballs in the quinoa spaghetti was cold just out of refrigerator. The tomato soup was...More

Thank Jrryo
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.

Thank hillbillypilgrimmage
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank suzygolf
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...More

Thank GardenerB
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...More

Thank rgm1982
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...More

Thank Traveler445
Reviewed 17 October 2012 via mobile

The skinny: Parking: not sure, we walked from metro Decor: elegant Service: horrible Bathroom: filthy Soda: weak uncarbonated coca cola Food: hit and big miss We came here with high expectations and we were fearfully disappointed. We took the metro from the valley to downtown...More

Thank melobeam
Reviewed 26 May 2012

Located as it is right next to the Disney Hall and across the street from the Music Center, it's a perfect spot for before-or-after theater dining. On Sunday the art deco back room is host to the Un-Cabaret, a delight show of comedy and music.

Thank tangocherie
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2442
    (First and Hope Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-617-8555
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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