First & Hope

710 W. First St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012


  • $$$
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Parking Validation
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
A restaurant/supper club across the street from Disney Hall in downtown L.A., First & Hope's menu is almost as eclectic as its mixed aesthetics, which channel lounge-y jazz bars and glitzy nightclubs. A Southern-influenced menu of mac 'n' cheese and beer-can chicken also ranges into the gourmet, offering flatiron steak and meatloaf with foie gras.

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