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The Gorbals - Closed

501 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Gorbals +

Lina Lecaro


  • Mon-Wed 5pm-12am, Thu-Fri 5pm-2am, Sat 6pm-2am
  • $$
  • Wheelchair Accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Parking Lot Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Top Chef winner Elan Hall has created a clean, industrial, effortlessly cool space inside the old Alexandria Hotel in which to showcase his critically acclaimed Scottish-Jewish fusion food offerings. (The place is named after the neighborhood in Glasgow where his parents grew up.) Most nights, the white-walled box of a room is filled with hip foodie types, but often, the atmosphere gets turned upside-down depending on what's going on in the building (The Mezz bar is upstairs) or downtown itself (good luck getting a table on Art Walk Thursday nights). Even if it is crowded, the front bar offers its own pleasures: chatty bartenders, a nice view of the room and Hall playing around in his open kitchen, and an array of eclectic drink options (try the Desperate Housewife). Occasional live music.

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