Looking to check out the freshest new spots downtown? From an elegant eatery to a charitable coffee spot, read on for the newest hotspots to open in this area of Los Angeles.
Alameda Supper Club
757 S. Alameda St., Suite 160
The Alameda Supper Club is an Italian spot, offering an elevated take on California, Italian, English and Mediterranean cuisine.
Menu items are designed to be shared family-style, ranging from bone-aged ribeye and oysters with celtuce mignonette to market charcuterie and spaghetti with dungeness crab. (You can view the full menu here.)
Yelp users are excited about the new addition, which currently holds 4.5 stars out of eight reviews on the site.
Yelper J P., who reviewed Alameda Supper Club on March 3, wrote, "The ambiance was beautiful and relatively calm. The service was great and the food was superb, from the bread to the sides to the main entrees."
"The spaghetti and raviolis were amazing," added Yelper Justin R. "I was also inspired to try to endive salad because everyone around me was ordering it. My suggestion is to order some wine and bread, and wait to see what others are getting before ordering."
The Alameda Supper Club is open from 5–10 p.m. on Sunday-Thursday and 5–11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
330 E. Second St., Suite C
Dōnatsu is a vegan spot featuring hand-crafted doughnuts, specialty coffee and kombucha in Little Tokyo. On the menu, look for unique doughnut combinations like matcha pistachio, ube glaze with toasted coconut and crème brûlée. (You can check out the selection here.)
With a five-star rating out of 114 reviews on Yelp, Dōnatsu has been getting positive attention.
Yelper Taifha B., who reviewed the new spot on April 4, wrote, "I loved the ube donut! It was sweet, but not overwhelming. And the added walnuts provided a crunchy contrast to the soft, yeast based donut."
"I ordered the matcha pistachio rose doughnut and it was a knockout," shared Yelper Jessica Y. "The doughnut texture blew me away: fluffy, chewy and oh so indulgent. The matcha flavor effortlessly infused with pistachio nut and a subtle hint of rose made for an unforgettable taste."
Dōnatsu is open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m.–9 p.m. on weekends.
H&H Brazilian Steakhouse
518 W. Seventh St.
H&H Brazilian Steakhouse is a new steakhouse and Brazilian spot that comes courtesy of restaurateur Henrique Huyer, explains the business on its website, who sought to bring traditional Brazilian barbecue from Rio Grande do Sul to the American market.
The menu is "all you can eat," offering an extensive selection of grass-fed premium meats and fresh produce — from leg of lamb and filet mignon to golden bananas and fried polenta. (You can see a sample of the menu here.)
H&H Brazilian Steakhouse currently holds five stars out of 22 reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.
Yelper John J., who reviewed the new addition on March 3, wrote, "Just had lunch here and I'm impressed. The organic salad bar — but more importantly their picanha, filet mignon and garlic beef — was excellent. Cooked to a medium rare and not to charred a crust."
And Castillo A. noted, "I was so amazed by this place. Great service, great food and great quality. Everything was delicious and I cannot wait to go back."
H&H Brazilian Steakhouse is open from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5–9:30 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5–10 p.m. on Friday, 5–10 p.m. on Saturday and 4–9 p.m. on Sunday.
543 S. Broadway
Donut Friend is a spot to score specialty vegan doughnuts and more in downtown LA.
The newcomer — with an additional outpost in Highland Park — serves up signature treats like the Bacon 182 with maple glaze and housemade coconut bacon; and limited edition offerings such as the Javabreaker — a coffee-infused cake doughnut with an espresso bean glaze. (You can check out the full assortment here.)
Donut Friend's current rating of 4.5 stars out of 63 reviews on Yelp indicates positive attention from users.
Yelper Jericho A., who reviewed the new spot on March 3, wrote, "One of my favorite doughnut specialty spots. These are fresh baked, fancy and eclectically curated."
"These are the best doughnuts I have ever tasted," added Yelper Bridget W. "They also happen to all be vegan. Yes, even the chocolate. Yes, even the Bavarian cream. ... The fact that you can customize your own creation is simply madness."
Donut Friend is open from 6 a.m.–6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, 6 a.m.–10 p.m. on Thursday and 6 a.m.–midnight on Friday and Saturday. (It's closed on Monday.)
Skid Row Coffee
630 W. Fifth St.
Last but not least, Skid Row Coffee is a pop up coffee shop and non-profit organization dedicated to helping people transition out of homelessness, explains the neighborhood spot on its website, with 100 percent of proceeds going towards this cause.
Job training is on offer, along with a full array of espresso beverages, snacks and "sammies" like the turkey and avocado slaw with miso mayo, white cheddar and more.
Yelp users are excited about Skid Row Coffee, which currently holds five stars out of 14 reviews on the site.
Yelper S S., who reviewed Skid Row Coffee on March 3, wrote, "This coffee shop is unique in that they are a non-profit organization. 100 percent of their proceeds go towards helping our neighbors experiencing homelessness transition back into the community! Not only that, the staff is sweet and great at what they do. The sandwiches are fresh, savory, and affordable. This is coffee for the people!"
And Yelper Cynthia A. wrote, "Man oh man, this is a great place to go eat. Located inside the downtown library, there sammies are amazing! The olivey Italian (kitchen-style) is my favorite with a dirty chai on the side."
Skid Row Coffee is open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on weekdays. (It's closed on weekends.)