My new favorite place in downtown LA: Bottega Louie.

4 May

Last week the LA Times had a great article on new restaurants changing the downtown landscape. The information was stored on my mental hard drive, filed under “to-do .” Today, on a downtown LA walkabout outing, I “stumbled upon” Bottega Louie on 7th and Grand, very close to the Metro station and one block east of Macys. Bottega Louie is one of the places mentioned in the article, and I could not believe my luck. “There are NO accidents,” dijo Sigmund Freud and I do truly believe this place is a “keeper” como dice mi Tia Silvia. Find the article here: http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-bottegalouie29-2009apr29,0,874012.story

To start off, the place looks and feels like New York City and maybe even a little French, except it is huuuuuge, light and airy. You don’t need a reservation and you can stop by for the bar, the coffee tables or the restaurant. If you have a sweet tooth, go for the kill: try the lavender, chocolate or vanilla macarons at 1.75 a pop and you’ll almost forget your recession blues. Here are some pictures to entice you. 

 

Admiring the beautiful and delicious Macarons.

Admiring the beautiful and delicious Macarons.

 

Perfect coffee break. Coffee, lavendar, vanilla and chocolate macarons and tiny red velvet cupcake.

Perfect coffee break. Coffee, lavender, vanilla and chocolate macarons and tiny red velvet cupcake.

Bar Bottega Louie.

Bar Bottega Louie.

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3 Responses to “My new favorite place in downtown LA: Bottega Louie.”

  1. ale May 5, 2009 at 12:46 #

    Sabes, la palabra BOTTEGA siempre me ha gustado desde la primera vez que la oí, back in the old days, en la facultad, allá por el Bauhaus…rollos de arq., bueno, back to reality…ME ENCANTARON LAS FOTOS… y al reves de las postcards…en lugar de “WISH YOU WERE HERE!”… “WISH I WAS THERE!”, xoxo

  2. Karla May 6, 2009 at 14:29 #

    Oyes, pero que rico!! cant’ wait to try, already in my “to do” list. One of the things I love about living in L.A is how many choices of wonderful restaurants we have out here. Thanks for doing the scouting amiguita!

  3. santeecourtlofts May 8, 2009 at 20:16 #

    I’m so happy this place opened up. A new phenomena, great food and always busy. A great new edition to Downtown!

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