About LA Chapter - Ace Hotel
We partnered with the team behind Brooklyn’s beloved Five Leaves and Palm Springs' roadside diner King's Highway — to create L.A. Chapter, a lively brasserie just off of Ace’s lobby. Rooted in a fresh, thoughtful focus on locally sourced ingredients, Executive Chef Ricardo Valdes presents a menu that introduces nuanced flavors to traditional culinary technique. Fresh herbs and colorful accents welcome grace to the plate. Garum salts the brussels sprouts, hibiscus and nasturtium fragrance the duck breast, tahini and kumquats exalt the tuna. Subtle incongruities in flavor are at the heart of what makes L.A. Chapter a thoroughly American restaurant.
Hours of Operation:
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet $7 for 3 hours or less with restaurant validation.
There are lots adjacent to the restaurant as well.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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LA Chapter - Ace Hotel Ratings and Reviews
I surprised my husband with tickets to s ...
I surprised my husband with tickets to see Bela Fleck and Chris Thile at The Theater at Ace for his 45th birthday. I wasn't sure what to do about dinner before the show until I found L.A. Chapter. Our dining experience was everything I'd hoped it would be and more. The food was delectable and perfectly prepared. The staff was incredibly friendly and professional while maintaining that relaxed L.A. vibe. One of the staff members came to check on us during the meal and she was absolutely lovely and genuine. I can't thank you enough for making my husband's birthday an experience that, as he put it, we'll be "remembering and thinking over for a long, long time." And we know we'll be back for more!
Being at the Ace, I assumed this restaur ...
Being at the Ace, I assumed this restaurant would be sufficiently "hipster" and it was. But not annoyingly so. Also, hip places make me think that they are going to think too highly of themselves and often times the service reflects this. This was NOT the case here. The service was great. The perfect balance of attentiveness and privacy. Everything we needed we had quickly. The server was extremely nice and the food was perfect: temperature, flavor, presentation. Overall this was a very satisfying experience all around.
Dined at The LA Chapter with friends and ...
Dined at The LA Chapter with friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food is modern American bistro in a casual vibrant and hip setting inside the trendy urban chic Ace Hotel. The Brussels sprouts were notable, as well as the perfectly roasted abs seasoned roasted chicken abd the rare salmon. Creative cocktails were served up by friendly staff with genuine smiles. This is a great LADT spot.
Finally got to the Ace Hotel for "Last R ...
Finally got to the Ace Hotel for "Last Remaining Seats" and decided to eat nearby so
LA Chapter was the pick and wasn't disappointed. Got nice table in the corner so quiet spot,
service was great and we made a nice meal out of several appetizers which is always fun to
I brought my husband and kiddies here fo ...
I brought my husband and kiddies here for a Father's Day breakfast (it was their first time visiting the place). Everyone enjoyed their meals. The hubs loved the pork chop & egg breakfast; my daughters raved about the ricotta pancakes and hash browns. Overall we enjoyed our meals and will definitely be returning.
LA Chapter was a convenient choice for p ...
LA Chapter was a convenient choice for pre-show dining on a late Saturday afternoon. Much is made of the restaurant's singular presentation of local, fresh ingredients, served in hip, Downtown revival surroundings, and for the most part the ingredients lived up to their billing. The vegetables and sauces were thoughtfully cooked and flavored. Our dishes, a vegetable risotto and rare sautéed salmon filet, however, seemed indifferent, which, when pushing $30 per entree, was disappointing. The ribeye our daughter ordered, at $31, was the big disappointment; about 1/2" thick, about one-third fat and gristle, generally sub-Sizzler level. Plusses included a helpful. attentive staff, and a comfortable room. On the whole, not bad enough to complain about, with the possible exception of the steak, but the hip vibe doesn't distract enough from the food. We won't be back.
I'll be back!
I booked the reservation quite last minute and the staff was very accommodating. My group initially had 2 groups of 5 however upon our arrival we were able to get the largest table in the house which was upstairs in a somewhat private area. The food was excellent which was a pleasant surprise as the real reason for coming was the downtown view at the upstairs bar. The staff held our table as we waited for tardy guests to arrive and were extremely polite. I had a great time and will definitely come back.
My wife & came here last Friday prior to a concert next door.
The place looks nice with that Downtown LA vibe. But the food was terrible. Ordered the ribeye which was cold and flavorless. It was as if a college student tried cooking for the first time and had no clue what they were doing other that to slap it in an oven.
Wife ordered the burger which was also flavorless and below average.
Brusselsprouts were good but honestly how hard is it to make those.
Could have been a bad night for the chef but we won't be going back.
Loved the ambiance and spirit selection. ...
Loved the ambiance and spirit selection. But the food had some issues. My date and I had the seafood salad for an appetizer. It was wonderful, no complaints there. But we had the Lamb as our main course and we didn't even get through half of it. It was just a bad cut of meat. Filled with gristle and hard to eat. This didn't help the array of weird toppings included on the meat, the flavors just didn't seem to mix together well. I'd go back and give it another shot but I wont have the lamb again.
Tried the avocado toast with the egg on ...
Tried the avocado toast with the egg on top and the ricotta pancakes. Everything was delicious . Food is definitely worth the trip . The service was a bit slow. Reception was a bit unorganized and our waitress had to serve all the outdoor tables (10). She came around as much as possible . Overall rate is four stars. I will definitely be back.
Love the atmosphere and architecture
Really looked forward to dinner here and should have researched it a bit more. I'm a vegetarian and there is very little here for us. I ordered the Brussels sprouts side and the fingerling potatoes side, which were very good--nice and crispy and filling--but could have used something with a little protein. A fried tofu dish or something with beans. Even a veggie burger or black bean burger would have been nice. Still, I don't regret that I ate here. When I return, it will most likely be for a drink, only, upstairs because, as I said, the atmosphere and architecture are lovely.
Come to be seen, but not for a great meal
Went here with two colleagues and the food was just ok. Bacon wasn't crispy and it was exceptionally greasy, chicken on sandwich was dry and not seasoned sufficiently, salad with buttermilk dressing tasted very much like cucumber and dill. Best thing about lunch was the Bloody Mary. Worst thing - the price. $12 for about a 6 oz drink is overpriced.
A Brunch Favorite
LA Chapter is one of my favorite brunch spots. While the menu is not huge, all the dishes are consistently delicious. The service is always attentive and friendly. And while it's a pretty hip atmosphere, the staff is always overly welcoming and sweet to my 4 year old daughter. The ricotta pancakes with honeycomb butter is not to be missed.
Could be fabulous
My overall dining experience at LA Chapter was ok. We had scallops as an appetizer. Amazing. I had the Special which was Sea Bass which was fabulous. The cocktails were rather small and expensive, yet incredibly tasty. I would have scored this restaurant higher had the Hostess and Waiter been more friendly and interested in being at work.
I do recommend eating at LA Chapter. The Chef is fantastic.
What changed between June 2015 & Feb 2016
We stayed in June of 2015 and ate every meal there. The food was amazing. This year dinner and snacks were mediocre and didn't resemble anything like what we ate in June. Breakfast was the only repeat for us for convenience. Love Love Love the hotel and will stay there again but forget dining. The rooftop is still the best ever but the snack food again is mediocre. The shishito peppers didn't resemble anything of their previous self nor did the avocado toast which in June was fresh avocado. Now it's old or packaged. WHY? Hoping next year is an improvement. I believe in them and will always give it one more try.
Small space, beautiful local, & delicious food!
I had brunch here with a friend & loved everything we had! We got the Little Gem salad, Avocado toast, Grilled cheese & fries... it was alot but it was delicious! All was so good but the Avocado toast was my favorite.
The actual space is small so seating was tight, we had to squeeze through to get to our table, but the couch seating against the wall was comfy. Our server was attentive and the actual location is so Art Deco beautiful. Wish I had more time to explore the hotel!
Service Was Way Better Than The Food
The breakfast food was quite spotty, but my server Ben was the saving grace. I ordered the namesake Chapter Breakfast with two eggs, bacon, grilled chorizo sausage, and whole wheat toast. The eggs and bacon were ho-hum, but the chorizo sausage casing was so thick and tough that I had to ask Ben for a steak knife. The toast was also too tough and dry. Maybe I should've tried the Avocado Toast instead, but I'm weary of that tough, over toasted bread. The tables by the windows are extremely snug and small so big-boned people need not attempt.
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