Bunker Hill/Civic Center/Financial District
With the new fountains and green space at Grand Central Park, and civic and cultural landmarks like City Hall and the Frank Gehry-designed Disney Concert Hall here, this neighborhood has a lot to offer the busy office workers and tourists (and staycationers) alike. Patina at the concert hall is still one of the best pre-LA Phil options with its early-bird prix fixe menus; but it's also a nice spot for lunch or quiet dinners when the theater is dark. Closer to MOCA, the Blue Cow Kitchen and sibling Mendocino Farms are good options.
For nightlife, Ebanos Crossing has added rum, whiskey and mescal cocktails to the neighborhood, just a few blocks from The Edison's amazing Art Deco-inspired nightclub. And for a dose of history, across from the hillside Angel's Flight train car, check out the new offerings at the Grand Central Market. Upgrades include Sticky Rice, G&B Coffee, Valerie, Horse Thief BBQ and many more to come.