Engine Company Number Twenty Eight Engine Co. No. 28

Engine Co. No. 28

644 S. Figueroa St. (7th St.)
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Cuisine: American
Perfect for pre-theater dining, this century-old firehouse features all-American comfort food classics.
Openings: Brunch & Dinner daily, Lunch Mon.-Fri.


Engine Co. No. 28, Los Angeles, CA

Engine Co. No. 28 Restaurant Review:

Situated in a beautifully restored 1912 landmark firehouse, this classic American bar and grill sports an ornate pressed-tin ceiling and dark mahogany booths along with the firehouse's original red-brick floor and brass fire pole. Downtown business types flock here for power lunches and after-work cocktails. With free shuttle service to the Music Center, the restaurant is a good choice for all-American, pre-theater dining. Start with a bowl of roasted sweet corn chowder or mac ‘n’ cheese, then proceed to chicken potpie with a buttermilk biscuit crust, slow-cooked braised lamb shank with pappardelle, or Southern fried chicken. There are several beef options, including grilled skirt steak with onion-mustard marinade and jalapeño jelly. At lunch, there’s chili or hefty sandwiches like steak and blue cheese or eggplant Parmesan. For dessert, expect comforting lemon meringue or Southern pecan pies, and a double-lava chocolate cake. Morning business meetings revolve around eggs Benedict or waffles, plus Bloody Marys, if so inclined. The bar’s cocktails are popular, and the wine list serviceable but uninspired. Popular long before downtown was a destination, Engine Co. remains a sentimental favorite.

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