All week I’ve been scouring Yelp! for the best restaurants along the new Gold Line Eastside Extension. The goal was not to make an exhaustive list of every restaurant, but to present those that Yelp reviewers seemed to enjoy the most. My method for deciding what made the cut necessarily left many establishments out of the listing – nothing personal.
This being said, my decision to rely on Yelp is not the written in stone, and Arts District based Source reader and National Association of Railroad Passengers representative Ryan Stern emailed The Source with a list of his additional suggestions for hungry Gold Line riders looking to eat near the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.
Since I love when our readers send us suggestions I’m going to add Ryan’s recommendations to our foodie guide. Here they are:
Zip Fusion (0.3 miles away)
3 stars based on 65 reviews.
Reader Ryan Stern says: “Fantastically fresh and innovative sushi with a brilliant “fusion” menu and an inviting atmosphere; I dine here multiple times each week!”
E3rd Steakhouse and Lounge (0.3 miles away)
3 stars based on 89 reviews.
Reader Ryan Stern says: “Their generous, high-quality portions aren’t limited to steak; the poultry, seafood, or veggie lover in your party will be equally at home (plus they’ve got an extensive bar selection!)”
Cafe Metropol (0.3 miles away)
3 stars based on 38 reviews.
Reader Ryan Stern says: “Continental with a dash of Mediterranean, this is my preferred brunchspot on the weekends!“
Novel Cafe (0.3 miles away)
3.5 stars based on 8 reviews.
Reader Ryan Stern says: “Starbucks has nothing on this place– a complete coffee and tea menu; plus hot breakfast fare and freshly prepared sandwiches“
With that, The Source’s Foodie Guide to the Gold Line Eastside Extension is complete. Including our readers suggestions, we’ve listed 64 fantastic dining options along the new six mile line from Union Station to East L.A. Today is the official start of service on the Gold Line extension, with free rides all day. What better time to start checking out some of the restaurants we’ve listed. At many of these places, the $1.25 you save on fare tomorrow will go a long way.
Here’s the complete map with links to the other posts.
- Little Tokyo/Arts District
- Pico/Aliso and Mariachi Plaza
- Maravilla, East L.A. Civic Center, Atlantic
View Foodie Guide to Gold Line Eastside Extension in a larger map