121 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004834.075004 -118.377562
Monday - Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Beverly Center
I was craving calamari for a week before we came here. My boyfriend asked around to see what restaurant had calamari and a couple people directed us here.
We were seated very quickly and given water and bread right away. I already knew I wanted calamari, so we ordered that once we were seated.
It took us a while to decide what we wanted since the menu had a big variety. I guess that's why the website says "something for everyone!" So true!
We finally decided upon the Crispy Caramel Chicken because it just sounded so good! "Crispy Battered Pieces of Chicken Breast in a Spicy Thai Caramel Sauce with Mushrooms, Onions, Red Chile Peppers, Garlic and Ginger. Served with Rice."
The calamari came and it wasn't just calamari. It also came with Rock Shrimp, Zucchini and Onions. Served with a couple dipping sauces. It was all so crunchy, just the way I like it! I loved that they added in the shrimp, zucchini, and onions. It made it all the more better!
The caramel chicken came and we were ecstatic! IT looked just as it was described in the menu, maybe even better! Our first bites had us melting in our seats, it was so tasty! The chicken was breaded perfectly and the Thai sauce was just delicious! It didn't have too much ginger either, which is a surprise since a lot of dishes with ginger tend to have chunks of it.
All in all, perfect experience! The portion was perfect to share, we didnt even finish, so we had some yummy leftovers the next day :)
Grand Lux Cafe you have to try it at least once, it's a really nice place go check it out.
Got to at least try it once – Grand Luxe seems to have taken a page out of the Cheesecake Factory book, but the dishes seem a bit healthier. The portions are huge so have an appetite or you will be taking food home. The service was very good. Much better than you would expect.
Overall, its a good casual setting restaurant with easy access from the Beverly Center parking lot.
My Favorite Restaurant In the WORLD! – Great place to eat however they need to do something about the floor being so slippery! You will definitely see the stars come out from time to time. The customer service is always excellent! And I JUST LOOOOOOVE the Beignets!!!! Those dipping sauces are the BEST!
Aint it grand? – First up I must say I love the decor and the vastness of this restaurant, it reminds me of one one of those old 1920's supper clubs and I can just imagine a big band playing with girls in flapper dresses, and guys in tuxes!
The service is always good here too, I have always had a nice friendly server who is attentive, friendly but not overbearing.
In fact, the only issue I have with the place is the menu! Grand Lux is owned by the same peeps who own Cheesecake Factory and it really shows in the food. Yes there are generous servings, that come out of the kitchen in a timely manner and look good and taste above average, but at the end of the day it is that same menu that I have begun to get tired of.
Grand Lux lives up to its name when it comes to the venue and staff, alas it definitely lives down to the Cafe part too.
A good place to go with the family while shopping at the Beverly Center for a quick bite though, which is nice.
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A Happy Hour worth checking out if you are already in the mall – Check out the review of this and many other happy hours at: happiest hours(dot)blog spot(dot)com - no spaces between words, but City Search won't allow it any other way. The food was all good, but not great. There are no drink specials, but the prices on food are very good (except the ahi, which was overpriced). The pina colada had to be sent back, which is strange, because in the restaurant part of GL, this is one of the best pina coladas in town, but they couldn't get it right at the bar. They brought out that great Grand Lux bread with butter, and the fried chicken was tasty, but overcooked. The sliders were terrible (have to get back to Happy Endings - now those are great sliders) and the calamari was good. Not much more to say. Can't remember the final tally, but I think it was $75 for three people with tip. A little much for HH, but we did overeat by a bit. If you're already in the Beverly Center, and want some quick, tasty comfort food for cheap, you could do worse than Grand Lux. But I wouldn't make it a special trip.
cheesecake's WAY better – if you feel like slightly over-paying to eat at a cheesecake factory type of a place, this is the place. but the downside is this place is worse than 'cheesecake.' they try to spoof up the menu w/ slighly more costly& a slightly more 'exotic' menu, but the food is actually a lot better at the cheesecake factory. the ambience is similar as well (but i'd say a lot less noisy), and they have just about the same desserts as 'cheesecake'... i always end up going to 'cheesecake' over this place cuz the food is just better at 'cheesecake' (better salads anyway). we don't get the hype w/ grand lux at all. they should just turn all grand lux cafes to cheesecake factories.
Decadent cheesecakes and classic American cuisine makes this a popular chain. – In Short
Faux-rustic finishes and colorful light fixtures abound at this almost always crowded chain. The thick-as-a-book menu features Americanized versions of worldly cuisines--Mexican, Vietnamese, Italian, Thai--but succeeds best with American classics. Burgers are a good choice, especially the ""Roadside Sliders,"" mini burgers served as appetizers. The myriad cheesecakes are over-the-top in concept and decadence. You'll leave full, with leftovers.
This place is FANTASTIC – Myself, my hubby and two kids love this restaurant. We're always in L.A. and so we frequent this place often. The atmosphere is beautiful and makes you want to stay for a nice long meal. They really don't have a kids menu, but they will make a smaller sized pizza for them or a grilled cheese sandwich and some of the appetizers are suitable to be a meal for the kids. Our two kids get the Potato Spring Rolls and have this as their meal.... basically, these are mashed potatoes that are wrapped in a wonton wrapper and lightly fried and then covered with bacon pieces,melted cheese and green onions.....oh man these are good. !!!! The burgers here are pretty tasty as well as the sandwiches ( our favorite is the steak sandwich on a seeded roll ) The pastas are great and you can't go wrong with any of the appetizers....so, yeah, everything here is awesome. Now lets talk about desserts.... where do I start.....YIKES....they are soooooo good...the waiters will tell you to order certain desserts ahead of time because they take awhile to cook, but we never order these desserts until we're done with our meal, ( we don't want to be eating and have our dessert come )...... Our favorite's are the fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, the Rustic apple pie,and the Beignets that come with three different sauces to dip them in. Really all the desserts are great....we should know, we've tried most all of them !! So I suggest you try this place if you haven't.
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