San Laurel

A celebrity chef melds Spanish and California cuisines

José Andrés — one of Spain’s most notable chefs and humanitarians — makes a splash on the L.A. dining scene once again with San Laurel. Conrad Los Angeles’ signature restaurant is among the many culinary concepts he shepherds here under the José Andrés Group umbrella but the one most worth your appetite.

Located in a wood-and-neutrals-filled space on the hotel’s 10th floor with bird’s-eye views of downtown L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, San Laurel offers a dining experience you’ll still be talking about for months to come. Expect some molecular gastronomy marvels from his now-shuttered L.A. restaurant (Bazaar). A California in-season produce ethos meets Spanish cuisine on a menu that offers a dizzying array of impressive options, like the bone-in wagyu Blackhawk Farms rib-eye, the tomato tartare (an Andrés fan favorite) and lobster salpicon.

Taste this California-Spain hybrid not only for dinner, but for breakfast as well with dishes like toast montaditos (crusty bread with various toppings including scrambled eggs and jamón Ibérico, or whipped ricotta, cherry tomatoes and sumac) and huevos “El Camino” (egg whites with labneh, nasturtium, croutons, caviar and a yolk sauce).

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • For one of the most dazzling sunset views, book a table on the terrace. Setting sunbeams do backflips off the stainless-steel curves from the Frank Gehry-designed Disney Hall.
  • The waitstaff and management aim to curate your experience. They really listen to your wishes, cater to your needs and deliver — be it a quick meal before a concert or a blowout celebratory dinner.
  • If you love charcuterie, you must order the jamón Ibérico de Bellota starter (also available at breakfast). The José Andrés Group sources Spain’s finest cured pork from pigs who feast on an exclusive acorn diet. The results: Pure magic in your mouth.
  • Performance art cocktails — complete with billowing smoke and props like beakers and treasure chests — set the tone for a night of impressive culinary feats. Order the Foggy Hill or Bergeron’s Secret Chest for the ultimate theatrics.
  • One of the best dishes on the menu is the bone-in wagyu from Blackhawk Farms. The succulent cut comes with kale, maitake, mushrooms escabeche and truffle jus.

Things to Know

  • Time your dinner reservation to coincide with a Dodgers baseball home game. If the team wins, you’re treated to a complimentary fireworks show in the distance around 10 p.m.
  • The dress code at San Laurel is casual elegant.
  • Book the chef’s table for the best kitchen views and a unique tasting menu.
  • Reflecting the Spanish-meets-California menu theme, the wine menu is an all-star lineup of some of the finest California and Spanish wines.
  • A dedicated à la carte pre-theater menu ensures you can get a top-notch meal and easily make it to the nearby L.A. Philharmonic or L.A. Opera performance.

Business casual
Gluten-free options
Kid friendly
Outdoor seating
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Resort casual
Valet parking
Vegetarian options
Getting There
100 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90012
NeighborhoodBunker Hill
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