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Marlou DTLA, Los Angeles, CA

Marlou DTLA

4.6
4.6
56 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, Chefs / Owners Louis Huh and Marcos Spaziani are serving up delicious fusion faire. Chef Marcos was the new chef of Below Deck Sailing Yacht, a popular show on Bravo TV and NBC. Chef Louis has competed and won on the Food Network. Together, they created ML Eats, a food truck in Los Angeles, that catered to community events, sporting events, the Grammys, etc. Now their brick & mortar, Marlou LA, is a destination restaurant for all visiting foodies and locals. Marlou LA will be opening a second location in Koreatown in the coming months. Stay tuned!

“It’s truly humbling coming to this point after starting a food truck ML Eats. We can’t wait to meet all our patrons!” – Chef Marcos and Chef Louis

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (213) 784-3048

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian/Indian

  • Executive chef

    Marcos

  • Catering

    Please email events@marloula.com for catering options.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@marloula.com for large party reservations, private events or buyouts.

  • Neighborhood

    Little Tokyo

  • Cross street

    8th and Flower

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    It is located inside O hotel

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 56 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Great for Brunch

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for Brunch

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    American

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  1. D

    Deedee

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was incredible. The service was so so. As someone with dietary restrictions, the servers really should have been more familiar with the menu. Additionally we had a hard time getting them to finalize our tab.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to dinner before a concert.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The paella my husband got was soupy and had to be returned. The seafood in the second pan of paella was rubbery. He is dealing with the day of and next day effects of the paella. The ramen I got was too spicy and the description for the ramen made no reference to it being spicy. We were overall very disappointed since we had such high hopes for a restaurant where Marcos from Below Deck was one of the executive chefs. Definitively not worth the cost at all.
  4. D

    Donsyb

    London

    22 reviews

    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed. Your opening times on your website are wrong and you took a booking (which was reconfirmed only yesterday by OpenTable) for a time you’re not open. So we turned up and paid for parking to find you’re not open and had to find somewhere else to eat.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where do I begin? The vibe is fantastic. It’s a smaller place inside the O Hotel but you get more personal service. The bartender was outstanding and engaging. We even talked to Marcos for five to 10 minutes. He was such a gracious host! Then there’s the food. We got three small plates: the carpaccio, the ceviche tostado and an artichoke/cherry tomato confit on grilled baguette slices (my favorite) Then there was the dessert. We got the chocolate brioche bread pudding. It was the greatest dessert I’ve had in my life. After some bites, I just closed my eyes and said “Please hold all my calls.” Thank you for a fantastic experience!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travelled from the Uk for our honeymoon after hearing chef Marcos had opened a restaurant in la. His food did not disappoint, we had multiple small shareable dishes and all these were outstanding in their own way flavours were on point for all the dishes and even though we are not vegan we tried the Korean chicken (which was tofu) what a taste sensation that was. The price point was also really good value and overall would comfortably say this was in our top 3 ever experiences when dining out. Could not recommend enough , the staff are excellent too , get yourself there and enjoy.
  7. A

    Ashley

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Do not recommend trying their brunch. Overpriced and mediocre, not worth it.
  8. MM

    MargoM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was great, everyone was helpful and attentive. Food was ok. I wouldn’t go back. Cocktails also ok. Definitely over priced for the quality of drinks and food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommend!!!!
  10. KC

    KatrinaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Every dish was a salt bomb unfortunately. The garlic noodles were inedible…pork ribs full of grissle. We were looking forward to dining here but overall quite a disappointing experience…love chef Marcos on BD though
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious but meeting Chef Marcos (owner and was also on below deck sailing yacht) was the highlight of the night. He makes it a point to come to meet his diners and takes time to take pictures with them. Nice and very humble Chef!
  12. F

    Ferreira22222

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I are huge fans of the show and of Chef Marco. The food did not disappoint. It was a birthday I will never forget! Thank you Chef I will forever be grateful!
  13. SS

    ScottS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone and everything is perfect at Marlou!
  14. 5

    5750

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking forward to trying Marlou and it did not disappoint. We were big fans of Marcos on Below Deck and wanted to try his recipes and cooking. Overall, fantastic! I would specifically mention the brisket soft tacos. The brisket was great and the green cilantro sauce was some of the best I’ve ever had. We asked for the recipe and received the first three ingredients, then told the rest is a secret. It should be! Wow is it good!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! My husband and I attended a unique five-course pre-fixed experience, and we were not let down. Every plate was made to perfection. Decadent and delicious. We can’t wait to go back for brunch!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic menu and visit from the chefs. Will return.
  18. R

    Randi

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was amazing. The food and drinks were delicious. The service was great. Everyone was pleasant. I can’t wait to go back again !! I highly recommend dining here :)
  19. AB

    AbelBenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service and awesome atmosphere! 100% Recommend.
  20. s

    sebillm

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service ! Great visit from the chef. Will visit again in the future .
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The decor was nice, brunch was tasty and the manager went above and beyond after a small hiccup. I would return and recommend.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food was amazing, my entire family loved every aspects of the dishes we ordered!!! The restaurant was freezing and our server was very unhelpful, she seemed unprepared for opening. As well as no coffee or tea was available for a breakfast reservation. She even told us to go to subway to get it.
  24. DS

    DebbieS

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the gnocchi with bone marrow, garlic noodles, kimchi Seafood Paella, Octopus, Barracha Ramen and Rib Eye Steak. I loved all those items but my favorite was the Paella, Rib Eye Steak and Octopus. For dessert I had the Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding and the Torched Alaska. Again , loved them both but my favorite was the Torched Alaska. My favorite drink was the Fade to Red but if you love spicy mezcal the Smoky Flower is awesome too! I went with a group and we shared all the dishes which is the way to go. Chef Marcos was there and was very welcoming and we were excited to meet him. We had a fantastic experience. Great food and great ambiance!
  25. CB

    CourtneyB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely remarkable and the plating was perfection. Everything that I thought it would be. Chef Marcos was so pleasant to be around and made sure he greeted every guest and touched every table. He took the time to talk to us and take pictures. Servers were outstanding and so friendly. Just wish I knew about the bar down below I would have checked that out as well. I’ll definitely be coming back whenever I find myself in LA.
  26. D

    Drew

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Not your run of the mill menu. Everything has a slight twist. Eclectic. Great chicken sandwich. The beef tacos were good as well maybe a bit more salt than i like personally, and the quinoa salad is refreshing with the fruit and cheese. Overall a great menu.
  27. j

    jessicac

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From Chef Marcos to our server to the food, the experience was absolutely awesome! We are definitely returning for the ribs.
  28. P

    Private

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every meal was wonderful! Tried over 15 items, some doubles!!! Thanks Chef Marco!
  29. S

    Shoegirl0310

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A lovely meal, with amazing service. Both my boyfriend and I watched below deck, and were in AWE of Marco's cooking! Very excited to have been able to not only try his food, but also meet him. We had the octopus, garlic noodles, rib eye, and the bread pudding!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly atmosphere with amazing food!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so nice except the hostess, food was amazing. We are definitely going back
  32. S

    Sliceablemango

    Vancouver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are visiting LA from Vancouver, Canada and big fans of Below Deck. We heard Marcos had a restaurant here and decided to make a reservation to celebrate our anniversary. The night could not have been better! The food was absolutely amazing, and surprisingly large portions for fancy restaurant. The service was excellent, our server was extremely pleasant and really made our night. Marcos even delivered our appetizer himself and we snapped a photo with him! We can’t wait until the cookbook comes out so that we can try making some of the dishes at home.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    I ordered Chilaquiles and they are dry nachos, my friend ordered ML breakfast plate and she loved it. My friend wanted decaf coffee which they don’t offer and they were out the Bloody Mary on a Sunday. The server was very pleasant but not attentive. Hopefully this was a one off!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time at Marilou DTLA . We loved the atmosphere. We ordered the paella and the rib eye steak and both were amazing. And the tuna tartare was insanely good. For dessert we had the ML tarte tatin and the chocolate bread pudding It was like nothing we have ever had before. So delicious. As well Chef Marcos took the time to come to our table and chat. Great food great atmosphere great times.
  35. B

    Barnacle6

    San Diego

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The plating and food incredible. Really enjoyed every dish. A funky cool vibe in this spot. Thank you Chef Marco.
  36. M

    Magicmarker1999

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    I really like the food selections that they have, it's a fusion of Asian, South American, and Californian flavors. The kimchi paella was a good size for two, flavorful and I thought it was delicious. My date was not as impressed as I was, there was no socarrat (thin layer of toasted, slightly caramelized rice on the bottom of the pan). I didn't mind it. The dessert was pretty awful, we got the chocolate bread pudding and it honestly tasted like stale toast with chocolate chips on top...it didn't have any of the custard flavor or moist. all the flavor was from the vanilla ice cream. The waiter we had was just awful, he was one of the few workers that did not wear a mask and on top of that he was having some type of coughing issues, he would try to hold and when he needed to he would walk away and cough into his hands..he did wash his hands once. He didn't have knowledge about most of the wines that were listed. He didn't have much knowledge about the food either. His answers would be "it's good" or something similar...very descriptive (sarcasm). After our orders, he barely came by to check in on us and surprisingly most of the food came out fast except for our dessert, after waiting about 30 min we had to flag him down and ask about its status...of course, he comes back right with it and said "it just came out"...what a coincidence. If it's a coincidence then Marlou likes serving their bread pudding at room temperature, but they made it up with a gimmicky smoke in a bubble that he shot out of a machine that sat on top of the dessert. Once you pop it, a layer of smoke/fog is released.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have had a better experience! Service was excellent and food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, atmosphere was nice, staff was friendly. Great experience and Chef Marcos was very kind and gracious. Would recommend you check it out.
  39. JT

    JessicaT

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great drinks. Had a wonderful time, can’t wait to go back
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We came for our wedding anniversary and loved every single dish! Staff was friendly, drinks were great, ambiance was excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Marlou DTLA using the Order Online button. Marlou DTLA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 784-3048.

Marlou DTLA is rated 4.6 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Marlou DTLA

819 Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017-4607

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th and Flower

  • Neighborhood

    Little Tokyo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Public transit

    It is located inside O hotel

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, South Asian/Indian

  • Executive chef

    Marcos

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 784-3048

  • Catering

    Please email events@marloula.com for catering options.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@marloula.com for large party reservations, private events or buyouts.

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