Date Opened: 1997
800 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Chef/Proprietor: Tara Thomas
Cuisine: Innovative and Imaginative new American cuisine, showcasing a convergence of flavors and ingredients from around the world.
Signature dishes: Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin with a Rosemary-Gorgonzola Crust & Potatoes Two Ways.
Mussels from Prince Edward Island Roasted in Spicy Tomato Saffron Broth, Sardinian Cous Cous & Grilled Sourdough
Waldorf Salad, Smoked Chicken, Spiced Walnuts, Gorgonzola, Apples & Baby Frisee
Pan Roasted Lake Superior Whitefish with Lemony Almond Quinoa & Harissa
Wines: Traxx proudly presents a thoughtful wine list of distinctive California selections that are true departures from the ordinary. Wines and spirits from other regions around the globe are also available.
The Ambiance: Located in downtown Los Angeles’ historic Union Station, Traxx is outfitted with Art Deco fixtures, fine fabric and wood furniture, crisp linens and soft, evocative lighting. Unique features include a view of Thomas’ open-line kitchen as well as concourse seating beneath a soaring 50-foot arch and a courtyard graced by a bubbling tile fountain accented with a canopy of Jacaranda trees.
The combination of the environment and the carefully prepared menu transports guests into the heart of a bygone era of romance and adventure. The kitchen, the modern sensibilities of the staff and the downtown location, meanwhile, have a decidedly “now” appeal.
The Bar: The restaurant’s stand-alone bar occupies the station’s former telephone room. Its seductive ambiance is perfect for a late night rendezvous. It is appointed with its original Art Deco “compass” chandelier, wood paneling and inlaid floor tile as well as modern amenities. Both Traxx’s full menu and a menu of lighter fare are available at the bar.
Union Station History: Dating from 1939, Union Station is a majestic structure that fuses Spanish Colonial, Art Deco, and Streamline Moderne Architecture. During the golden age of train travel, Union Station serviced the Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe railways. Today, Union Station is regarded as both a national historic landmark, an anchor of downtown L.A.’s revitalization and one of the America’s largest intermodal passenger terminals. A network of subways, buses, and light rail connects Union Station to virtually every part of Los Angeles and its surrounding cities. With a new high-speed rail line in the works, the station will be easily and rapidly connected to Central and Northern California.
The Mission: Traxx has its eye on its present and future as one of downtown L.A.’s premier destination restaurants and continues to be a major component of the Downtown renaissance,
Catering: Traxx offers catering and private party facilities in Union Station’s historic spaces including the former Fred Harvey restaurant, the South Patio and the Ticket Concourse which seats up to 500 guests. Traxx also offers off-site catering.
Seating: 120 Seats
Hours: Lunch (Monday – Friday) 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner (Monday – Saturday) 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Bar & Light Fare (Daily) 11:00am – 10:30pm
Price Range: Lunch Appetizers: $8.00 – $17.00
Lunch Entrees: $14.00 – $23.00
Dinner Appetizers: $8.00 – $17.00
Dinner Entrees: $14.00 – $26.00
Parking: Complimentary valet parking is available for two hours at lunch and three hours at dinner, as is convenient self-parking.
All major credit cards are accepted.