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Plan Check

Restaurants, American Westlake
4 out of 5 stars
(6user reviews)
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Photograph: DYLAN + JENIKBBQ Burger at Plan Check.
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Photograph: DYLAN + JENIMeat and potatoes at Plan Check.
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Photograph: DYLAN + JENISpicy tuna salad at Plan Check.
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Time Out says

Plan Check's third location brings fried chicken delicious-ness and one of the best burgers in town to DTLA denizens. But you'll find a few new items as well: a K-BBQ burger topped with kimcheese (gruyere seasoned with dried kimchi), a spicy tuna salad with sriracha vinaigrette, and beast fries, a dish that's as bohemeth is it sounds. Stick around for the restaurant's signature cruller donuts, or sidle up to the bar to nurse a S&L old fashioned while you watch all the pretty Downtown folk stroll by.



Address: 1111 Wilshire Blvd
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Users say (6)

4 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.7 / 5

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While Plan Check frequently makes "best burger" lists--I've never understood it.  They make a fine burger, but quite frankly, the best thing at Plan Check is their amazing fried chicken.  Once you've tried it, the burgers pale in comparison.  Whether you get it on its own or in its sandwich form, it's crispy, juicy, and a bunch of other adjectives I don't know that describe the perfect fried chicken.  The sandwich combo with duck breast ham and pimiento cheese is fantastic (though get the cheese on the side if you're sensitive to spicy foods).  The downtown location is welcoming and cozy in an otherwise dead stretch of the neighborhood, and parking can be found within a few blocks on the street.


Plan check is good, not great. They're doing some really creative things with their dishes, but the quality can be hit-or-miss and oftentimes their food can weigh you down like a canon ball. 


LOVE Plan Check in person, HATE it for delivery. Not only did they forget our order, but they didn't even apologize, and when the food finally did show up, it was cold and soggy :( However, eating at the restaurant is great—good service, hot food, and the PCB burger is deeeeelish.

While I've never been to Plan Check, I have had the take out and was unimpressed. The ceasar salad was ok but the fries were a bit soggy, though I still downed them. It could have been a problem just bc it was take out so I'm eager to go to the restaurant to try it all there.


Downtown's Plan Check location might be the swankiest of them all, with a beautiful bar area and a dog-friendly patio that looks out onto a bustling street. It has one of my favorite chicken sandwiches in the city, along with burgers that just hit the spot every time. I also love their farmers' market milkshakes, which are easy to share between two people. 


Downtown has no shortage of gastropubs, but few can boast a burger as good as Plan Check. You really can't go wrong with anything on the menu—especially if it comes with the house made ketchup leather. Grab a seat on the roomy patio for a decent view of ever-changing Downtown LA.