First & Hope
710 W. 1st Street (at Hope Street), downtown Los Angeles; (213) 617-8555; http://www.firstandhope.com
Dinner starters, $7 to $13; pasta, $18 to $20; main courses, $19 to $49; desserts, $9. Corkage fee, $20.
Open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for supper from 5 to 11 p.m. daily. Fedora cabaret club is open Thursday to Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Full bar. Valet parking, $5, with validation.
Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. ****: Outstanding on every level. ***: Excellent. **: Very good. *: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory.