Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Encounter Restaurant reopens at LAX landmark

Encounter restaurant at Los Angeles International AirportThe Encounter Restaurant has reopened at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The restaurant, located in the Theme Building -- the familiar LAX landmark with the space age appearance -- had been closed since March. Now refurbished, the Encounter Restaurant resumed service this past Monday, November 12.

The Theme Building, with its 135-foot high parabolic arches, has been the most recognizable landmark at LAX since its opening in 1961. In 1992, the Los Angeles City Council designated the Theme Building a City Cultural and Historical Monument. Situated near the center of the airport terminal area, the building itself is still undergoing repairs.

The Theme Building and the Encounter Restaurant are on the land side of airport security at LAX. The restaurant can be reached on foot from the arrivals level of the airport terminals.

According to the Encounter Restaurant website, the operating hours are:
  • Lunch: from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 7 days a week
  • Dinner: Friday and Saturday ONLY, 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Valet parking is available. For more information and reservations, call 310-215-5151, or visit

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