The Encounter restaurant atop the iconic Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport closed permanently at the end of December, leaving airport officials seeking a new operator. The Theme Building in the center of the airport terminals was built in 1961 and is perhaps the most recognizable part of LAX .
8 oz. Burger Bar . B Grill by Boa Steakhouse. Terminal 7 – Departures. Barney’s Beanery . Terminal 2 – Departures. Border Grill . TBIT (Terminal B) – Dining Terrace. Breeze. Terminal 2 – Dining Terrace. California Pizza Kitchen. Terminal 1 – Departures. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Terminal 1 – Departures. Earl of Sandwich.
The Theme Building was completed in 1961 by the architectural firm Pereira & Luckman , in collaboration with Welton Becket and Paul Revere Williams , California’s first licensed black architect. It was granted the designation of an L.A. cultural and historic landmark in 1992.
|The illuminated exterior of the Theme Building at night|
|Location||201 World Way, Westchester, Los Angeles, California|
|Coordinates||33°56′38.76″N 118°24′8.64″WCoordinates: 33°56′38.76″N 118°24′8.64″W|
LAX is open 24 hours. Airline check-in counters and federal passenger security screening are open between 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. and closed between 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., Pacific Time, depending upon flight schedules for each terminal. There are nine passenger terminals at LAX , connected by a U-shaped, two-level roadway.
Whether you ‘re craving fresh juice, burgers, tacos or caviar, LAX has you covered. Although LAX has nine separate terminal buildings, many are connected airside, so you can clear security at one and either walk or shuttle to another to visit a specific restaurant or bar.
The Los Angeles International Airport , widely known as LAX , is located 10 miles southwest of downtown LA. There is no hotel in the LAX Airport .
Yes, it is walk -able, you just head out of the airport to Sepulveda and walk north about 6 blocks. Don’t walk – grab “The Parking Spot” free shuttle for the Sepulveda garage get some In- N – Out and take the shuttle back to LAX .
Dining : Before the security checkpoint, the only dining option is Starbucks. After the security checkpoint, travelers can dine at 8 oz. Burger Bar, Campanile, Coles, Dunkin’ Donuts, Food & Bounty, Homeboy Café, LA Provence Patisserie and Café, Real Food Daily, and Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza.