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Hear ye, Hear ye! Excalibur medieval restaurant comes to Downtown

By Hayley Fox
Published: Wednesday, February 08, 2012, at 08:48AM
via Excalibur's facebook

Excalibur Knights Place opened last weekend in Downtown L.A.

Medieval-themed restaurant Excalibur Knights Place opened recently near the Staples Center, bringing the level of tourist attractions in the area to an all-time high.

Grub Street put it best when they described the restaurant as "like a sort of Medieval Times sans the show."

But there may be something here for more than just renaissance fair fans. According to Excalibur's website, the restaurant has a pretty magical history; it was founded in 2006 in Transylvania, Romania ("Dracula's native country"). It bridged the world to end up in Los Angeles with a "yearning to bring something different to the table."

Now, situated on Figueroa, it is made up of brick and stone walls and accented with stained-glass windows. Don't miss the "candle-inspired lighting" as well as the long communal wooden tables with royal chairs.

The menu is primal, knightly and surprisingly vegetarian friendly. Many of the food options are divided up into "Feast Sizes", with feasts fit for one, all the way up to six. Most have regal-sounding names too, including Excalibur's Sword (a whole roast chicken), Dinner For Milady (seasonal grilled vegetables seasoned with olive oil and salt) and even Feast on the Eve of the Battle (six chicken wings and four chicken drum sticks.)

But winning duels and wooing fair maidens is time-consuming, so the restaurant also offers a "Knights in a Rush" lunch menu that includes Merlin's Salad, goulash and schnitzel.

The restaurant pegs their menu as: "The dish you enjoy when you come here might even have been Dracula's favorite!"

And if Dracula isn't enough to get you in the door, here's an added bonus: According to the LAist, patrons can dress up in period costumes, courtesy of Excalibur, while they enjoy their royal feast.

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