If you have some extra time at Los Angeles International between flights or if you staying near the airport, you should make the trek across the parking lot and have a meal at the Encounter Restaurant that overlooks the airport.
The last time I was in the restaurant was about 45 years ago. I had not forgotten it and waited for the day to eat there again. This landmark has stood the test of time. As the airport has grown and changed, the restaurant has managed to survive in the middle of the U-shaped terminal. The Encounter’s futuristic space age architecture has never changed. You almost expect to see George Jetson flying around it in his spaceship!
I happened to be spending the night at the Hilton LAX Airport hotel between trips and decided to catch the LAX shuttle to the airport to have lunch at The Encounter. It was very easy, I got off the bus at terminal 2 and walked across the street to the restaurant building and took the elevator up to the dining floor.
Since it was the middle of the afternoon, there was a mix of leisure travelers, mainly families and couples, grabbing a bite of lunch before continuing on their journeys.
The interior of the restaurant is done in some interesting colors and designs keeping with the space age look. The interior design is certainly interesting to look at.
Being someone who loves to fly and visit airports, just sitting high above the ground with a great view watching the planes come in for landings was a great treat for me.
I ordered a hamburger (1/2 pound) and an order of fries. It was a huge meal and one to be eaten by someone with a big appetite. Sorry, I didn’t take any photos of my food. The service was good and the servers were very friendly.
If you want to check out the menu for yourself, here is the link to the restaurant.
The security lines at LAX can be long sometimes so make sure you have a couple of hours to enjoy a nice leisurely meal at The Encounter at LAX!
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