Close Encounters: Encounter Reopens!

Close Encounters: Encounter Reopens!

Laure Joliet
Nov 12, 2007

So I've lived in LA my whole life and have been to LAX countless times. Have I ever set foot in the Encounter Restaurant? Sadly no. Have I wanted to? Hell yes!

It would seem that now would be the perfect time since the restaurant and cultural icon has finally reopened after needing some major TLC to make the structure stable (oops). While shoring up the supports (after a 1,000 pound chunk of concrete had a close encounter with the main platform of the building), they also gave the inside a little face lift with new paint, carpet, chairs and lava lamps. They'll be accepting reservations after Thursday, you can check out the website or call 310-215-5151 to make it official.

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