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Newsroom Cafe or Off Vine?

shachi Jun 27, 2006 11:44 PM

Hi, I'm just visiting LA for the week and have heard mixed reviews about both these places. Just looking for a casual dinner...any opinions on which one to hit up? Or, any better suggestions? Thanks!

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    BabyLitigator RE: shachi Jun 28, 2006 12:59 AM

    Go with off vine. Newsroom cafe is more of a bruch place in my experience. Get the souffle at Off Vine.

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      natincali RE: shachi Jun 28, 2006 12:59 AM

      OFF VINE--no question

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        running pig RE: shachi Jun 28, 2006 03:46 AM

        Off Vine. Gotta love those sides. And the banana cream pie.

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          mitchrc RE: shachi Jun 28, 2006 03:56 AM

          Off Vine.

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            mc michael RE: shachi Jun 28, 2006 12:42 PM

            If you are a wheat grass person, Newsroom. If not, Off Vine. But if you want to have possible celeb sightings at The Ivy across the street, Newsroom. In the same hood as Off Vine, but with better food, a bit of a scene and a bigger check: Hungry Cat.

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              JPomer RE: shachi Jun 28, 2006 03:04 PM

              Also near Off-Vine think about Magnolia

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                ITurnedOutTV RE: shachi Jun 28, 2006 04:12 PM

                I'm going to venture to say that it depends on your definition of "casual dinner." Some might say that Off Vine borders on "not casual" (i.e., white tablecloths and a wine list). Newsroom, however, is definitely casual, in all senses of the word.

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