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Marina Del Rey for group of 8?

foodseeker Jul 19, 2006 12:18 AM

Looking for a restaurant in Marina del Rey that is close to the marina for a great dinner after an afternoon of sailing . . .any ideas? TIA!

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    triplecreme Jul 20, 2006 05:32 AM

    The Marina restaurant scene is pretty mediocre, unfortunately. I would go to 12 Washington (that is the name and address). French cuisine, right at the beach.

    1. Kitchen Queen Jul 20, 2006 03:19 AM

      There's always the Cheesecake Factory - And, love the Warehouse for Sunday brunch. Never been for a dinner tho - Their patio setting is great!

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        Shadow Jul 20, 2006 04:47 AM

        Cafe del Rey is not where I would go with a group....too noisey!

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          douglasjoseph Jul 20, 2006 05:50 PM

          with all due respect, cheesecake factory? it's great with the kids, but hardly a place i'd take people i care about to.

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          PayOrPlay Jul 19, 2006 09:12 PM

          Less upscale, maybe Sapori (Italian) in Fisherman's Village. And there's always 26 Beach on Washington near Lincoln--very good food (especially burgers and salads), very casual, attractive patio. The Marina area is not overflowing with great restaurants, however.

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            Alice Jul 20, 2006 07:50 AM

            I second 26 Beach Cafe. The patio is very cute and the food is pretty good.

            Maybe Hal's in Venice? I think people always talk about Akbar as well?

            Personally, I'm not a fan of Cafe Del Rey - it was pricey and not particularly tasty.

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              foodseeker Jul 20, 2006 05:37 PM

              Thanks for the suggestions. What is the price range of 26 Beach? Pricey, or reasonable? Also, what other types of cuisine do they have other than burgers, salads? Thanks again!

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              Nicole Jul 19, 2006 08:19 PM

              For upscale choices, Cafe del Rey or Jerne in the Ritz Carlton.

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