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ISO Hip WeHo Restaurant (with good food)

sweiner Jul 24, 2006 08:49 PM

I am looking for a hip restaurant in West Hollywood (or Hollywood) that has great food and would be fun for a group of 6-8 people.

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    Quesera Jul 25, 2006 01:38 AM

    Shouldn't let my secret out, but I love the courtyard, on Santa Monica and La Cienega. They handle larger parties well- I had a birthday dinner there and they were ok with 15 people! Well priced tapas, with specials during the week, good wine and sangria, all in a lovely courtyard setting ...and you forget you are on a major street!

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      carter Jul 24, 2006 10:56 PM

      Not tried the food yet, partially because Empress has been open for only one week. It is located next to the Body Shop on Sunset, has a 2-floor configuration with a design by Thomas Schooz(think O-Bar or Wilshire) with the second floor having a view of the entire city while overlooking the outside stairway with firepit, and is a compilation of many varieties of Asian smaller and larger plates.
      Cool feel, tres new and so will not be a mob scene, and have heard the food is good, yet as I said, I have not actually dined there. 323.656.8377 - 8264 Sunset Blvd.

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        ibrndubs Jul 24, 2006 10:37 PM

        What about Koi?
        Its fantastic. Can be a little bit pricey but I have never had a bad meal here. Everyone I have taken has been extremely impressed. Its a great scene, celeb watching, and the food is great. www.koirestaurant.com
        Also, Ago Restaurant. Co-owned by Robert Dinero
        Again, I bring people here all the time and have never gone wrong. Make sure you sit in the main dining room and get a table away from the bar (or people will be bumping into you during dinner) www.agorestaurant.com

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          AquaW Jul 24, 2006 09:09 PM

          The Republic restaurant has a really neat ambience (according to chowhounders though, the food's hit'n miss so I guess I was lucky, all my food tasted great.)


          A less hip option but an ole' reliable for me is Basix Cafe on Santa Monica, or the O Bar (three blocks between these two.



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            ml22 Jul 24, 2006 08:56 PM

            Bossa Nova Brazilian (Robertson and Sta. Monica) right across from The Abbey. Great people watching too.

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              cincodemayo1 Jul 24, 2006 08:52 PM

              Check out Cha Cha Cha (on Santa Monica near Crescent Heights I think?) Really good food (lots of tropical tapas), good sangria, fun place overall.

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