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Two Nights in LA

debit Jul 31, 2006 02:31 PM

If you only had two nights to have dinner in LA and environs, where would you go? I am thinking Lucques for one of them (one of the nights is not Sunday, alas). Perhaps WP's Chinois for the other?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!


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    JudiAU RE: debit Jul 31, 2006 03:31 PM

    Lucques is a great option and I personally prefer the regular menu. Don't go to Chinois-- it is 10 years past its prime. If you want another higher end dinner choose Spago, Josie, or Grace. If you want something specific, you might consider reposting with a more specific request in the title.

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      debit RE: JudiAU Jul 31, 2006 05:36 PM

      No, nothing specific. Just want a wonderful LA experience. High end is good, we like to eat leisurely and my husband is a complete and total wino (actually, I probably should have mentioned that in my first post!).

      Thank you for the update on Chinois!

    2. ipsedixit RE: debit Jul 31, 2006 04:52 PM

      Spago and Urasawa.

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        nosh RE: debit Jul 31, 2006 07:33 PM

        I think Chinois is still excellent and a great example of L.A. with its stylized decor and shared dishes. It's bold flavors and platings with microgreens contrasted with grilled or, even better, deep fried bites is still exciting and tasty. It is, however, often difficult to match the spicy garlicky gingery food with wine, though they are experienced at it. I've always enjoyed the way I've been treated there, too. If a couple splits two or three appetizers and one entree (the sliced beef filet in szechwan sauce is reliably exquisite) and leaves room for a shared dessert it isn't overly expensive, either.

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          cincodemayo1 RE: debit Jul 31, 2006 07:36 PM

          Always a fan of Mastro's. Get the bone-in rib eye, the lobster mashed, and a shrimp cocktail or the cold seafood tower.

          1. debit RE: debit Aug 17, 2006 03:50 PM

            Thanks everyone!

            What are your thoughts on Matsuhisa? How about Campanile?

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