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ISO WeHo area (or closeby) restaurant to take friend who can't eat dairy or wheat

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Baby Ruth Aug 1, 2006 07:43 PM

I eat everything, but my friend has allergies to wheat and dairy. There will be 6 of us on a Saturday night at the last minute so nowhere too trendy or spendy. Food type is unimportant, but it should be somewhere w/an interesting wine list or low corkage. Ideally also somewhere for adventurous and more traditional eaters as well. Thanks!

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  1. Chowpatty RE: Baby Ruth Aug 1, 2006 10:23 PM

    I don't think M Cafe would be a very pleasant place to dine with six people and wine -- I love the food but it's cramped and busy, really just a place for a quick bite.
    Most places can accomodate these restrictions (although Italian is hard), so maybe Chameau, Pastis or Buddha's Belly?

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      carter RE: Baby Ruth Aug 2, 2006 12:36 AM

      In Weho, the new wine bar Bin 8945, its addy on Santa Monica Blvd., might do what you want. Some of each represented on the menu, yet many other options so it should be easily lived with.
      Also, one of the finest wines by the glass or bottle programs this wino has seen open in LA in a long time.
      http://www.bin8945.com/menu.html
      Also, do a search on this board for restaurant postings within the last month, and you might find it what you are looking for. Just east of the starbux at the corner of Robertson.

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        Kishari RE: Baby Ruth Aug 3, 2006 08:30 PM

        Thai or Indian food should give good eats for everyone, both cuisines don't rely on wheat or dairy. In WeHo, maybe Akbar which has a good wine list(haven't been to this location but love the one in MDR) or the rock and roll atmosphere of Thai food at Toi. I don't know if TOI serves wine. Probably not.

        Akbar
        8514-16 W 3rd St
        Los Angeles, CA 90048
        (310) 652-7755
        Cross Street: San Vicente Boulevard

        TOI ON SUNSET
        7505 1/2 W Sunset Blvd
        Los Angeles, CA 90046
        (323) 874-8062

        1. L nrs RE: Baby Ruth Aug 3, 2006 11:19 PM

          Not the most festive option, but certainly Real Food Daily on La Cienega (which is a vegan place) has a number of wheat-free options. Dosen't really have an extensive wine list, but I do believe there are a few organic options for wine. When I'm feeling like having a tasty vegetarian meal, this place always scratches that itch, plus my meat loving hubby also enjoys it.

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            Quesera RE: Baby Ruth Aug 3, 2006 11:38 PM

            I can't eat wheat or dairy, but i eat everywhere...you can always find something, except maybe at a pizza place! I live in that area, so there are tons of options- RFD is great vegan, and they do have wine, but it's not really a "nice night out" kind of place. I havent been to the new Bin 8945, but you can go to the courtyard (I'm a big fan) for tapas, Belmont for a more happening atmosphere, Luna Park for solid food at great prices, any sushi...really, if she knows what she cant eat, she'll be fine. It's great you are concerned and looking for options, but it's not as hard as you think! though it does sometimes suck ;)

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