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Recommendations near the Viper Room (West Hollywood)

spigot Aug 12, 2006 05:35 PM

I'm going to a show at the Viper Room in a few weeks, and am looking for restaurant recommendations near there - in West Hollywood (at West Sunset and Holloway). Within a 15-minute drive would be good.

Looking for something moderate to slightly expensive, modern, reasonably quiet and comfortable. Seeing an old friend so we'll want to yak - we both like sushi and the usual contintental/fusion stuff. Excellent martinis would be a bonus.

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    carter Aug 15, 2006 04:28 AM

    The newly opened Empress at 8264 Sunset next to the Body Shop in the former Sushi on Sunset space. Nice environs, great view and good food, so I have heard. Just catching on, so might still be fairly quiet.
    In 3 weeks or so, not sure...
    323.656.8377 I believe is the phone number.

    1. spigot Aug 15, 2006 04:22 AM

      Thank you so much - much appreciated :-)

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        Mother Hubbard Aug 13, 2006 07:20 PM

        Blowfish is good Sushi, very pretty and hip. Sunset and Doheny three minutes from Holloway and Sunset.

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          cls Aug 13, 2006 04:12 AM

          Jinpachi on Santa Monica 1 block east of Hancock. Great food and atmosphere, have dessert omakase.

          1. Ciao Bob Aug 13, 2006 01:29 AM

            You are in luck: choices abound that fit your needs.

            Madeo is an excellent upscale Italian with an excellent bar. Ask for a quiet table, as it can get a bit load in certain parts of the restarant, but generally only on weekends. Otherwise it is fairly sedate and delicious.
            8897 Beverly Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 310-859-0242

            Lucques is within your 15 minute range, quiet, has an awesome bar and is one of LA's best restaurants.
            8474 Melrose Ave (323) 655-6277

            Sushi Wa Bistro (beer and wine only) is another excellent thought.

            Have a good time.
            1106 N La Cienega Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069 310 659-9449

            1. spigot Aug 12, 2006 08:46 PM

              Thanks in advance :-)

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