Need BEVERLY CENTER dinner rec's.....nothing fancy
I'm meeting two people for the first time, and we're going to shop and eat. Has anyone tried Grand Lux? The restaurant we go to has to be right in the Center, or like a block away. Nothing expensive, like Jar. These women are simple folk. Thanks in advance!
Grand Lux is fine, think Cheesecake Factory, but different menu...
If you wanna save your chow cred however, taken them a few blocks down 3rd to Doughboys... Much better food and they tout on their table menus that Oprah LOVES their red velvelt... that always impresses the simple folk... ;)
Another casual idea nearby: Bread Bar. The sandwiches - made with very good bread - are not too expensive and are a very good option. Sandwiches are around $9-11. Breadbar also has good salads in the same price range.
8718 W. 3rd Street
I'd recommend Cafe Angelino on 3rd. About a block and a half west of the Bev Center. Not too fancy, not too expensive, decent italian.
Dominick's is not far and very reasonably priced. In the Beverly Center you have Gaucho Grill, which is okay for a cheap steak or grilled chicken.
Up a block or so on La Cienega is Le Petit Cafe, probably about the same price point as Grand Lux but much better food.
Across the street on La Cienega is a Daily Grill; not my cup of tea but, if you like it, it's there.
Went for the first and only time to a Grand Lux in Chicago, before the one here opened. Had very low expectations since it's brought to us by the cheesecake factory folks. But it wasn't bad at all, in fact some of it was pretty good.
Personally, I wouldn't want to be a pedestrian around that area, barely want to drive around that area. I'm an Eastsider and hate all the westside traffic ridiculousness.