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LA Prime at the Westin Bonaventure or Noe at the Omni?

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Snoopy Sep 19, 2006 09:57 PM

A friend has recommended this for another friend's birthday dinner. Thumbs up or thumbs down? Thanks.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: Snoopy Sep 19, 2006 10:11 PM

    Thumbs down on LA Prime.

    Try NOE instead, much better and more refined cooking.

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      tuttifrutti RE: Snoopy Sep 19, 2006 10:42 PM

      noe was okay for me. l.a. prime was less than okay.

      neither are spectacular...

      try opus!

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        New Trial RE: Snoopy Sep 19, 2006 10:54 PM

        Noe tends toward cutting edge food and can be a lot of fun. I find that the food there is best if you order a tasting menu rather than a la carte. L.A. Prime is basic steaks and chops and there are other places downtown (Arnie Morton's, Nic & Stef's, Pacific Dining Car, the Palm) that do that better. What about the great Water Grill?

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          carter RE: New Trial Sep 19, 2006 11:26 PM

          Good call on Water Grill. Tasted some of David's creativity a week ago at the Savor the Seasons event, and it definitely warranted the full meal deal downtown.

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          revets2 RE: Snoopy Sep 20, 2006 07:40 AM

          neither.

          water grill is very good. opus is terrific and a great value.

          1. chica RE: Snoopy Sep 20, 2006 07:56 AM

            Well, if you have to choose between the two, two thumbs up for Noe. I do suggest the tasting menu, but even if not, the a la carte menu is still exceptional. They will recommend signature dishes, like the mimosa salad. The chef executes food in novel ways and melds unique tastes together. He also does a terrific dessert tasting on-the-spot if you request it.

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