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Something akin to Nook for dinner

Mom's coming to town and we need a place to have dinner. The last time she was here, we went to Nook (I'd been several times before) and she loved it. She also has loved Grace, AOC, and Mako, though they are a bit pricey for what I need now. Any suggestions, preferably on the Westside? Would Literati II fit the bill? I've only been there once for lunch. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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  1. Literati II is a good place, except it can be a bit pricey. A lobster dish went for above $30, and sandabs were in the high $20s. It's up to you.

    I'd recommend Violet as another place to try. They offer good prixe fixe menu deals. I believe those are Monday evenings. I've never been to that, so someone else may have better insight.

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    1. re: chica

      I've been curious about Violet, but it looks as though it gets mixed reviews on this board. Anyone care to lend their opinion about it before I take the plunge and make a reservation?

      1. re: LAmonkeygirl

        Small portions, unremarkable food, and poor service.

        1. re: Ernie

          Ditto. Went 3 times--not impressed. Go to Orris on Sawtelle. Your mom will love it (I'm probably your mom's age). Go early or sit at the bar to eat (no reservations). The food is terrific and you won't feel ripped off (as I did at Violet).

          1. re: ThatPat

            Orris is a wonderful suggestion! Well priced too! :)

            --Dommy!

      1. re: ipsedixit

        We've already been to Luna Park and liked it. I'll put it on the short list if it gets down to the wire. Thanks!

        1. Another option might be the Monday night prixe fixe menu at Jiraffe for 34$. Or maybe Musha?

          1. How about Orris? It is like Nook with an Asian twist.