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Lunch This Saturday

lawyerbriefs Oct 17, 2006 05:41 PM

My wife and I will be in LA overnight for my law school roommate's 50th birthday party at Jillian's. We're staying at the Holiday Inn Hollywood Walk of Fame (Highland near Hollywood Blvd.) We're looking for a lunch place in the area, but will have a car and don't have to stay too close to the hotel. Price is not an issue, although we don't want anything too elaborate or filling, as the party starts at 6. Suggestions?

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    gordita RE: lawyerbriefs Oct 17, 2006 06:05 PM

    Hungry cat, Chateau Marmont for a light lunch. Have fun!

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      Capybara RE: gordita Oct 17, 2006 07:10 PM

      I would recommend the Hungry Cat, on Vine between Hollywood and Sunset. I think the food (and drinks) very tasty, and it is easy (perhaps too easy) not to fill up there. Its small, but Ive ben a couple of times without any problem getting at seat at least at the counter.

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        archer RE: Capybara Oct 17, 2006 07:13 PM

        I don't believe Hungry Cat serves lunch on Sat. How about Vert @ Hollywood/Highland?

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          JBC RE: archer Oct 17, 2006 07:30 PM

          You're correct, the Hungry Cat is closed for Lunch on Saturday.

          http://www.thehungrycat.com/hours.htm

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            Capybara RE: JBC Oct 20, 2006 05:42 PM

            My apologies -- and don't try to go Monday either. (I missed the Saturday in the title. Should have figured anyway.)

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      tdo ca RE: lawyerbriefs Oct 17, 2006 08:25 PM

      Here are a few options, depending on your taste, all involving a drive: Campanile on La Brea just north of Wilshire (their daily soups are great, as are the sandwiches); Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills (which affords the strolling option afterwards, may be too heavy); The Ivy on Robertson (for celeb spotting, IMO overpriced, but you can go for the grilled salad and have a nice time on the patio - reservation a must); Pane e Vino (for patio dining) - my favorite option, though, would be to head up through the Cahuenga pass and go to Katsu Ya on Ventura and Colfax for sushi (don't skip the 4 1/2 roll!).

      1. Bob Brooks RE: lawyerbriefs Oct 17, 2006 11:23 PM

        Lucques does a Saturday lunch. Do a search for all the comments about this restaurant and I think you'll end up there.

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          glutton RE: Bob Brooks Oct 18, 2006 12:45 AM

          Their BLT is some seriously good food.

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