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Nov 23, 2006 06:03 PM

Fine dining near LAX?

I know this has been asked and answered over the years, but I've been away for a while. Anyone know any good dinner places near LAX? Thanks.

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  1. There's not much right around the airport. But I'd suggest taking a ten minute drive or so up to Venice. I've done this many times before flights or when dropping people off at the airport.

    1. also, in marina del rey, there is the ritz and cafe del rey.

        1. I think this was asked and answered not long ago, but im too lazy to search and post the link.

          As I said there, Ive always had good luck at "encounters" at LAX on the airport property.

          If your driving in its not that bad, the entrance and parking is at the entrance to the airport and you avoid traffic on all but the really busy days. If your already at the airport its nice to go without leaving the grounds. I meet alot of friends there on layovers for wine and appetizers.

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          1. re: wilp

            Closed right now, but yes on Cafe del Rey, Jer-Ne at the Ritz, and Joe's and Primitivo up in Venice.

          2. Consensus seems to be: Closest -- Shula, nearby hotel, steakhouse. View/Ambiance -- Cafe del Rey, up Lincoln in Marina del Rey, fusion with marina views. Burger Run -- there is an In'and'Out just north of the airport. Ethnic -- Araya (sic?) Thai. Diner food/breakfast -- Pann's.

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            1. re: nosh

              That's Ayara, for the ethnic (Thai -- not fine dining, but good dining, and a perfectly ok space -- not a hole in the wall.)