Where can I have dinner with my family near the Home Depot Center on Saturday night?
I was thinking Long Beach, but I'm up for anything. I have absolutely no idea what's in the area, and the son is bringing his girlfriend, which means we should make a positive impression (just to show we care).
Ugh, that's a tough one, as the HDC is in Carson. When I went there with a bunch of friends and family for a Dave Matthews Band show a few years ago, we went to PF Chang's in Manhattan Beach beforehand, only because my out-of-town friends love PF Chang's (I think it's just okay.)
I think the South Bay is closer to the HDC than Long Beach is. Maybe if you seek out the best restaurants in the South Bay you'll get some responses. Good luck!
Yeah, this is tough, I go there a lot and the only place I've had dinner while there was the stadium club (not bad but no fun, I don't really recommend it). Chang's in MB is a good suggestion, and there are a couple other upscale chain places over there too by Chang's.
Some regulars from the soccer crowd use a place called Red Car Brewery in Torrance and say it's a fun scene but I've never been there. If you need to be closer to HDC, you can look on 190th (Victoria) just west of the 110, there are a couple office buildings there that have spawned some development but I can't name specifics.
Try Musha ,a japanese "pub" on the corner of Carson and Western ....you may have to wait but it won't be for long ...very hip and fun ,all sorts of food in a japanese tapas style/small plate way.There are other wonderful japanese restaurants on this corner
Depot in old town Torrance is really good, make a reservation ....Red Car Brewery is close by....if you eat early and then drive on surface streets you are quite close to the Home Depot Center.
hbgrrl, I'm assuming you're coming from Huntington Beach via the 405. You might consider the 605 -> 105 and hit La Huasteca in Lynwood. Excellent regional Mexican food, nice looking room, my choice for "nice" in this area unless you want to head further west into Gardena.
Here's an old writeup on my blog:
Also, getting to the HDC parking lot from that direction seems to be less of a nightmare.
BRUDDAH'S, 1033 W Gardena Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-4957 Phone: 310-323-9112. Show her you're not high-nosed, trendoid, food snobs or---Heaven forbid---Vegans.