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jacqueline f Dec 15, 2006 05:41 PM

i'm having lunch with an old friend, who i haven't seen in a long time, today. he might want steak or oysters or somewhere with red booths. possibly great burgers. i'd like to be able to sit and talk and sip some pretty good wine. i was considering:

ford's filling station (i have considerable doubts here)
buggy whip

whaddya think?

  1. ipsedixit Dec 15, 2006 05:42 PM


    Not necessarily the best, but pretty good.


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      vewyfunny Dec 15, 2006 05:44 PM


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      1. re: vewyfunny
        banquisha Dec 16, 2006 03:43 AM

        i'll second that one!

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        jacqueline f Dec 15, 2006 05:45 PM

        actually wilson is closed today for a private party.

        1. hrhboo Dec 15, 2006 05:49 PM


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            silence9 Dec 15, 2006 05:53 PM

            Nook (WLA, on SMB) or Literatti 2 (SM, on Wilshire).

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            1. re: silence9
              ipsedixit Dec 15, 2006 06:09 PM

              I like Nook, but I don't believe they offer wine.

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                hrhboo Dec 15, 2006 06:15 PM

                They do.

                1. re: hrhboo
                  Pei Dec 15, 2006 08:51 PM

                  They have wine for dinner, so I can't imagine that they wouldn't for lunch. And they have a better selection of glasses under $10 than a lot of other places I've been (or seen websites for) on the westside.

            2. Fresser Dec 16, 2006 03:19 AM

              The Palm.

              1. westsidegal Dec 16, 2006 05:10 AM

                not the buggy whip unless you're planning to eat the boothes.

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                  nosh Dec 17, 2006 01:18 AM

                  Cafe Del Rey.

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                    Dommy Dec 19, 2006 07:32 PM

                    Yes, especially the Dungeness melt... Hmmmmmmmm...


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                    Obessed Dec 19, 2006 10:49 PM

                    Wilson - they have a cute outdoor patio, perfect for sipping wine. Not impressed at all by Ford Filling Station.

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