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L'Orangerie: Yea or Nay?

thegrifter Dec 19, 2006 01:13 AM

I'm considering going to L'Orangerie before it closes, but would like to find out what people think of it first. Is it worth checking out? Or is it nothing special?

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    foodism RE: thegrifter Dec 19, 2006 01:50 AM

    Totally worth it, but it's highly unlikely that they'll have any reservations open.

    1. russkar RE: thegrifter Dec 19, 2006 01:50 AM

      It's been "not good" for the last 3 yrs(since Eme left), why do you think it's going the way of the dinosaur?
      Take the same $$$ to any of the Upper Echelon Restaurants in LA and enjoy yourself!

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        RicRios RE: russkar Dec 19, 2006 02:13 AM

        Agree 100%.

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        thegrifter RE: thegrifter Dec 19, 2006 02:18 AM

        Thanks! Looks like I'll put that cash in the Urusawa fund...

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          RicRios RE: thegrifter Dec 19, 2006 02:28 AM

          Take a nice Krug Rosé along. Enjoy!

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            russkar RE: thegrifter Dec 19, 2006 03:02 AM

            Urasawa will be some of the best $$$$ you ever spent on fine food for 4 hrs of nirvana.

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            S DAG RE: thegrifter Dec 19, 2006 02:47 AM

            I went a couple of weeks ago and the food was wonderful - so was the service.

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              thegrifter RE: S DAG Dec 19, 2006 05:41 PM

              S DAG - are you talking about L'Orangerie or Urusawa?

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                S DAG RE: thegrifter Dec 19, 2006 06:45 PM


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              JBC RE: thegrifter Dec 19, 2006 05:58 PM

              If you've never been inside L'Orangerie before, it is one of (if not "the") the most beautiful restaurants in Los Angeles and I would suggest you drop in for one drink at the bar to absorb what you can before it's gone in 12 days.


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                barham turner RE: JBC Dec 19, 2006 09:47 PM

                This (dropping in for a drink) is a very good suggestion. We went for dinner about a year ago (friend's special occasion) and felt it was overpriced hotel food. We were surprised at how old-style the food was in terms of selection and flavor. L'Orangerie was a food destination 25 years ago, but not now.

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                ziggy99 RE: thegrifter Dec 19, 2006 10:31 PM

                yeah dine at L'Orangerie and I got a nice bridge for sale...

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