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Dinner near the Pantages?

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My girlfriend and I are goint to the Lion King. Any suggestions for good dining and a cockail? Moderate price range and Japanese, Italian or American would be fine. TIA

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  1. Off Vine is close, has good food and is very cozy on a winter's night.

      1. Hungry Cat for outstanding cocktails, Pug burger and lobster rolls. They even have premium rye whiskeys. More than anywhere in town. And, you can even walk there.

        1. Magnolia is great but It can get really loud. If you like seafood, Hungry Cat is THE BEST! You may need to make reservations about 4-5 days in advance.


          1. Do a search, b/c someone recently gave Off Vine a bad review. I prefer Bowery Bar to Magnolia, but it gets loud, too. Hollywood and Vine diner is 2 doors down from Pantages. Good food, a little pricey, full bar.

            My favorite is Los Balcones de Peru on Vine across from the Arclight. I think it's just beer and wine, tho.

            I think some of the restaurants at Hollywood and Highland have a shuttle to the Pantages, but you'd need to check. Koji's Shabu Shabu for Japanese and full bar. Some people like Vert.

            1. thanks for all the great recs! i will definitely look into all of your suggestions

              1. hollywood & vine is good and very convenient coz it's just beside the pantages, if you need to crunch time. it's pricey for a diner (though it's an upscale diner where you can have drinks, too), but overall it's not expensive. hungry cat is awesome, but make sure to get reservations, otherwise you might miss your show.

                1. Thanks again for all your suggestions..... we decided on Magnolia. My girlfriend had the pork and I had the ahi tuna. We had the hummus to start. Good food and decent prices.