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What's Worthwhile in Larchmont Village?

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Cinnamon Dec 22, 2006 12:55 AM

We went up there for the first time to go to Chan Dara. It's a cute little area with several restaurants - anything anyone likes on that main drag or nearby?

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    Slackerchick RE: Cinnamon Dec 22, 2006 01:53 AM

    My favorite is Girasole. Tiny little Italian place, it's BYOB with no corkage. Reservations recommended since it's so tiny, but not required. I think they're closed on Mondays.

    Lou on Vine is not very far away (Melrose and Vine).

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      ladelfa RE: Slackerchick Dec 22, 2006 07:34 PM

      I second the recommendation for Girasole. A great date restaurant. The mushroom soup is excellent.

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      unwashed_sidamo RE: Cinnamon Dec 22, 2006 02:31 AM

      I really like Le Petit Greek, not for its authenticity but for its freshness, a la tender chicken kabobs, pillowy yellow rice, crispy cukes, etc.

      1. sharkgirl88 RE: Cinnamon Dec 22, 2006 02:35 AM

        Village Pizzeria. Good pizza with fair prices.

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          mattesq RE: Cinnamon Dec 22, 2006 05:10 AM

          Larchmont Deli. My favorite deli in LA. Greek owned. Get "the Beverly" its half pastrami, half corned beef with melted swiss on rye. So good you'll want to cry.

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            Cinnamon RE: Cinnamon Dec 22, 2006 05:13 AM

            One could just eat their way down the main village boulevard at different places over a week's time.

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              kproq323 RE: Cinnamon Dec 22, 2006 05:20 AM

              I love the pate sandwich at Larchmont Wines. Quite yummy and decadent!

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                khthai RE: Cinnamon Dec 22, 2006 05:43 AM

                yeah, the sandwiches are delicious at the wine shop. and you would never know there was a sandwich place back there unless someone told you.

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                  carlaann RE: Cinnamon Dec 22, 2006 02:32 PM

                  I also like Cafe du Village for dinner. Most people think of it as a breakfast or lunch place. They have some nice things for dinner and there is no corkage. Their menu doesn't vary much so I don't go too often.

                  1. CarlieInLA RE: Cinnamon Dec 22, 2006 06:14 PM

                    I really like La Bottega, its also a tiny italian restaurant with no corkage fee. Try the gorganzola, mushroom polenta appetizer! I also love their homemade ravioli and lasagna.

                    1. BBB RE: Cinnamon Dec 23, 2006 08:17 AM

                      I love all the cute little shops and restaurants on Larchmont, makes me forget I'm in the middle of LA. I enjoy lunch on the back patio at Cafe du Village, Village Pizzeria, and love the sandwiches from the wine shop. Warning if you want a sandwich at lunch time, the line gets VERY long, even calling your order in could take 45 minutes on a bad day.

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                        Dave and Stuff RE: Cinnamon Dec 24, 2006 12:25 AM

                        Village Pizza has LA's "Closest to NY Pizza experience", IMO

                        1. SauceSupreme RE: Cinnamon Dec 25, 2006 06:37 PM

                          You know, I'm always trolling down 3rd or Beverly for my restaurant fix. What's the parking like there on Larchmont? Yes, it's a short drive, but I want to be able to park and meander there also.

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                            unwashed_sidamo RE: Cinnamon Dec 25, 2006 08:16 PM

                            We park on the residential streets parallel to Larchmont. If you're there to eat why not get a block or two walk in? Otherwise, 1 in 10 times I've ended up with a ticket at the meters which are policed pretty diligently. I was once severely reprimanded for feeding someone else's meter when I saw a meter maid coming.

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