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Name of restaurant on top of round Holiday Inn next to 405?

Francesca Dec 31, 2006 08:56 PM

Anyone know? Thanks in advance.

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    rameniac RE: Francesca Dec 31, 2006 08:57 PM

    is there a restaurant up there? what does it serve? i've always wondered about that place...

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      Francesca RE: Francesca Dec 31, 2006 09:08 PM

      Not sure, but I am sure that I saw an article about it recently and it looks great. Hopefully someone will post soon.

      1. Professor Salt RE: Francesca Dec 31, 2006 09:38 PM

        The (former) Holiday Inn in Bel Air at the Sunset exit, or the (still) Holiday Inn in Long Beach? Both are next to the 405.

        1. Bob Brooks RE: Francesca Dec 31, 2006 09:49 PM

          If you mean the former Holiday Inn, near Sunset, I believe the restaurant is called West.

          1. PommeDeGuerre RE: Francesca Dec 31, 2006 09:56 PM

            The former Holiday Inn off Sunset is now called Hotel Angeleno. Here is a link to the L.A. Times review from Sept. 20, of the restaurant situated on top, called West, as noted above.


            A link to West's website:


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              Francesca RE: PommeDeGuerre Dec 31, 2006 10:10 PM

              thanks, just what I was looking for.

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                PommeDeGuerre RE: Francesca Dec 31, 2006 10:14 PM

                NP. Happy New Year.

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              wilp RE: Francesca Dec 31, 2006 10:33 PM

              If its the Long Beach location, its called Panorama.

              its funny you ask, I had a really good meal there a few weeks ago.

              I left my car for new tires at the Goodyear at Willow and Lakewood and was really hungy. Not much there except a Spires (pass) so I went up to the top of the Holiday Inn. Nice dining room, good service and a fantastic, perfect skirt steak with mushrooms - veggies - and fresh bread. Maybe it was because I was an early customer and hungry, but it was a really well done meal at a good price (especially for a business hotel).

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                kel RE: Francesca Dec 31, 2006 10:57 PM

                They pride themselves to be a steak restaurant. Good but not the best.

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                  Bria Silbert RE: Francesca Jan 1, 2007 01:46 PM

                  We had our anniversary dinner at West with a steak eater, a vegetarian and someone with a very traditional brother in law who doesn't go for fancy twists on food and we all thorough enjoyed it and were amazed at how reasonably priced it was.

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                    ZoeZ RE: Bria Silbert Jan 1, 2007 02:39 PM

                    Had a early Christmas celebration lunch with a friend at 'West' and we all enjoyed the food (very reasonable and very delicious), the service, the room and the VIEW - nice valet service too. This is really a place to enjoy a moment with friends.

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