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Best Lunch Spot for Industry Types?

My wife is entertaining a childhood friend who is now a model in Italy. She's back in Los Angeles for a few days, and my wife wants to take her to lunch tomorrow. Her friend wants to go a place where the 'beautiful people' (her words) hang out. Any suggestions? I suggested The Ivy on Robertson, but wondered if there are any other places. Thanks!

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  1. The Ivy also came to mind for me while reading your post.

    They might also consider something like Katsu-ya in Brentwood or Magnolia in Hollywood.

    The most recent LA Magazine restaurant issue listed Tiara Cafe near the sketchy Fashion District as one such place but I've never been there. Might be a good balance between good food and scene.

    1. The Ivy and Katsuya, yes.

      Magnolia and Tiara, no. Not pretty enough.

      The Ivy is perfect for lunch, especially if she wants to see celebrities. You might also think about The Blvd. in the Reg Bev Wil hotel; last time I had lunch there (much better than dinner btw), John Malkovich and Michael Eisner were in the room, dining separately. Plus it's at the end of Rodeo Drive, and if it's nice enough, sitting outside on the sidewalk is a treat for people watching.

      1. How about the Fred Segal Cafe?

        Great shopping afterwards...

        1. Just saw two celebs at lunch today, at Sushi Nozawa. Russkar was the first... the other guy was Ray Romano. Fish was great as always.

          1. Newsroom Cafe on North Robertson, where the beautiful and self-styled cool people go.