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Mr Grub Jan 5, 2007 06:19 AM

2006 ULTIMATE LOS ANGELES RESTAURANTS

Two-year old Providence soared to the top of Chowhound’s Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants list for 2006, racking up more than 50% more votes than the runner-up, evergreen Spago. Chef Michael Cimarusti’s achievement is particularly notable since chowhounds are notoriously food obsessed and virulently anti-trendy. It's safe to say that even the most jaded New Yorker would delight in Providence’s Le Bernadin-class seafood.

Chowhounds were asked to list, in rank order, their top five restaurants in LA County where they would take houndly out-of-town visitors or would recommend for a special occasion. Evaluations were based 75% on food and 25% on everything else.

The votes were tabulated as follows. Restaurants were given 5 – 1 points (5 for top ranked, etc.) Restaurants with the same number of points are listed below by number of votes, then alphabetically. After each restaurant’s name are total points, followed by (# votes/ # "1st choice" votes) for restaurants receiving multiple votes or one "1st choice" vote.

Voter turnout by hounds was down a bit this year, with 95 ballots submitted compared to 104 last year. A total of 147 different restaurants (compared to a whopping 214 last year) received votes. Given the greatly increased participation on the new and improved chowhound.com board, the drop is a bit surprising. Perhaps the tacit understanding that voters should have dined at least three times (once recently) in a restaurant to vote for it dampened turnout. In addition, the trigger-happy moderators’ heavy-handed disclaimer of responsibility may have also dampened enthusiasm.

Newcomers scored impressively. Mozza, the Batali-Silverton nouveau pizzeria that opened softly in December, managed to impress those few hounds patient and persistent enough to get a table to enter the poll in the top 20. Cut, Puck’s cutting-edge steakery, blasted onto the list at #8. And Hatfield’s, chef Quinn and dessert maven Karen’s eponymous fresh French eclectic, hit the chart at #12 with a bullet.

Some favorites shuttered – sadly – this year, notably Bastide, Le Dome, Angelique Café, and Norman’s, which also became the first LA restaurant to receive Ultimate votes posthumously.

Turnover this year was staggering, with virtually the entire mid- to end-of-the-list changing over. Yet, the core of fine dining remains solidly along Third, Beverly and Melrose, and our very own treasure trove of Asian ethic joints of a phenomenal variety of sizes and specialties remains in the San Gabriel Valley.

Please print this so that when Uncle Chuck and Auntie Essie ask where the best upscale Mexican food is in the city, you can whip out your 2006 Ultimate Restaurants list and send them off to Babita. They’ll thank you.

Providence 156 (36/18)
Spago 98 (26/10)
A.O.C. 91 (28/4)
Angelini Osteria 69 (29/5)
Lucques 59 (17/5)
Grace 45 (12/5)
Urasawa 41 (109/3)
Cut 37 (11/4)
Jar 35 (15/1)
Sona 32 (9/5)
Langer’s Deli 31 (11/2)
Hatfield’s 29 (8/3)
La Buca 29 (12/1)
Babita 27 (10)
Opus 24 (7)
Mako (BH) 22 (7)
Mozza 22 (8/1)
Mastro’s 21 (7/2)
Hungry Cat 20 (10)
Sushi Zo 19 (5/1)
Josie 18 (6/1)
Bistro K 16 (4/1)
Melisse 16 (6)
Matsuhisa 15 (5)
JiRaffe 14 (6)
Chung King 13 (5)
Asenabo 11 (4)
La Cachette 11 (3)
Saddle Pk Ldge 11 (4)
Frankie’s Melrose 9 (3)
La Terza 9 (4)
Kiriko 8 (4)
Monte Alban 8 (3)
BLD 7 (2)
Campanile 7 (2/1)
Canele 7 (2)
Din Tai Fung 7 (3)
Literati II 7 (2)
Max 7 (2)
Ortolan 7 (3)
Ruth’s Chris 7 (2/1)
Sushi 4 on 6 7 (2/1)
Bay Cities Deli 6 (2)
New Concept 6 (3)
Orris 6 (3)
Sushi Nozawa 6 (2)
Boa 5 (1)
Christy’s 5 (1/1)
El Parian 5 (1/1)
Golden Triangle 5 (1)
Grill on Alley 5 (1)
Krua Thai 5 (1)
Lawry’s Prime Rib 5(1)
Meals by Genet 5 (2)
Sushi Ike 5 (1/1)
Swan 5 (1)
Water Grill 5 (3)
Whist 5 (1)
Alejandro’s 4
Bistro 561 4
Blair’s 4
Brent’s Deli 4
Dan Tana’s 4 (2)
Full House 4
Go Mart 4
J & J Shanghai 4
La Paz 4
Lu Din Gee 4
Sanamluang Café 4 (2)
Sea Harbor 4
Sushi 101 4
Sushi Gen 4 (2)
R-23 4 (2)
Violet 4 (2)
Vivoli 4 (2)
Cuban Bistro 3
Guelaguetza 3
Harvest Inn 3
Il Grano 3 (2)
Jay Bharat 3
Jitlada 3
Katsu-Ya 3
Kazu 3
King Taco 3
La Casita Mexicana 3 (2)
La Fonda Antequeno 3
Metro Café 3
Mi Indio Bonito 3
Nook Bistro 3
Peppone 3
Restaurant Christine 3
Shaab 3
Shensengumi Yakatori 3 (2)
Shibuya 3
Table 8 3
Tender Greens 3
Valentino 3 (2)
Wat Thai Temple 3
Azimi Sushi 2
Angeli Caffé 2 (1)
Beechwood 2
China Islamic 2
Chinois on Main 2
El Tapatio 2
Engine Co 28 2
Enoteca Drago 2
Ham Ji Park 2
Honey Pig 2
Huarache 2
King’s Fish Hse 2 (1)
Las Fuentes 2
Lee Kum Kee 2
Locanda Veneta 2
Patina 2
Phong Dinh 2
Pupuseria del Valle 2
Rahal 2
Sa Rit Gol 2
Secret Japanese Beef 2
Taco Baja Ensenada 2 (2)
Tama Sushi 2
Vincenti 2
Yakatori-Ya 2
Zankou 2
Z Sushi 2 (2)
Attari Sandwiches 1
Carlito’s Gardel 1
Chaya Brasserie 1
Clementine 1
Dai Ho 1
Daikokuya 1
Giorgio Baldi 1
Izayoi 1
Joe’s 1
Mike & Ann’s 1
Mulberry St Pizza 1
My Secret Recipe 1
Nazam 1
Oinkster 1
Phillippe’s 1
Red, White 7 Bluezz 1
Roy’s 1
Summit House 1
Sushi Sasabune 1
Trattoria Tre Venezia 1
Yong Su San 1

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    iamalia Aug 7, 2007 01:29 PM

    thank you! :)

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      chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:51 AM

      redwhite+bluezz 1
      70 S. Raymond Ave (at Green St.)
      Pasadena, CA 91105
      (626) 792-4441
      (American $$)
      www.redwhitebluezz.com

      Roy’s 1
      800 S. Figueroa St. (at 8th St.
      )Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Downtown)
      (213) 488-4994
      (Seafood $$$)
      www.roysrestaurant.com

      Summit House Restaurant 1
      2000 E. Bastanchury Road (at Hickory Place
      )Fullerton, CA 92835
      (714) 671-4111
      (Steakhouse $$$)
      www.summithouse.net

      Sushi Sasabune 1
      12400 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 150 (at S. Carmelina Ave.
      )Los Angeles, CA 90025 (WLA)
      (310) 820-3596
      (Japanese/Sushi $$$)

      Trattoria Tre Venezie 1
      119 W. Green St. (at Delacey)
      Pasadena, CA 91105
      (626) 795-4455
      (Italian $$$)

      Yong Su San 1
      950 S. Vermont Ave. (Olympic Blvd.)
      Los Angeles, CA 90006 (Koreatown)
      (213) 388-3042
      (Korean $$)

      2 Replies
      1. re: chowmominLA
        sbritchky Jun 17, 2007 12:26 PM

        Thanks for all that effort.

        1. re: chowmominLA
          badseed Jul 19, 2007 06:18 PM

          testing places

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          Angelini Osteria
          7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

          Opus Bar & Grill
          3760 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

          Din Tai Fung Restaurant
          1108 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

          The Hungry Cat
          1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          La Buca
          5210 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

          Babita
          1823 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

          AOC
          8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          Ike Sushi
          6051 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          Water Grill
          544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071

          La Terza
          8384 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          Grace Restaurant
          7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

          Pizzeria Mozza
          6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

          Providence
          5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

          Spago
          176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          Urasawa Restaurant
          218 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          Cut
          9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

          Jar Restaurant
          8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

          Sona
          401 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048

          Langer's Delicatessen
          704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

          Hatfield's
          6703 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

          Mako Restaurant
          225 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

          Mastro's Steakhouse
          246 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          Sushi Zo
          9824 National Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

          Josie
          2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

          Bistro K
          1000 Fremont Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

          Melisse Restaurant
          1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

          Matsuhisa
          129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

          Jiraffe Restaurant
          502 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

          Chung King Restaurant
          206 S Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754

          Asanebo
          11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

          La Cachette Bistro
          1733 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

          Saddle Peak Lodge
          419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302

          Frankie's On Melrose
          7228 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

          Kiriko
          11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

          Monte Alban
          11927 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

          BLD Restaurant
          7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

          Campanile
          624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

          Canele
          3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

          Literati II
          12081 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

          Max Restaurant
          13355 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

          Ortolan
          8338 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          Ruth's Chris Steak House
          224 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

          Ruth's Chris Steak House
          369 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

          Ruth's Chris Steak House
          6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91367

          Bay Cities Italian Deli
          1517 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

          New Concept
          700 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

          4 on 6 Sushi
          16573 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91436

          Orris
          2006 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

          Sushi Nozawa
          11288 Ventura Blvd Ste C, Studio City, CA 91604

          Boa Steakhouse
          101 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

          Christy's
          3937 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803

          El Parian
          1528 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

          Golden Triangle
          7011 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602

          Grill On the Alley
          9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          Krua Thai Restaurant
          13130 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

          Lawry's Prime Rib
          100 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

          Meals By Genet
          1053 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

          Swan Restaurant
          12728 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, CA 91605

          Whist Restaurant
          1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

          Alejandro's
          4126 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

          Blair's Restaurant
          2903 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

          Brent's Deli
          19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324

          Dan Tana's Restaurant
          9071 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

          Full House Seafood Restaurant
          1220 S Golden West Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

          Go's Mart
          22330 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA 91303

          Jin Jiang Restaurant
          109 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

          Lucques
          8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

          561 Restaurant
          561 Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101

        2. c
          chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:51 AM

          Z Sushi 2 (2)
          1132 N. Garfield Ave. (at Huntington Drive)
          Alhambra, CA 91801
          (626) 282-5636
          (Japanese/Sushi $$)

          Attari Sandwiche Shop 1
          1388 Westwood Blvd. (at Wilkins)
          Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Westwood)
          (310) 441-5488
          (Sandwich $)

          Carlitos Gardel 1
          7963 Melrose Ave (at Hayworth/west of Fairfax)
          Los Angeles, CA 90046
          (323) 655-0891
          (Argentinean $$$)
          www.carlitosgardel.com/

          Chaya Brasserie 1
          41 Alden Dr. (at N George Burns Blvd.
          )Los Angeles, CA 90048 (West Hollywood)
          (310) 859-8833
          (Japanese/French bistro $$$)
          www.thechaya.com/

          Clementine 1
          1751 Ensley Ave (at Santa Monica Blvd.
          )Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Century City)
          (310) 552-1080
          (California/European lunch $)
          www.clementineonline.com

          Dai Ho 1
          9148 Las Tunas Dr. (3 blks. e. of Rosemead)
          Temple City, CA 91780
          (626) 291-2295
          (Chinese/Szechuan $

          )

          Daikokuya 1
          327 E 1st St (at San Pedro)
          Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Little Tokyo)
          (213) 626-1680
          (Japanese noodle/rice bowls $)
          www.daikoku-ten.com/

          Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi 1
          114 W Channel Rd (at Pacific Coast Highway
          )Santa Monica, CA 90402
          (310) 573-1660
          (Italian $$$)
          www.giorgiobaldi.com/

          Izayoi 1
          132 S Central Ave (at First St.
          )Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Little Tokyo)
          (213) 613-9554
          (Japanese/izakaya $$$)

          Joe’s 1
          1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd (at Broadway)
          Venice, CA 90291
          (310) 399-5811
          (California/Contemporary French $$$)
          www.joesrestaurant.com

          Mike & Anne’s 1
          1040 Mission St Ste 102 (at Fairview Ave.
          )Pasadena, CA 91030
          (626) 799-7199
          (Californian $$$)
          www.mikeandannes.com/

          Mulberry St. Pizzaria 1
          240 S Beverly Dr (at Charleville Blvd.
          )Beverly Hills, CA 90212
          (310) 248-4455
          (Italian/Pizza $$)
          (multiple locations)
          www.mulberrypizza.com/

          My Secret Recipe 1
          4177 W. 3rd St. (at S. Hobart
          )Los Angeles, CA 90189 (Koreatown)
          (213) 380-8382
          (Korean $$)

          Nizam 1
          10871 W Pico Blvd (at Westwood Blvd)
          Los Angeles, CA 90064 (WLA)
          (310) 470-1441
          (Indian $$)

          Oinkster 1
          2005 Colorado Blvd (at Eagle Rock Blvd.)
          Los Angeles, CA 90041
          (323) 255-6465
          (American $)
          www.oinkster.com/

          Philippe The Original 1
          1001 N. Alameda St. (at N. Vignes St.
          )Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Chinatown)
          (213) 628-3781
          (Sandwich $)
          http://www.philippes.com/

          1. c
            chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:50 AM

            Lee Kam Kee Vietnamese Restaurant 2
            2505 W Valley Blvd
            Alhambra, CA 91803
            (626) 282-7720
            (Vietnamese $$)

            Locanda Veneta 2
            8638 W. 3rd St. (at S. Willaman Drive)
            Los Angeles, CA 90048 (West Hollywood)
            (310) 274-1893
            (Italian $$$)
            www.locandaveneta.com

            Patina 2
            141 S. Grand Ave. (at West Third St.
            )Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Downtown)
            (213) 972-3331
            (French $$$$)
            www.patinagroup.com

            Phong Dinh 2
            3119 San Gabriel Blvd., Ste. J (at Garvey
            )Rosemead, CA 91770
            (626) 573-8623
            (Vietnamese $)

            Pupuseria del Valle 2
            431 S. Victory Blvd. (at W. Verdugo)
            Burbank, CA 91502
            (818) 524-2100
            (Salvadorian $)

            Rahel Ethiopian Veggie Cuisine 2
            1047 South Fairfax (at Olympic)
            Los Angeles, CA 90019 (Little Ethiopia)
            (323) 937-8401
            (Ethiopian $$)
            www.rahelveggiecuisine.com

            Sa Rit Gol Korean Restaurant 2
            3189 W. Olympic Blvd. (at Serrano, near Western
            )Los Angeles, CA 90006 (Koreatown)
            (213) 387-0909
            (Korean $)

            Taco Baja Ensenada 2 (2)
            5385 Whittier Blvd. (at Goodrich)
            Los Angeles, CA 90022 (E. LA)
            (323) 887-1980
            (Mexican $)

            Tama Sushi 2
            11920 Ventura Blvd. (at Carpenter Ave.)
            Studio City, CA 91604
            (818) 760-4585
            (Japanese/Sushi $$$)

            Totoraku (aka Pico Teriyaki House, voted as
            “Secret Japanese Beef”) 2
            10610 W. Pico Blvd. (at Parnell)
            Los Angeles, CA 90064 (WLA)
            (310) 838-9881 (call to be rejected)
            (Japanese teriyaki $$$$$)

            Vincenti 2
            11930 San Vicente Blvd. (at Montana Ave.)
            Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Brentwood)
            (310) 207-0127
            (Italian $$$$)
            www.vincentiristorante.com/

            Yakitoriya 2
            11301 W. Olympic Blvd. Ste. 101 (at Sawtelle)
            Los Angeles, CA 90064 (WLA
            )(310) 479-5400
            (Japanese/yakitori $$$)

            Zankou 2
            (multiple locations)
            (Chicken $)
            www.zankouchicken.com/

            1716 S Sepulveda Blvd (at Santa Monica Blvd.
            )Los Angeles, CA 90025
            (310) 444-0550

            1296 E Colorado Blvd (at Hollistan Ave.)
            Pasadena, CA 91106
            (626) 405-1502

            5065 W Sunset Blvd (at N Mariposa Ave.)
            Los Angeles, CA 90027
            (323) 665-7842

            5658 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 103 (at Burbank Blvd.)
            Van Nuys, CA 91411
            (818) 781-0615

            1415 E Colorado St (at Verdugo Road)
            Glendale, CA 91205
            (818) 244-2237

            1. c
              chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:50 AM

              Valentino 3 (2)
              3115 Pico Blvd (at 31st St.)
              Santa Monica, CA 90405
              (310) 829-4313
              (Italian $$$$)
              www.valentinorestaurant.com

              Wat Thai of Los Angeles 3
              8225 Coldwater Canyon Ave. (s. of Roscoe
              )North Hollywood, CA 91605
              (818) 785-9552
              (Thai $$)
              www.watthaiusa.org

              Angeli Caffe 2 (1
              )7274 Melrose Ave (at Poinsettia Place)
              Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Hollywood)
              (323) 936-9086
              (Italian $$$)
              www.angelicaffe.com

              Azami Sushi 2
              7160 Melrose Ave (at Formosa Ave.
              )Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Hollywood)
              (323) 939-3816
              (Japanese/Sushi $$$)
              www.azamisushi.net

              Beechwood 2
              822 Washington Blvd (at Abbot Kinney Blvd.
              )Venice, CA 90292
              (310) 448-8884
              (Contemporary American $$)
              www.beechwoodrestaurant.com

              China Islamic 2
              7727 Garvey Ave. (at Del Mar
              )Rosemead, CA 91770
              (626) 288-4246
              (Chinese Muslim $$)

              Chinois on Main 2
              2709 Main St (at Hill St.)
              Santa Monica, CA 90405
              (310) 392-9025
              (Asian fusion $$$)
              www.wolfgangpuck.com

              El Huarache Azteca 2
              5225 York Blvd. (at Avenue 52
              )Los Angeles, CA 90042 (Highland Park)
              (323) 478-9572
              (Mexican $)

              El Tapatio 2
              (Mexican $)
              926 S San Fernando Blvd. (at E. Alameda)
              Burbank, CA 91502
              (818) 567-0229

              1266 S. Glendale Ave. (2 blks. N. of Los Feliz)
              Glendale, CA 91205
              (818) 549-4167

              Engine Co No. 28 2
              644 S Figueroa St. (at Wilshire Blvd.)
              Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Downtown)
              (213) 624-6996
              (American $$$)
              www.engineco.com

              Enoteca Drago 2
              410 N. Canon Dr. (at Brighton
              )Beverly Hills, CA 90210
              (310) 786-8236
              (Italian $$$)
              www.celestinodrago.com

              Ham Ji Park 2
              3407 W. 6th St., Ste. 101-C (at S. Catalina St.
              )Los Angeles, CA 90021 (Koreatown)
              (213) 365-8773
              (Korean $$)

              Honey Pig 2
              3400 W. 8th St. (at S. Kingsley)
              Los Angeles, CA 90021 (Koreatown)
              (213) 380-0256
              (Korean $$)

              King’s Fish House 2 (1)
              4798 Commons Way (the Commons)
              Calabasas, CA 91302
              (818) 225-1979
              (Seafood $$$)
              www.kingsfishhouse.com

              Las Fuentes Mexican Food 2
              18415 Vanowen St. (at Reseda
              )Reseda, CA 91335
              (818) 708-3344
              (Mexican $)

              1. c
                chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:49 AM

                La Casita Mexicana 3 (2)
                4030 Gage Ave (b/w Atlantic and Maywood)
                Bell, CA 90201
                (323) 773-1898
                (Mexican $)
                www.casitamex.com

                La Fonda Antioquena 3
                4903 Melrose Ave. (2 blocks east of Western
                )Los Angeles, CA 90029 (Hollywood)
                (323) 957-5164
                (Colombian $$$)

                Metro Grill Cafe 3
                231 Venice Blvd. (at Olive)
                Los Angeles, CA 90015
                (213) 746-4889 (west Downtown)
                (Mexican $$)

                Mi India Bonita Cafe 3
                4731 E Olympic Blvd. (at Arizona)
                Los Angeles, CA 90022 (East LA)
                (323) 267-8505
                (Indian/Mexican)

                Nook Bistro 3
                11628 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 9 (at Barrington Ave)
                Los Angeles, CA 90025 (WLA)
                (310) 207-5160
                (American $$)
                www.nookbistro.com

                Peppone 3
                11628 Barrington Ct (at Barrington Ave
                )Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Brentwood)
                (310) 476-7379
                (Italian $$$)
                www.peppone.com

                Restaurant Christine 3
                24530 Hawthorne Blvd. (at Via Valmonte
                )Torrance, CA 90505
                (310) 373-1952
                (Mediterranean $$)
                www.restaurantchristine.com

                Shaab Restaurant 3
                77 N. Raymond Ave. (north of Colorado Blvd.
                )Pasadena, CA 91103
                (626) 683-1150
                (Japanese/shabu shabu $$)

                Shibuya 3
                4774 Park Granada Ste 8B (at Park Sorrento)
                Calabasas, CA 91302
                (818) 225-1560
                (Japanese/sushi $$$)

                Shinsengumi Yakatori 3 (2)
                1695 West Artesia Blvd. (at S. Western)
                Gardena, CA
                (310) 532-0728
                (Japanese/shinsengumi $$)

                Table 8 3
                7661 Melrose Ave. (at Spaulding Ave.)
                Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Hollywood)
                (323) 782-8258
                (California French $$$)
                www.table8la.com

                Tender Greens 3
                9523 Culver Blvd (at Irving Place
                )Culver City, CA 90232
                (310) 842-8300
                (Salad $)
                www.tendergreensfood.com

                1. c
                  chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:49 AM

                  King Taco 3
                  (Mexican $)
                  (multiple locations)
                  www.kingtaco.com

                  1118 Cypress Ave.
                  Los Angeles, Ca 90065
                  (323) 223-2595

                  4504 E. 3rd St.
                  Los Angeles, Ca 90020
                  (323) 264-4067

                  1104 S. Hoover St.
                  Los Angeles, Ca 90006
                  (213) 738-9197

                  1951 S. San Pedro St.
                  Los Angeles, Ca 90011
                  (213) 747-3176

                  645 E. Washington Blvd.
                  Los Angeles, Ca 90011
                  (213) 747-9915

                  2904 N. Broadway Ave.
                  Los Angeles, Ca 90031
                  (323) 222-8500

                  2400 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
                  Los Angeles, Ca 90033
                  (323) 264-3940

                  2020 W. Pico Blvd.
                  Los Angeles, Ca 90006
                  (213) 384-8115

                  10420 E. Garvey Ave.
                  El Monte, Ca 91733
                  (626) 448-5150

                  5729 Atlantic Blvd.
                  Maywood, Ca 90270
                  (323) 560-1245

                  4300 E. Olympic Blvd.
                  Los Angeles, Ca 90023
                  (323) 264-9051

                  14318 Ramona Blvd.
                  Baldwin Park, Ca 91746
                  (626) 962-5995

                  3900 N. Peck Rd.
                  El Monte, Ca 91732
                  (626) 350-5698

                  45 N. Arroyo Parkway
                  Pasadena, Ca 91103
                  (626) 792-0405

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                    chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:48 AM

                    Sushi Gen 4 (2)
                    422 E Second St (at Central Ave.)
                    Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Little Tokyo)
                    (213) 617-0552
                    (Japanese/Sushi $$$)

                    Violet 4 (2)
                    3221 Pico Blvd. (at 32nd St.)
                    Santa Monica, CA 90405
                    (310) 453-9113
                    (California $$$)
                    www.violetrestaurant.com

                    Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria 4 (2
                    )7994 Sunset Blvd (at Laurel Ave.)
                    Los Angeles, CA 90046 (West Hollywood)
                    (323) 656-5050
                    (Italian $$)
                    www.vivolicafe.com

                    Cuban Bistro 3
                    28 W. Main St. (at S. Garfield
                    )Alhambra, CA 91801
                    (626) 308-3350
                    (Cuban $$$)
                    www.cubanbistro.com

                    Guelaguetza 3
                    11127 Palms Blvd (at Sepulveda Blvd.
                    )Los Angeles, CA 90034 (Palms)
                    (310) 837-1153
                    (Oaxacan $)

                    Harvest Inn 3 (closed?)
                    550 N Brand Blvd Ste 150
                    Glendale, CA 91203-3925
                    (818) 956-8278
                    (Chinese $$)

                    Il Grano 3 (2)
                    11359 Santa Monica Blvd (at Corinth Ave.)
                    Los Angeles, CA 90025 (WLA)
                    (877) 485-0443
                    (Italian/Crudo $$$)

                    Jay Bharat 3
                    18701 Pioneer Blvd. (at 187th St.)
                    Artesia, CA 90701
                    (562) 924-3310
                    (Indian $$)

                    Jitlada 3
                    5233 W. Sunset Blvd. (at Harvard)
                    Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood)
                    (323) 667-9809
                    (Thai $$)

                    Katsuya 3
                    11777 San Vicente Blvd. (at Barrington)
                    Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Brentwood)
                    (310) 207-8744
                    (Japanese/Sushi $$$)
                    www.sbeent.com/katsuya

                    Kazu Sushi 3
                    40 Ventura Blvd.
                    Studio City, CA 91604
                    (818) 763-4836
                    (Japanese/Sushi $$$)

                    1. c
                      chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:48 AM

                      Swan Restaurant 5 (1)
                      12728 Sherman Way
                      North Hollywood, CA 91605
                      (818) 764-1892
                      (Thai $)

                      Water Grill 5 (3)
                      544 S Grand (at Fifth St.)
                      Los Angeles, CA 90071 (Downtown)
                      (213) 891-0900
                      (Seafood $$$)
                      www.watergrill.com

                      Whist at the Viceroy 5 (1
                      )1819 Ocean Ave. (at Pico)
                      Santa Monica, CA 90401
                      (310) 260-7500
                      (American $$$$)
                      www.viceroysantamonica.com

                      Alejandro’s 4
                      4126 Verdugo Rd (at York Ave.
                      )Los Angeles, CA 90065 (Eagle Rock)
                      (323) 550-1063
                      (Filipino $)

                      Bistro 561 4
                      561 E Green St (at Madison Ave.)
                      Pasadena, CA 91101
                      (626) 405-1561
                      (California French $$$)
                      www.561restaurant.com

                      Blair’s 4
                      2903 Rowena Ave (at Hyperion
                      )Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Silverlake)
                      (323) 660-1882
                      (American $$)
                      www.blairsrestaurant.com

                      Brent’s Deli 4
                      19565 Parthenia St (at Shirley Ave.
                      )Northridge, CA 91324-3406
                      (818) 886-5679
                      (Deli $)
                      www.brentsdeli.com

                      Dan Tana’s 4 (2
                      )9071 Santa Monica Blvd (at Doheny Drive)
                      Los Angeles, CA 90069 (West Hollywood)
                      (310) 275-9444
                      (Italian $$$$)
                      www.dantanasrestaurant.com
                      Full House 4
                      963 N. Hill St. (at Bamboo Lane
                      )Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Chinatown)
                      (213) 617-8382
                      (Chinese/Cantonese dim sum $$)

                      Go’s Mart 4
                      22330 Sherman Way (at Shoup)
                      Canoga Park, CA 91303
                      (818) 704-1459
                      (Sushi $$$$)

                      J & J Shanghai (aka Jin Jian) 4
                      301 W. Valley Blvd. #109 (in Prospect Plaza)
                      San Gabriel, CA 91776
                      (626) 308-9238
                      (Chinese/Shanghai dumpling $)

                      La Paz 4
                      403 Main St.
                      El Segundo, CA 90245
                      (310) 322-3742
                      (Central American $)

                      Lu Din Gee 4
                      1039 E Valley Blvd. (3 blks. E. of S. San Gabriel Blvd.)
                      San Gabriel, CA 91776
                      (626) 288-0588
                      (Chinese/Peking duck $$)

                      R-23 4 (2)
                      923 E 2nd St #109 (at Vignes St.)
                      Los Angeles, CA 90012 (south of Little Tokyo)
                      (213) 687-7178
                      (Japanese/Sushi $$$)
                      www.r23.com

                      Sanamluang Cafe 4 (2
                      )5176 Hollywood Blvd (at N. Normandie Ave.)
                      Los Angeles, CA 90027
                      (323) 660-8006
                      (Thai $)

                      Sea Harbour 4
                      3939 Rosemead Blvd. (at E. Valley Blvd.)
                      Rosemead, CA 91770
                      (626) 288-3939
                      (Chinese/Cantonese seafood $$$)

                      Sushi 101 4
                      11331 Moorpark St. (at Bakman)
                      North Hollywood, CA 91602
                      (818) 766-9170
                      (Japanese/Sushi $$$)

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                        chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:47 AM

                        Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 7 (2/1)
                        (Steak $$$$)
                        www.ruthschris.com
                        (multiple locations

                        )

                        224 South Beverly Drive (b/w Olympic and Wilshire)
                        Beverly Hills, CA 90212
                        (310) 859-8744

                        6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd #1360
                        Woodland Hills, CA 91367
                        (818) 227-9505

                        369 East Colorado Blvd
                        Pasadena, CA 91101
                        (626) 583-8122

                        Bay Cities Italian Deli 6 (2)
                        1517 Lincoln Blvd. (at Colorado Ave.)
                        Santa Monica, CA 90401
                        (310) 395-8279
                        (Italian deli $)
                        www.baycitiesitaliandeli.com

                        New Concept 6 (3) (may be closed
                        )700 S. Atlantic Blvd.
                        Monterey Park, CA
                        (626) 282-6800
                        (Chinese/Dim Sum $$)

                        Orris 6 (3)
                        2006 Sawtelle Blvd (at La Grange Ave.)
                        Los Angeles, CA 90025 (WLA)
                        (310) 268-2212
                        (French Asian Fusion $$$)
                        www.orrisrestaurant.com

                        Sushi Nozawa 6 (2
                        )11288 Ventura Blvd Ste C
                        Studio City, CA 91604
                        (818) 508-7017
                        (Japanese/Sushi $$$)

                        Boa 5 (1)
                        101 Santa Monica Blvd (at Ocean Ave.)
                        Santa Monica, CA 90401
                        (310) 899-4466
                        (Steakhouse $$$)
                        www.boasteak.com

                        Christy’s Restaurant 5 (1/1
                        )3937 E. Broadway
                        Long Beach, CA 90803
                        (562) 433-7133
                        (Italian $$)

                        El Parian 5 (1/1)
                        1528 W. Pico Blvd.
                        Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Pico/Union)
                        (213) 386-7361
                        (Mexican $)

                        Golden Triangle 5 (1)
                        7011 Greenleaf Ave
                        Whittier, CA 90602
                        (562) 945-6778
                        (Burmese $)

                        The Grill on the Alley 5 (1)
                        9560 Dayton Way (at Wilshire Blvd.)
                        Beverly Hills, CA 90210
                        (310) 276-0615
                        (Steak $$$$)
                        www.thegrill.com

                        Ike Sushi 5 (1/1
                        )6051 Hollywood Blvd, Ste 105 (at Gower St.)
                        Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Hollywood)
                        (323) 856-9972
                        (Japanese/Sushi $$)

                        Krua Thai 5 (1)
                        13130 Sherman Way (at Ethel Ave.)
                        North Hollywood, CA 91605
                        (818) 759-7998
                        (Thai $)

                        Lawry’s The Prime Rib 5(1)
                        100 N La Cienega Blvd (at Wilshire Blvd.)
                        Beverly Hills, CA 91101
                        (866) 223-8224
                        (Steak $$$$)
                        www.lawrysonline.com

                        Meals by Genet 5 (2
                        )1053 S. Fairfax Ave
                        Los Angeles, CA 90019 (Little Ethiopia)
                        (323) 938-9304
                        (Ethiopian $)
                        www.mealsbygenet.com

                        1. c
                          chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:47 AM

                          La Cachette 11 (3)
                          10506 Santa Monica Blvd (at Thayer Ave.)
                          Los Angeles, CA 90025 (Century City)
                          (310) 470-4992
                          (French $$$)
                          www.lacachetterestaurant.com

                          Saddle Peak Lodge 11 (4
                          )419 Cold Canyon Rd (at Piuma Road)
                          Calabasas, CA 91302
                          (818) 222-3888
                          (American $$$$)
                          www.saddlepeaklodge.com

                          Frankie’s on Melrose 9 (3
                          )7228 Melrose Ave. (at Alta Vista Blvd.)
                          Los Angeles, CA 90046
                          (323) 937-2801
                          (Italian $$)
                          www.frankiesonmelrose.com

                          La Terza 9 (4
                          )8384 W Third St. (at Orlando Ave.)
                          Los Angeles, CA 90036 (West Hollywood)
                          (323) 782-8384
                          (Italian $$$)
                          www.angeliniosteria.com (click on “general”

                          )

                          Kiriko 8 (4)
                          11301 W Olympic Blvd St.e 102 (at Sawtelle Blvd.)
                          Los Angeles, CA 90064 (WLA)
                          (310) 478-7769
                          (Japanese/Sushi $$$)
                          www.kirikosushi.com

                          Monte Alban 8 (3
                          )11927 Santa Monica Blvd (at Brockton Ave.)
                          Los Angeles, CA 90025 (WLA)
                          (310) 444-7736
                          (Mexican $)

                          4 on 6 7 (2/1)
                          16573 Ventura Blvd. Ste 14
                          Encino, CA 91436
                          (818) 501-7191
                          (Japanese/Sushi $$)

                          BLD 7 (2)
                          7450 Beverly Blvd (at Gardner St.)
                          Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Beverly/Fairfax area)
                          (323) 930-9744
                          (American $$)
                          www.bldrestaurant.com

                          Campanile 7 (2/1
                          )624 S La Brea Ave (at Wilshire Blvd.)
                          Los Angeles, CA 90036
                          (323) 938-1447
                          (California $$$$)
                          www.campanilerestaurant.com

                          Canele 7 (2
                          )3219 Glendale Blvd (at Edenhurst Ave.)
                          Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Atwater Village)
                          (323) 666-7133
                          (California French $$)

                          Din Tai Fung Dumpling House 7 (3)
                          1108 S Baldwin Ave (at West Duarte Road)
                          Arcadia, CA 91007
                          (626) 574-7068
                          (Chinese/Shanghai dumpling $$)
                          www.dintaifungusa.com

                          Literati II 7 (2
                          )12081 Wilshire Blvd. (at Bundy Drive)
                          Los Angeles, CA 90025 (WLA)
                          (310) 479-3400
                          (California $$)
                          www.literati2.com

                          Max Restaurant 7 (2
                          )13355 Ventura Blvd (at Dixie Canyon Ave.)
                          Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
                          (818) 784-2915
                          (California $$$)
                          www.maxrestaurant.com

                          Ortolan 7 (3
                          )8338 W. Third St. (at Kings Road)
                          Los Angeles, CA 90048 (West Hollywood)
                          (323) 653-3300
                          (Contemporary French $$$$)
                          www.ortolanrestaurant.com

                          1. c
                            chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:46 AM

                            Sushi Zo 19 (5/1)
                            9824 National Blvd (at Castle Heights)
                            Los Angeles, CA 90034 (Beverlywood/Palms)
                            (310) 842-3977
                            (Sushi $$$)

                            Josie 18 (6/1)
                            2424 Pico Blvd (at 24th St.)
                            Santa Monica, CA 90405
                            (310) 581-9888
                            (American $$$)
                            www.josierestaurant.com

                            Bistro K 16 (4/1
                            )1000 Fremont Ave
                            South Pasadena, CA 91030
                            (626) 799-5052
                            (Eclectic French $$$)
                            www.lqmanagementservices.com

                            Melisse 16 (6)
                            1104 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th St.
                            )Santa Monica, CA 90401
                            (310) 395-0881
                            (French $$$$)
                            www.melisse.com

                            Matsuhisa 15 (5
                            )129 N La Cienega Blvd (at Wilshire Blvd.)
                            Beverly Hills, CA 90211
                            (310) 659-9639
                            (Japanese/Sushi $$$$)
                            www.nobumatsuhisa.com

                            JiRaffe 14 (6
                            )501 Santa Monica Blvd (at Fifth St.)
                            Santa Monica, CA 90401
                            (310) 917-6671
                            (California French $$$)
                            www.jirafferestaurant.com

                            Chung King Restaurant 13 (5
                            )206 S Garfield Ave
                            Monterey Park, CA 91754
                            (626) 280-7430
                            (Chinese/Szechuan $$)

                            Asanebo 11 (4)
                            11941 Ventura Blvd.
                            Studio City, CA 91604
                            (818) 760-3348
                            (Japanese/Sushi $$$)

                            1. c
                              chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:45 AM

                              Urasawa 41 (10/3)
                              641 N. Highland Ave (at Melrose Ave.)
                              Los Angeles, CA 90038
                              (323) 297-0101
                              (Japanese/Sushi $$$$$$)

                              Cut 37 (11/4)
                              9500 Wilshire Blvd (at Beverly Drive)
                              Beverly Hills, CA 90212
                              (310) 275-5200
                              Steak $$$$
                              www.wolfgangpuck.com

                              Jar 35-15/1
                              8225 Beverly Blvd /at N. Harper Ave.
                              Los Angeles, CA 90036 -Fairfax/Beverly area
                              (323) 655-6566
                              American $$$
                              www.thejar.com

                              Sona 32-9/5
                              401 N La Cienega Blvd
                              Los Angeles, CA 90048 -West Hollywood
                              (310) 659-7708
                              Contemporary French $$$
                              www.sonarestaurant.com

                              Langer’s Deli 31-11/2
                              704 S Alvarado St /at W. Seventh St.
                              Los Angeles, CA 90057 -Pico-Union
                              (213) 483-8050
                              Deli $
                              www.langersdeli.com

                              Hatfield’s 29 8/3
                              7458 Beverly Blvd /at Gardner St.
                              Los Angeles, CA 90036 -Fairfax/Beverly area
                              (323) 935-2977
                              California French $$$$
                              www.hatfieldsrestaurant.com

                              Osteria La Buca 29-12/1
                              5210 1/2 Melrose Ave /at Wilton Place
                              Los Angeles, CA 90038
                              (323) 462-1900
                              Italian $$$
                              www.osterialabuca.com

                              Babita 27-10
                              1823 S San Gabriel Blvd /at East Norwood Place
                              San Gabriel, CA 91776
                              (626) 288-7265
                              Mexican $$$

                              Opus Restaurant 24 -7
                              3760 Wilshire Blvd. /at Western
                              Los Angeles, CA 90010
                              (213) 738-1600
                              Modern European $$
                              www.opusrestaurant.net

                              Mako (BH) 22 -7
                              225 S Beverly Dr. /at Charleville Blvd.
                              Beverly Hills, CA 90212
                              (310) 288-8338
                              Mediterranean Asian $$$
                              www.makorestaurant.com

                              Mozza 22 -8/1
                              Italian $$
                              www.mozza-la.com

                              6602 Melrose
                              Los Angeles, CA 90038
                              (323) 297-0100

                              641 N Highland Ave /at Melrose Ave.
                              Los Angeles, CA 90038
                              (323) 297-0101

                              Mastro’s 21 -7/2
                              246 N Canon Dr /at Dayton Way
                              Beverly Hills, CA 90210
                              (310) 888-8782
                              Steak $$$$

                              Hungry Cat 20 -10
                              1535 N Vine St /at Sunset Blvd.
                              Hollywood, CA 90028
                              (866) 591-3893
                              American $$$
                              www.thehungrycat.com

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                                chowmominLA Feb 22, 2007 09:45 AM

                                Chowhound Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants 2006
                                (sorted by score)
                                (Total score) (#votes/# “first choice” votes)

                                $- Under $15
                                $$ - $16 - $30
                                $$$ - $31 – $50
                                $$$$ - $51 – $100
                                $$$$$ - $101 - still less than Urasawa
                                $$$$$$ - Urasawa

                                Providence 156 (36/18)
                                5955 Melrose Ave. (at Cole Ave.)
                                Los Angeles, CA 90038
                                (323) 460-4170
                                Seafood $$$$
                                www.providencela.com

                                Spago 98-26/10
                                176 N Canon Dr. /at Wilshire Blvd.
                                Beverly Hills, CA 90210
                                (310) 385-0880
                                California $$$$
                                www.wolfgangpuck.com

                                AOC 91-28/4
                                8022 West 3rd St. /at Crescent Heights
                                Los Angeles, CA -Fairfax/Beverly area
                                (323) 653-6359
                                Contemporary French $$$
                                www.aocwinebar.com

                                Angelini Osteria 69-29/5
                                7313 Beverly Blvd. /at Poinsettia
                                Los Angeles, CA 90036 -Fairfax/Beverly area
                                (323) 297-0070
                                Italian $$$
                                www.angeliniosteria.com

                                Lucques 59-17/5
                                8474 Melrose Ave /at La Cienega Blvd.
                                Los Angeles, CA 90069 -West Hollywood
                                (323) 655-6277
                                California French $$$$
                                www.lucques.com

                                Grace Restaurant 45-12/5
                                7360 Beverly Blvd /at Fuller Ave.
                                Los Angeles, CA 90036 -Fairfax/Beverly area
                                (323) 934-4400
                                American $$$
                                www.gracerestaurant.com

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                                  Diana Jan 24, 2007 05:25 AM

                                  Hey, chowhound team, d;ya think you could make this list open on a seperate, pritable page? Thanks!

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                                  1. re: Diana
                                    c
                                    chowmominLA Jan 24, 2007 07:15 AM

                                    I'm actually being a complete food geek and am almost done with a list of all these restaurants, plus their addresses, cross streets, phone numbers and websites. I'll post it when I'm done and can email it to anyone who wants it. It will be today or tomorrow.

                                    1. re: chowmominLA
                                      s
                                      sel Jan 24, 2007 08:36 AM

                                      Looking foreward to it, thanks!

                                  2. r
                                    radman123 Jan 23, 2007 10:16 PM

                                    What restaurant fell the most spots or votes from last year?- I bet it's Sasabune.

                                    1. David Kahn Jan 11, 2007 08:49 PM

                                      Excellent. Thank you, again, for doing this.

                                      1. la vida dulce Jan 8, 2007 06:53 AM

                                        Ay que bueno! Tacos Baja Ensenada serves the best fish tacos. And they serve Coca Cola in bottles, no corn syrup, made with cane sugar. If you are really hungry, order the shrimp burrito. Or share a coctel de campechana, mixed seafood. Delicioso!

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                                        1. re: la vida dulce
                                          d
                                          droyal Aug 26, 2007 08:21 AM

                                          Sin duda, el major. (without doubt, the best)

                                        2. p
                                          Pali Jan 5, 2007 08:39 PM

                                          Great job again. Thank you for your efforts.

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                                          1. re: Pali
                                            p
                                            PaliBruin Jan 6, 2007 09:53 PM

                                            I have to say, however, that Ruths Chris (a chain) and Peppone have no business being on this fine list.

                                          2. ipsedixit Jan 5, 2007 05:53 PM

                                            Thank you Mr. Grub.

                                            1. h
                                              herculesmulligan Jan 5, 2007 03:40 PM

                                              Great job. Thanks.

                                              1. k
                                                ks in la Jan 5, 2007 03:06 PM

                                                Thanks Mr Grub for all your hard work! It's a great list and it's terrific you're willing to compile it.

                                                Just a note though, Angelique Cafe is still open. I ate there last week. The menu is the same and the former owners are still making the charcuterie. The staff said the change happened a couple months ago and the new owners were planning some renovations to the upstairs.

                                                I thought perhaps the variety of the charcuterie plate wasn't exactly the same as I remembered it, but some old favorites are definitely still on it. We didn't try a huge variety of stuff (salad and charcuterie is the perfect lunch in my opinion), so I can't speak to any possible decline in quality in other items.

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                                                1. re: ks in la
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                                                  Mr Grub Jan 5, 2007 03:18 PM

                                                  Perhaps there should have been an asterisk.... Angelique Cafe run by its new owners is like Urusawa run by Cheesecake Factory. Somehow it's just not the same.

                                                  Thank heaven you can still purchase Herve Commereuc's amazing pates here: http://oalabouche.com/default.aspx

                                                  1. re: Mr Grub
                                                    k
                                                    ks in la Jan 5, 2007 03:37 PM

                                                    Excellent! Thank you for that info!

                                                    Now if I could only figure out where the croissant guy who used to run National Bakery in Palms ended up, I'd have all my favorite LA French treats.

                                                    1. re: ks in la
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                                                      scottyp Jan 5, 2007 04:27 PM

                                                      I've been looking for him too. The last I heard is that he tried opening a place downtown, but it didn't work out. The owners of Cafe Laurent, the French place on Overland, near Culver, may know where he is as I think they did some business together (either that or its some ex-pat French thing I will never understand).

                                                      1. re: scottyp
                                                        k
                                                        ks in la Jan 5, 2007 04:47 PM

                                                        I heard about the downtown thing as well from the women who run Simpang Asia, I'm sorry it didn't work out. Please post if you hear anything else! I really miss his perfect croissants - I have not found their equal and I've been looking hard.

                                                        1. re: ks in la
                                                          k
                                                          KevinAnthony May 16, 2009 07:11 AM

                                                          Yum, those croissants! Calico Forrest

                                                2. SauceSupreme Jan 5, 2007 02:20 PM

                                                  Looks pretty good to me, no surprises really. Thanks for putting in the work to tabulate all of it.

                                                  1. russkar Jan 5, 2007 01:50 PM

                                                    The most Accurate Restaurant Ultimate List ever. The Hounds have spoken. Great Job! Grasshopper is pleased.

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                                                      mc michael Jan 5, 2007 01:26 PM

                                                      Terrific work! You are well-named, Mr. Grub. There does appear to be a slight glitch on the Urasawa parenthetical info.

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                                                      1. re: mc michael
                                                        m
                                                        Mr Grub Jan 5, 2007 03:12 PM

                                                        Thx, Mc. Urusawa rec'd 10 votes, 3 of which were 1st choices.

                                                      2. Professor Salt Jan 5, 2007 07:08 AM

                                                        Thanks for another outstanding effort, Mr. Grub!

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