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Jan 15, 2007 05:18 PM

Opus, Hatfield's or Providence?

Trying to nail down my dinner choice for a quick trip I'll be taking to L.A.

The plan right now has us at Lucques for Sunday supper which leaves Monday night open.

Any preferences as to the choices above? I really like the looks of the menus for all three and money's not really a factor.

Thanks in advance

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  1. I can definitely vouch for Providence. Sorry, haven't gotten to the other two yet. I can't wait to hear you comment on Lucques.

    1. Lucques is good, Spago is much better.
      Mon night Providence for sure!
      I would do Tasting Menus at both.

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      1. re: russkar

        i disagree about spago versus lucques. it is apples to oranges. really.

      2. Choose Providence, and enjoy yourself. It's an exceptional restaurant. Hatfield's is a delight for a less-expensive and very good dinner. Opus has an excellent chef, who might become very good, but not quite there yet.

        1. I don't know, I went to Hatfield's and loved it! Fantastic! I haven't tried the other 2, but Hatfield's should be high on anyone's (who, like you PatrickQuinn, has no budget limit) list!

          1. If money is no object, then definitely Providence. I've been to all three restaurants in the past several months, and hands down, that one wins. It's one of the few restaurants I've been to where I've thought that the food actually warrants the high prices.

            This is not to say that Opus and Hatfield's aren't both excellent as well, because they are. But I agree with jzinser's statements regarding the three places. Opus is fun for its more affordable tasting menu ($30/3 courses, with extras usually thrown in, another $20 for wine pairing). I haven't yet had the tasting menu at Hatfield's, but the meal that I had there was very very good indeed. Yet, ultimately, Providence takes the cake. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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            1. re: jacinthe

              ditto. love opus, but providence would have to be tops.