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Lisa Nan Jan 29, 2007 02:25 PM

Desperately searching for good restaurant for ladies lunch in Santa Monica...good food, quiet enough to catch up on life, etc.

  1. gadflier Feb 9, 2007 08:25 PM

    Monsoon Cafe on the Promenade; much quieter at lunch than dinner

    1. j
      jennaru Jan 29, 2007 06:22 PM

      if you wouldn't mind driving to abbot kinney in venice i'd suggest jin patisserie.

      1. pinotgrisgirl Jan 29, 2007 05:01 PM

        Try the restaurant at Fred Segal's.

        1. b
          budlit Jan 29, 2007 03:04 PM


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          1. re: budlit
            pleasedonttakemetobucodibepo Jan 29, 2007 03:13 PM

            Jiraffe isn't open for lunch.

            If you're going on a weekday, Joe's has a very good prix fix lunch for $15.

          2. j
            JBC Jan 29, 2007 02:42 PM

            I think a little more info would make any suggestions more helpful:

            a) Cuisines you like?
            b) Cuisines to avoid?
            c) Budget - How much for food before tax, tip? Does this include a Starter & Entree or would it be just a big salad entree (no starter)?
            d) Budget add-Ons - Dessert & Coffee?

            1. s
              silence9 Jan 29, 2007 02:37 PM

              How about the Tudor House's tea brunch, at SMB and 2nd st.? Food is good enough, and the room(s) are conducive for engrossing chats. If things become too staid, cross the street and knock back a few pints of cider at the King's Head... Further north on 2nd st. (at Wilshire) is Houston's, where the food is better and more substantial, but not at all conducive to the dissemination of lilting voices...

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