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Eating at the bar - westside

kasla Feb 9, 2007 03:42 PM

I'm looking for a place to eat at the bar as a solo diner on the westside. I was thinking of someplace like Nook, but was there last week. Does Violet have a bar with dinner service? Any other suggestions? (budget, type of food, etc. doesn't matter...just looking for a good meal with a glass of wine near the westside)

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  1. hrhboo RE: kasla Feb 9, 2007 03:44 PM

    Violet does have a bar with dinner service. I also like eating at the bar at Primitivo, Wilson, Orris, Ford's and Beechwood.

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      ktm RE: kasla Feb 9, 2007 04:39 PM

      If money is no object, I like eating at the bar at Capo. La Vecchia has a good bar for dining too.

      1. Pei RE: kasla Feb 9, 2007 06:59 PM

        O-Bar. I feel like I keep talking about them, but it's because I am so new to the West LA scene I haven't visited many other places. Good fries, and my friend raves about lobster mac n' cheese.

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          NYCnowLA RE: kasla Feb 9, 2007 07:55 PM

          Vito's on Ocean Park Blvs and 28th.

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            cobalt RE: kasla Feb 9, 2007 07:57 PM


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              glutton RE: kasla Feb 10, 2007 11:50 AM

              Eat at the bar at Chinois.

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                diningdivala RE: kasla Feb 10, 2007 02:43 PM

                Beechwood has a great bar, I also liked the bar at Mako. And naturally, the bar's at Mozza (but you have to go before 5pm unless you don't mind waiting)

                1. chica RE: kasla Feb 10, 2007 04:52 PM

                  The Lobster, Vincenti, Toscana, CUT [SideBar], Capo, Pecorino - these are some places that come to mind. Out of all of them, Vincenti is my favorite, then CUT.

                  1. HPLsauce RE: kasla Feb 10, 2007 05:42 PM

                    LA Farm - expensive, French influenced menu, interesting interior design
                    Billingsley's - dark, affordable steakhouse; interior design static for decades except for seasonal holiday decorations; bartenders pour great martinis / gibsons / manhattans etc.
                    Enterprise Fish Co - loud and busy on weekends
                    Ocean Ave Seafood - haven't been in a couple of years, but the happy hour was great

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                      ruestadtcalle RE: kasla Feb 10, 2007 06:32 PM

                      Pacific Dining Car!
                      great old time menu ala Dresden Room or Musso and Frank.
                      and open all night.

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