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Betsy Sandler Feb 11, 2007 08:16 PM

We hare taking 4 couples to a brithday dinner. They are visitng from NYC and want an "LA experience." We are aleady going to Koi and Mastro's. Italian might be a good idea, but Dan Tana's is too crowded. Westside is ideal (they are staying at Shutters). Any ideas?

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    Betsy Sandler Feb 13, 2007 12:16 PM

    Thanks for the suggestions! I finally decided Ivy was the way to go!

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    1. re: Betsy Sandler
      Emme Feb 13, 2007 06:43 PM

      Totally ridiculously priced, but the chopped salad is really good.

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      tmd218 Feb 12, 2007 08:10 AM

      How about Gardens of Taxco? It is really delicious, family style Mexican with a funky atmosphere. I am from New York, and before moving to LA I have to say that I used to always want some good Mexican where I came here.

      1. Emme Feb 11, 2007 09:45 PM

        If it's celebs you want, West Hollywood pics like Dolce and Katana, but you got Koi in.

        Capo in Santa Monica

        Ivy gets them.

        Send them to Urth Cafe.. I always see people there

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          maudies5 Feb 11, 2007 09:22 PM

          Take them to Toscana. They will love it. Friendly service, great food and a definite potential for celeb-spotting.

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            lapeepers Feb 11, 2007 09:12 PM

            Divino is my pick

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              New Trial Feb 11, 2007 08:45 PM

              The best Italian places in the Santa Monica/Brentwood area are probably Drago, La Botte, Valentino's and Vincenti. Giorgio Baldi on West Channel is more "L.A." but is not as good in terms of food or service.

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