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Looking for higher end dining near USC

lovesunshine Mar 1, 2007 09:40 AM

I am in town for an event and am staying near the USC campus. I am looking for a higher end place to eat tonight---i'm not really picky on what type of cuisine. I'm looking for some place with a nice atmosphere so and somewhere that is within a $20 cab fare. I would also be interested in any places which might have a nice bar as I may be dining solo. Are there any areas close by that would fit what I'm looking for? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  1. monku Mar 1, 2007 08:38 PM

    Downtown--Engine Company 28.
    Dining at the bar or a table solo is no problem.

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      balzachertz Mar 1, 2007 10:03 AM

      The first poster is right, USC is close enough to be considered downtown, go there where there are a wealth of choices, including some great new ones. any of the places mentioned would be good.


      Pete's Cafe (4th and Main) American comfort food in a cool space filled with nearby loft dwellers, good bar.

      Cafe Pinot - (5th and Flower) beautiful space in the gardens in front of the Central Library. A straight shot north of the USC campus (one block East of Figueroa)

      Patina at the Walt Disney Hall is about as high end as you can get downtown, beautiful space, I don't know if you can eat at the bar there, though.

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      1. re: balzachertz
        Eastsider Mar 1, 2007 12:23 PM

        There's also the Water Grill. http://www.watergrill.com/

      2. g
        goldbergd Mar 1, 2007 09:52 AM

        Get away from USC and head to downtown, its not that far away. In downtown you could try:

        1. The Palms - across from staples great bar.
        2. Nick and Stef's - Steakhouse
        3. Ciudad - Spanish
        4. Noe in the Omni hotel - great food
        5. Roy's - Asian Fusion

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