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highland/melrose spots?

Ginger Baker Mar 3, 2007 08:13 PM

i just moved to willoughby at highland. what are some good places to eat around here?
i went to red pearl kitchen and it was great. i usually eat at m cafe.
any suggestions?

  1. k
    kproq323 Mar 3, 2007 09:10 PM

    Mozza is good for a late night meal. Decently Priced for food and service.
    Fast Casual is the standard California Chicken Cafe. (Melrose east of La Brea)
    Lala's Argentine on Melrose (west of La Brea)
    The Villiage Idiot - good British Pub on Melrose at Martel
    Ammo is great for Sunday Brunch - a little pricey but worth the splurge
    Lucy's Adobe Mexican Food on Melrose right across from Paramount Studios

    Hope that helps a little...

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      chowmominLA Mar 5, 2007 12:46 PM

      For an upscale restaurant on a special occasion, try Providence, CH's favorite restaurant in LA :0) Had the best dinner of my life there on Thursday.

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      1. re: chowmominLA
        kevin h Mar 5, 2007 01:00 PM

        I was just at Providence on Saturday. See http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fus...

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        Food Good Mar 5, 2007 01:16 PM

        Azami on Melrose at Detroit.
        Kung Pao Santa Monica and Fairfax.
        Susina on Beverly at Detroit.
        Antonio's for Mexican on Melrose at Vista.
        Ca Brea and Sonora on La Brea.
        Cal Chick Cafe on Melrose.
        There are many places on 3rd St. around Crescent Heights.

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          Food Good Mar 6, 2007 02:32 PM

          Oh and... Grub for lunch, and Wild Oats Cafe.
          Girasole on Larchmont is great, and there are lots of other places along that street.

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          Rich54 Mar 5, 2007 06:27 PM

          M Cafe is great. The Dive (used to be Highland Grounds) is surprisingly good and cheap. Ammo, yes. Angelini Osteria is on Beverly, when you really want to splurge and go just a little farther outside the boundaries. And Doughboys is opening soon.

          1. SauceSupreme Mar 6, 2007 05:47 AM

            Other worthy candidates on Beverly and 3rd Street west of La Brea.

            Cobras and Matadors
            BLD
            Hatfield's
            Milk
            And all of Farmer's Market.

            This is all without going any further east than Fairfax.

            1. k
              KIYOSHI Mar 6, 2007 06:04 AM

              For great Mexican try Antonios - located right on Melrose and Vista.
              I usually order the chicken and shrimp fajitas ...

              1. Cecilbee Mar 6, 2007 07:11 AM

                Ginger Baker, you have a great name!

                1. tony michaels Mar 6, 2007 04:44 PM

                  It's amusing that no one thought of recommending Mozza, which is almost on the corner of Highland and Melrose - and that's with enough board chatter about it to sink Mario Batali.

                  Whoops, now I see the first person who replied did say Mozza as their very first rec. My eye's were just checked two hours ago and they passed with flying colors, but I may go somewhere for a second opinion.

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