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It's 2 a.m., where do you go to get your chowhound fix?

Not talking about 24-hour diner type places (like Norm's) or Korean or Chinese pubs, I'm looking for something that is, for lack of a better word, better.

Fine dining. Not fast food, or even comfort food (like burgers and what-not).

Only place I can think of off the top of my head is Pacific Dining Car.

Any others out there?

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  1. I've frequented Sanamluang at that hour -It's open 'till 4 I think - The one in Hollywood anyway. Does this qualify as fine dining? :)KQ

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    1. re: Kitchen Queen

      The one in North Hollywood too... and Krua and Swan are open until 3 AM.

      Not fine dining, though.

      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Maybe the definition of fine dining should remain as a personal view -eh? Some might think Tommy's is fine dining when at home it's a can of Chef Boyardee. At 2A on Hollywood Blvd., Sanam is fine dining if you think about what the alternatives might be! Better yet on Sherman Way!

      2. re: Kitchen Queen

        Definitely Sanamluang at 2 am. They actually have a late night menu.


      3. So I assume Shorehouse Cafe doens't count for you? I, like you, would like to find another place that is 'better' as you say. I miss 13 Coins in Seattle.

        1. You eliminated diners. Does that nix 24 Hours at The Standard on Sunset? You eliminated Korea Town. You mentioned PDC. This is tough. Might be easier to fly to another time zone. Hmmm. Is Encounter open at odd hours? I think you are left with hotel room service or maybe some private club.

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          1. re: mc michael

            Encounter is closed b/c of structual problems.

            1. re: mc michael

              Although I haven't been there for a long while, I think Standard Hotel should be included because it is (from memory) upscale and not too exe.

              1. re: mc michael

                I have always had decent meals at the standard. Rarely sober, but a great way to finish a night on Sunset

                1. re: mc michael

                  the standard is still a diner - overpriced, but still a diner.

                2. Pete's Cafe on 4th and Main. It's not the most delicious meal I've had, but I find it a good choice when it's late, I'm hungry, and want a more "upscale" sit-down experience.

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                  1. re: Skorgirl

                    Those little pizzas they make on what? flour tortillas? aren't bad at odd hours.

                    1. re: Skorgirl

                      That's cutting it close ... Pete's closes at 2 a.m. :-)

                    2. Ha, you're right -- I took the liberty of substituting "extra late night" for your 2:00am !! Sorry : )

                      1. Ruen Pair is open till 3:30.

                        1. citizen smith is kind of fine-ish...if you have been drinking...

                          1. Spaghetti and meatballs at The Standard usually hits the spot, but as for fine dining, well...something happens after two a.m. that perverts my fine, discriminating, gullet to thoughts of fish tacos at Del Taco or Popeye's siren call... and that something is usually called "You drank three Manhattans."

                            1. The cafes at the Standard Downtown and Sunset are both open 24/7. Food is pretty good -- "upscale" as in steak frites, chocolate fondue, etc.

                              1. How about the Pantry..??

                                1. Drive-thru or Denny's. By two am, you have to give up. :)

                                  1. not really fine dining. Fred 62........yummie....

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                                    1. re: caitybirdie

                                      kinda falls into the same category as the standard.... somewhere between diner and not really...
                                      good food I do agree.

                                    2. gotta go with the Pantry, a t bone every once in a while is healthy. Fine dining after 2am, you're gonna have to stretch your definitions to eat. At that hour I would call Mao's Kitchen fine but I forget how late they stay open.

                                      1. probably in the category of diner, but I always find myself at the Kettle in Manhattan Beach that late......you can get some nicer dishes......i guess.....

                                        1. Volcano sushi in Pasadena open to 4am on Weekends. And, its expensive enough you'll think it's fine dining

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                                          1. re: LuigiOrtega

                                            oh yeah, Wokano on 3rd near La Cieniega is open pretty late. Its niceish inside, i didn't dig the food though but I was already drunk when I went there so mehhhhh....

                                          2. La Cabana is open until 3.

                                            Fine dining?

                                            Maybe not.

                                            But it's okay and ...

                                            It's open 'til 3.

                                            1. I saw this guide online: http://www.thrillist.com/images/inset...

                                              It's a handy print out thing with where to find late-night eats in LA. Maybe not all of these restaurants are up to Chowhound snuff... but at least its conveniently organized!

                                              1. Il Tramezzino in BH is open till 4am. Their paninis are my favorite, even when stone cold sober!