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

ipsedixit Mar 17, 2007 09:13 PM

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. Kitchen Queen RE: ipsedixit Mar 17, 2007 09:33 PM

    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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      Das Ubergeek RE: Kitchen Queen Mar 17, 2007 11:16 PM

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

      Not fine dining, though.

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        Kitchen Queen RE: Das Ubergeek Mar 17, 2007 11:40 PM

        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!

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        Bon Vivant RE: Kitchen Queen Mar 18, 2007 08:24 AM

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


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        justagthing RE: ipsedixit Mar 17, 2007 09:40 PM

        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.

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          mc michael RE: ipsedixit Mar 17, 2007 10:16 PM

          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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            justagthing RE: mc michael Mar 17, 2007 10:25 PM

            Encounter is closed b/c of structual problems.

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              Maxmillion RE: mc michael Mar 17, 2007 11:27 PM

              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.

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                Swoshmn RE: mc michael Mar 18, 2007 11:26 PM

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

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                  SRosie RE: mc michael Mar 21, 2007 03:48 PM

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

                2. Skorgirl RE: ipsedixit Mar 17, 2007 10:26 PM

                  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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                    mc michael RE: Skorgirl Mar 17, 2007 10:29 PM

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

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                      ipsedixit RE: Skorgirl Mar 17, 2007 10:40 PM

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

                    2. Skorgirl RE: ipsedixit Mar 17, 2007 10:42 PM

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

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                        mc michael RE: ipsedixit Mar 17, 2007 10:55 PM

                        Ruen Pair is open till 3:30.

                        1. Julefish RE: ipsedixit Mar 18, 2007 12:19 AM

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

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                            sebastianxx RE: ipsedixit Mar 18, 2007 07:50 AM

                            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. chica RE: ipsedixit Mar 18, 2007 09:34 PM

                              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.

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                                nyfoodjoe RE: ipsedixit Mar 18, 2007 09:38 PM

                                How about the Pantry..??

                                1. katkoupai RE: ipsedixit Mar 18, 2007 10:18 PM

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

                                  1. caitybirdie RE: ipsedixit Mar 19, 2007 12:14 AM

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

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                                      SRosie RE: caitybirdie Mar 21, 2007 03:50 PM

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

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                                      its overhead RE: ipsedixit Mar 19, 2007 01:19 AM

                                      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. Xericx RE: ipsedixit Mar 19, 2007 01:24 AM

                                        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.....

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                                          LuigiOrtega RE: ipsedixit Mar 19, 2007 07:44 AM

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

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                                            Xericx RE: LuigiOrtega Mar 20, 2007 12:17 AM

                                            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. PaulF RE: ipsedixit Mar 20, 2007 10:25 AM

                                            La Cabana is open until 3.

                                            Fine dining?

                                            Maybe not.

                                            But it's okay and ...

                                            It's open 'til 3.

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                                              poppasmiths RE: ipsedixit Mar 20, 2007 10:38 AM

                                              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. hrhboo RE: ipsedixit Mar 20, 2007 10:55 AM

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


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