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erinl Mar 22, 2007 09:43 PM

dad is coming in to town for lunch and he doesn't like things that are too expensive...and I like sitting outside. any suggestions?

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    Jwsel Mar 23, 2007 04:12 PM

    Al Gelato on Robertson has a few tables outside. It's definitely on the less-expensive side. The outside is not at all fancy, though -- basically a few metal tables and chairs on the street. But I love the food, especially the gnocchi with tomato-basil sauce and the desserts are outstanding.

    I'm not sure if this crosses the line into "too expensive," but Il Pastaio is probably my favorite of the mid-range Italian places in Beverly Hills.

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      maudies5 Mar 23, 2007 10:47 PM

      Il Pastaio on Canon has a small outdoor area. The food is great and my guess is there is something which will appeal to anyone.

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        erinl Mar 27, 2007 06:19 PM

        yeah that's where I went. It was yummy.

    2. Jennalynn Mar 23, 2007 03:48 PM

      The Newsroom on Robertson.

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        MeowMixx Mar 23, 2007 10:18 AM

        Jack n Jill's is very yummy and has some sidewalk seating, if I recall correctly.

        1. scrappydog Mar 23, 2007 10:16 AM

          The Farm on North Beverly has some limited outside seating, is not too expensive and has good salads and sandwiches.

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            stormin norman Mar 23, 2007 09:55 AM

            Try the new Coupa Cafe on Beverly Drive...very comfortable outdoor dining and good variety of interesting food..not too pricey

            1. onigiriyumyum Mar 22, 2007 10:26 PM

              I like Il Fornaio. Its perfect for a Sunday brunch.

              301 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, 90210
              (310) 550-8330
              http://www.ilfornaio.com/?page=138&am...

              1. Julefish Mar 22, 2007 10:08 PM

                Amici Trattoria - it's in a little hotel on Doheny and Santa Monica. They have a cute outdoor patio that's nice at lunch. Great tomato soup. Il Tremezino is a delic sandwich shop on North Cannon that's inexpensive and has outdoor tables, but it's super casual.

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                  LANewbie Mar 22, 2007 10:02 PM

                  I had a similar inquiry last week and the posters suggested Urth on Beverly. That turned out well for us. However, my boyfriend is a really fussy eater (no vegetables or condiments) and the only thing on the menu that he liked that wouldn't have required lots of changes was the chicken quesadilla. So if that's an issue, know that your options are "limited." But the food I had was good and fresh and I liked it!

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                    foodseeker Mar 23, 2007 09:48 AM

                    Definitely Urth Cafe! Took my Dad there recently when he was here on a visit - and he loved it. It's very casual, but the food is great. And, there are lots of choices - salads, soups, sandwiches, etc. and great baked goods. And, there's an outside patio. Great choice!!

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                      erinl Mar 23, 2007 10:01 AM

                      I love Urth but we have to go to Century City afterwards and it is out of the way. Maybe another time though because I love their teas

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                        Quesera Mar 23, 2007 10:06 AM

                        ERINL- You're thinking of the one in WeHo...there's the one on Beverly Drive that they are talking about. My dad loves Urth everytime he comes too!

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