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Birthday Lunch in Los Feliz Recommends?

I'm taking a friend to lunch on Friday for her birthday and we are choosing a place in Los Feliz. Any recommendations? Has anyone been to Vermont Restaurant?

Thanks!

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  1. Vermont is fantastic! Great food, atmsphere, service.

    1. I enjoy Il Capricio's across the street, but I'm not quite sure if they're open for lunch. You might want to call.

      1. I ate at Vermont once and was very dissapointed, and vowed that I would not go back. I had the salmon on a bed of black beans...th presentation was terrible, the fish was dry and very salty. My bestfriend had the risotto, and it was just the opposite...flavorless. Maybe we were stuck with the sous chef that night? I would go to The Alcove and dine outside, The Cliffs Edge (dine outside), Farfalla, Tiger Lily, Gingergrass or Asia.

        1. I was at Vermont for dinner once - was ok but not memorable.

          Not sure if Hillhurst counts as Los Feliz, but if it does, consider Home which has a beautiful patio and standard California food (sandwiches, salads, burgers), and also Puran's which is a little more upscale than Home and in addition to the standard sandwiches, salads, burgers, they also have pastas.

          1. We had an excellent meal at Tropicalia. My SO had the Brazilian ribs and raved about them At first he thought the portion was small, then he started eating and was more than satisfied. My seafood dish was really good too. And there's a really good wine list.

            Home and the Alcove are local faves. Much more casual. Both have outdoor patios. Here's Home's site: http://www.homelosfeliz.com