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smile81 Apr 22, 2007 05:11 PM

which is best and are they the same $?

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    LisaStitch Apr 23, 2007 12:39 PM

    I much more prefer Chaya Venice. It has a nice casual atmosphere and I only go there for lunch, and it's never loud then. Also parking is free in the structure.

    I've only ever eaten at BH on other people's expense accounts, but I do know that I can afford Chaya Venice on my own. I always get the feeling that the BH location is too fancy - I have a hard time finding something on the menu there to order.

    Thankfully, whichever you choose, both of them have my favorite dessert ever - Banana Banana Banana!

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      Bria Silbert Apr 23, 2007 01:20 PM

      We just celebrated my son's 23rd birthday at the Venice location and we were blown away by the food (we also had a phenomenal, knowledgeable waiter). Three drinks, one sashimi platter, three appetizers, and three entrees for $145. Incredible. The jalapeno crab fritters with homemade guacamole and the lobster enchiladas were incredible as well. I much prefer the Venice location, and I am definitely not the bar hopping kind of scene person.

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        yogachik Apr 23, 2007 01:45 PM

        I've said it in all your threads, worth repeating here - Chaya Venice, hands down. For all the reasons listed above.

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      Quesera Apr 23, 2007 10:34 AM

      Beverly Hills, without question! I've never had a bad bite there, the food is consistently good, and the atmosphere is perfect. Food at Venice more hit more miss, and more dependent on the sushi, and definitely louder, more bar scene-y. Price wise, probably about the same. I'm biased though, Brasserie is my fave restaurant in LA, so I'll always vote that way...

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        michellemabelle Apr 23, 2007 11:55 AM

        I agree wholeheartedly with that. Chaya in town is one of my favorites, with great food, service and atmosphere. Venice tends to be more loud and less consistent on the food.

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