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Dinner between westside and downtown?

whatsfordinner Apr 30, 2007 03:02 PM

Going to the music center tonight and looking for reasonably priced restaurant recommendations between santa monica and downtown. Thanks!

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    rickym13 RE: whatsfordinner Apr 30, 2007 03:08 PM

    what about dinning below the music center. kendall's brasserie

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      Snoopy RE: rickym13 Apr 30, 2007 03:14 PM

      Have only had lunches at that place, but every meal I've had there has been subpar.

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        Kahuna0913 RE: Snoopy Apr 30, 2007 03:27 PM

        If you're willing to get off the 10 fwy take Fairfax North a bit to a Thai place called Chao Krung. Or closer to the 10 fwy, there are many new places in downtown Culver City. Or maybe try Ciudad's downtown at 5th & Figueroa. They have great food but service tends to be slower.

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          Wolfgang RE: Snoopy Apr 30, 2007 03:31 PM

          Taylor's in KTown. Steakhouse.
          Papa Cristos near Normandie and Pico. Greek
          Soot Bull Jeep if you don't mind smelling like a BBQ afterward.
          El Nido--Nicaraguan--I pass it everyday on La Brea a couple blocks north of the 10 but I've never eaten there. Have any of you eaten here?

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        brandygirl RE: whatsfordinner Apr 30, 2007 03:32 PM

        Kendall's Brasserie and Ciudad are my two favorite sit-down restaurants downtown.

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          Ndelible RE: brandygirl Apr 30, 2007 07:49 PM

          La Terza on Third Street & Orlando is good.
          El Cholo on Western
          What about Opus One on Wilshire & Western?

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            eaglerockchick RE: Ndelible Apr 30, 2007 08:27 PM

            El Caserio on Virgil and Temple for wonderful Ecuadorian food. Don't be put off by the strip mall, the restaurant is very nice inside. Afterwards it's only about 2 miles straight down Temple to the Music Center at Temple and Grand.

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              jinro RE: eaglerockchick May 7, 2007 06:15 PM

              I must 2nd El Casserio as well. Some of the dishes are similar to the Don Felix next door (which is Peruvian) but much more flavorful.

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