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Pre-event dinner near Wilshire and La Cienega

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whatsfordinner May 21, 2007 10:47 AM

We're heading to the Wilshire theater tomorrow and looking for good but reasonably priced restaurants nearby. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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    ITurnedOutTV RE: whatsfordinner May 21, 2007 03:33 PM

    I'm surprised that no one's answered you in 5 hours, so I'll pitch in a few. Because you said reasonable, I'm going to suggest Vito's on La Cienega near Santa Monica. It's getting great reviews all over the board.

    If you want to park once and walk, try Sushi and Kushi Imai, which really doesn't get any kind of reviews on this board, but I've enjoyed it the few times I've been. Good Japanese skewers and decent sushi. It's in a mini mall right at La Cienega on Wilshire.

    There are a bunch of places to go on 3rd, which isn't very far from the theater, including AOC (may be more than you want to spend, though if you're not starving, it can be relatively reasonable). There's also Tasca for small plates, or for something quick, the Little Next Door might be a good option for you.

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      whatsfordinner RE: ITurnedOutTV May 21, 2007 03:47 PM

      Thanks . . . I was feeling ignored. Your suggestions all sound good the problem is now making a decision!

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        nibbles RE: whatsfordinner May 21, 2007 04:02 PM

        i've had lovely dinners @ gonpachi. they have delicious cocktails too.

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      sweetTooth RE: whatsfordinner May 21, 2007 05:05 PM

      Joan's on Third is great. It does close around 8:00 pm I think but that might still work for you, right? www.joansonthird.com

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        sweetTooth RE: sweetTooth May 21, 2007 05:10 PM

        Oh, and Surya for Indian food. A little more expensive than run of the mill Indian, but worth it. Great service! www.surya-india.com

      2. Ndelible RE: whatsfordinner May 21, 2007 08:19 PM

        I forget the name of a little italian restaurant just below Wilshire on the westside of the street; pretty good. For my bucks, over there, I'd go to Fogo de Chao, it's $50 a person for dinner, but if you like meat, it's the place to go.

        1. Dommy RE: whatsfordinner May 23, 2007 10:57 AM

          Last time we had an event in that area, we went to Tangine on Wilshire and Robertson (Right next to the parking lot) Absolutely wonderful and very well priced...

          --Dommy!

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