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your idea of the best downtown la restaurant, traxx, noe, watergrill, ciudad or something else?

mmmclapclap Jun 3, 2007 03:44 PM


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    mc michael RE: mmmclapclap Jun 3, 2007 08:12 PM

    My idea would be Patina on a good night. The problem is how do you know if it's a good night?

    1. David Kahn RE: mmmclapclap Jun 4, 2007 04:44 PM

      I think the Water Grill (http://www.watergrill.com/ ) is the best and most consistently good restaurant downtown. (Of course, it's not a good choice if you don't like seafood.)

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        Babette RE: David Kahn Jun 4, 2007 04:46 PM

        I second Water Grill--way above Traxx & Ciudad, haven't been to Noe.

      2. scrappydog RE: mmmclapclap Jun 4, 2007 05:06 PM

        1. Water Grill - consistently tops in service, the quality of the food and its preparation
        2. Patina - often more interesting offerings, but occasionaly it can miss the mark
        3. Arnie Mortons - If you like steak, what's not to like

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          mmmclapclap RE: scrappydog Jun 4, 2007 05:15 PM

          thanks it is looking like watergrill which i have also heard great things about...thanks!!

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            foodmonster RE: mmmclapclap Jun 4, 2007 07:16 PM

            Water Grill is great.

            I went to Cicada this weekend and it was pretty good. Also worth a visit. Atmosphere is fantastic as always, and the standouts are the appetizers (Muscovy Duck...yum!). Desserts are pretty good. Pastas...ok. The Filet Mignon and Dover Sole are the flagship entrees. Quite tasty. Sumner Redstone was eating next to us. I overheard his one comment to the Maitre'D: "Excellent Service." Heh.

            Lastly, since I'm a sushi addict, I must say Hamakawa in Little Tokyo. Fantastic sushi. My go-to place. Exceptional quality. Good price.

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