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Jun 22, 2007 03:27 PM

Fish - Westwood - Grandmother - HELP

I'm taking my grandmother out for dinner tonight before we see a show at The Geffen. She wants some good fish, probably nothing too ethnic or exotic, just nice "normal" food...whatever that means. Are there any decent fish restaurants or American places that serve good fish in or near Westwood that aren't too pricey ($10 - $25 for an entree)? Any ideas would be appreciated!

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  1. although a chain, palomino should work out pretty well, given your location and pricepoints.

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    1. re: wilafur

      I believe you are correct as all the other Grandma friendly locations: Gardens on Glenden, Napa Valley Grill, Tanino, ect. have only 1 (or 2) options - any Friday fish specials notwithstanding - Palomino has 5 - $20 to $25:

      Lake Superior White Fish
      Grilled Tuna
      Smoked Salmon - then cooked(?)

      I haven't been back for a couple of years as I orginally found it disappointing, however, it seems busy all (most of) the time.

      1. re: JBC

        Thanks! I'll let ya know how it goes.

      2. re: wilafur

        My mom, who's a grandma, loves Palomino, cause it makes her feel hip n happenin

        1. re: NAspy

          Well, it ended up being PERFECT! My grandmother is an EXTREMELY picky lady and though her asparagus was a bit tough for her (she's not used to grilled veggies), she actually said she really liked the restaurant and would come back! YAY!

          Everyone there is VERY friendly and attentive. When I called, they offered to give us a quiet booth, which made a great first impression on my grandmother since the bar area was very noisy when we walked in. That also kept us near the restrooms which was good for her.

          Our waiter suggested the salmon special, which we split, and it was excellent. Palomino may not be the most super-trendy gourmet restaurant out there, but it was very comfortable and the service and food were great. Thanks for the suggestion!