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Jul 1, 2007 01:11 PM

Old Chestnut - Where to take fam?

Adult family visiting from out of town, going to dinner Monday night. Have been to LA many times before, but not necessarily all over the foodie scene. The restrictions/interests: upscale (cost is not an issue - anything below the Thomas Keller price range), trendy new or edgy would be nice, will have a vegetarian along so preferably not a steakhouse. Would be anywhere Hollywood or west, really.

My first choice was Hatfields, as I absolutely love it, but unfortunately it's all booked on Monday night. Any other suggestions?

Thank you so much in advance!

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  1. Hmmm....

    Nook, Rustic Canyon? We had a good meal at Abode in SM recently - although it's pricey.

    How about the new restaurant on top of the old Holiday Inn at the 405 and Sunset? It's new & trendy and views are great.

    1. Maybe Simon LA at the Sofitel? It is normally a scene (who knows on a Monday) and has an attitude that you seem to be seeking with your "trendy, new or edgy" req.

      Here's a link to J. Gold's recent review.

      1. Thanks to both of you for responding. Took a look at some menus online, made some calls - looks like we're headed to Rustic Canyon. I'm stoked. Shall I post a review afterwards?

        1. Before I got to the end of your post, I, too, was thinking Hatfields. Ah well, how about Opus?