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ISO recommendations for 3 nights near W. Hollywood. . .

I am in LA for 3 nights, from Toronto, with a dear friend, staying at the Sunset Tower Hotel. We are looking for some fun/trendy restaurants not too far away. Maybe not as high-end as Craft (though based on the reviews we may have to try it-loved it in NY). Possibly something a bit less high end with fun food and great cocktails.

Forgive me if this has been covered one way or another (and I'm sure it has). I've read through the posts but am not familiar enough with LA to be sure where some restaurants are located.

I found some recommendations for:
Redwood Bar
Patina
Providence

I am sure we will end up renting a car, so I suppose we can venture away a bit!
Thanks so much for any suggestions.

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  1. Patina is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. Not only do you get to see the Disney Concert Hall, but the food is excellent (and it has the best cheese cart in town). It might be more "high-end" than what you're looking for, though. Patina is downtown, so it's nowhere near W. Hollywood.

    Providence has an affordable tasting menu, but you can also go there for its dessert tasting menu.

    If you want something from the Sunset Strip, my recommendation is Le Petit Four (sp?). I think it has the best food on the strip, although the vibe can get a bit noisey.

    You will most definitly want brunch at some point, and I can't stress The Griddle enough.

    1. West Hollywood has some of the best restaurants in the city:

      Jar, AOC, Pane e Vino, Mozza (hollywood, but still close by).

      Across from your hotel is Katana, just down the street is Koi - both fun people watching, big bar scene, very trendy.

      1. Ketchup

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        Ketchup
        8590 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          Thank you so much. I am going to look these wonderful suggestions up and pick a few. I will prvide a full hound review when I return!

        2. There's also the bar at Chateau Marmont

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          Chateau Marmont
          8221 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

          1. PROVIDENCE and PATINA are both more considerably high-end than CRAFT. i don't think of either of these restaurants as having "fun food and great cocktails." think white linen, formal service, and at the higher end of the $ spectrum. eaten at PROVIDENCE at least once a month this year; very good. have been disappointed in PATINA for over a year now. it may have improved marginally knowing the michelin reviewers were in town.

            if you can get a reser, PIZZERIA MOZZA, OSTERIA MOZZA, HUNGRY CAT (has one of the best mixologists in the city), AOC, THE LITTLE DOOR, GEISHA HOUSE, ALL' ANGELO, this will get you started.

            too bad you don't want to go to CRAFT. was there last night and it was very good.

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            1. re: revets2

              If you can make it to Hungry Cat, I highly recommend it also. Absolutely among the best mixologists in the city; I need to find a way to have an IV drip of their cucumber martini attached to my arm, as well as the pimlico, the greyhound, the basil gimlet, the... (great beer selection, too)

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              The Hungry Cat
              1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028