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Jul 19, 2007 02:07 AM

Looking for good restaurant westside/hollywood/west hollywood

I need help here......I need a good restaurant in the above areas where the food doesn't cost more then maybe 40-50 dollars total for dinner excluding drinks. Any cuisine is fine. also a place where it would be good to celebrate a b-day. And lastly a place where the service is good and where the restaurant isn't too small or cramped. I know its a lot of conditions but im running low on ideas. thanks everyone!

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  1. Ethnic is always a good option... Somewhere like Ethiopian (Rahel or Meals by Genet), Thai (Jitlada, or Sanam Luang), Peruvian (Los Balcones de Peru), Mexican (Guelaguetza).

    You could probably get out of Lucky Devil's for that as well.

    1. If you're looking for more cerebral settings, a solid beer and wine list, and consistently good food I'd recommend Doug Arangos on Melrose.


      Cha Cha Cha in W. Hollywood is delicius and reasonable or at least it was last time I ate there. Other recommendations are Angelini Osteria, my gf and I got out before wine at $40 total--90 with wine...but c'est la vie. Velvet Margarita is fun and decent drinks, its in HWood on Cahuenga.

        1. re: cremebrule97

          Bellyworth really liked BLD, was not to pricey. They have sliced meat and artisan cheeses that were really great to start with.

        2. Taste( on Melrose just east of Lucques or Pastis( on Beverly Blvd. just west of Crescent Hts. would be close to your price point requirements. Both serve beer & wine, not mixed drinks, however.
          Lou Wine Bar( on Vine St. just north of Melrose in a non-descript mini-mall has tapas menu, good wines, in a very festive setting, and the prices are very fair.

          1. If you're looking for solid basics, The French Market in WeHo is perfect for an economic party, though I would call ahead to make sure a table can be assembled. The Hugo's in WeHo is also delish (and they have a fancy new bar), but with the remodel, I'm not sure how big of a party can be accommodated. It could push the edge of your budget, but The Hamlet on N. Doheny in WeHo (formerly The Hamburger Hamlet) has excellent party spaces and quality food. If you can, sit in Jim's section in the evenings. There never was a better waiter in this town.