Dinner w/in walking distance from Troubadour
Going to a show tomorrow night at The Troubadour.
Need a place to have dinner w/ 3 of my co-workers. So there will be four people, total.
Criteria is as follows:
Moderately priced. Less than $50/person including tax and tip (this should include 1 glass of wine or cocktail).
Within walking distance from the Troubadour (10 minute walk max).
Must be a sit-down restaurant that is conducive to conversation (i.e. no blaring music).
Cool decor is a plus, but not an absolute necessity.
I'm the only real foodie in the dinner party. My fellow diners would be happy eating at most places. But if I am going out to dinner, then I might as well eat at some place decent.
The Indian place, Flavor of India, is not bad at all -- and fits the price, location (it's a couple doors down) and noise-level requirement. (In addition, the restaurant has let me keep the car there while at the Troubadour.) I was very pleasantly surprised when I tried this place, and I've gone back when I'm headed to the Troubadour.
How about Bossa Nova on Robertson, just south of Santa Monica. In that same stretch north of Melrose, there's also Hedley's (easy American/Californian and not too pricey), The Abbey, Fat Fish, Kinara... there are more restaurants along this strip between Melrose and SM on Roberston, but all more pricey...
On SM, there's also Mason Jar Cafe and Skewers just east of Roberston.
Concur w/ Dan Tana's, but it's more expensive than you'd prefer. Doug Arango's, also more than you'd like to spend I think too, as suggested is on Melrose between Doheny and Robertson.
i'd say - go grab a salad and some garlic cheese bread at dan tana's next door. this place is NOT cheap - but if you get like one item - you'll definitely be under $50 and it's super fun (plus tasty) - great before or after a night out.
there's an indian place like two doors down - never been - so don't know if it's good.
also - doug arango's (sp?) is like down the street and around the corner.