A Good Place for Lunch in Westwood
shamshiri grill on westwood blvd north of santa monica.
i believe that they offer their lunch specials until 3pm or so.
this is a persian restaurant that offers great skewered dishes, persian stews, wonderful feta, traditional persian rice dishes, great soups, and on, and on...
Sprazzo on 1389 Westwood Blvd across from Borders is a great little Italian restaurant that is perfect for a nice inexpensive lunch $10-15 per person. Their salads (grilled veggie s/ chicken) is great along with their sandwiches.
I also like Novel Cafe 1101 Gayley Avenue for their decent inexpensive lunches - the Novel burger is pretty good and under 10 bucks which comes with a side of fresh greens or fries. They also serve tasty breakfast meals all day - simple items like fresh fruit, pancakes, etc.
There's also Gardens on Glendon - but its pricier. $20-25 bucks a person. The food is great, their guacumole prepared on a rolling cart is delicious.
Delphi (right across from Border's) is a great, fun Greek place with attentive service and inexpensive but delicious food. Nearby is Pomodoro (small place, not to be confused with the chain) which has excellent Italian at reasonable prices.
In the Village proper, I like Nature's Way Cafe (next to Pinkberry) for vegetarian food but it's not much to look at inside. Scallion's (on Broxton/Kinross) is a good choice for quick and tasty Chinese.