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Aug 19, 2007 08:45 AM

Are there ANY bar/lounges worth going for the food?

After reading a rather amusing riff on the bar I visited recenctly, I got to thinking... are there any bar/lounges in L.A. with good food? And by 'good' I don't mean passable given the location, I mean places to which you could conceivably go JUST for the food. Thanks!

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  1. I've now gone to YORK in Highland Park twice and the food was really good.
    Great burger, beautiful Heirloom Tomato Salad with Burrata Cheese, we even had Scallops and Risotto, and the Peach Cobbler was fantastic.

    1. I haven't gotten to The Edison in Downtown yet, but a coworker was effusing about their food just this week. The description of their Tesla Burger sounds like a knockoff of the famous Father's Office burger, actually. The Redwood Bar is known for having a decent menu, and then there's always Father's Office.

      Oh, and do wine bars count? If so, Lou at the corner of Melrose and Vine is definitely worth a visit for the food.

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        One could interpret your question as: 1) includes bar/lounges that are attached to a restaurant, or 2) the bar/lounge = the star attraction of that location (sans restaurant that also serves food; i.e., Father's Office).

        1) I'll guess that any good restaurant that allows you to order and eat at their bar would qualify. If I was going to eat at a bar/lounge on the westside I would consider:

        Hotel Bel Air Bar - Maybe the classiest bar in Los Angeles!!!!!!
        Peppone - 6 to 8 bar stools? So a little cramped but on the plus side no one is sitting far from the T.V. if watching sports, drinking and comsuming at the same time is appealing.
        Frida - 3 bar stools and ditto Peppone execpt theirs is a 42" plasma.

        1. The Redwood Bar & Grill on 2nd downtown is definitely worth the trip. One of the best burgers I've ever tasted, and awfully good fish and chips. Whatever else I got a nibble of was splendid as well. We went mostly for drinks, with food an afterthought, but any return trips will definitely be primarily for food...though I must say that the bartender knows his business, too.

          We're all looking forward to checking out York. We had just become big fans of the Wild Hare when it closed, and we're glad to know, if the reports are true, that its replacement is an improvement.

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