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Sep 11, 2007 01:33 PM

New to the Brentwood Area

I just moved to the Brentwood area (Barrington and Wilshire) and wanted to know of some good restraunts (any type of food is great, im adventurous) in the area. Anything that is quality and doesnt cost you half a months pay check would be appreciated as well.

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  1. The Fish Grill has a location on Wilshire, between Barrington & Bundy (about a block east of Bundy?):

    A short car hop to San Vicente Blvd.'s many Italian spots where the best food quality for the $$$'s probably is:

    Pizzicotto (small, so call ahead).
    11758 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood
    (310) 442-7188

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    1. re: JBC

      I second the rec for Pizzicotto -- the owner/hostess is very warm and gracious and I think that permeates the entire restaurant. A real nice neighborhood Italian place.

      1. re: JBC

        Agree with Pizzicotto. Don't eat out for Italian much, but this is a good one. Any more info on Fish Grill? Looking for seafood places to supplement Malibu Seafood.

        1. re: ElJeffe

          it gets decent reviews on 'yelp.' i know they're not hounds, but it's a start, right? :)

          fyi, all their locations are kosher so they don't serve shellfish.

        2. re: JBC

          Saketini has some great lunch specials under $10 bucks...

          and open 7 days a week...

          1. In the general area there's:
            Amandine (pastries and sandwiches, etc) on Wilshire, west of Bundy. Even further west on Wilshire in Santa Monica is Musha (Izakaya).
            Orris (Japanese fusion) and Kiriko (sushi) on Sawtelle
            Nanbankan (yakitori) and Monte Alban (Oaxacan (sp?) on Santa Monica Blvd.
            Apple Pan (burgers) on Pico

            1. I'm going to get booed for saying this, but the nachos at Cabo Cantina are great if you can manage to stomach the atmosphere...which I always can for good nachos!

              In addition to the places people have mentioned, you're also very close to Monte Alban in West LA for Oaxacan and Echigo for their cheap sushi lunch special.

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              1. re: mollyomormon

                Enthusiastically second Monte Alban; try the barbacoa, which is truly an amazing dish. And in the same corner strip mall -- Santa Monica Blvd., between Barrington and Bundy -- try the taco place, which is also excellent and inexpensive.

                1. re: mollyomormon

                  And if you're talking about sushi lunch specials, I would also recommend finding your way to Sawtelle for Kiriko's lunch omakase.

                  But for me, when I want cheap eats in that area, I think of Ramenya on Olympic.

                  11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                  11555 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                  1. re: SauceSupreme

                    ooh, how could i forget? speaking of sushi, gotta try nagao at 26th & san vicente. great fish, terrific salads, and not too pricey.

                    13050 San Vicente Blvd Ste 110, Los Angeles, CA 90049

                2. welcome to the 'hood!

                  some places that haven't been mentioned yet:

                  coral tree cafe
                  a votre sante
                  bandera [right at your intersection]
                  barney's gourmet hamburgers
                  salad bar at our local whole foods market is excellent [as is the s.m. one at wilshire & 23rd]
                  i've also heard that the new grill service at the s.m. whole foods does a good made-to-order burger

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                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    I really liked the food I had at Coral Tree, and it's a nice environment.

                    A Votre Sante is a good concept, but be warned that the menu is heavily geared towards crunchy macrobiotic types, and the only cheeses they offer are feta and soy. In other words, it's the kind of food that people from the midwest believe is served at every restaurant in L.A.

                    1. re: nick_r

                      they still do some nice 'regular' food, though. great salmon, salads, omelettes...

                    2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                      second the rec for a votre sante. love the place. whole foods too.

                      amandine is a great bakery on wilshire.

                      snug harbor as well as bread and porridge for breakfasts

                      chocolatt on wilshire just east of bundy (okay this is just an indulgence :-)