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Sep 17, 2007 12:01 AM

BEST small plates restaurant in LA???

I'm looking for a restaurant that has yummy small plates. I like eating lots of different dishes instead of one entree. Any suggestions???

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  1. Lots of great choices nowdays. I will start the ball rolling with just three of them:

    A.O.C. [3rd near Fairfax] -- Cal-Med

    Orris [Sawtelle between Olympic and Santa Monica] -- Franco-Japonaise

    Celadon [3rd near Fairfax] -- Pan-Asian

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    1. re: New Trial

      Those are my choices, plus I would add Mako for dinner.

      Also, Craft divides its menu into appetizers, entrees and sides, but it is basically small plates served family style.

        1. re: New Trial

          Outside of the activity center of midcity/westside/hollywood

          there are 3 places I like

          750ml (because its in a cute quaint setting)
          Torrance's Musha (because it is better than santa monica's)
          Japonica (because it is the best no-frills good tasting sake traditional tokyo style izakaya around)

          all are far away but can become fun day trips if you plan a good iteneray.

          Also tinto and tasca TRY to offer spanish tapas but arent as good as the other suggestions.

        2. cube
          lou on vine
          bar marmont
          3rd stop

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          1. re: Emme

            I've been meaning to go to Lou - "pig candy" sounds delicious. Any recommended dishes?

            1. re: rastan

              the caramelized onion tart
              cheese plates
              chocolate pot

          2. I also like A.O.C., and even though this is a disputed one on the board, I like Cobras and Matadors on Beverly as well. We are also big fans of Mako in Beverly Hills.

            1. Thanks so much for the suggestions!!! Any other ones you can think of :)

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