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The Troubadour, West Hollywood. Need Recommendations

missmodular818 Sep 21, 2007 09:49 AM

Not that familiar with West Hollywood and what will be near (maybe even in walking distance) to the Troubadour. I prefer something without more than a 30 minute wait, under $25 per person (without drinks).

Any suggestions?? Looking for good Pizza, Argentinean, Mexican or Thai.

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    Obessed Sep 21, 2007 10:12 AM

    Vito's is the best pizza in the city -- it's on La Cienega, so probably a 15 miunte walk. Z Pizza is down the street on Santa Moinca but it's not very good. Right near The Troubadour is Dan Tana's and The Palm, but you might go over your $25pp budget. No really good Thai in the hood. For Mexican, you could try Marix --- but that's more tex-mex and probably a 15 minute walk down Santa Monica Blvd. There's also an Indian restaurant close by (Gate of India, I think).

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      missmodular818 Sep 21, 2007 11:14 AM

      VITOS - I've been meaning to try it out. Now, do they only serve up a 18" pie? THat is what it says on the website. There's only the two of us and I don't want to carry around a pie all night. Do they sell pizza by the slice on a Friday night? What will the wait be like?

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        hrhboo Sep 21, 2007 01:05 PM

        They do serve pizza by the slice, the wait for a slice is usually only a few minutes.

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      yogachik Sep 21, 2007 10:19 AM

      Next door, Dan Tana's. But it may exceed your budget.

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        FED Sep 21, 2007 10:41 AM

        last time i was there, a couple of years ago, there was a surprisingly good indian place only a couple of doors away. specifics escape me.

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          Capybara Sep 21, 2007 02:02 PM

          The Indian place virtually next door is called Flavor of India and, I agree, it is surprisingly good. I've been a couple of times prior to Troubadour shows and I recommend it. The people I introduced to the place the second time really liked it as well. (They've even let me keep my car at the Flavor of India lot until after the Troubadour show, though I've been warned to make sure the lot doesn't close too early. In any case, parking once will serve both places.)

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          guzelsu Sep 21, 2007 10:45 AM

          I don't know how far down it is and it may be hard to get away for less than $25 per person but Bin 8945 is around there and has really good food.

          1. PaulF Sep 21, 2007 11:22 AM

            I'm assuming you're going to the Troubadour for a show.

            My wife and I have always wanted to eat the food IN the Troubadour. But we never have.

            They've got a hommos plate, among other things, that looks pretty good.

            I say you TOFTT and eat in the Troubadour and let the rest of us know how the food is.

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              missmodular818 Sep 21, 2007 12:15 PM

              Yup, going to check out a great band from Montreal called The Besnard Lakes. Kind of a mix of The Beach Boys and Pink Floyd (I think they are closer to the Minnesota band, Low) however this is not a music review so I'll shut up now. I've been to my fair share of shows at the Troubadour. The snack shack never looked all that appetizing to me. I've read up on a few blogs on it. If we get caught in terrible traffic I may just brave the sea of sausage and little league treats to fill my hunger. I'll let you know. So far, Vito's is my top pick.

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                Ciao Bob Sep 21, 2007 02:20 PM

                Vito's is indeed great, easily LA's best bang-for-the-buck, and they have lots of slices. But unless you are race walking -- or jogging -- it is more like 20-25 min from the Troub. For something good, coser, and also well-priced, you might consider Bossa Nova on Robertson, just S of Santa Monica.

                Agree that Flavor of India is quite good.

            2. SauceSupreme Sep 21, 2007 11:49 AM

              Further east on Santa Monica Blvd toward Fairfax there's Cha Cha Cha as well as the French Market.

              1. LittleGnome Sep 21, 2007 02:00 PM

                There is Flavor of India, right down the street, and also Tango Grill- which is Argentinian and delicious- a little further down Santa Monica, but definitely in walking distance of The Troubadour. It's in your price and wait range. I love Dan Tana's though...absolutely love it. It's definitely over $25 pp. but worth it, and the wait could be a lot longer unless you have a reservation.

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                  erintoc Sep 21, 2007 03:57 PM

                  I also recommend Flavor of India. I live in that neighborhood and have ordered delivery and pick-up from them. I don't know about the wait time when eating in the restaurant, but the food is delicious and within your range including appetizers...

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                    missmodular818 Sep 21, 2007 04:05 PM

                    I am relatively new to Indian food. The only Indian restaurant I've tried was The Clay Oven in Sherman Oaks (which I liked). However, my friend ordered everything for me and we all just shared. I remember liking the Chicken Vindaloo. My BF hasn't tried Indian. What is good for a first timer?? He usually prefers Chicken but will eat Beef. He doesn't like lamb. He isn't the biggest lover of vegetables. He doesn't like spinach or lentils. Is there any dish that anyone could recommend? Ha ha. Sorry.

                2. evans Sep 21, 2007 04:40 PM

                  The original BossaNova brazilian is a few blks east on the south side of santa monica at Robertson. Not fancy, but good.

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