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josh4040 Sep 23, 2007 12:41 PM

I am looking for a good place for dinner near the commerce casino for a bachelor party next Saturday. When I searched the site for commerce the only thing I saw was stevens, when i checked out their site I was not impressed... Can anyone recommend a good place to eat near Commerce, it does not have to be that close, we are coming from the San Fernando Valley, I want to do something different from the standard chain type of restaurant.
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    TastELA RE: josh4040 Sep 23, 2007 03:55 PM

    Depends what you want -- fancy steaks are reportedly great at the Dal Rae which is relatively nearby. You could get off the 101 in Hollywood and go somewhere there before continuing on to Commerce. Or you could stop in the San Gabriel Valley for Chinese, etc....what are you looking for ?

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      LARaven RE: josh4040 Sep 23, 2007 03:58 PM

      Theres Maggie's Pub. I haven't been there myself but did hear good things from non hounds.
      http://www.maggiespub.com/

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        MaryT RE: LARaven Sep 24, 2007 04:18 PM

        Maggies is only open M-F.

      2. Jennalynn RE: josh4040 Sep 23, 2007 04:00 PM

        Are you planning on eating and then hitting the casino?

        Or leaving the casino in the middle to eat?

        Where are you starting the night from? Commerce is not known for it's cuisine.

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          Bite Me RE: josh4040 Sep 23, 2007 06:45 PM

          Both Stevens and Del Ray are good. Stevens may be better because they have some live music sometimes. Del Ray has a back room.

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            torta basilica RE: Bite Me Sep 23, 2007 07:23 PM

            Although the back room at the Dal Rae is large and relatively charmless. Depending on your group size, there's usually 2 others parties there, so you can't go totally wild....

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            Neta RE: josh4040 Sep 23, 2007 07:51 PM

            Why not just eat at the casino? They have a few options including a nice restaurant or if it's not a formal dinner, then you can order snack type options from the sports bar in the back.

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              josh4040 RE: Neta Sep 24, 2007 01:09 PM

              How is the restaurant at the casino? I am pretty much open for anything. I do want it nice, though I don't want to break my groomsmens bank. We are coming from the San Fernando valley. There will only be six or seven of us and I don't think it will be rowdy at all. We definetly want to eat before we play.

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                rickym13 RE: josh4040 Sep 24, 2007 06:56 PM

                don't hold me to it since i have never dine there.... but, i hear food at the casion is better than decent...i hear even their buffet is really good.

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                  josh4040 RE: rickym13 Sep 24, 2007 09:05 PM

                  Anyone else eat at the commerce casino restaurant?

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                  Neta RE: josh4040 Sep 25, 2007 10:14 AM

                  I've only eaten in the sports bar several times and that was just appetizers. They were good. We used to eat in their restaurant before they remodeled and change the venue but the food then was very good. They do have several choices for dining. Their website doesn't give you a menu or prices but check out the choices. www.commercecasino.com

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                fishyak RE: josh4040 Sep 25, 2007 10:19 AM

                I'm a Commerce regular. Here are the details on in house food. I've never eaten in the restaurant/buffet. But the buzz is good and the price is reasonable. The reason I never eat there as I am there to PLAY POKER and you can either grab some good quick snacks, or have the food served at your poker table. The menu for table service is extensive and multi-cultural and is VERY reasonably priced. Stay away from the pizza, it kills. But the Asian soup bowls are huge and very good.

                There is also a deli that has good specials and a taco/hot dog stand where the carnitas tacos are a buck a pop and quite good. For $3.75 upgrade to a good torta. So there are lots of food options in house. Nothing spectacular, but if you want you basic patty melt and fries rolled right up to your poker table while you play, it works.

                The food is even better 15 minutes further down the road at Hawaiian Gardens Casino. The Poke Appetizer takes good salad greens and tops with 3 crisp wonton wrappers each topped with poke and a little tabiko and that Hawaiian seaweed. $4.75 and that includes a beverage like tea or Coke!!! The grilled Ahi Salad is just as good. The roast duck wonton soup rocks. A huge bowl with lots of duck, wontons and egg noodles, again $4.75.

                The games are slightly more casual @ HG than Commerce, the rake per pot is $1 lower and the food is better.

                My suggestion, eat at the Casino and PLAY MORE POKER. The food is good and reasonable. It's poker that costs. I did have one order of roast duck wonton soup cost me $200. $5 for the soup. Lose $195 while eating it!

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