Need recs for early dinner near Santa Monica/Cahuenga
Hi CH-ers. I'm looking for a spot in Hollywood, close to Santa Monica and Cahuenga for at least four people, entrees under $20 preferred. Would also like a place with parking. Food can be ethnic as long as there's a chicken or vegie option. Informal OK, but not bare-bones decor. Thanks in advance.
Marouch Armenian & Middle Eastern Cuisine
4905 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Solar de Cahuenga is very casual, and parking in back.
Velvet Margarita is also on Cahuenga
Kung Pao Kitty
101 Coffee Shop
Angeli Caffe is wester.
Blu Jam Cafe is casual on Melrose
If Melrose and Vine is close enough - one major street in for each way - I'd recommend Lou. It's a wine bar with really great small plates, some hot dishes, and a few larger plates. Good desserts, too. The décor's nice, the staff's friendly, there's a laid-back vibe, and the parking lot is small, but it's there.
(Ignore the dumb Chow link. It's not "Lou's." It's "Lou.")
Lou on Vine
724 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Just wanted to say that we had dinner at the Larchmont Grill, and I was most impressed with this place. It was comfortable with tables spaced nicely. The house was warm and inviting. The service was attentive. I had the braised spare ribs, and it was superb. I order this dish when I see it but this was the best version I'd had. The beef was so tender that a knife was not needed. Price of entree was $18. I will go back there.