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Need recs for early dinner near Santa Monica/Cahuenga

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  • hpcat Sep 27, 2007 02:02 PM
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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.

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  1. Marouch

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    Marouch Armenian & Middle Eastern Cuisine
    4905 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

    1. Marouch is awesome, great lebanese style food all around. Larchmont Grill is a nice place, on Melrose just east of Vine on the south side- Jay Fagnano is the Owner, great guy.

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      1. re: thisandthat

        a couple blocks west, there's always Mozza :-)

        and i've heard the Larchmont Grill's tasty tooo

      2. Thanks for the recommendations. Larchmont Grill sounds like it might fit the bill.

        1. Solar de Cahuenga is very casual, and parking in back.

          Velvet Margarita is also on Cahuenga

          Citizen Smith

          Ritual

          Kung Pao Kitty

          101 Coffee Shop

          Lucky Devil's

          Angeli Caffe is wester.

          Blu Jam Cafe is casual on Melrose

          1. 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.

            http://www.louonvine.com/

            (Ignore the dumb Chow link. It's not "Lou's." It's "Lou."

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            Lou on Vine
            724 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

            1. Thanks, all. I'll look into these suggestions.

              1. 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.