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ISO "Big Time" Dinner on Sunday Night

moeberg Oct 5, 2007 03:11 PM

have a friend coming in from ny - says he wants to have a "big time" LA dinner on sunday evening.

any non-steakhouse suggestions?

let 'er rip and thanks in advance.

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    Diana RE: moeberg Oct 5, 2007 03:44 PM

    Urasawa. make him pay.
    Spago Tasting Menu

    Does he mean "Big time" as in ritzy, top dining" or "Big time" as in mafia hang out?

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      rickym13 RE: Diana Oct 5, 2007 04:36 PM

      chef's table at providence is taken this sunday...by us :)
      haveing big time dinner ourself with screaming eagle, 1959 durcu, 96' dom and 04' aubert chard .... can't wait!

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        mstinawu RE: Diana Oct 5, 2007 04:42 PM

        Maybe "mafia hangout".. Eek!

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          nick_r RE: Diana Oct 5, 2007 04:58 PM

          If it's big time as in mafia, I hear Carmine's II on Beverly Glen and Santa Monica is a good choice.

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            moeberg RE: Diana Oct 5, 2007 05:07 PM

            knowing this guy - "big time" means "not quite providence. definitely not urusawa".

            i'd say very good food with a healthy serving of LA style.

            got a table at spago to be safe and will take any further hound advice very seriously.

            out of curiosity, what would a tasting for 2 at spago run us?

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              Griller141 RE: moeberg Oct 5, 2007 05:13 PM

              Last time I went (~9 mos ago) it was $95. $150 with wine pairings. Apiece. Worth every penny.

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                russkar RE: Griller141 Oct 5, 2007 05:48 PM

                Spago Dinner TM normally is around 125-ea, food only.

          2. russkar RE: moeberg Oct 5, 2007 04:38 PM

            Urasawa, Bastide & Valentino are closed Sundays.

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              wilafur RE: russkar Oct 5, 2007 04:44 PM

              doh, you beat me to it.

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              Henry2054 RE: moeberg Oct 5, 2007 04:42 PM

              Saddle Peak Lodge - great and interesting food in a cool setting.

              1. ipsedixit RE: moeberg Oct 5, 2007 08:27 PM

                If Providence and Urasawa is a little too big time, consider Water Grill in downtown.

                Just had a fabulous lunch at Water Grill today. Roasted beets, caviar, tuna ... being food comatose was never so enjoyable.

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                  rickym13 RE: moeberg Oct 5, 2007 11:48 PM

                  not sure what "big time" means but if you are looking for L.A. ish place..i would include:


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