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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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    rickym13 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:

    patina
    spago
    aoc
    lucques
    campanile
    sona
    grace
    melisse

    1. ipsedixit 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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        Henry2054 Oct 5, 2007 04:42 PM

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

        1. russkar Oct 5, 2007 04:38 PM

          Urasawa, Bastide & Valentino are closed Sundays.

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          1. re: russkar
            wilafur Oct 5, 2007 04:44 PM

            doh, you beat me to it.

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            Diana Oct 5, 2007 03:44 PM

            Providence.
            Urasawa. make him pay.
            Valentino
            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 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 Oct 5, 2007 04:42 PM

                Maybe "mafia hangout".. Eek!

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                  nick_r 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 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 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 Oct 5, 2007 05:48 PM

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

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