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Oct 28, 2007 07:30 PM

good lunch spot near arclight

Hi there!

my husband and I have taken a couple of days off to explore our new area. we are nes to LA. We plan on seeing a movie tomorrow at the arclight and would like to hav elunch beforehand. Any recs?????

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  1. Fabiolus Cafe is close and not too expensive

    Los Balcones de Peru for Peruvian

    Katsuya just went in

    Bowery (sweet potato fries :-)

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    1. re: Emme

      Please DON'T settle on the cafe inside the ArcLight. It's really terrible. There are a couple of decent appetizers that you can order at the bar.....but that's about it.

    2. we always make a trip to The Hungry Cat when we go to the arclight, however I think they are not open for lunch on Mondays. I would recommend Square One for a late breakfast or lunch....

      1. Agree with the above posters but Fab's can be a bit of a pain sometimes. Magnolia is also good if you want to try a real "LA" vibe place. Recommend the scallops and flank steak.

        6266 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

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        1. re: daniel7720

          My one lunch at Magnolia was truly awful. Very cute waiter and a good martini, but terrible food, also the two tables on either side of me sent their food back.

        2. I really like Off Vine - it's tucked away in a converted house right around the corner from the Arclight parking garage. It's very cute, garden setting with great salads and sandwiches.

          1. HUNGRY CAT
            HUNGRY CAT
            HUNGRY CAT

            Have a cocktail for me!

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            1. re: tatertotsrock

              only tuesday to friday are they open for lunch!

              1. re: Emme

                Thanks for the heads-up Emme.
                I've never tried to go on a Monday.
                Hmmm, where to go, where to go...