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I'm meeting some friends for dinner near the L.A. airport. Any suggestions? Just needs to be nearby. Thanks!

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  1. Shula's 347 in the Sheraton Gateway is actually quite a good steakhouse. And it's just outside LAX.

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    Shula's 347
    6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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    1. re: wutzizname

      Do you have review on this, Wutzizname? This is one of those restaurants I've been wanting to go to but just haven't gotten around to it.

      1. re: omakase

        if it's anything like the shula's in DC, i'd skip it. the shula's in DC couldn't cook a steak rare to save their lives.

        1. re: wilafur

          Actually, there are tiers to the Shula empire. The majority are plain Shula's which, though I haven't been, I suspect are on the order of a TGI Friday's. Then there's Shula's 347 which is their upscale Steakhouse brand, very much on par with Arnie Morton's. I only went once but had a truly spectacular Filet Mignon, a perfect medium rare of course.

          1. re: wutzizname

            it is my understanding that shula 347 is the more casual spot whereas shula's steakhouse is the higher end steak joint.

            1. re: wilafur

              There are actually 4 brands under the umbrella.

              Shula's Steakhouse
              Shula's 347
              Shula's 2
              Shula's at the Beach

              Shula's 2 is the more casual Friday's-type place. My sense is that the Steakhouse and 347 are on par quality-wise, but 347 is supposed to have more of a younger, lively vibe with a bar scene vs. the Steakhouse's more formal, old boy's club feel.

              I can only speak for the one steak I had at the 347 by the airport. It was damn good.

    2. What kind of food would you like? What price range?
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      If you don't need strange hours, Aliki's Taverna is extremely close.

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      Aliki's Greek Taverna
      5862 Arbor Vitae St, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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      1. re: DiveFan

        Thanks! I'll check out those topics (I'm new to Chow.com).

      2. Stayed in a hotel in the LAX area for awhile and I'd recommend Truxton's American Bistro for a get together. The food isn't anything to write home about but, it's a relatively nice place for what is around that area. If you're looking for something different, maybe also try Ayara Thai. Good luck!