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oaklandguy Oct 30, 2007 11:18 AM

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

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    Asia Nov 1, 2007 06:46 PM

    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!

    1. DiveFan Oct 30, 2007 11:30 PM

      What kind of food would you like? What price range?
      In lieu of a mini FAQ, Search on 'title:LAX' revealed some recent topics on the Exact same subject:
      http://www.chow.com/topics/447063
      http://www.chow.com/topics/359547
      http://www.chow.com/topics/442196
      http://www.chow.com/topics/354034
      http://www.chow.com/topics/69280
      http://www.chow.com/topics/424107
      http://www.chow.com/topics/403967
      http://www.chow.com/topics/402470

      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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        oaklandguy Oct 31, 2007 10:15 AM

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

      2. wutzizname Oct 30, 2007 11:38 AM

        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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          omakase Oct 30, 2007 11:51 PM

          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.

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            wilafur Oct 31, 2007 10:45 AM

            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.

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              wutzizname Oct 31, 2007 07:25 PM

              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
                wilafur Nov 1, 2007 04:59 PM

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

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                  wutzizname Nov 1, 2007 05:45 PM

                  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.

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