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Dinner for Out of town guests on Westside (SM, Venice, WeHo, etc)

It should be someplace a little Sceney but with good food and drink. Anywhere in Santa Monica, Venice, WeHo or West LA is good. Its for Thursday night...

Was thinking of Comme Ca but want some other options.

They are from NY so something fun and nice.

Throw your suggestions at me!!

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  1. I'd probably do AOC. I'd worry about Comme Ca with out of town guests -- I don't know if you'd have much comfort about getting your table -- check out my post on the Comme Ca thread right on this page.

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/458189

    1. In SaMo, I'd take them to the Penthouse for drinks and then up the street to Musha for dinner.

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      1. re: mollyomormon

        2nd Penthouse. Or Abode or Catch or Whist - all in Santa Monica.

      2. Pizzeria Mozza is definitely a scene if you can get in there. My New York relatives always want sushi when they visit, so maybe Koi (for something sceney).

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        1. re: Obessed

          Pizzeria Mozza is good, but next door is OSTERIA MOZZA which is even better in my opinion. They have a mozzerella bar.

          1. re: sn14

            both mozzas may be a "scene," but they're also not necessarily "destination" resaturants fro new yorkers. i know they're more nancy silverton than mario, but still, batali's got several restaurants in nyc, and new yorkers can always get fabulous pizza and italian back east. better to go for something more "l.a." that they can't find back home. [i.e. beachy places, scene-y sushi, or one of wolfgang puck's restaurants.]

        2. Katsuya in Brentwood... very scenie. Make reservations.

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          1. re: sn14

            I think they just opened a Katsuya on Sunset...