Dining suggestions pre-UCLA/Royce Hall?
Within walking distance of UCLA: (though Royce is closer to north campus and Westwood Village is south of campus, so these would be a hike)
- Gardens on Glendon
- Napa Valley Grille
- Palomino (love their mushroom soup- I think they have some kind fo 3 course deal if you are eating early or "first seating")
- Tengu (sushi)
- Gypsy Cafe
Were you thinking of something walking distance or just around the area?
If walking distance, there are only a handful of good restaurants, e.g. Napa Valley Grille, Tanino's, Tengu.
Pastina on WW blvd is also good. Shamshiri is decent Persian (also on WW blvd).
I would second Bel Air but that's further and I think you can't really have a quick meal there.
The sushi at Asakuma in Brentwood is always good. There's also Pecorino there, or for something casual Corral Tree Cafe is good.