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Hip and Happenin' on the Westside?

Amanda Enclade Dec 7, 2007 10:23 AM

We have reservations at Table 8 but I would like to go somewhere closer on the Wextside. I am taking a couple of eastcoasters out whom have requested hip and happenin'! Help!

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    Renault78law Dec 7, 2007 10:29 AM

    What's wrong with Table 8? The westside is generally staid compared to the Hollywood spots. Maybe Katsuya or Bandera or the Penthouse at the Huntley.

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    1. re: Renault78law
      Amanda Enclade Dec 7, 2007 10:37 AM

      nothing wrong with Table 8- only trying to avoid the drive on a Saturday night. Those are great suggestions! Thanks!

      1. re: Amanda Enclade
        Renault78law Dec 7, 2007 10:42 AM

        Ah, I totally sympathize. Venice would be really fun too. Tons to do on Abbot Kinney.

        1. re: Renault78law
          Amanda Enclade Dec 7, 2007 01:30 PM

          such as....??

          1. re: Amanda Enclade
            bu dat Dec 7, 2007 02:35 PM

            beechwood, hal's, joe's, james beach, hama sushi, chaya venice, mao's kitchen

            and in santa monica - musha, boa, the new robota place (sm and second i think), wilshire, g. baldi, whist, akwa, capo

            westside - craft, fraiche, ford's filling station

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      yogachik Dec 7, 2007 10:30 AM

      Chaya Venice
      Katsuya Brentwood
      Ivy at the Shore
      The Penthouse

      1. hrhboo Dec 7, 2007 10:51 AM

        Robata Bar in SM. I think Joe Miller's Bar Pintxo opens today or tomorrow.

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          fdb Dec 7, 2007 04:58 PM

          Abode has both very good food and the kind of ambiance you are looking for.


          The Penthouse is vey hip. Food is nice but not excellent.


          Whist is also very hip and happening. So so food last time I was there.


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