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Dec 14, 2007 02:54 PM

Where to eat on Manchester Blvd.?

My husband and I are going to a play tonight in Westchester off of Manchester Blvd. Any suggestions on good places to eat? We like all types of food -- we just want to eat good food tonight. Thanks much!

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  1. truxton's, they are right off manchester @ 1 block E of sepulveda..

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    1. re: wilafur

      I agree with Truxton's but be sure to have the dish described. They have quire different presentations of standard dishes.

      For example their Caesars salad bears little resemblance to the one you think of.

    2. Alejo's on Lincoln half-mile north of Manchester offers solid northern Italian food, the place is very casual and is walk-in only, no reservations. Dinner for two will run $35-50 plus drinks.

      1. there is a persian place on manchester, just east of airport blvd in a strip mall on the south side of the street. It is pretty good.

        You could go to the del in playa del rey, about 1 mile west of westchester. i hear the food there is really good.

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        1. re: jlrobe

          must disagree.
          the persian place (which also serves italien food) is really horrible.

        2. i live off of manchester.
          the ONLY place that i'll eat in my own neighborhood is ayara thai cuisine.
          they are located one block east of sepulveda and one block south of manchester.

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          1. re: westsidegal

            I wouldn't bother with Araya Thai. Overpriced, limited menu, bland food. Nice decor.

            The airport area is pretty much a wasteland.

            1. re: westsidegal

              Great recommendation, gal. Ayara Thai deserves a place with the best Thai restos in LA. The Grubs are particularly fond of their curries, esp Panang, & the beef salad. With the exception of the boat noodles, that they just don't seem to get, everything on the menu is excellently executed & perfectly seasoned.

              The Persian place just east of Airport is indeed amazingly awful. For a true taste treat drive a bit farther east to just past Aviation on the north side to Bilal, a wonderful Pakistani/Indian halal restaurant. Halal downsides: no pork, no alcohol.