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What Are Your New Years Resolution Restaurants?

Happy New Year, everyone! I know some of you made resolutions to visit certain restaurants last year, with varying degrees of success. So what restaurants do you resolve to visit this year, that you've never been to before? Here's my list:

1. Urasawa (Beverly Hills)
2. Fathers Office 2 (Culver City, when it opens)
3. Mon Land Hot Pot City (Rowland Heights)
4. Philips BBQ (Leimert Park)
5. Pacific Dining Car (Downtown)

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  1. Bashan
    and I'll second Fathers Office 2 and
    Philips BBQ
    also:
    Stuffed Sandwich
    the Dumpling place in El Monte
    the new Din Tai Fung
    La Mill Coffee
    lunch/burger at Comme Ca (only went to the opening night and a special dinner here, never tried ordering from the regular menu)
    I hope you get to go to Urasawa -- I don't think I'll get to do it this year.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. re: Chowpatty

      I guess I should tack Comme Ca onto my list but only for the burger. I'm not really fiending for straight-uprench f French (hence no Bashan from my list). Not that would mind going to either to eat French food, it's just not high on my priority list.

      1. re: SauceSupreme

        Good Morning Sauce...
        I would not consider BASHAN french...it's just darned good food.
        It's become one of my problem destination spots..."problem" meaning that even when I have perfectly good food in my fridge, I find a reason to go there for dinner anyway.
        My resolution is to go to BASHAN less than 4x times a month (vs the 6-8x a month I've gone since they opened in Sept...what's my probelem! I'm begining to think their food is laced with crack or something)

        Oh, ans Suace, they are great with solo diners...I always ask to take a little table in the back by the kitchen so I can watch all the food go by...it's such a tease.

      2. re: Chowpatty

        Oh yeah, forgot Babita, Hatfield's and Fraiche.

      3. 1. Ortolan
        2. Sona
        3. Il Grano

        1. bashan
          melisse
          lucques
          hatfield's
          bastide
          craft
          fraiche
          foundry
          kiriko
          la mill
          urasawa?!

          1. The Counter
            Oinkster
            Senior Fish
            Comme Ca
            China Islamic
            Don Sassabune
            Hummus Bar
            Bashan
            Asa Ramen
            Musha
            Uzbekistan
            That Afghani place in Pasadena
            Din Tai Fun
            Pure Luck
            Scoops
            3 Square
            The Griddle
            Baby Blues
            Luques
            The Water Grill
            Cube
            OPus
            Chosun Galbee
            Jingo
            Europane
            Ce Fiore
            10th Street Cafe
            a slew of meditarranian palces
            and tons more I can't think of. Will I get to all of them. Doubtful.

            1. 1. Melisse (going there this Saturday!)
              2. Bashan
              3. Bastide

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              1. re: PrettyPlaty

                Good Morning Pretty Platty,
                Please let me know how your evening at Melisse goes...I'm dying to go.