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I don't know exactly why, but I love eating in hotel restaurants. Of course, there are the popular ones - Casa Del Mar, Four Seasons, Loew's, etc. But I'm looking for the not-so-obvious. Any suggestions? Anywhere in L.A. is fine.

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  1. The Sofitel on Beverly now has Simon LA in it.... haven't tried yet but it seems to get very good reviews- but it's pricey. I like the BOA in the Sunset Grafton- great food and service.

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    1. re: imho

      The Dining Room @ Ritz Carlton in Pasadena.

      1. re: The Sauce

        Better go soon. They will not longer be a Ritz property after the 8th of January.

        I do agree that Chef Strong's food is really quite good.

        1. re: jkao1817

          just went to ritz in pasadena last week and had tasting menu. it was very good!
          something little different i would try the old new otani hotel for either teppan yaki or tempura bar.

          1. re: jkao1817

            From what I've read, Chef Strong will remain at the restaurant's helm after the hotel's name changes.

        2. re: imho

          SImon LA is a good choice. Granted the menu won't blow your mind in terms of creativity, but it's familiar, upscale comfort food and the kitchen did a great job the last time we went. Plus, they did not charge us a corkage fee.

          1. re: vinosnob

            Good to hear something positive about them as I've mostly heard people complaining. My one dinner there was okay but nothing spectacular. I may give them another try before Sofitel shuffles it off for a new roll of the dice.

        3. My favorite hotel restaurant is Seoul Jung in the Wilshire Grand.

          http://myculinaryadventures.blogspot.com

          1. sai sai in the biltmore hotel downtown was excellent when i was there a long while ago
            not in LA but further afield, the californian at the hyatt huntington beach was really good

            1. Obviously CUT is high on the list, debate about quality vs. extreme price aside. But I believe there's another restaurant there at the Beverly Wilshire, called The BLVD, I think, with somewhat more reasonable fare.

              1. In Long Beach at the Renaissance, there is a place called Tracht's.
                Here is a link from a prior posting.
                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/420989

                1. Napa Rose at Disneyland Hotel

                  Jer-Ne at the Ritz in the Marina

                  1. I recently wrote about LA hotel restaurants, actually. My list here: http://gridskipper.com/travel/los-ang... has 7 places on it, of which my personal favorites are La Terza in the Orlando Hotel and Knoll at Le Parc Suites in WeHo.

                    1. If you feel like heading down our way, we have Napa Rose in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel; k'ya in the Hôtel Ménage; and, of course, Studio at the Montage.

                      1. 25 Degrees and Dakota at the Roosevelt here in Hollywood.

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                        1. re: SauceSupreme

                          25 degrees is only good if the manager is present and overseeing your order. Otherwise, the cooks are incompetent and the waiters are rude.

                        2. I like having breakfast at The Belvedere at The Peninsula Beverly Hills. Not only is the food good, but I love listening in on the deals being made around me. Note: since CAA moved from Beverly Hills, I don't know if it is the power breakfast spot anymore.

                          1. Not a hotel restaurant but try the Sunday brunch at Trump Golf Club in Palos Verdes. Also The Huntle in S.M. has okay brekfast - view better than the food though. Bel Air also serves a pleasant brunch