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noya Feb 12, 2008 12:35 PM

We're staying at the Holiday Inn Express on West Olympic Boulevard. Looking for good, reasonably-priced restaurants in the area to please a vegetarian, an omnivore, and an eight year old.

Thanks in advance!

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    Dybno Feb 12, 2008 09:12 PM

    John o'groats on Pico is not far from Century City and has great food. The menu is really big and diverse but the quality is consistent. Also it is very family friendly.

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      noya Feb 14, 2008 09:27 AM

      These are fantastic recommendations--we are going to try to hit them all! Thank you so very much!

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      Jwsel Feb 12, 2008 04:52 PM

      On weekdays, for lunch, Piknic in the complex with the CAA building and the twin towers is good. They have very good soup options ($5 per bowl), salads (as well as a service deli with Mediterranean items like hummous and eggplant), and burgers. It is counter service, however, with limited seating. But you can usually find seating outside, where there is an open, grassy area.

      1. Servorg Feb 12, 2008 04:03 PM

        http://www.carminesla.com/

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          la tache burger Feb 12, 2008 03:40 PM

          You must go to Clementine at least once, and you may end up there several times. The three salad combo is great because so many of the salads in the case are great. The tuna melt is one of the best. The soups are generally excellent. The desserts are superb -- no better cupcake, butterscotch brownie ridiculous, peanut butter cookie absurd.

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            flowergirl Feb 12, 2008 02:30 PM

            For breakfast or lunch try Clementine. They have good homemade soup, great salads, and the best cookies and scones. It's not easy to walk to but would be a five or ten minute cab ride away. Have a fun vacation!

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              nick_r Feb 12, 2008 02:06 PM

              I second BreadBar; Houston's in the CC Mall is also a good choice. Not sure if Pink Taco is too boisterous for an 8 year old, but at least he/she won't have to be quiet there, and they have a very decent menu for all palates.

              If you're feeling adventurous, head west on Pico a bit to Gyu-Kaku, a fun and tasty Japanese grill-your-own-food joint. Oh, and closer in there's also Kay and Dave's, a vegetarian-and-kids-friendly Mexican place on Pico near Beverly Glen.

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                rancherostyl Feb 12, 2008 01:59 PM

                Clementine across from the mall on Ensley would satisfy all your needs.

                1. Professor Salt Feb 12, 2008 12:41 PM

                  You might enjoy Bread Bar in the Century City Mall.

                  http://www.breadbar.net/menu.html

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