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Feb 13, 2008 03:26 PM

dinner on OC/LA border area

My sister just got engaged and we would like to take her and her fiancee's family out for dinner. Ideally the place would be near the OC/LA border and have amazing food and ambiance! It doesnt have to be fancy--but something with flair. No specific type of food--but we like Thai, seafood, fusion etc.


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  1. Depends on where along the OC/LA border you are looking. If Long Beach works, I would recommend Open Sesame. It is Lebanese food on Second Street in Belmont Shore. The food is excellent and the place is really cute inside. Although it is a bit cramped and service is sometimes slow. When I lived in Long Beach I took people there all the time and they loved it.

    There is also Phuket Thai on Second Street. I think the food is quite good there as well, with good service, although the decor is unimaginative.

    1. Park Ave in Stanton

      Park Avenue Restaurant
      11200 Beach Blvd., Stanton, CA 90680

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      1. re: JAB

        Concur, or the Dal Rae in Pico Rivera -- not precisely the border but not far either. Depending where on the OC/LA border you mean, there's also Taps in Brea, or Dattilos or Red Oak BBQ in Whittier (Golden Triangle is very good, but it's got no bloody ambiance whatsoever).

        Taps Fish House & Brewery
        101 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, CA 92821

        Dal Rae
        9023 E. Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660

        Dattilo Restaurant
        6746 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90601

        Red Oak BBQ
        7051 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          I'll vouch for Dal Rae too. I tried them during dineLA and the experience was awesome!

          For OC/LA border all I can think of is 57fwy intersection with 10 or 60. Cause I drive from OC to LA every freaking day... that commute...

          And around there (Diamond Bar/Walnut/Rowland Heights/City of Industry/etc), you can consider CIMA inside Pacific Palm, it's not as nice as Dal Rae, but decent.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            DAL RAE
            DAL RAE
            DAL RAE

            Trust me it will rock your world but it ain't cheap. The seabass "a la Ben" (a ton of caramelized onions) is one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth. Great service... not only will they top your baker with what you like, they'll mush it all up for you too. Have fun...

        2. Yeah, that's not a short border. But sticking with the current theme of the southern end, how about The Original Fish Company in Los Alamitos?

          1. Walt's Wharf in Seal Beach for seafood. Finbar for red sauce Italian, also Seal Beach. Frency's Bistro, Christy's, Bono's, Tracht's in Long Beach.