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Any ideas for interesting restaurants in and around Century City (besides Craft or the chains like Houston's and the food court at the mall) to take someone to dinner after a film? Clementine is fine for take-out or breakfast, but not for dinner...

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  1. There isn't much in Century City proper-I heard French 75 is terrible. Houston's isn't bad, otherwise, it's getting in the car. La Cachette is close by, or head to Beverly Hills. La Dolce Vita, or Mako or The Grill, perhaps? You could also try the restaurant at the Century Plaza or the Beverly Hilton.

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    1. re: holleygolitely

      Someone told me that French 75 just closed and is now another restaurant. Unclear if the new restaurant is any better.

      1. re: omotosando

        Savannah. Same owner (David Wilhelm's Culinary Adventures), different concept--Southern...kind of.

    2. If you enjoy red sauce style NJ type Italian then Carmines II will be a good fit.

      http://www.carminesla.com/

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      1. re: Servorg

        I second Carmines II. They have meat, fish, chicken, and of course a variety of pastas and sauces.

      2. la cachette is v. good french and near century city.

        the peninsula hotel

        trader vics

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        1. re: dtud

          Traded Vics closed last year.

          1. re: Jwsel

            It reopened as a lounge in the Beverly Hilton hotel (I believe there's some light eats alongside their vast menu of tiki drinks) and Circa 55 next door isn't bad for dinner, though.

            ~H.C.
            http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

        2. If Dommy says that the cochinita pibil at Pink Taco is good stuff, I'm inclined to trust her Yucatecan taste-buds.

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          1. re: SauceSupreme

            Yeah, I hate to admit it, but I really liked the pink taco plate at Pink Taco.

            1. re: SauceSupreme

              I had to go recently for a birthday party and they had tortilla soup that was one of the better versions I've had recently. The decor and vibe of the place are sort of offputting as you might imagine from a place called Pink Taco. Craft? There's not really much else in Century City besides the ones people have mentioned.

              1. re: SauceSupreme

                the food at pink taco isn't bad - but the service is absolutely awful! every time i've been - twice - it has been an unexcuseable wait in b/w visits from the waitstaff. i understand that they need to hire pretty girls to make $$ - but just b/c you're pretty does not mean you have to be slow, not so smart, and lazy. i just can't stand committing 2 hours for a casual meal.