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Feb 27, 2008 08:04 AM

50th Birthday Dinners in LA!!


Me and my husband will be in LA for my 50th Bday in April..I have decided per this board to do Providnece for the b'day on Sunday night and now am having a tough time choicing the Saturday night restauarnt!!
We are staying at The Beverly Wilshire so Cut might be the place..Also in the running are Grace, Sona, Bastide and Getty!!

I like the overall experince..with great food, ambiance etc..We are not drinkers so wine is not all food!


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  1. Cut would make a nice counter point to Providence. The other restaurants you listed (except for the Getty) would be somewhat similar. If you haven't see the report here on the LA board that Kevin H did (go to his photo link if you want to really get a feel for the dinner he had) it is well worth the time to read through. The one item that Kevin H didn't order at Cut, and that I would recommend to you, is the marrow flan.

    Hope you enjoy your visit and I know you will enjoy your food.

    1. my husband and i just celebrated our 1 year anniversary at cut. it was really wonderful.

      1. Thanks ....if you had the choice would it be Bastide or Providence...

        1. The Getty is very memorable, and the food is very good. Great food you can find in any city, but if you're visiting L.A., you should dine at The Getty.

          1. you DO know the Getty is a museum with dining attached, right?

            How about, instead of two fancy pants meals, you takego to some place in the San Gabriel Valley for a Dim Sum lunch? Amazing variety of great food, really affordable, nice dining and interesting exporation into great food! Also, by doing a lunch instead of a dinner, you can have a lighter dinner and save room for the Chef's tating menu at Providence.

            OR, head in to Little Tokyo for Sushi at Gen Sushi, or another good one. Stop by fugetsudo for amazing mochi!

            Or, Visit the Original Farmer's Market on Fairfax and third and graze form all the great food places within (NOT the grove, the Farmer's Market attached that was there first)
            OR, Make the brave trip to McArthur park for lunch at Langers. The best thing is the Hot pastrami sandwich (#19?) or the pastrami plate. Don't bother with anything else.

            Uzbekistan has amazing uzbek food in a fun atmosphere.

            Rahel or Messob on Fairfax in Little Ethiopia has great Ethiopian food at an amazing price!

            If you INSIST on avaoiding all the great ethnic culture in LA and instead going to one of our great high end places consider Spago, Giraffe, Ca Del Sole, Cube, West

            Be sure to hit Scoops for ice cream of the god, or perhap boule or Susina for dessert. Skip Sweet Lady Jane-bad attitude turns her cakes sour! PRovidence has an amazing dessert tasting menu, too.

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            1. re: Diana

              I've got to say that for the past couple of years, I've thought of the Getty more as a great Restaurant with some good art in a building next door.