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the lido grill

potofood Mar 3, 2008 03:24 PM

On Washington Blvd in Marina Del Rey.Looks like it is open now.Has anyone tried it.

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  1. PrettyPlaty RE: potofood Mar 3, 2008 03:41 PM

    I think it is open now- we're going to check it out to celebrate my taking the MPRE this Saturday unless someone reports awful things beforehand.

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      New Trial RE: potofood Mar 3, 2008 03:45 PM

      I have been for both lunch and dinner now and both were fairly good, with dinner having a definite edge as it offers a much more extensive and interesting menu than lunch (a small number of salads and sandwiches but tasty). The food is pan-Med, with the dinner menu offering numerous small plates to choose from, as well as a few entrees. Prices are very reasonable (small plates about $5 - $12; larger ones mostly under $20). Service is friendly but still getting used to the place and its menu. It is a nice addition to the neighborhood but not worth a special trip, at least as yet.

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        PrettyPlaty RE: New Trial Mar 3, 2008 03:49 PM

        Does this place have a full liquor license or just beer and wine? I was choosing if for the MPRE celebration (which by the way, is an ethics exam all would be attorneys need to take) because it's within walking distance.

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          mollyomormon RE: PrettyPlaty Mar 3, 2008 04:35 PM

          I'm guessing that based on New Trial's screen name, he probably has an idea of what the MPRE entails ;). Good luck -- if you studied at all you should be fine!

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            New Trial RE: PrettyPlaty Mar 3, 2008 04:36 PM

            I know they were discussing having wine for the grand opening on March 1, 2008 but I do not know whether they obtained a license for any forms of alcohol. A check of the ABC website did not list Lido in either MDR or Venice (nor L.A., for that matter). Best bet is to call them: 310-577-3030. If not, Beechwood, where Abbott Kinney dead-ends at Washington, has a full bar and is a great place to celebrate. Good luck with the MPRE!

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              PrettyPlaty RE: New Trial Mar 3, 2008 07:49 PM

              Thanks! I'm not feeling too tortured about the MPRE- bummer about no alcohol at Lido- we may check it out and then get some drinks elsewhere! I've been waiting for this place to open since we live so close.

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                potofood RE: PrettyPlaty Mar 4, 2008 07:18 AM

                You can bring your own.They are applying for a beer and wine license.

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              bruinike RE: PrettyPlaty Mar 4, 2008 08:50 AM

              They don't have a liquor license yet but hope to in a month's time. Right now you can BOYB. For wine, corkage is $5; for beer, $2.

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