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Five Feet--laguna beach

nb Apr 13, 2002 03:08 PM

What is the current review of the Five Feet. Out of town friend requested to be taken there? any items recomended?

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    mc michael RE: nb Apr 13, 2002 03:28 PM

    It's been too long since I've been. Believe you can get fried catfish and some Chinois knock off items. Jury seems to be out at the moment in that a recent expansion into the old Le Colonial space in Beverly Hills has garnered uniformly bad reviews. Spread too thin?

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      russkar RE: mc michael Apr 13, 2002 10:36 PM

      Was there recently, it's ok. Now go to SAVOURY'S down PCH about a mile S. and have a much better dinner.(Yes they are Idine too, last time I checked)

      1. re: mc michael
        adrian hopkins RE: mc michael Apr 15, 2002 06:55 AM

        I don't know... I kinda liked their food. I can't voucher for their branch in LA, but imo their Laguna branch has been consistently good. My fav is actually their kung-pao calamari, but I also like their catfish very much. Last time I was there, I had a very good, but strange pumpkin-like soup (different from the Korean pumpkin soup). I also love their duck dishes, and their desserts. The complementry kim-chee apetizer isn't bad either

        The only thing I didn't care for, were the average tasting spring rolls and pot stickers.

        Otherwise, I really think this is more of a 'like it or hate it' place. It happens to work for me, and I like it much better than Chinios on Main, or any other of Wolfgang Puck's resturants. It's definetly not a 'knock-off'! I'd say it at least deserves a try. Frankly, I'm not a big fan of fusion cuisine in general, but I do like 5 feet very much, and try to go there at least once a year.

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          mc michael RE: adrian hopkins Apr 15, 2002 12:22 PM

          Pretty much, I agree with you on the Laguna branch although I like Chinois better. Here's a thread on the recently opened LA branch of 5 Feet, containing some comments by the always informative Tom Armitage.

          1. re: mc michael
            mc michael RE: mc michael Apr 15, 2002 12:25 PM

            As Daft Punk would say, one more time.

            Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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