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Mar 21, 2008 03:59 AM

restaurant that is fantastical

what restaurant has amazing food with a fantastical setting, one where you are taken far away. chateau marmont has that great out door setting, really bad expensive food, osteria mozza and craft have great food, cold setting... i know there must be something majical that doesnt have awful food.

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  1. Providence. I LIKE it in there. Amazing food. If you can, get the chef's table.

    Inn of the Seventh Ray, but it has been getting a few negatives, lately, on the food. Try the Brunch

    Granita was like that (sniffle) but it is gone now.

    The patio at Spago is very nice.

    Patio at Chez Mimi.

    a few others

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    1. re: Diana

      Agree with all of Diane's, but would like to add two.
      The garden at Michael's in Santa Monica is a beautiful setting, and the food is quite good. And...for a Los Angeles setting, I don't think anything can surpass the patio at the Hotel Bel-Air. If you can snag one of the five or six booths at the edge of the patio, you will think you have died and gone to heaven!

      1. re: josephnl

        Granita is gone, but Chinois is still pretty fantastical. Michael's is a beautiful place, too. It always impresses the out-of-towners and locals alike!

    2. Actually, Chateau Marmont has a new chef and the food is fantastic. Have you been recently?

      Other options: Ortolon, Citrus at Social

        1. re: ipsedixit

          im dying to check out citrus... i havent been to chez mimi either... the thing thats really nice about the chateau is that is has that buzzy vibe that envites you to drink all night should you want. any of these places have that vibe as well.

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          1. Try Il Cielo, I think it will have all you are looking for.
            9018 burton way 310-276-9990