Taping Wheel of Fortune this week. Need a Culver City Dinner Suggestion
Beacon is the hands down best place in CC, depending on your cash flow. Then there's Fraiche, K-Zo and Wilson, which are more expensive than Beacon, and not as good. And then there's Ford's Filling Station and La Dijonaise, which are horrible. Tender Greens is always a good CC standby.
I have to say that I am not a fan of Beacon, except for their little mini slider during happy hour which is hard to choke down when you have to be subjected to rachel rey on the bar TV...ugg.
However, owned by the same people, there is THE POINT, also in CC...love the place!!! Reasonable prices and the quality is amazing and they have great splits of wine and some great beers!
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Really enjoyed Fraiche, but would leave that for after hours snacks and cocktails...great space, great wine list, great steak, great mushroom salad!!!
I thought Beacon's desserts were great but the food left me unimpressed. (Then again I'm a vegetarian so maybe I didn't get the best of what they had to offer -- but still, you'd think a top Asian chef would be able to make an excellent broccoli and tofu side dish in his sleep, and that wasn't the case.)
On the other hand I think Ford's is great, and an excellent choice for a fun evening out.
The Radisson is actually over by the 405 and Centinela/Sepulveda, walkable to Dinah's (deep dish pancakes are great, not so fond of the chicken there), you would have a short drive to Ayara (good Thai), Casa Sanchez (decent Mexican), the Del (nice bar food), Pann's (great fried chicken), Sakura (good sushi), and Truxton's (good hamburgers and sandwiches). You are close to the Howard Hughes Promenade as well but there is nothing in there really worth the trip. Minotaur in Playa is an uneven but fun spot for tapas. If you win, you might consider treating everyone to steaks at Shula's 347 near the airport!
Pann's Restaurant & Coffee Shop
6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
6521 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
6101 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Ayara Thai Cuisine
6245 W 87th St, Los Angeles, CA 90045
4500 S. Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
119 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Truxton's American Bistro
8611 Truxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Sakura Japanese Restaurant
4545 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
333 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
Emphasizing reasonably priced and laid back: Thai Boom, on the north side of Venice Blvd. between Sepulveda and Overland. In my experience some of the best, well-presented Thai food on the westside, and the service is warm and attentive.
Victor Jr.'s, on the north side of Washington across from the Sony studios, only open weekdays. Very informal, a few tables on the patio in front. Really good eggplant parm, meatball subs, Italian salad. Pizza looks tasty and generously topped, but I haven't tried. Women behind the counter in the morning and young guys evenings all seem to really appreciate your patronage.