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Ladies who Lunch---recommendations, please

mangia Mar 25, 2008 03:19 PM

We get together once a month for lunch at an upscale and/or new place. So far we've been to Asenebo, Mozza pizzeria, La Cachette,and Paperfish. All'Angelo is next.

Welcome your suggestions.

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    nikky Mar 25, 2008 03:52 PM

    I actually really enjoyed Comme Ca for lunch, which would probably fall into the category of newer places. It was not nearly as loud as it is for dinner, we were seated promptly, service was attentive, and the food was quite good.

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      Nicole Mar 25, 2008 04:17 PM

      I really like outdoor seating for lunch. So I would recommend Joe's in Venice and Michael's in Santa Monica, both of which have lovely patios. Neither are new, but both are fairly upscale.

      1. perk Mar 25, 2008 04:44 PM

        A friend and I have been on a long time lunch rotation. Some recommendations--Providence, Spago, Michael's (as previously mentioned), Valentino, Patina, Chez, Mimi and Melisse. (not sure if they are still open for lunch). Sorry--none of these are new, but do qualify as upscale. Also enjoy Neiman Marcus, for the "ladies who lunch" feel of it!

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          Diana Mar 25, 2008 06:57 PM

          Chez Mimi
          Anglei caffe
          Ocean Seafood
          Second Providence
          Comme Ca
          Aun deli cafe in pasadena

          1. notmartha Mar 25, 2008 07:56 PM

            Craft has lunch Monday through Friday. I've only been at dinner but it's definitely upscale and you can actually talk there w/o loud music.

            Plus if the ladies also shop it's very close to Westfield Century City.

            1. Emme Mar 25, 2008 07:57 PM

              For lovely outdoor seating, I'll also toss in Pane e Vino.

              For new, you could try Akasha, Goat on La Brea.

              I think Cube and Lou on Vine both make great choices for groups and wine as well :)

              1. Local Mar 25, 2008 08:48 PM

                vincenti (fridays only and they used to do a tasting menu)
                il grano

                agreed, not "new"

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