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Sep 15, 2002 06:44 PM

Restaurants that shuttle to the Music Center

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Looking for a restaurant(s) that shuttles to and from the Music Center on Friday nights. My friends want to eat before the performance; I think it starts at 7:30 or 8:00 (at the Mark Taper)

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  1. Bernard's Bistro in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel
    506 S Grand Ave

    Bistro 333 in LA Marriott Downtown
    333 S Figueroa St

    Cafe Pinot
    700 W 5th St (corner of 5th & Flower)

    Checkers Restaurant in the Wyndham Checkers Hotel
    535 S Grand Ave

    Ciao Trattoria
    815 W 7th St (between Flower & Figueroa)

    617 S Olive St

    445 S Figueroa St

    Engine Co No. 28
    644 S Figueroa

    Grand Cafe in the Omni Hotel
    251 S Olive St

    McCormick & Schmicks Seafood Restaurant
    633 W 5th St

    Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
    330 S Hope St

    Pacific Dining Car
    1310 W 6th St @ Witmer

    Sai Sai Japanese in the Biltmore Hotel
    506 S Grand Ave

    Smeraldi's Ristorante in the Biltmore Hotel
    506 S Grand Ave

    Tesoro Trattoria
    300 S Grand Ave

    Water Grill
    544 S Grand Ave

    Windows Steaks & Martini Bar
    1150 S Olive St (32nd Floor of TransAmerica Center)

    Zita Trattoria & Bar
    825 James M Wood Blvd (W 9th St)

    I have not been to any of these restaurants, but i'm sure other hounds will be able to help you out with that. I hope you have fun at your event and please report back with your restaurant review...

    1. Tku forgot to mention that there are restaurant on the grounds of the Music -- the Patina-owned Grill (mediocre outdoor burgers, chicken, fish, and other grilled foods); Otto's, reasonably decent fare which is INCREDIBLY convenient; and Impresario Ristorante, a very decent prix fixe buffet on the fifth floor of the Chandler which is only open pre-theatre when there are performances in the Chandler (probably a go on a Friday night).

      1. I can heartily recommend Nick and Stef's. Probably one of the best (and most authentic) caesar salads in the city and their dry aged beef is deeeeeelicious. Note: they have many different kinds of sauces to offer-- but don't feel hemmed into making a choice. If you gently prod them enough, they'll give you a sampling of all of them, which will only add to your enjoyment. Then after dinner, you literally walk down one flight of stairs in the plaza, where a shuttle picks you up for a two block ride to the Music Center. Couldn't be more convenient.