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Culver City Restaurant

pam Oct 3, 2002 09:04 PM

I am looking for a restaurant in Culver City to take a client to lunch. Any recommendations will be appreciated. Thanks

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    Xericx RE: pam Oct 3, 2002 11:02 PM

    Versailles on Venice blvd. Cuban food.

    Maybe Pacifico's on Culver by the Studios...they have pretty decent sea food (mexican). Not particularly my cup of tea, but that had a really fresh Red Snapper that was deep fried. Also shared the crab Quesadilla appetizer, which was decent. The atmosphere is pretty nice to boot.

    Other than that, Culver City is more "holes in the wall" and local places I check out, such as Titos and Johnny's Pastrami.

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      pam RE: Xericx Oct 4, 2002 12:30 PM

      Pacifico's sounds like it might be the ticket. I'll save Tito's/Johnnie's for the weekend. Thanks

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        Xericx RE: pam Oct 4, 2002 03:29 PM

        Here's their website

        Link: http://www.pacificos.net/

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      Just Larry RE: pam Oct 4, 2002 09:32 AM

      Bamboo on Venice Blvd is good Caribbean, Cafe Brasil is next door and also good. Natalee Thai is down a bit further.East Wind (Thai)is also in the neighborhood. These are all listed on switchboard.com

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        pam RE: Just Larry Oct 4, 2002 12:33 PM

        I'll give Bamboo a try first, then the others. Have you tried Pacifico's (recommended by xericx)? Thanks

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          Just Larry RE: pam Oct 5, 2002 09:50 AM

          I have not tried Pacifico's but people here have liked it. My wife does not eat fish and they have no non fish items.

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            WLA RE: Just Larry Oct 5, 2002 04:47 PM

            Larry, we have been a couple of times and I am pretty sure they have chicken,(but my memory is not what it used to be). It's OK. Not great not terrible.

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              Just Larry RE: WLA Oct 5, 2002 09:03 PM

              That is why we always end up at Versailles, Glorias, or one of the other restaurants in the neighborhood. It is easy to do better than "OK" in that part of town.

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                DF RE: WLA Oct 6, 2002 02:32 PM

                You should try Cafe Dijonet in the Helms Building (south east corner) French lunch fare and nice desserts.

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                  SpongeBobSquarePegs RE: WLA Feb 2, 2004 04:47 PM

                  they have a few tofu and chicken dishes, good salads too

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              susan k RE: Just Larry Oct 7, 2002 06:45 PM

              Bistro L'Hermitage is a charming French cafe on Culver Blvd in Culver City - small and not expensive - I have eaten there many times and never been disappointed. They are not open for dinner every night though.

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                Just Larry RE: susan k Oct 7, 2002 10:27 PM

                Can you give us just a bit more information, a street, cross street, what is good, etc. I pasted the name on Switchboard.com and nothing came up. I think I recall a French place next door to Woody's on Washington Blvd/St? Is that it? Is it formal or casual, pricey/cheap? Thanks

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                  BeeDub RE: Just Larry Oct 8, 2002 01:20 AM

                  This is all I have (haven't tried it yet); maybe the original poster will have more:

                  Bistro de la Hermitage, grt. French, 9748 Washington (w/Culver) W-Sa only.

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                    Jennalee RE: Just Larry Jan 26, 2004 09:10 PM


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                      Eric Archer RE: Jennalee Jan 26, 2004 09:32 PM

                      Hi, Jennalee.

                      If I were you, I would start a new thread on the board asking for V-Day suggestions (and search the board, there are many). This Culver City thread is a year and a half old and some folks may not see your post.

                      Also, does the restaurant have to be in Culver City? And how much money are you willing to spend?

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                Aki RE: pam Oct 22, 2002 08:04 PM

                There's a little Italian restaurant called Novecento on Main St. It's great!!!

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                  Aki RE: pam Oct 22, 2002 08:05 PM

                  There's a little Italian restaurant called Novecento on Main St. It's great!!!

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                    mofo RE: pam Dec 22, 2006 04:05 AM

                    Ugo in downtown Culver. Cute little Italian cafe. Good food. Inexpensive. Good staff.

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                      writergirl RE: pam Dec 22, 2006 02:36 PM

                      This is one of those time-machine posts...originally this question was posted in 2002. This post is interesting because it shows the changing scene in Culver City. Back then there appear to be very few options for lunch in CC...Pacifico's? Yuck, badly cooked fish in a depressing faux "Rosarita Beach" atmosphere. I doubt it would rate a mention these days on this board.

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                        Cinnamon RE: writergirl Dec 22, 2006 03:03 PM

                        Interesting point. And agree, re: Pacificos.

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                        Moreforyou RE: pam Jan 21, 2007 02:28 AM

                        We checked out Culver City last night for the first time and found it to be a fairly happening place! We ate at Ugo - a wonderful Italian Cafe. I had Salmon and it was delicious! Ugo just opened a new wine lounge ajacent to the restaurant. They have a very nice set up for wine tasting - a must see! There are so many new places in Culver City since this post started, it is well worth a visit! We stopped by another wine and tapas bar called BottleRock. It was packed! Time to visit the ol' CC again.

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                          carter RE: Moreforyou Jan 21, 2007 05:01 AM

                          And did you notice the abc posting regarding their trying to get a full liquor license?
                          Well, it was posted in the 2nd week of January, and with any luck at all, you could have a martini or scotch available on your next visit toward the end of March!!!

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                          poggibonzzi RE: pam Jan 21, 2007 06:58 AM

                          Wilson's on Washington Blvd just east of Helms serves creative delicious food in a nice setting. There is also Beacon, just a few blocks west of Wilson's, which serves pretty decent Japanese food.

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                            tuttifrutti RE: poggibonzzi Jan 22, 2007 04:09 PM

                            The Beacon is more of Japanese fusion... but it definitely is good.

                            There's K-Zo, which is also Japanese, inside the Trader Joe's building. Great food.

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