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Lunch Options Near Melrose/Robertson?

chuckles May 11, 2008 03:39 PM

After being spoiled rotten by lunches at Tender Greens, Meltdown, Surfas Cafe, and the new M Cafe in Culver City, I just moved to new offices at Melrose and Robertson.

I desperately need suggestions for chow-ish places to get takeout in this part of West Hollywood. The only restaurants I know are Newsroom and Le Pain Quotidian, the Ivy, and Bossa Nova. I'm hoping to find a great Mexican or sushi place, a decent Thai restaurant? But any kind of cuisine -- I just want to love my lunch! Thanks!

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  1. Bob Brooks RE: chuckles May 11, 2008 05:33 PM

    You've got the Melrose Bar & Grill (formerly Doug Arango's). You have a very moderately priced Wolgang Puck restaurant at the PDC but, now as I have re-read your post and that you want takeout, I'm not certain about how this will do for you. However, you can get a perfect pizza at Vito's on La Cienega between Melrose and Santa Monica Blvd.

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      ExtraCheesePlease RE: chuckles May 11, 2008 05:39 PM

      Try Hedley's on Robertson b/t SM Blvd. and Melrose. It's a very small casual restaurant with the best (and healthy) baked sweet potato fries in West Hollywood. They have daily specials and great burgers and sandwiches. Prices are affordable and service is good. I highly recommend it.

      On the other end, I had a business lunch last week at Comme Ca. The croque madame was incredible and the bill was less than $50 for two of us (but we didn't drink and not have dessert).

      1. lotta_cox RE: chuckles May 11, 2008 05:51 PM

        Urth makes great lunch food. Wonderful soups. A little farther afield but still doable in an hour is Ammo. Love lunch there.

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          perk RE: lotta_cox May 12, 2008 10:44 AM

          I'm a really big fan of lunch at Ammo, too. Good food, good service. Have they moved up the street recently? I thought I saw an awning a bit furthe north.....

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          Faulkner99 RE: chuckles May 11, 2008 06:06 PM

          Head east on Melrose, and before you get to La Brea there's M Cafe de Chaya:

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            Obessed RE: chuckles May 11, 2008 08:06 PM

            I love the Creperie on Melrose and Robertson.

            1. Servorg RE: chuckles May 12, 2008 08:02 AM

              About one mile to: http://www.hugosrestaurant.com/

              1. Emme RE: chuckles May 12, 2008 08:15 PM

                I love Ed's Coffee Shop if you want breakfast for lunch, especially. They're so nice and accommodating there as well.

                Not everyone here loves it, but Eat Well is a bit of a drive over at Harper and SM.

                For a quick run to Famima, head to SM and La Cienaga.

                Michel Richard

                Cafe Bella Roma

                Il Buco

                The Abbey (if you don't mind that scene, some good pastries and sammies and salads)

                Comme Ca


                Lucques ( alittle drive)


                Le Cafe Flore


                Oishi Sushi

                A little drive to Angelino Cafe... you're not too far from the Cedars/Bev Center area and BreadBar, 3rd Stop, Orso...

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                  ElissaInPlaya RE: chuckles May 13, 2008 02:49 PM


                  is a good place to start.

                  1. Ciao Bob RE: chuckles May 13, 2008 04:39 PM

                    Others have given some great ideas across the board. For good mexican there's nothing except going to Tere's at Vine and Melrose.

                    I love Il Piccolino, but I don't think they do take out.

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