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May 25, 2008 11:32 PM

good Culver City restaurant open Memorial Day?

A friend and I are going to see a show at the Jazz Bakery on Monday night, Memorial day. I am in charge of finding a place to eat. Normally, this would be a job I would relish, but it seems a lot of places are closed for the holiday. Of course they should all have the day off, too, but I can't lose my reputation as a good chowhound by not coming up with a great place for dinner! So--could be Culver City or environs (I'm coming from Glendale area). Any suggestions?

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  1. Fraiche is still THE place to dine in Culver City. They are open on Mondays generally so I would imagine they would be tomorrow.

    1. Call the new Father's Office or Maybe Beacon is open. La Dijonaise has some decent food, the service sucks.

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      1. So far, no luck on these guys being open for dinner. Any other ideas? Small, perhaps something lower brow?

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        1. re: french roast

          What about Metro Diner for Serbian food? Johnnie's Pastrami should meet the lower brow requirement and be open. Have you checked with Ford's Filling Station? One of my favorite Mexican / Salvadoran places, Gloria's Cafe may be open.

          1. re: Servorg

            Metro Diner and Gloria's would be great choices in my book... Gloria's is all about the food and the friendly folks... Metro has that as well, add a brighter (albeit small) dining area, and the brow is raised higher on the menu...

              1. re: westsidegal

                I honestly don't know. I tried them for the first time last weekend and am a firm believer now. I just assumed that they'd be open since they are adjoined to the motor lodge, but you bring up a very valid point - a lot of restos take a break on Mondays... thanks...

          2. re: french roast

            A few blocks east of the Jazz Bakery (I want to say corner of Washington and little La Cienega, so about 5 blocks away, if that) is Industry Cafe and Jazz, an Ethiopian/American place with good food and friendly service. Very reasonable prices. They don't have A/C, so on a really hot evening, it's not the place to be. A block or so east of that is Brunello Trattoria, a nice homey Italian place that is also quite reasonable.

            1. re: french roast

              Not sure if they're open today, but how about Tender Greens?

              Tender Greens
              9523 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

            2. Check out Giovanni's Trattoria (excellent moderate-priced Italian-Italian, and Brasa Brazilian Grill (churrascuria, AYCE meats and salads). They're in the same mini-mall on Venice at Clarington in Culver City. It's 3-5 minutes away from the Jazz Bakery, straight east down Venice. Park on the street.