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Jun 17, 2008 01:14 PM

Good Eats near the Hotel Angeleno

Hey Foodies,
I am looking for some desperate help here because I have never been to Los Angeles and this is my first time. It is my girlfriends birthday, she is out there for work and I was trying to think of some places we could go out during the entire week we are there.

She loves:
Chinese, Sushi, Burgers, BBQ, Real Real Italian, Ta pas, and good American fare.

Hotel Angeleno
170 N. Church Lane
Los Angeles,CA 90049

Thank you all so much, I look forward coming and visiting your town and please let me know if you are ever in Chicago, I can hopefully rec some good places.

Take care

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  1. You have many options that are fairly close to the Hotel Angeleno. There are a lot of sushi places that are fairly close on or near Sawtelle in West Los Angeles. Can't promise you on the traffic but you jump onto the 405 south and go two or three exits south and be in the middle of a few traditional sushi places. Kiriko is a very popular traditional style sushi restaurant and is located at 11301 Olympic Blvd #102. ( Another option is Hide Sushi located at 2040 Sawtelle Blvd., don't forget to bring cash because they don't take plastic.

    For hamburgers you can and should go to In n Out for a fast food burger. There is an In n Out in Westwood, which is a short drive away from the hotel (922 Gayley Ave.). A pricier burger option is The Brentwood ( located at 148 North Barrington Ave. Celebrity sightings may vary.

    The Brentwood owners have an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica, Capo, which is fantastic. (


    Enjoy your trip.

    1. Head down to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica (less than 10 mins by car) for a Father's Office burger.

      1. Mixed reviews & a bit pricey, but for Italian I like Peppones. Good food and great ambiance, and it's only minutes from your front door. Click on the link below, and then scroll down a bit.

        Let us know

        Capo is indeed very good, and VERY expensive.

        1. If you're from out-of-town and you're here on a Friday or Saturday night, have dinner at The Getty. Reservations recommended.

          1. I've had some nice meals at West at the top of the Angeleno, but I haven't been in awhile. There are many good Italian restaurants in Brentwood - Pizzicotto, Pecorino, Amici - just to name a few. I haven't been, but I hear that Il Carpaccio in Pacific Palisades is good and I would also recommend La Botte in Santa Monica

            Chang's on San Vicente has some decent Chinese food.

            Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers on San Vicente is also quite tasty.

            For a romantic atmosphere, you might want to check out the Bel Air Hotel. Maybe just for drinks or lunch, though, because dinners don't get very good reviews on this board.

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            1. re: Juji

              Chang's is closed. Barney's is minutes from Father's Office, which is the better place to go for burgers (and there's a Barney's at Barrington/San Vicente, closer to Angelino), but the Country Mart is a good idea for lunch, for the Reddi Chick.

              I would add to this list Toscana and Vincenti and Drago, as well as Mimi's. All are excellent restaurants in Brentwood.