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Jun 23, 2008 02:45 PM

ISO dinner and entertainment combo


I'm trying to plan a dinner and show-type outing for this weekend. My original plan to go to Cinespace for a dinner and movie has been sabotaged (Someone booked the entire place). Has anyone experienced anything just as fun? Preferably under $40 per person. I wasn't a big fan of Dar Maghreb, nor Tokyo Delves. Perhaps something less cheesy. Thanks!!!!!

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  1. If you go to the Arclight, the Egyptian, or the Chinese theater for a movie, there are lots of fun places nearby to eat -- Hungry Cat, Lucky Devils, Geisha House, etc. The Arclight itself has a cool bar; don't know the quality of the food there.

    Or you could eat in Silverlake (many good choices) and see a movie at the beautiful Vista theater.

    1. less cheesy but not necessarily under 40 dollars, how about Vibrato Jazz and Grill? pretty good food and wine and great jazz.

      Vibrato Grill & Jazz
      2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air, CA 90077

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      1. re: Emme

        oh I've been there once looong ago but since forgot how to get there!! Thanks for the info!

      2. The El Cid has a variety of dinner and a show combo's -- We have enjoyed their Flamenco show. The space is great and the food was pretty good (except for some reason their paella was terrible --the other several options were all very tasty). It's defininitely under $40.

        El Cid Show Restaurant
        4212 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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        1. re: debra

          What's "pretty good"? Pretty good for a restaurant, in general, or pretty good for a dinner and show type of place? Two pretty different things.. =)

          1. re: mstinawu

            The OP wanted fun, and under $40 for dinner and a show. I had zero expectations for the food, when I went, but found it suprisingly tasty, I don't know that the kitchen is a destination, per se. The place has ambiance up the wazoo, great flamenco, and good (not amazing), but solid, well prepared and tasty food (accept the paella). We were actually there thru Goldstar, dinner and a show for 1/2 price -- but even at full price, a great package. The appetizers were good (not included in the price), steak and mushroom, hummos... the soup was tasty, the mains were plentiful, moist chicken, perfectly cooked veggies -- there are several choices on the pre-fix menu. Again, wouldn't say that you're going for the food -- but you won't be dissappointed in the evening. Also, pick the red over white sangria -- the white was super sweet, not to our tastes. Hope that helps.

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