I anticipate being in Cedars Sinai quite a bit in the upcoming weeks, and have searched previous posts but not found anything very recent. So I've come up with this list so far, but would love to hear if people have tips for new eats within walking distance of the hospital.
Joan's (though I have found a lot of things very heavy on the salt)
Galanga (previous posts said they deliver to the hospital--can anyone confirm?)
A few more cheapish ethnic choices would be nice. I anticipate everyone will be wanting comfort food: curry over rice, a big bowl of warm soup noodles, sandwiches, soups, a market where we can get some fresh fruit in case we forget to bring some from home, etc.
And what's my best bet for a good cup of either black coffee or a latte in the morning?
Two not mentioned here:
Cedar's own restaurant/coffee shop (2nd level, near the South Tower Blood lab) is quite good. I had a eggplant parmigiana panini the other the day that was excellent.
Also, not quite walking distance, but very close driving, is the highly esteemed Hirozen on Beverly. Located in a L-shaped minimall. Probably the best Japanese place in the neighborhood.
Ronin Izakaya Bistro (www.roninizakaya.com) on La Cienega, just north of Beverly Blvd. "Asian tapas"; homemade tofu. Dinner only (no more lunch for now). Mika (sushi roll & teriyaki) (3rd & La Cienega; 310.657.MIKA) will deliver. In that same strip mall -- North End Pizzeria ; good thin crust pizza (SLOW delivery), California Wok also delivers. The Jerry's Deli delivery guys have CSMC badges that allow them to deliver to your office. All the others will meet you at the South Tower lobby.
Walk across the street to Beverly Center and you have 3 nice choices that you cannot see from the Cedars side:
Todai Seafood & Sushi on Beverly (buffet style)
California Pizza Kitchen on La Cienega
and for dessert
Silky Smooth Ultra Creamery-- 7th floor on the Macy's side, with seating downstairs.
Morning Coffee? there are 2 Coffee Bean & Tea Leafs--one inside the mall 6th floor by Bloomies, one outside on the corner of 3rd and La Cienega, across the street from Grand Luxe Cafe, another excellent choice mentioned previously on this thread.
If you want to stay in the hospital and have it delivered, Jerry's only charges two or two fifty to deliver to the hospital. I am not a great fan of Jerry's but the delivery charge is minimal and it is cheaper than ordering from the hospital. When hubby was there, they wanted to charge me 28 dollars to have a tray brought up. I was able to order more food for less from Jerry's. Just tell them you are at the hospital.
India's Grill in the mini mall at the La Cienega/San Vicente intersection is wonderful and has a reasonably priced lunch special.
On Sunday night, hit up the 3-course Sunday Supper at Dominick's for $15, and get a bottle of Dago Red Wine for $10/bottle (or Morretti beer at $2/bottle).
Mishima is a great rec, especially if you're looking for comfort food.
If you walk a few blocks east on Beverly, Vegan Glory has pretty good Thai.
Mishima is within walking distance (across from the Beverly Connection in the two story minimall on Third Street)--and totally on the mark in terms of menu items such as curry over rice and big bowls of warm soup noodles. The food is good, the portions generous, the prices extremely reasonable. The only caveat is that the service is erratic and frustrating and there are frequently long waits for tables which the management always underestimates. Might be a better bet for takeout. For your coffee, you are in luck. The coffee at King's Road (Beverly at Kings Road) is terrific. Good luck!
Cedars is between Third and Beverly and between Robertson and roughly La Cienega. On Third is Jerry's Deli and Dominick's and a Todai. On Third, there's North End Pizza, Locanda Veneta, Orso, Breadbar, Barefoot, Creperie, Cafe Angelino and a sushi place. Around the corner on Robertson are Michel Richard, the Ivy, Newsroom and Chaya. On La Cienega there's PF Chang, Grand Lux and a Baja Fresh. These are all within walking distance.
There's a Starbucks on the Plaza level in Cedars itself for your latte right next to the coffee shop/restaurant. And the hospital cafeteria on the Street level is not bad for their grill, sandwich, salad bar and hot food stations (open practically 24 hrs).
Ask the people at the nursing station on your floor for local take out menus. That's where you'll find all the ethnic places that'll deliver right to your room.
re: Bite Me
Agree w/ Newsroom and Cuvee. My recs are all a short drive if you don't want to walk...
Get Vito to deliver pizza
Al Gelato on Robertson
Cafe Bella Roma
Celadon for a splurge
Happy Cow for Indian
King's Road Cafe
Who's on Third?
Hope all goes well for you!
near the bread bar is the creperie place, is it jack and jills creperie? i ate there once and it was really great (when getting a savory crepe and it has onions, ask light on the onions as it's big chucks and tons of them). the sweet crepes looked amazing, i've yet to try them.