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Eats before seeing the Groundlings

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Hi everyone,
I'm going to see the Groundlings tonight for their 10pm show. I have some visitors in town that are a couple. I'm looking to take them somewhere that is fun and hip somewhere near the show (walking distance...if possible). They aren't super adventurous with food, so I would say Italian, New American, or something else basic, but nicely done. I'm looking for a price of about mid $20s for entrees or less.

Any help is really appreciated. Thanks!!

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  1. I'm trying to cut down on my googling (or the Courts are are going to order me into a 12 click program otherwise). What is the location of the the "Groundlings" performance?

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    1. re: Servorg

      Oops, sorry. 7307 Melrose. And to clarify some more, I don't want it to be too stuffy. More of a place you can hang out for a while. Thanks!

      1. re: avosom

        Less than a half mile west to Table 8. Would that work?

        http://www.table8la.com/

        1. re: Servorg

          Hmm... the lounge looks good. The more I think about it, I like the idea of a bunch of different little dishes with lots of drinks. I'm a little nervous that the dinner will be awkward with this couple. We don't know them that well....

    2. definitely definitively The Foundry. About 6 blocks west on Melrose. IMO, Table 8 has gone extremely far downhill, sadly.

      1. For Italian - head to Angeli Caffe (beer & wine only, if that makes a difference). Get the gnocchi if they are serving it... so good! The room is a bit cramped/crowded, but I've been pleased with the food and it will work for your unadventurous eaters. It's walking distance from the Groundlings, so that's an additional bonus. You'll want to make a reservation vs. just showing up.

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        Angeli Caffe
        7274 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046

        1. It's not walking distance, but last time I went to the Groundlings I went to Comme Ca for dinner. It's just down (or up) the street. Fits the "fun and hip" bill I think

          --burumun
          http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com

          1. I was having trouble linking the place before, so here it is ..

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            Comme Ça
            8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069