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Stews: Who serves 'em?

bagdoodle Aug 29, 2008 10:55 PM

I love stews of all kinds; beef, lamb, even chicken, but very few places seem to serve them. Any thoughts or recommendations?

  1. monku Aug 30, 2008 05:35 AM

    Philippes has beef stew

    1. Servorg Aug 30, 2008 05:44 AM


      You may well also want to give Persian food restaurants a try for their stews and Korean for what they offer.

      1. j
        justagthing Aug 30, 2008 08:44 AM

        Some Vietnamese and Chinese places also serve a beef stew, usually with a roll (Viet) or noodles.

        1. s
          schrutefarms Aug 30, 2008 08:50 AM

          The Hungarian restaurant on Melrose and Cahuenga probably has paprakash (sp?), a chicken stew that I practically grew up on. It's kind of Hungarian chicken and dumplings. Delicious!!

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            ausfrench Aug 30, 2008 08:53 AM

            If you're ever in Orange County, try Black Sheep Bistro in Tustin. Open only for dinner. Delicious.

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              New Trial Aug 30, 2008 12:24 PM

              These come to mind:

              Anisette has a fantastic beef daube (a sort of deconstructed stew).
              Chez Mimi and Mimosa offer good cassoulets.
              Finn McCool's has a decent Irish beef stew cooked in Guiness.
              Javan serves excellent Persian stews.
              Waszawa includes bigos (a hunter's stew) on its menu.

              Warszawa Restaurant
              1414 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

              11500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

              Finn McCools
              2702 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

              Mimosa Restaurant
              8009 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

              Chez Mimi Restaurant
              246 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402

              Anisette Brasserie
              225 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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              1. re: New Trial
                compucook Aug 30, 2008 05:45 PM

                Simon's in Sherman Oaks serves wonderful Moroccan tagines.--their version of a stew.
                Second Javan for some good ones, especially over crunch rice!

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                omakase Aug 30, 2008 10:06 PM

                I like the Irish Stew at Timmy Nolan's in Toluca Lake - 10111 Riverside Drive.

                1. Kate is always hungry Aug 30, 2008 10:23 PM

                  Some of the best beef stew is at Santa Anita race track.

                  1. m
                    mandelabra Sep 1, 2008 10:12 AM

                    For the most part, every Whole Foods has a stew / chili section very close to the meat department. The chili isn't bad and I like the lamb stew as well.

                    1. j
                      Jwsel Sep 1, 2008 03:19 PM

                      I actually like the beef stew that some Gelsons carry. Because it is charged by weight, however, it is ridiculously expensive.

                      1. maxzook Sep 1, 2008 04:05 PM

                        When I think of having stew in a local restaurant, my first thought is of the carbonnade à la flamande at The Kitchen on Fountain Ave. in Silver Lake (listed on the menu as Belgian beer stew). Beef stew with onions, braised in dark beer, served with sides of garlic mashed potatoes and steamed spinach ... perhaps my favorite restaurant comfort food dish:


                        The Kitchen
                        4348 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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                        1. re: maxzook
                          rednyellow Sep 2, 2008 12:05 PM

                          I 2nd the Belgian beer stew at the Kitchen. It is really good, especially when the weather cools down. Love it.

                          1. re: maxzook
                            maxzook Sep 2, 2008 12:19 PM

                            So good, I went there last night and had it for dinner ... as good as ever.

                          2. SaltCod Sep 2, 2008 01:20 PM

                            I had an Irish Beef Stew at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena not too long ago that was excellent. Pairs well with a Scotch Ale. I think the stew might have been on special though, so you may want to call ahead.

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