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Sep 11, 2008 05:37 PM

Saturday Lunch - Between Robertson & La Brea - with wine? Anywhere edible?

Looking for a place between Robertson and La Brea that serves Saturday lunch and has a wine list. Not super expensive. Please save me from the Grove.

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  1. Not sure what constitutes "super expensive" but Lucques is geographically appropriate and serves a wonderful lunch.

    8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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    1. re: David Kahn

      Second Saturday lunch at the Grove.

      1. re: David Kahn

        Lucques is way too expensive. I would be happy at a place like Mani's Bakery on Fairfax, but some in our party want wine. I fear we will end up at one of the awful restaurants at the Grove. There are some in our party who consider Maggiano's a perfectly fine place to eat. I would actually prefer, say Carl's Jr., to Maggiano's.

        I did call Cafe Verona because of all the thumbs up on this board, but they don't serve wine and whoever answered the phone sounded very doubtful about my inquiry of whether we could BYOB.

        1. re: omotosando

          what about urth cafe? i LOVE the food at urth. they don't serve wine but with the great sidewalk seating, not sure you need it.

      2. Barefoot on Third? BLD on Beverly? Luna Park on La Brea?

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        1. re: cookie monster

          Barefoot's not a bad idea. the food's not wonderful, but it's definitely edible - and there should be something to please everyone.

          is Locanda Veneta too expensive? how about Pane e Vino?

          there's also a little italian place on third just east of Robertson that a lot of hounds seem to like...i think the name is Cafe Angelino...?

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            The Creperie (by Jack & Jill) is really good and reasonable plus has a nice wine list.


            Comme Ca is another place that comes to mind.

        2. Here's a compromise for you: If it isn't too hot, you can get table service at Mr. Marcel's in Farmers Market. Lovely French bistro menu, full wine list, moderate prices, lots of people watching. However--no air conditioning.

          1. Bloom Cafe on Pico, perhaps? At least you could bring your own wine without a corkage fee. I usually go there for dinner, however, so I'm not sure how crowded it gets on a Saturday afternoon.

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            1. re: Skorgirl

              Lunch is very good there. Great suggestion.

              1. re: Skorgirl

                Both Bloom and BLD would do wonderfully.

              2. bella roma spqr. bring your own wine....corkage is $4.