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affordable dinner downtown?

alkylyou Oct 13, 2008 03:45 PM

hitting the echo tomorrow night.
looking for a great affordable dinner spot for two in downtown.
specifically, i heard about this place a while back that was a nearly blank storefront that housed two sisters running an italian restaurant, but i don't remember where it was/what it was called.
if anyone knows this place or has any other suggestions, let me know!
thanks!

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    ecaitlin Oct 22, 2008 08:36 PM

    Any ideas for a Monday night, walking distance of the Biltmore at 5th and Grand (where we 3 co-workers are going for a cocktail, first).

    Colori would have been perfect if open.

    1. scurvy Oct 13, 2008 10:04 PM

      Not downtown , but you might want to check out The Park down the street. Surprisingly good food, especially for the money.

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      1. re: scurvy
        lotta_cox Oct 13, 2008 10:05 PM

        and about 5 minutes from downtown. GREAT food.

      2. lotta_cox Oct 13, 2008 04:18 PM

        My tow downtown budget faves are Colori Kitchen, natch, and Izayoi.

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          ns1 Oct 13, 2008 03:49 PM

          Not 2 sisters but maybe this is what you're thinking of?

          colori kitchen

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/553883
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/497478
          http://www.chow.com/places/2707

          I totally vouch for this place.

          HOWEVER, I think they are only open for dinner Wed - Sun.

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          1. re: ns1
            alkylyou Oct 13, 2008 06:28 PM

            damn!
            it sounds like this might have been it and yes, they're only open for dinner wed-sat.
            thanks for that though.
            any other suggestions?
            remember, i'm looking for reasonably priced food.
            thanks!

            1. re: alkylyou
              Servorg Oct 13, 2008 07:50 PM

              Have you tried Tranquility Base? How about Wood Spoon, the Brazilian restaurant on W 9th St.?

              http://www.tranquilityla.com/About.html

              1. re: Servorg
                lotta_cox Oct 13, 2008 09:14 PM

                Have you been to Tranquility Base recently? How was it?

                1. re: lotta_cox
                  ipsedixit Oct 13, 2008 09:53 PM

                  I enjoyed Tranquility Base when it first opened. I know that it recently tweaked its menu (to include a brunch, among other things), so maybe it's better, dunno.

                2. re: Servorg
                  Servorg Jul 24, 2009 06:45 AM

                  Just an update to say that Tranquility Base has crash landed. They closed their doors and put up a word about the closing on their old web site saying the economic melt down did them in. http://www.tranquilityla.com/

                  The restaurant business is an easy way to make a large fortune smaller....

                  1. re: Servorg
                    lotta_cox Jul 24, 2009 08:34 PM

                    that's unfortunate. however, every time I tried to go, the outside patio was closed for a private party. like 4 times. i stopped trying.

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