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new downtown restaurants?

mwalton Oct 30, 2008 08:43 AM

Hello fellow chowhounders,
I have someone coming in from out of town who will be staying in downtown LA. He would like suggestions for restaurants that have opened in the last year or so. I'm sure you guys will have some great suggestions. Any kind of restaurant!

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  1. JAB RE: mwalton Oct 30, 2008 09:42 AM

    Church and State

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      marinapenn RE: mwalton Oct 30, 2008 02:01 PM

      Church and State is in a spectacular space, but...limited menu, tiny portions, loud vibe, slow kitchen and expensive for the product. Maybe will improve with a little time.

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        lotta_cox RE: marinapenn Oct 31, 2008 04:50 AM

        I went last Saturday and the food was better than it was during my previous visit. The chicken liver pate was fantastic.

      2. Deidre7 RE: mwalton Oct 30, 2008 10:39 PM

        Not sure if this is a new one but I use to go to L'Angolo Cafe on 9th and Main when I worked at the CMC. They have a fantastic cobb salad...extremely fresh, delicious and fair prices. I hear they have a wine bar now too...

        1. lotta_cox RE: mwalton Oct 31, 2008 04:51 AM

          Colori Kitchen. Bring your own wine, no corkage. Hearty and well priced Italian.

          1. Vaya Con Carne RE: mwalton Oct 31, 2008 07:17 AM

            I really like the Nickel Diner for breakfast.

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              penguinfoodie RE: mwalton Nov 2, 2008 08:07 AM

              Try Tranquility Base. I think its on Grand around 10th. Its got a killer outdoor lounge area as well as nice decor inside. The food is killer and it has a full bar.

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