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casual dinner in hollywood or thereabouts

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sgl Nov 6, 2008 08:24 PM

looking for an affordable place for a mid-week dinner with friends- we want yummy food- ethnic of any variety is great-we are all adventurous- and someplace we can linger over conversation without feeling rushed to turn over the table...ideas?

  1. Emme Nov 6, 2008 09:45 PM

    los balcones de peru on vine for peruvian is yummy and certainly wont' rush you

    angeli caffe if italian is good for you

    jitlada thai for southern thai

    ethiopian on fairfax at rahel or meals by genet

    mouns-of-tunis for moroccan

    sure others will provide more great ideas!

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    1. re: Emme
      lil mikey Nov 8, 2008 03:02 PM

      Los Balcones won't rush you. That's an understatement. Good call.

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      nosh Nov 7, 2008 01:00 AM

      All of the ideas above are good. I was going to suggest Jitlada -- for the best experience, make sure you check out the part of the menu highlighting their southern Thai specialties. I also like Palm Thai; while their Thai Elvis is unique I believe he only performs on weekends, and it is a fairly large place with inexpensive beers, so I'm sure you could hang there as long as you wish on a weeknight. If you order stuff spicy they won't hesitate to provide the heat.

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        designjb Nov 7, 2008 11:16 AM

        Lucky Devils may not be ethnic, but it is good food and you won't be rushed out. If the weather is nice, you could even sit outside and people watch on Hollywood Blvd. There's always something to see on that street.

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          ahuacatl Nov 8, 2008 01:59 PM

          Yatai on Sunset. I've *never* been rushed out of there and I always end up eating, drinking, staying more and longer than I intend.

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