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elhcpa Nov 12, 2008 10:28 AM

I want to have a special celebratory dinner with a close friend this weekend. The menu must have some vegetarian options for my friend. My budget is approximately $200 -250 with wine and dessert for both of us. I have reviewed quite a few places but the vegetarian options are severely lacking. The place can be located anywhere between and including Santa Monica to Los Feliz and as far south as Culver City. Thank you in advance for any recommendations.

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    bosanova99 RE: elhcpa Nov 12, 2008 10:36 AM

    Does your friend eat fish or no meat what so ever? Providence is terrific, but I'm not sure about their vegetarian options. Anisette is good too. My friend, who is a vegetarian, had a wonderful meal at Bastide.

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      elhcpa RE: bosanova99 Nov 12, 2008 11:07 AM

      No meat or fish. I was looking at Providence, but vegetarian options are very limited based on the menu. I will check out Anisette and Bastide menus. Thank you!

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        Bria Silbert RE: elhcpa Nov 12, 2008 11:50 AM

        Also check out Joe's Restaurant in Venice as they have a vegetarian menu and La Cachette in Century City that has a vegan menu.

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      luhkee RE: elhcpa Nov 12, 2008 11:59 AM

      Hatfield's is always a wonderful time and I am sure that the kitchen would prepare an excellent meal for your friend. I have always come home and smiled for at least 48 hours after every dinner here.

      Josie has their Farmers Market Prix Fixe tonight. They used to do a veggie option. I think it's only $35 for 3 course-Leaves lots of budget for one of their great cocktails and some wine and an extra appetizer to share.
      Some other ideas also below. Good luck, report back to us!

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      Hatfield's
      6703 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

      Josie
      2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

      Joe's Restaurant
      1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

      Akasha
      9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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        sweetTooth RE: elhcpa Nov 12, 2008 12:00 PM

        Melisse in Santa Monica has a great vegetarian tasting menu.

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          exilekiss RE: elhcpa Nov 12, 2008 12:19 PM

          Hi elhcpa,

          You might consider Michael Mina's XIV restaurant. Just opened recently and they have a full Vegetarian Tasting Menu (customizable) mirroring the "carnivore" version. :) I thought they had some good dishes and some misses as well. Here's some CH feedback and photos I took in this CH thread:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/565397

          Good luck with your celebratory dinner!

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            elhcpa RE: elhcpa Nov 12, 2008 01:07 PM

            Once again, thanks for the recs! I will report back with my choice and how it goes!

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