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Lunch on Melrose

WannaBeChef911 Dec 17, 2008 10:30 PM

I am meeting some friends for lunch near Melrose & San Vicente. Any suggestions in the area?

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    JeetJet Dec 18, 2008 03:00 PM

    Get U some slices at Vito's. Oh, maybe a calzone if you be real hungry. Nice place to sit, talk, eat. You can sit outside if the weather is fine.

    Vito's Pizza
    846 N La Cienega Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90069
    310-652-6859 .

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      kproq323 Dec 18, 2008 12:52 PM

      There's also 3rd stop and Mon Sushi, both right across from Cedars Sinai...

      1. mollyomormon Dec 18, 2008 09:08 AM

        I'd go to Comme Ca.

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        1. re: mollyomormon
          New Trial Dec 18, 2008 11:30 AM

          Comme Ca is a great suggestion for lunch (the onion soup is perfect for a cold day)! Other thoughts would be the always lovely Lucques, Melrose Bar & Grill and Red 7 (pricey but good Asian fusion from Puck--note it might be closed due to construction on the Red Building).

          8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

          Melrose Bar & Grill
          8826 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069

          Red 7 By Wolfgang Puck
          8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

          1. re: New Trial
            rednyellow Dec 18, 2008 01:00 PM

            I just had Comme Ca's onion soup for lunch today. VERY disappointing. Avoid.

            1. re: New Trial
              kevin Dec 18, 2008 08:10 PM

              do they still have the cheeseburger at lunch and is it very good?????? at comme ca, of course.

              1. re: kevin
                rednyellow Dec 19, 2008 12:09 AM

                They still have the burger and it is a huge disappointment. Bland meat smothered in mayo and a crappy bun that falls apart. Considering the price, it is one of the worst in town.

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            latindancer Dec 18, 2008 07:29 AM

            I love Urth but went to the one on Melrose with a friend recently and the noise level was ridiculous. It's a 'see and be seen' restaurant and my visits with my friends overshadow anything else. The one on Beverly is a little more relaxing.

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            1. re: latindancer
              liltamby5 Dec 18, 2008 10:36 AM

              yes Urth Cafe has great food, tea, and desserts. But I agree with you Latindancer...the one on melrose is always crowded...and it definitely a place to be seen.

              1. re: liltamby5
                Obessed Dec 18, 2008 05:12 PM

                Yes, you are right about the "see and be seen" crowd. I did recently go to the Beverly Hills location and it was a much better atmosphere - no crowds and plenty of seating. This is not really in the OP neighborhood though :-(

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              Obessed Dec 18, 2008 07:02 AM

              The Creperie, Barefoot, Urth Cafe

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                latindancer Dec 17, 2008 10:35 PM

                I like Taste and, in that area, it would be my choice.
                Have a nice visit with your friends.

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