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restaurant or bar between studio city and Encino that serves food till 12am

laeditormatthew Jan 5, 2009 07:24 AM

I need a restaurant or bar between studio city and Encino that serves food till 12am on a Tuesday (tomorrow) They need to serve booze, have decent food and be under like 30 an entree. Thanks in advance, i know this is a tough one. Also there will be like 11-12 of us.

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    teach Jan 5, 2009 07:48 AM

    Depending on your definition of "decent" food, Mexicali on Ventura should work.

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    1. re: teach
      laeditormatthew Jan 5, 2009 08:06 AM

      Yea, they are alright, that could be a good option if nothing else, i assume they aren't open yet so do you know by chance how late they serve? Anyone have any other thoughts?

    2. maxzook Jan 5, 2009 08:36 AM

      I always get yelled at when I mention Jerry's Famous Deli on CH, but the advantages of the Studio City branch for your situation are:

      a) they're open 24/7
      b) they have a full bar
      c) it ain't Providence but I think the food is better than average for a large-volume restaurant
      d) they have a large and varied enough menu to make 11-12 people happy

      There's also a JFD in Encino, but I don't think it has a bar and I don't know if it's 24/7.

      Jerry's Famous Deli
      12655 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604

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        ldodb Jan 5, 2009 09:00 AM

        I think Laurel Tavern serves that late. But you will be hard pressed finding a space for all of you together.

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          usamike Jan 5, 2009 09:06 AM

          I think they'll be OK at Laurel Tavern at 11 on a Tuesday- not much for vegetarians however.

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            laeditormatthew Jan 5, 2009 09:17 AM

            anyone by chance know for sure how late laurel serves, i mean i honestly didn't like it at all when i went but it could be a good option. These are some good options guys, thanks.

            1. re: laeditormatthew
              maxzook Jan 5, 2009 06:09 PM

              According to their website, the kitchen closes at 11 pm but the bar is open till 2 am:


              I agree with your disappointment, and as stated above you will likely have a problem fitting your group into the place.

              Laurel Tavern
              11938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

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            brandygirl Jan 5, 2009 06:43 PM

            Casa Vega in Studio City is open until 1 or 2 a.m.


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              kproq323 Jan 5, 2009 06:45 PM

              Firefly on Ventura in Studio City. It's a cool local bar and has pretty decent food. Also has a great patio in the back with a stone fire and moroccan style vignettes. Look for the Ivy and valet. There's no sign. Right near Colfax...

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                trojans Jan 5, 2009 08:07 PM

                Trust me go to Pineapple Hill across from the best buy in the same center as the movie theater. Good bar with very good bar food. Salads, appetizers, sandwiches and burgers. They also have couches by a fireplace to seat and eat and drink.

                1. re: trojans
                  laeditormatthew Jan 6, 2009 07:35 AM

                  damn it, i have been to both and did not even think of it! I was researching for a friend and she already told everyone stupid mexicali. Okay, it's no that bad but not nearly as good as the last two suggestions. For anyone's info how late does Fire and Pine serve? I HATE that firefly STILL doesn't have a web site!

                  mhhhhh fried olives and spicy tuna on crispy rice... need to get back to firefly soon.

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