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Jan 13, 2009 02:43 PM

Semi-Casual Bar/Lounge In Silverlake/Los Feliz for Entertaining Out of Town Visitors

Just wondering if anyone had a suggestion for a nice place (but not too fancy/trendy) to entertain friends visiting from out of town. Would like a place in the Silverlake/Los Feliz area. Something in the ilk of The Griffin (but we've been there already). Looking for something a little more upper scale than Red Lion or Cha Cha Lounge but not too self-consciously trendy either (not in the mood for Malo). What do people think of Edendale Grill? The Dresden Room?

Any ideas would be most welcomed.

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  1. Edendale Grill is good for drinks, not so much for food. Should be nice on a warmish night like tonight as much of the seating is outside.
    The Dresden Room gets a young, touristy crowd -- it wouldn't be my choice.
    What about Cliff's Edge? Out of towners would like it, I think.

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    1. re: Chowpatty

      i think you might be right about the Dresden... and Edendale might be more what we are looking for... however... just to clarify... this isn't so much for dinner... just drinks/cocktails and chat. maybe an appetizer offering or 2, but dinner... we will have that earlier.

      thanks for the input.

    2. Also, Little Dom's just got their full liquor license. It's more of a restaurant than a bar....but they have a bar area, good drinks and very nice service.
      And I agree with Cliff's Edge. Although I'm not much of a fan of their food, it's just a lovely space...especially with the weather so warm right now.

      1. And yet another nod for Edendale for drinks and not for food. The bar at Tantra is also very nice, and if you get there on the early side isn't very trendy. (If it's still trendy at all.)

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        1. re: estone888

          I think that Tantra is so not trendy it's closed. Also Little Dom's is very crowded and noisy, not really a good place to catch up with friends, and the booths are no doubt reserved for people eating a full meal.

          1. re: Chowpatty

            Hmmm, didn't realize Tantra had closed. Oh well, I did like the bar and when I was in the mood I even liked the food - but that wasn't all that often.

            Little Dom's doesn't seem like a good bar to me either, much more of a restaurant.

        2. There's a brand new bar that opened up next to Cuba Libre on Vermont. I don't know what it's called but it looks very inviting. Looked a bit dark from the outside but it might be worth checking out. If you don't like it, you can always just walk over next door to Cuba Libre or across the street to the bar at The Vermont.

            1. re: HerbyN

              My thoughts are that it is also closed.

              Forgot about Vermont, but the bar is very pleasant, plus you can order appetizers.

              1. re: Chowpatty

                Vermont..... ah... all i can think about is the luxurious cassoulet i had there in the fall... yum. but for our purposes here it might not be casual enough... reminds me to return there another time for dinner with the wife though!