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Friends from out of town are staying in Century City and want dinner in the area. The only rules are... they are more interested in great dining, and great food...not a trendy scene, but not something "square" (whatever that means). Any suggestions?
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  1. Craft

    1. what about Rock Sugar in the Mall? great atmosphere and fun food to share...

      1. I like Rock Sugar, Gulfstream and, surprise, Houston's.

        1. i like Houston's as much as the next guy/gal, but you your friends can do better than a mid-range chain. and i know Gulfstream has its supporters - i used to be one of them - but i had two horrendous meals there last year.

          i second the suggestion for Craft. there's also La Cachette.

          there are actually some great dining options in & around CC...

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/499812
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/562858
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/493657
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/513876

          1. Very creative and delicious Japanese / French fusion at Mako in Beverly Hills just a few minutes from Century City.

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            Mako Restaurant
            225 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

            1. La Cachette is nearby....and lovely.

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              1. re: perk

                La Cachette indeed is close nearby, quiet, civilized, and lovely. The OP did not want "a trendy scene" but I'm concerned that La Cachette may be a bit "square." Another vote for Craft, which has a lot of options how you want to plan your meal. Approaching the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd. down from Wilshire is the Peninsula Hotel, with the Belvedere restaurant. On a Sunday night, maybe a bit square, but on a Friday after work, that bar is the hottest place in town. Just a bit further east is Cut, and in BH, Spago.

              2. Valentino's -about 5 miles south on Pico. Great Italian food, great service and a nice room. On site parking. Pricey but you get your $$ worth.

                1. Craft. The food is amazing, and the atmosphere is pleasant. We ate there in December; it was one of the best meals we've had in a long time.