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Century City dinner

Sugar Jones Jan 18, 2009 10:54 AM

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. a213b RE: Sugar Jones Jan 18, 2009 11:40 AM


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      wildcateats RE: Sugar Jones Jan 18, 2009 04:50 PM

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

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        Brioche For The Girl RE: Sugar Jones Jan 18, 2009 05:22 PM

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

        1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Sugar Jones Jan 18, 2009 05:49 PM

          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...


          1. Servorg RE: Sugar Jones Jan 18, 2009 05:56 PM

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

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

            1. perk RE: Sugar Jones Jan 18, 2009 06:14 PM

              La Cachette is nearby....and lovely.

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                nosh RE: perk Jan 18, 2009 07:31 PM

                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. Baron RE: Sugar Jones Jan 18, 2009 07:50 PM

                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.

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                  Jack Flash RE: Sugar Jones Jan 19, 2009 07:28 AM

                  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.

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