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Jan 27, 2009 10:43 AM

Pico/Robertson area suggestions?

We're going to see a show at The Joint and I'm looking for somewhere to have dinner nearby.
Price isn't necessarily an issue, just not familiar with the neighborhood.

Any suggestions?

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  1. some places that are really close:

    Salt Kitchen
    Cafe Bella Roma
    Le Petit Jardin
    India Sweet House
    Naraya Thai
    Tuk Tuk Thai
    Cafe Flore

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      Where/what is Salt Kitchen? I did a search on CH and got zilch!

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          Maybe this is it?

          Salt Kitchen Catering
          1417 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

          1. re: Servorg

            that's it - i posted the info after CEfromLA asked, but for some reason it didn't show up...?

            anyway, i forgot they're only open for breakfast & lunch, so it's not an option for this particular request!

        2. I've tried a few of the suggestions below goodhealthgourmet mentions:

          Naraya is a lovely, upscale but understated restaurant just north of Pico on Robertson serving excellent Thai fusion food. That particular site seems doomed as far as restaurant success goes, but Naraya is surviving so far. It's also within walking distance of the Joint.

          Cafe Bella Roma is on Robertson a bit south of Pico. It has the air of a family run place, food is good and service is friendly. They do make some of their own pastas which is a nice touch.

          Le Petite Jardin is sort of a unique restaurant -- it's housed in a flower shop and it has been around for a long time. It's sort of up the street and across from Cafe Bella Roma. Their food is good, but I think somewhat overpriced for the quality; you get the French/continental standards: nice salads, roast chicken, various types of steak, some pastas.

          All these places serve wine and beer.

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          1. re: NAspy

            Caveat Emptor: what you say re. Naraya applies to previous ownership.
            Changed hands about a year+ ago.
            Present reincarnation ( same name ) a total waste.

            Bella Roma SPQR IS a family run place.

            Only Naraya has a liquor license. But BYOB is ok with the others.

          2. Minori Sushi, right behind the Joint, is quite good.

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              1. Cafe Bella Roma is a good suggestion.

                On Robertson, we love Kiyokawa.

                Up on Olympic at Palm, there's Miru 8691.

                If you feel like heading up toward Bev Hills, there's Mako on S. Beverly.

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                1. re: Emme

                  Hi Emme,

                  I'm glad that you made it to Kiyokawa---and evidently you liked it enough to use the "L" word :)

                  1. re: JeffW

                    simplicity reigns, both in food and in proximity to my place :-)