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Need a restaurant recommendation-Los Feliz

redhead33 May 31, 2009 11:47 PM

I live on the Westside and will be near Vermont and Melrose Thursday. I always hear about great restaurants near this part of town. I'm a total foodie and need help to decide where to go. I never get to this part of town, so if you had to suggest "the one" restaurant, where would you go? All ideas welcome!!!!!

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    mawf1977 Jun 16, 2009 04:44 PM

    Yuca's on Hillhurst for cochinita pibil burritos
    Zanzabelle in Silverlake for a fixed price Friday or Saturday dinner.
    Il Cappriccio's on Vermont for a quiet Italian dinner with homemade squid ink pasta.
    The Alcove for lunch, dessert and coffee.

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      Hackenbush Jun 16, 2009 12:22 PM

      If you like Italian, I've been very happy with the meals I've had at Il Capricio.

      Il Capriccio On Vermont
      1757 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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        travelingmansoul Jun 15, 2009 06:51 PM

        Carousel in Hollywood - very close to Los Feliz is no frills - totally awesome lebanese food...

        cobra and matadors has an outpost on Hollywood Blvd..I like the one near the grove....

        barbrix is getting good buzz...

        if you go to silverlake, blair's is great imo.

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          TailbackU Jun 15, 2009 05:29 PM

          Just went to Barbrix and had an excellent dinner. Great wines at very reasonable prices too. Blairs is also very good. I hear good things about Cafe Stella as well. All three of these places are technically in Silverlake, but not too far from Los Feliz.

          If you want to stay in proper Los Feliz, I would recommend Farfalla for some great pasta dishes.

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          1. re: TailbackU
            perk Jun 15, 2009 10:23 PM

            I like Barbrix, too...but found it very loud inside. I mean....really loud. But the food, service and atmosphere were all very good. Just not a place to have a conversation.

          2. The Oracle Jun 1, 2009 11:12 AM

            Cliff's Edge - great food and ambiance.

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              JPomer Jun 1, 2009 07:23 AM

              We haven't been yet, but Barbrix in Silver Lake seems to be getting lots of good buzz

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              1. re: JPomer
                whatsfordinner Jun 1, 2009 08:37 AM

                I highly recommend Barbrix!

                1. re: whatsfordinner
                  Burger Boy Jun 15, 2009 09:09 PM

                  Barbrix is getting stellar reviews and not one pan, that I have seen. To bad the other recently opened place in Silver Lake, by the RESEVOIR can not say the same!

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                Burger Boy Jun 1, 2009 06:57 AM

                Cha Cha Cha is 3 blocks away. There is Marouch on Santa Monica near Normandie.

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                  echoparkdirt Jun 1, 2009 10:47 AM

                  Marouche is fantastic

                2. perk Jun 1, 2009 01:14 AM

                  Vermont (appropriately located on Vermont) is very nice. Little Dom's on Hillhurst has good food and a lively crowd. And Blair's on Rowena is very good as well. I think those three places are the best overall choices in the neighborhood.

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                  1. re: perk
                    echoparkdirt Jun 1, 2009 10:46 AM

                    Little Dom's has never impressed, I'm sorry to say. The food always seemed uninspired. The atmosphere is cool tho. Great for drinks.

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                      kristianbakes Jul 7, 2009 03:44 PM

                      I tried to like Little Dom's, but after a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs that tasted exactly like chef boyardees (including the mushiness of the noodles and flavorlessness of the meat) I think I won't ever give it another shot. Anyway, I'd rather go to mozza for pizza.

                      What is disappointing to me is that the servers don't know how or from whom the raw ingredients (like beef) are sourced. But most restaurants are like that.

                    2. re: perk
                      cristina Jun 15, 2009 04:07 PM

                      A dozen of us had dinner at Little Dom's on May 30. Service was superb, food was extraordinary, atmosphere was Squaresville at its best, price was way under $50/person plus alcohol.

                      What we ate (dinner arranged by a wonderful friend):

                      *Appetizers to Share*
                      Grilled Artichoke
                      Escarole Salad
                      Baked Ricotta and Biellese Soppresatta

                      *Entrees to Share*
                      Pappardelle with Shrimp
                      Gnocchi Fritto
                      Whitefish Piccatta

                      *Sides to Share*
                      Fried Potatoes
                      Grilled Asparagus
                      Sauteed Spinach
                      Heirloom Carrots

                      *Desserts to Share*
                      Gelato Trio
                      Strawberry Frulatto
                      Torta Della Nonna

                      We left the restaurant completely stuffed and happy.

                      Link: http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com

                      1. re: cristina
                        perk Jun 15, 2009 10:22 PM

                        I like it there, too. Have had very nice food, excellent service, and really reasonable prices. It's a terrific, neighborhood place that it is fun to frequent on a regular basis.

                    3. echoparkdirt Jun 1, 2009 12:14 AM

                      Buca on Melrose and Western
                      Mandaloun/Carousel in East Hollywood
                      Jitlada on Sunset

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