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Pico Robertson..did my gf move us to no man's land?

joshbux Jun 24, 2009 12:10 PM

Thx for the suggestions on my last post for bars around here..Is there even a young bar crowd in this Pico Robertson neighborhood?Clearly a heavy Jewish population with all of the Kosher restaurants ..seems like not many spots to go out for a beer..think my gf has talked me into moving to no man's land but she swears there are a ton of young people living around here??????

  1. vronic Aug 21, 2010 07:23 PM

    Test Kitchen just joined the area :) Score.

    1. j
      js76wisco Jul 10, 2009 04:06 PM

      I live in the same area and echo the sentiments of others. We are well positioned within 15 minutes of Ktown, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City and the westside. For LA thats not that bad of a drive and you can taste the world. If you're looking for places within 7 blocks of the area here are some suggestions
      La Provence for breakfast, brunch and pastries
      Tuk Tuk Thai
      Toppings for froyo and traditional frozen yogurt

      Tuk Tuk Thai Restaurant
      8875 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

      Toppings Yogurt
      349 S Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

      La Provence Patisserie
      11677 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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        Hackenbush Jul 4, 2009 08:49 PM

        No particular bar crowd that I know of. But you're near my favorite Chinese restaurant, Fu's Palace. On Pico one block east of Robertson.

        Fu's Palace
        8751 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

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        1. re: Hackenbush
          holleygolitely Jul 6, 2009 08:38 AM

          Really cool bar in the La Cienega art gallery district is Mandrake at 2692 S La Cienega Blvd. Also, a great Italian meal of home made pastas and fresh ingredients can be had at Cafe Bella Roma SPQR on South Robertson...it's reasonably prices and you bring your own wine. Culver City is so close and filled with yong people. I recommend Father's Office, Ford's Filling Station, Bottle Rock, Gyenari, Fraiche and Beacon.

          2692 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

          Father's Office
          3229 Helms Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90034

          Cafe Bella Roma
          1513 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

          1. re: Hackenbush
            eeshmia Aug 17, 2010 03:44 PM

            I wasn't too thrilled with Fu's Palace. The food was okay, but nothing special. I'll stick with Chef Ming's Kitchen &, when I want to re-visit the Chinese restaurants of my childhood (growing up in the Pico/Robertson area, like WanQ - does ANYONE remember that place?), I go to Twin Dragon. Not healthy, but delicious, "old-fashioned" Chinese food. They have great Kung Pao Chicken with the "right" flavor & their Dragon Rolls are just to-die! Again, not something you should eat on a regular basis, but great as a sometimes treat.

            Fu's Palace
            8751 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

            Kung Pao Restaurant
            4911 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

          2. aching Jul 4, 2009 02:42 PM

            There's a place right around there that sells these delicious cheese pockets with stuff in them - I can't remember what it's called - anyone know what I'm talking about? I like Tuk Tuk for Thai and La Provence on Olympic for croissants.

            Oh, but you were looking for beer? Yeah, there's not so much of that.

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            1. re: aching
              Servorg Jul 4, 2009 02:48 PM

              You may be thinking of Bibi's Warmstone Bakery. They are right next to Jeff's Gourmet Sausages and they do "sambusak" (pizza pocket like things/Israeli-style calzone).

              Bibi's Warmstone Bakery
              8928 W Pico Blvd
              Los Angeles, CA 90035
              (310) 246-1788

              1. re: Servorg
                Servorg Jul 4, 2009 02:51 PM


                Bibi's Warmstone Bakery
                8928 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

            2. Foodandwine Jul 3, 2009 09:49 PM

              Stand on the corner of Pico/Robertson (north/west corner to be exact) smell the smoke and enjoy!There is a cool kabob place in the alley that runs behind that makes that smoke.. There is a Kosher Butcher on Pico between Robertson and the next block west ( dont know the name ) but enter there or thru the alley. You will not be bummed. They have cooking over hardwood coals and its mighty tasty. Order anything. 1 plate can feed 2 for less than $10 or so...

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                MahiMahiFish Jul 3, 2009 08:36 PM

                Al Gelato
                (310) 659-8069
                806 S Robertson Blvd
                Outstanding Gelato, great pizzas & pastas. I also enjoy their soups & sandwiches.
                Cash only

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                1. re: MahiMahiFish
                  gpescador Aug 17, 2010 06:38 PM

                  best goddamned chicken soup in the city and they sell frozen to go. keep it in your freezer in case you get a cold. lucky you.

                  (also, you can zoom down to pico and venice to pluck the best fried chicken in town - Golden Bird. make sure to get the spicy wings. so good with beer).

                  1. re: gpescador
                    kermit Aug 17, 2010 10:43 PM

                    +1 for Al Gelato. I've moved from the area, but still visit the joint every time I'm in the area. Their tomato sauce seriously has crack in it. So good.

                    1. re: kermit
                      vronic Aug 21, 2010 06:11 PM

                      +1 for both Bloom AND Al Gelato.

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                  rftc2121 Jul 3, 2009 06:18 PM

                  Bloom Cafe is solid and pretty close.
                  5544 Pico Blvd
                  Los Angeles, CA

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                    ghozimoto Jun 24, 2009 03:12 PM

                    I live down the street from you on La Cienega. You are in prime real estate, you can really get to any point in LA in an LA minute. Olympic and pico can get you to the westside, culver city is just down the street on Roberston.Tons of bars and places to eat. Farmers market is a 10 minute bike ride away. hollywood is a cab ride away. You have a great music venue in the mint down the street. La Brea is busy, you can walk to il gellato on robertson for some cheap eats -- dont fret - just go searching.

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                    1. re: ghozimoto
                      carly_mizzou Jun 25, 2009 10:43 AM

                      Yeah I know what you're talking about with a no man's land. There's a place down the road about Robertson/Pico, it used to be called "The Joint" but it's changed names, I think you can get a beer there in the evening, and they have music. For food, check out Got Kosher, they have awesome BBQ on Sunday. Jeff's Sausage Factory is pretty good. I love Natalie Thai, and around the corner is Chef Ming's Kitchen (Olympic and Doheney) which is super good take out Chinese (they cook it all from scratch)

                      1. re: carly_mizzou
                        eeshmia Aug 17, 2010 03:38 PM

                        I LOVE Chef Ming's on Olympic Blvd. in Beverly Hills! I've been getting take-away or delivery from them for years. It's a tiny place in a strip mall, so there are only a few spots to sit. The food is always fresh & they will make it with no oil or less spice. You can enjoy Chinese food & still eat healthy! The prices are reasonable in today's market.

                        1. re: carly_mizzou
                          eeshmia Aug 17, 2010 03:41 PM

                          I believe the new place is called Joe's Place, but it doesn't look very classy from the outside. Anyway, it's right near the Starbuck's on the corner of Pico & Robertson Blvd & a small Subway.

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                        samtron608 Jun 24, 2009 02:46 PM

                        yes that exact area is no mans land. but good news is you are within 15 minutes to all the good spots. culver city is 5 minutes away..they have Backstage bar there..plus a lot of other spots along that main street. you are close to fairfax/3rd street area thats full of options..you are right smack in the middle of LA.

                        1. Chowpatty Jun 24, 2009 02:36 PM

                          I think everyone is just up Fairfax a bit at Golden State, the Kibitz Room, Lola's and the Dime.

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