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Jul 20, 2009 09:04 AM

Lunch in Marina del Rey

I'm meeting my mother-in-law for lunch tomorrow. She asked for me to pick a place --- any suggestions? Nothing crazy expensive since she probably won't let me pay. Cafe Del Rey, Jer-ne, The Waterfront? Any cuisine except sushi. She likes salads. Thanks so much in advance!

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  1. i vote for cafe del rey.
    beautiful room.
    very good food.
    in addition to their regular lunch menu, they have been offering a 2 course prix fixe for a little over $20. terrific deal.
    they also have a solid wine list.

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    1. re: westsidegal

      Absolutely Cafe del Rey, a winner in every department! Wonderful food with an ocean view!!

    2. I ate at Waterfront (organic pacifica) this weekend. The food was good except for the risotto. But it was very overpriced for the decor, bad service, horrible dueling music at opposite ends of the place... I have not gone to the casual cafe side but i will never go back to Waterfront. You are better off eating at Jer-ne or Del Rey. Stay away from Waterfont!

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      1. re: celticfoodie

        My boyfriend and I used to go to the cafe side for breakfast or lunch almost every weekend. ALWAYS enjoyed it! Great fresh food, everyone was super friendly to us as well. I'm sorry to hear about the Waterfront part of it. And not important but just in the case that anyone wants to google it, I believe its The Organic Panificio. We had the worst time with the name for so long, which is the only reason I know it properly now!

      2. While it's not on the water, hence no view, your line about "She like salads." made me think of 26 Beach. Salad City. Not too expensive.

        26 Beach
        3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

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        1. re: Servorg

          I was going to say the same thing, SO, but thought they'd want the view at Cafe. But 26 Beach is less expensive.

        2. If salads are a factor, check out 26 Beach Restaurant. Have a great lunch!

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            1. re: Phurstluv

              What do you mean, I been around. Rockin & Rollin & What Not!

            2. re: Burger Boy

              I guess I should read all the replies before I reply.

              1. re: Burger Boy

                Thank you so much for all the recos!! View is not as important as food...I have been to 26 Beach for breakfast and loved it. That is a great suggestion!

              2. I agree that Cafe del Rey is the best there, but just thought I'd also say the Warehouse isn't bad for lunch at all. It's very reasonable, the patio is pretty and I enjoy sitting outside. The food is solid lunch fare. I had a very nice heirloom tomato salad there a few weeks ago.