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Jul 27, 2009 07:09 PM

Westside New

Looking for a good restaurant in Santa Monica, Brentwood or Venice area - preferably new. I like Riva, La Grande Orange and Anisette. Any ideas? Going to dinner with a few friends - nothing ethnic please

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  1. Amuse on Main street in Venice has had some favorable posts.

    Gjelena on Abbot Kinney has been on their game for a little while now - very popular - so much so that they are now open for lunch.

    Not in the parts of the Westside that you mention but Le Saint Amour in Downtown Culver City has gotten nothing but praise since they opened.

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    1. re: bulavinaka

      I think you might mean Ado, which occupies the space formerly known as Amuse when Brooke Williamson ran it.

      1. re: New Trial

        You're right - I'm stuck in the 90s... :)

      1. Have you tried Westside Tavern, not Goin's Tavern, in the Pavilion yet?

        1. How about Cache? Check yesterday's LA Times. Also, Stefan Richter is set to open his new place at LA Farm in SM on the 6th of August. Stay tuned.

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          1. re: stevedi

            There are previews tonight and tomorrow night for Stefan's at L.A. Farm. I'm going tomorrow & will keep you posted!

          2. Speaking of Amuse, what about Beachwood?

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            1. re: Bria Silbert

              Think it's spelled Beechwood. Go for drinks on the patio, mixed reviews of the dining room.