Dinner Near Cedars-Sinai (West Hollywood)
I am an Advisor to a group of young M.D.'s in training at Cedars-Sinai, and we get together once a month for dinner. We need somewhere to go this Wednesday evening. Hopefully somewhere that won't break my bank. So far we have gone to Il Buco, Shanghai Diamond Garden on Pico, Grand Lux Cafe and Stone Fire Pizza. One of them is a vegetarian, one keeps kosher and one keeps halal. Any suggestions for reasonable restaurants in the area would be greatly appreciated.
Chameau on Fairfax for Moroccan. Dishes large enough to be shared family style, and that will keep the cost down. Food is outsanding.
Souplantation, if you are willing to go for that type of place. It is also very close to cedars.
Vito's Pizza on La Cienega
Joe's Pizza on Sunset
Vegan Glory (vegan Thai) on Beverly
Yabu (sushi) on La Cienega or Hirozen (sushi) on Beverly
You mean you haven't yet discovered Cafe Angelino?! I used to lead the flock from my old CSMC days to Cafe Angelino... Excellent, AUTHENTIC Italian, with many vegetarian & pasta options. Prices won't break the bank (Lord knows they don't pay the residents much).
8735 W. 3rd St.
L.A., CA 90048
Jerry's Deli has bad food, but technically, it fits your criteria.
M Cafe de Chaya would satisfy the macrobiotic in all of us (at 7119 Melrose).
Thank you for not taking them to the food court at the Beverly Center.
Vito's Pepperoni Pizza, while tasty, would not exactly be my idea of kosher (or halal).
I live in West Hollywood and often see residents walking to work in the morning. Some places that are substantially nicer than a pizzeria or Souplantation but still moderately priced include: Melrose Bar & Grill (on Melrose just east of Robertson), Surya (Indian place, on 3rd), Minestraio (Italian, on 3rd), Hedley's (on Robertson, north of Melrose), and Fat Fish (sushi, also on Robertson north of Melrose). Also, Breadbar (on 3rd, basically a block from Cedars) is having Ludo Bites all summer. I think there are a number of other posts here about Ludo Bites.
3rd Stop, right across third street from Cedars, might be a nice option. They used to be a big beer destination, but their selection took a huge dive, so no one I know goes anymore. Having said that, they always had solid food. Crispy, thin pizzas, nice moule frites, some great pasta dishes and pretty friendly service.
LudoBytes at Breadbar on 3rd Street for dinner is the best in the area. Ludo is only there temporarily until about August 22. It is BYOB. However, the price point will be more like $50/head before tax and tip (3 dishes/person). I highly recommended that you splurge for this unique experience from a top chef.
The 6th floor staff has started ordering from Jack 'n Jill's Too on 3rd street. We've had the $8 3-piece chicken order, the Grecian crepe w/ chicken ($11) , the gumbo, the Lulu (tuna) salad (~$10), and the pulled pork sandwich (non-kosher, non-halal). We've been happy with our orders (vs the cafeteria). The portions aren't gigantic like Grand Lux, but it's less expensive. From my observations, many of the residents are women, so the portion size may not be an issue. The residents with religious restrictions may have a problem though.
Strange to say, but my problem with Jack & Jill's Too is the design...particularly the white table clothes. It just doesn't have the comfortable, casual look that the menu and prices imply. So every time I walk by and peak in my brain says no, that's not a place I want to try. It's a visual disconnect that I just don't find inviting.