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Aug 10, 2009 07:54 PM

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.

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  1. Chameau on Fairfax for Moroccan. Dishes large enough to be shared family style, and that will keep the cost down. Food is outsanding.

    1. Souplantation, if you are willing to go for that type of place. It is also very close to cedars.

      1. 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

        1. 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).

          Cafe Angelino
          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).

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          1. re: J.L.

            Jerry's may not be as grreat as the better single locale delis -- and it's overpriced -- but I wouldn't go so far as calling it "bad food." For a local chain, it's still tasty and serviceable when necessary.

            1. re: budsoftaste

              I think it depends upon location. In Encino, I will agree, but Woodland Hills is disgusting!

          2. 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.

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            1. re: houndofmusic

              Minestraio is closed.

              I love Chaya Brasserie, but sounds like it may be too expensive, but I've never been there for lunch, I would think they have a big CSMC crowd.

              1. re: Phurstluv

                When did Minestraio close? I drive by there all the time and haven't noticed any closure. Are you sure you're not thinking about its prior incarnation as La Terza?

                1. re: Phurstluv

                  When did Minestraio close? I had dinner there on Saturday night.

                2. re: houndofmusic

                  Minestraio is excellent and very affordable for the quality of the food. It's like an every day Angelini Osteria.

                  Mr Taster