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bonita Aug 20, 2009 10:59 AM

Looking for dinner place in Venice, Santa Monica or Westwood for six adults. Love places like Nook and Rustic Canyon but would like to be a price point or two below that. Ethnic or American or whatever.

  1. Phurstluv Aug 20, 2009 12:36 PM

    May want to try culver city - lots of lower priced places due to the fact it's not in tourist central, like Santa Monica & Venice.

    Le Saint Amour in Culver city seems to be decent, according to other 'hounders, and not super pricey.

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    1. re: Phurstluv
      westsidegal Aug 21, 2009 04:17 PM

      fwiw, it looks to me like the prices at le saint amour are about the same as those at nook.

    2. wilafur Aug 20, 2009 11:45 AM

      what about persian? if so, look into shamshiri, javan and darya.

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      1. re: wilafur
        westsidegal Aug 20, 2009 12:09 PM

        second the shamshiri grill recommendation.
        two of us had dinner at nook last week with no alcohol, and it ran about $65 all in.
        two people at shamshiri grill for dinner will run about $45 all in, including non-alcoholic beverages.

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          vinosnob Aug 20, 2009 05:41 PM

          Excellent choices!

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