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Aug 24, 2009 11:12 AM

Can someone suggest a restaurant in the vein of Lucques, Osteria Mozza, Church & State..?

I was considering Cube but it also seems maybe a little too casual/country home-ish?

we like places that have a bit of a NY vibe, not all white tablecloth-y, but good food and other friend suggested aoc..

Please, all suggestions welcome. Eastside, West Hollywood, downtown, wherever..

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  1. Perhaps the Dining Room at the Langham Hotel under the new direction of Voltaggio might do the trick?

    Or maybe Bistro LQ, which has gotten some positive vibe since it's soft opening.

    Palate and Hatfield's should also be in the mix.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Not sure where Palate should be these days, with Gary Menes now a Former head chef and gone for two weeks.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Also, Hatfield's is closed. They will reopen later this year in a new location.

          1. AOC is a fine choice.
            Tasca, too.
            Bottega Louie
            Osteria Angelini

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            1. re: Ciao Bob

              I second these recommendations. I also like Cube, Fraiche and Nook. Tavern and Josie are also fantastic, but suffer from white tablecloths.

              Although I'm not sure what a NY vibe is to you; my first thought was OP wants expensive and crowded?

            2. Try Rivera in Downtown. The food is quite good and it's got a really nice vibe. Comme Ca is also good.

              1. Lots of good suggestions already, to which I would add Grace, Jar, and perhaps Josie (if you're willing to drive to east Santa Monica). Grace, in particular, seems to fit the bill.

                Grace Restaurant
                7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                Jar Restaurant
                8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

                2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

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                1. re: David Kahn

                  Love Josie's but they definitely qualify as "white tablecloth-y.

                  Just thinking what you (OP) may mean by new york vibe. Have you looked into Bazaar?

                  And speaking of New York, I went to Dan Tana's in BH/ WeHo last weekend and swore I was back in the 'hood. Really good Italian food like I remember from southern CT.