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Help for dinner 7th/Metro tomorrow Thursday

jonesstonehaven Oct 21, 2009 02:54 PM

I got a last minute call to meet a friend tomorrow who's flying in for the day. I take the commuter bus home from 7th/Metro station and the last one is at 6:30 so I need a nice resturant within a block's walk. The only things I know of is Morton's (a little more formal that I want) across the road and Roy's down tthe way. Any other suggestions. Any cuisine is fine. We are big into sharing appetizers and small plates rather that a 20 ouce steak.

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    JE33 Oct 21, 2009 04:28 PM

    Zucca is another decent italian place about a block away on Figueroa

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    1. re: JE33
      mlgb Oct 21, 2009 04:33 PM

      George's Greek might work for you. Right at 7th Fig food court, and they should be open until 7pm.
      Food is good and you won't be waiting for it.

    2. mollyomormon Oct 21, 2009 04:08 PM

      You could sit at the bar at Drago Centro and order off the bar menu or Chaya is right there as well.

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      1. re: mollyomormon
        J.L. Oct 21, 2009 05:18 PM

        Second Drago Centro & Chaya Downtown. I like the food at Chaya a tad better.

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        chuck Oct 21, 2009 03:47 PM

        Engine co 28 is just around the corner.

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        1. re: chuck
          lakingsfankurt Oct 22, 2009 11:54 AM

          I second engine company 28. I've had dinner there several times before Kings games and have always enjoyed their food.

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          Ernie Oct 21, 2009 02:59 PM

          Bottega Louie on 7th and Grand is relatively close to the 7th/Metro. I've been there a couple times and thought it was OK. Nothing earth shattering, but decent Italian food. It is quite a scene at night and great for people watching but definitely on the loud side. They have lots of sides you can share to make a meal out of. Do a CH search for Bottega Louie for more detailed reviews

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          1. re: Ernie
            westsidegal Oct 21, 2009 10:49 PM

            after my experience at botega louie, i would absolutely NOT feel confident that jonesstonehave could get out of there on time unless dinner started at 4pm or so.

            1. re: westsidegal
              taiwanesesmalleats Oct 22, 2009 12:00 PM

              Bottega Louie's service is, shall we say, relaxed...

              1. re: taiwanesesmalleats
                westsidegal Oct 22, 2009 06:51 PM

                when the waiter delivering your pizza is wandering around for 13 minutes with pizza in hand trying to figure out what table the pizza should be going to.. .
                follow that with one of the courses delivered a full 20 minutes after everything else on the table has been cleared, and in order to get it delivered at all you had to ask your waitress TWICE to have it tracked down. . . .

                i take it back. to safely get on a 6:30 train, dinner better start around 3:30pm. . .

                1. re: westsidegal
                  mollyomormon Oct 22, 2009 06:56 PM

                  I've actually had very attentive service the times I've been, but the food has been kind of meh, for the most part...

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