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Oct 31, 2009 11:25 AM

Best Chicken Pot Pie in LA?

We went to Nichols in MDR last night and had their tarragon chicken pot pie (Friday night special). It was excellent, with lots of large pieces of white meat in it, good crust. It is $14 but is in a regular pie pan. Now we want to know: what is the best chicken pot pie in LA?

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  1. My favorite is Musso and Franks... Thursday nights...


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    1. re: Dommy

      I second Musso and Franks. Growing up it was Van de Camps, if anyone remembers the blue windmills all over Los Angeles.

      1. re: wienermobile

        not to highjack this, but has anyone tried the Bouillabaise Marseille at musso's on fridays i think?

        1. re: kevin

          Chicken pot pie at Mussos is amazing and served classic. And yes I have had the Bouillabaise there and its also great. A bit expensive but there is so much seafood in it its worth it.

      1. re: creamfinger

        Daily Grill is a mere shadow of its former self. The last time I had the Chicken pot pie is was a gummy mess.

        1. re: maudies5

          The Daily Grill used to do it right, but I've gotten varying results since. I've enjoyed the one at Kate Mantilinis.

          I can't imagine anything at Musso's being anything on the positive side of decent. But if I ever find myself eating there I'll give it a try.

          Kate Mantilini Restaurants
          9101 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          1. re: maudies5

            You have to specifically request that they don't make it gummy mess style.

            1. re: creamfinger

              lol My wife has had their lobster pot pie (a special) several times over the years and it's always been top notch.

              1. re: Servorg

                Actually, while I love their chicken pot pie and I love lobster, I think their lobster pot pie is very unimpressive.

                1. re: creamfinger

                  I'm not sure what else they could do to make it better? The crust is beautifully done and comes out golden brown. The consistency has never been gummy. Always creamy with no taste or presence of flour. The vegetables have always been properly cooked and, most importantly, their is A LOT of very tender and fresh tasting lobster. And this has been true for us every time over the last several years of my wife trying it.

                  Oh, and one more thing. It's huge. I mean it looks like a flying saucer landing on the table when the wait person sets it down.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    Your mouthwatering description has encouraged me to try it again, but I distincly remember it was the large quantity of onions that I didn't enjoy. Maybe this time it will be better.

                    1. re: Servorg

                      I hate to be thick, but I can't tell from the thread which restaurant's lobster pot pie you are describing here. I figure it's either Daily Grill, Kate Mantilini, or Musso & Frank. But I wanted to be sure. Thanks!

          2. Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills also has an outstanding Chicken Pot Pie on their regular menu.

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            1. re: LATrapp

              I love the Grills and for a very different style, Wood Spoon's downtown.

              Wood Spoon
              107 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

              1. Daily Grille - it's the best I've ever had.