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Westside Mom's Dinner Out

shel517 Dec 4, 2009 09:19 PM

Somewhere new on the Westside for a group of moms who-in their pre-child lives-used to enjoy eating at good restaurants.
"New" can be in the past few years; we don't get out much...

  1. wienermobile Dec 5, 2009 05:55 AM


    1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

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    1. re: wienermobile
      Emme Dec 5, 2009 08:18 PM

      second this.

      or Wilshire.

    2. westsidegal Dec 5, 2009 11:24 PM

      any budgetary limitations?
      do you need a full bar or will a beer and wine license suffice?
      are you open to ethnic foods? if so, which ones?

      1. y
        yogachik Dec 6, 2009 10:28 AM

        Gjelina is great, but loud, so not easy for catching up with old friends. Wilshire is a fantastic suggestion.

        I would add Fraiche2, La Cachette, Cache.

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        1. re: yogachik
          maudies5 Dec 6, 2009 01:25 PM

          I would also consider Lucques

        2. perk Dec 6, 2009 03:45 PM

          Finally got to Tavern in Brentwood over the weekend. A lovely space with good food. I think this would fit the bill......

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            Bookwich Dec 6, 2009 06:10 PM

            Fraiche in Culver City has great food and an excellent wine list. My PTA mom friends and I enjoy the more casual option of the outside lounge area (low sofas and tables) as there is a terrific bar dinner menu that includes moules frites, lamb bolognese and fruit de mer platters. However, I have not been there since the chef left, so am not sure if it is still as wonderful as it was last summer.

            1. k
              krick Dec 7, 2009 08:49 AM

              Price range, what you mean be "Westside" and how important food is versus atmosphere and newness would help narrow down suggestions, in the absence of which. . .

              Venice/Santa Monica: Gjelina, Tasting Kitchen, Fraiche (but not as good IMO as the CC location), Piccolo, Cache, FIG, Rustic Canyon, Wilshire

              Brentwood: Tavern

              Culver City: Fraiche, Akasha, Ford's, Bottle Rock, Uva

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              1. re: krick
                westsidegal Dec 7, 2009 09:59 AM

                i agree with krick that the santa monica fraiche is not as good as the culver city location.

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