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HELP! Need good lunch place in westside!

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girlovesfood Jan 26, 2010 01:26 PM

I really need some assistance! My mom just told me that for my birhday (which isn't until the middle of February) she is comming down this weekend to stay with me. What a great present right?

Well anyways I need a great lunch place for this Saturday. My mom is really into ambiance and into the status of a place over its taste. It has to be good but she is much more forgiving if the place looks great and there is great service.

I live in Playa del Rey and would love to stay on the west side if possible but am pretty desperate so I would be willing to go anywhere! Thanks for the ideas!!

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    kaitoz Jan 26, 2010 04:45 PM

    Joe's in Venice for excellent food and nice atmosphere

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    1. re: kaitoz
      Funwithfood Jan 26, 2010 10:16 PM

      Joe's was a major disappointment when it was recommended here years ago. Has it since improved?

    2. Senor Popusa Jan 26, 2010 03:43 PM

      If La Cienega is not too far East, Bastide.

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        jackattack Jan 26, 2010 01:58 PM

        The Restaurant at the Getty
        (open for lunch only til 2:30pm)

        http://farm1.static.flickr.com/116/36...

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        1. re: jackattack
          wienermobile Jan 26, 2010 03:39 PM

          I second the Getty, either Malibu Villa or Brentwood would be a great afternoon.

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          Getty Center
          1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

        2. Servorg Jan 26, 2010 01:43 PM

          If she is not looking for the best in food but wants to have a beautiful setting then (if the weather is nice) drive up the coast to Geoffry's and your mom will be in her element.

          http://www.geoffreysmalibu.com/

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          Geoffrey's Malibu
          27400 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

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          1. re: Servorg
            mollyomormon Jan 26, 2010 02:00 PM

            Ohh, great call. If OP is up for the drive, this would be my first choice.

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            Wolfgang Jan 26, 2010 01:30 PM

            My first thought is the Huntley Penthouse in Santa Monica.

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              mollyomormon Jan 26, 2010 01:37 PM

              This was my first thought exactly. Along similar lines, Whist at the Viceroy might also work or maybe Catch at Casa Del Mar.

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                girlovesfood Jan 26, 2010 02:07 PM

                Thanks! Huntley sounds great! I looked at their menu and looks perfect! Thanks!!

              2. re: Wolfgang
                westsidegal Jan 26, 2010 02:54 PM

                second the recommendation of the Penthouse at the Huntley.
                had some phenomenal crab cakes there last month; still thinking about them. . . .

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