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Jan 30, 2010 03:54 PM

LA restaurants on

I just moved back to LA from Vegas, where there were a few restaurants on that were worth going to: Aureole, Rosemary's, a bunch of other restaurants inside Mandalay Bay.

I briefly browsed the LA area restaurants on and just couldn't find anything that appealing--is there anything worth trying on there? I also tend to like to try the ones with higher denominations ($50 off $100; $100 off $200).

Should I just not even bother trying to save a few bucks? or just not eat at all if I want to save?

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    1. Use Chowhound to search your restaurants from now on... So much better than the other sites. Just my 2 cents...

      1. Which part of town? I use certificates from there but you're right, for the most part in LA it's not the high end restaurants. I'm on the westside and I think the ones for Kreation Kafe, Figtree's Cafe, Nagao and Sauce on Hampton are all good bets. I saw that Michael's is also on there for one of the $100 off $200 deals but I hear such mixed reviews about the place that I'm not sure it's worth it, even at that price point.

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        1. re: mollyomormon

          If you are using, I'm figuring you want to save money. Okay aren't we all... But that said - what part of town are you looking to eat in?

          Long Beach had Trachts - and I love Suzanne Tracht so what could be bad?

          But overall, the LA area RC indeed doesn't have the high end stuff. Fot that, you're better off prowling restaurant week with dine la. Or checking out blackboard eats for their specials. Or hitting a place up for happy hour to see if you like it. Or going to the one night of a week they have a discount - like Little Dom's on Mondays. Not uber high end but good.

          And good luck here!

          I'd also say, check out restaurant week on dine la, some decent deals there

        2. I know this thread is old, but I just used one of these coupons ($50 off) for Locanda Veneta and it was a killer meal and reminded me why that place has been around for so long.

          We ate:

          - grilled calamari
          - lobster linguine
          - braised lamb shank with polenta
          - braised rabbit with spinach gnocchi
          - amaretto cheese cake

          Every dish was excellent!

          Locanda Veneta
          8638 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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          1. re: vinosnob

            It's odd, I guess it's the economy, but in the last 6 - 8 months they've added much nicer restaurants!

          2. One of the best deals on is the ribs and spicy pork neck stew at Ham Ji Park in Koreatown.

            Mr Taster

            Ham Ji Park
            3407 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

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