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Dinner with friends and baby in Westwood?

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We're meeting 2 friends for dinner tomorrow (Monday) night in or around the Westwood Village area. We have a 6 month old that does dining out well (for a baby) but doesn't like too much noise. Our budget is modest but we'll spend more for quality. No real preferences but bonus points for slow food, Japanese or francophone. Any suggestions?

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  1. 1) "Our budget is modest but will spend more for quality" - easier, for me anyway, is if you could put a $ limit per adult before tax, tip, and any liquid refreshment (dessert ?), and

    2) "In or around Westwood Village" - are you trying to find somewhere your 2 friends can walk to ?

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    1. re: JBC

      Apologies for being vague.

      Budget: <$25 pp for food & non-ETOH
      Area: Driving distance of West LA - north of Venice Blvd & west of UCLA

      Also, we're staying in Santa Monica at the Delfina on Pico Blvd.

      Not a popular post for Hounds. Believe me, we're feeling the burden of finding a baby-friendly locale!

      1. re: Lanfeare2

        Hurry Curry of Tokyo - West L.A. on Sawtelle - You should "easily" stay within your budget for something a little different. I would definitely call and confirm the noise level for dinner (I've only been in for happy hour where it is was only 1/3 full, but was pretty quite).

        http://www.hurrycurryoftokyo.com/dire...

        1. re: JBC

          Another Sawtelle choice that would work is Sawtelle Kitchen. It a bit north of Hurry Curry (just a little south of LaGrange) and tends to be quiet. This is Japanese home cooking for the most part.

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          Sawtelle Kitchen
          2024 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025