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I'm going with a friend to the Lazy Ox Canteen and was looking for some feedback from people who've been there. Is it worth the seemingly high prices? Anything on the menu that I shouldn't miss or should avoid? I'd appreciate CHrs thoughts here.

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  1. there has been several posts on it...just search lazy ox canteen. personally loved the cod brandade fritters.. the pot roast also delicious.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/674718

    http://ravenouscouple.blogspot.com/20...

    1. I'd detour and head on over to Bottega Louie. That's my Lazy Ox Canteen suggestion.

      Sorry, I had a less then average experience both with the food and service for the price being paid but the coffee and dessert is good. Go to Bottega Louie and you'll get good food, service, coffee, and dessert all in one place with a staff who cares about their patrons.

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      1. re: mrshankly

        Could not disagree more with this, WADR. Lazy Ox is good if you're in the area and the food quality is much better than Bottega Louie.

        1. re: mrshankly

          can't comment on the food at lazy ox, but absolutely must respectfully disagree w/ mrshankly's recommendation of bottega louis.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/646320

        2. I think it's worth trying just to try, but I'm not too huge of a fan. You should definitely make reservations at this point though. It's been crazy since they got a great review in the LA Times.

          1. I've been twice and liked the moroccan beef jerky, the egg pasta, the pot roast, and the rice pudding. FWIW, it's a completely different thing from Bottega Louie, but I like Lazy Ox better than Bottega Louie

            1. ask for Rolando as a server..he's awesome and is really knowledgeable because he also works at the Sage mtn farms where all the produce is procured. Plus, you might see him at the hollywood farmers market as well!

              1. I really enjoyed my meal there. Pig ears were delish. Loved the roasted pork dish, yellowtail cheek and grilled octopus salad. I will say it is VERY loud there and usually the tables are tight. They seem to fit 6 people in tables meant for 4. However, service is excellent and we really enjoyed our meal.

                1. We had lunch at the Lazy Ox last weekend and loved it. The cod fritters, the romaine hearts salad, and the fries that came with the burger were really excellent. And the rice pudding was INSANE - and I'm not a huge rice pudding fan. It seemed to be folded into whipped cream (or had whipped cream folded into it) to create a light fluffy mound of yumminess. The lunch menu is more limited than the dinner menu (especially by 2:30, which is when we got there), so I look forward to going back to try other things. I've heard that the pig trotters, the duck, and the pot roast are stand-outs. DTLA really lacked this kind of dining experience - I'm so happy we have it now!

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                  Lazy Ox Canteen
                  241 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

                  1. Had dinner there three nights ago and it was excellent. Four of us shared eight dishes and three desserts, four glasses of wine, four beers, a couple of coffees and it came to $55 per person including a 20 percent tip which seemed very reasonable for the quality and quantity of what we had. The service was great. I can't recall everything we had, some of the standout dishes (from the menu, about half of what we had was from the specials board) were: mussels, charred octopus, yellowtail, crispy quail (from the specials), pork steak frites. We had a fantastic chocolate dessert and I don't like rice pudding, but if I did I'd really like theirs a lot.

                    I like the food at Bottega Louie. I don't like the fact that it is nearly impossible to have a conversation there as it is louder than any train station I've ever been in.

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                    Bottega Louie
                    700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

                    1. My friends and I, all of whom loved Ceneno's food when he was at Opus, were a little disappointed when we went to Lazy Ox back in December. Service was great, but execution needed work. I'm hoping it's because they had only been open for two weeks. I intend to give them another try, but I don't know when.

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