ISO restaurant near Beverly Center
My husband wants to see Avatar in 3D for his birthday AND go out to dinner on Saturday night. Can anyone recommend a good restaurant near the Beverly Center? The movie starts at 7:30 so we need somewhere with decent service. We eat all kinds of food, but some place with great food and a festive, but not insanely loud, atmosphere would be great. Thanks!
There are many great choices.
7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036
7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dan Tana's Restaurant
9071 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Hatfield's moved; it's now near Providence on Melrose.
I think Ortolan might be difficult to do at that price point, and it definitely doesn't have a festive atmosphere most of the time, as business isn't so good there (although Saturday might be a different story).
Aside from the restaurants already mentioned, AOC and Bistro LQ are also nearby.
8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
not sure how far you're actually willing to eat from the theater, but...
Animal - a bit farther, but worth the distance IMNSHO
in addition to the aforementioned
House Cafe on Beverly between Crescent heights and Orlando. Great menu -- very broad range. Breakfast all day, plus sandwiches, plus high end entrees in a very nice room (the former Pastis, but the room has been re-worked considerably) easily within you price range and a very nice dining experience..
Chaya Brasserie is on Alden, only a few blocks from the Beverly Center. I think the original Chaya is often overlooked, but the food is quite good and it has a nice atmosphere, including happy hour every night of the week. You should be able to do Chaya in your price range. (If you do the small plate menu in the bar or patio, you could sample a number of different dishes.)
8741 Alden Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048