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veee Mar 30, 2010 09:51 PM

hi- we're looking for a restaurant that is "LA" for a family dinner with a couple out-of-town guests.
we will be a group of 7 and would like a medium-noise level.
american/seafood/italian... nothing too exotic, but high quality.
entrees max-ing out at about $20-30...

any recommendations?

  1. Emme Apr 2, 2010 08:26 PM

    it's on the higher end of your price range, with almost all of the entrees under 30 dollars, but close... Wilshire Restaurant. Great ambience, esp on the patio...

    Wilshire Restaurant
    2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

    1. Servorg Mar 31, 2010 09:05 AM

      Taste on Melrose. Little Dom's and Dominick's would also be likely candidates.

      It would also be helpful if you gave a little information on what geographic area you would prefer for your dinner.

      8454 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

      Little Dom's
      2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

      8715 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

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      1. re: Servorg
        veee Mar 31, 2010 09:05 PM

        we'll be coming from all over (downtown, hancock park, west LA).
        we're willing to drive somewhere that has a nice atmosphere for our out-of-town family guests. santa monica maybe? any place with a view?

        pizzeria mozza will be impossible to get a reservations. this dinner is for next next weekend.

        i'll check out the other recommendations!

        1. re: veee
          LATrapp Mar 31, 2010 09:30 PM

          Campanile (Mark Peel) in Hancock Park is still strong. If you do go, ask to be in the front patio.

          1. re: LATrapp
            veee Apr 1, 2010 10:08 PM

            thoughts on Fig?

          2. re: veee
            samtron608 Apr 2, 2010 02:40 PM

            hard to get good food along with good view. i am a believer you have to choose one or the other.

            1. re: samtron608
              veee Apr 2, 2010 07:45 PM

              ok i'll settle with good food in a good ambiance.

            2. re: veee
              ElissaInPlaya Apr 8, 2010 11:08 AM

              Check out Cafe del Rey's menu to see if it is within your price range-- they have a lovely view and good food. http://www.cafedelreymarina.com/menu_...

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            samtron608 Mar 31, 2010 09:00 AM

            Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza for Italian
            WaterGrill for seafood, but it might be stretching your $30 limit
            Grace, AOC, Hatfields are your other choices.
            my favorite right now is Animal.

            8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

            Pizzeria Mozza
            641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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