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Drago, Bistro LQ, Wolfgang's Steakhouse or LIttle Door?

sbkat May 13, 2010 06:08 PM

I know, a very weird question perhaps, but I am taking a last minute trip down to LA for a night and want a great dinner - as guessed, reservations for Saturday night are slim pickings on a Thursday, so based on availability, which one would you choose? Thanks for you help!

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Wolfgang's Steakhouse
445 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Drago Restaurant
2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Bistro LQ
8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

  1. J.L. May 13, 2010 06:20 PM

    Wolfgang's Steakhouse.

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    Wolfgang's Steakhouse
    445 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    4 Replies
    1. re: J.L.
      sbkat May 14, 2010 09:41 AM

      Yep, my husband agrees with you, J.L. The menu is basic, but I'm guessing there is nothing basic about the restaurant. It looks classic.

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        maudies5 May 14, 2010 10:05 AM

        Wolfgang's Steakhouse

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        Wolfgang's Steakhouse
        445 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

      2. re: J.L.
        wilafur May 14, 2010 10:32 AM

        the steaks are awesome at wolfgangs but i found their sides to be medicore and their desserts to be pretty damn bad.

        1. re: wilafur
          sbkat May 14, 2010 08:46 PM

          Good to know Wilafur. Fill up on steak!

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        carter May 14, 2010 10:16 AM

        Steaks are steaks most of the time, yet there is only one Bistro LQ, and it is wonderful in a non-traditional kind of way. Very special food and evening ahead if you make this choice. If safety is the issue, then the others are acceptable.

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        1. re: carter
          ipsedixit May 14, 2010 10:35 AM

          One word of caution on Bistro LQ ... it's not for everyone. Some people will really feel enthralled by the experience; others will be completely put-off.

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          Bistro LQ
          8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          1. re: ipsedixit
            sbkat May 14, 2010 05:26 PM

            What did you (or others) feel put-off about? Thanks!

            1. re: sbkat
              ipsedixit May 14, 2010 06:57 PM

              I've enjoyed it -- although not as much as I would've imagined, esp. since I've always been a fan of Chef Laurent during his days at Bistro K in Pasadena.

              For the naysayers, Bistro LQ can sometimes border on form over function. Sona-lite, if you will.

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              Bistro K
              30100 Town Center Dr, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

              Bistro LQ
              8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

              1. re: ipsedixit
                sbkat May 14, 2010 08:45 PM

                Yep, gotcha. That was my first impression too actually. Too much flash.

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          mc michael May 14, 2010 10:46 AM

          If you are downtown, Drago Centro is good and has nice ambience.

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          Drago Centro
          525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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            foodiemahoodie May 14, 2010 05:54 PM

            I'd recommend Drago's. One of the best meals I ever was at Drago's with a group of six. And we asked them to put geother a tasting menu. Great. (you can always order make your own tasting menu - just split a couple appetizers, pasta dishes, etc.)

            Valentino's is also very good (they have a new chef) - not far from Dragos - one can usually get in there.

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            Drago Restaurant
            2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

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