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May 26, 2010 07:14 PM

west hollywood area for atmosphere for out of towners?

have biz people coming in and they want LA atmosphere but I want food. any suggestions? anywhere west hollywood/melrose area?

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          1. re: wienermobile

            Looking back on an old thread here -- is this the Osteria or the Pizzeria, or does it not matter?

      1. Jones.

        Go there. Your out of towners will love the raucous atmosphere and the amazing assortment of movie-biz insiders who populate the place. The drinks are strong and the food ain't bad, either.

        Should you really want a little "flava" you can go across the street after dinner to the Chinese restaurant ("Formosa," I seem to recall) for Mai-Tais.

        7205 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

        1. thanks to all! wanting to please all these fashion industry types..

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          1. re: wildcateats

            I'd say Pizzeria Mozza if you want really good food. Rainbow Bar and Grill has decent food so less pleasing to you--but it's got the West Hollywood vibe.

            Rainbow Bar & Grill
            9015 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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

          2. Red O - if you can get in. Otherwise ditto the Mozza reco.

            Red O
            8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046