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violet42 Jun 3, 2010 02:03 PM

hello,

So I was looking to make a reservation at Animal on June 30 for a special occasion, since I have never been and am dying to go, but they are having a special dinner that night and are not serving their normal menu! I'm so bummed!

What are some alternatives that are in a similar price range and have equally awesome and inspired food? The food being incredible and satisfying is what matters the most, not the scene, ambiance, etc, etc.

thanks!

  1. Ciao Bob Jun 3, 2010 02:25 PM

    Gjelina

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    Gjelina
    1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

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      wienermobile Jun 3, 2010 03:45 PM

      2nd Gjelina
      http://gjelina.com

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      Gjelina
      1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

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      New Trial Jun 3, 2010 03:08 PM

      Perhaps Eva or Hatfield's.

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      Hatfield's
      6703 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

      Eva Restaurant
      7458 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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        NYCnowLA Jun 3, 2010 03:33 PM

        Tasting Kitchen

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          daftpunkxl Jun 3, 2010 03:48 PM

          Take a look at Lazy Ox Canteen. Totally rad, and very similar in attitude.

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

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

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            sarcasmsk Jun 4, 2010 09:50 PM

            I second Lazy Ox. It feels almost the same with good food and type of food. Great beer and wine selection too!

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              troublemaker Jun 6, 2010 11:58 PM

              THIRD'd. Lazy Ox is the more global spiritual sibling to Animal. They both embody that loose, fly-by-the-balls attitude -- glutinous, fun, adventurous cooking. If you go, make sure to give the chalkboard a thorough once-over as they have a bounty of daily specials. The pasilla soup mainstay is fantastic too, as well as the beef paleron.

            2. Phurstluv Jun 4, 2010 08:03 AM

              Haven't been myself, so take with a grain, but SIV gave Ammo 3 stars last week.

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                heyitsjai Jun 7, 2010 05:45 PM

                Agree with Tasting Kitchen & Lazy Ox.

              2. honkman Jun 7, 2010 06:04 PM

                Gjelina, Hatfields, Bistro LQ and recently we had some very good dinner at A.O.C.

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