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Need alternatives to Animal!

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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!

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  1. Gjelina

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

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    1. re: Ciao Bob

      2nd Gjelina
      http://gjelina.com

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

    2. 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

      1. Tasting Kitchen

        1. 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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          1. re: daftpunkxl

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

            1. re: daftpunkxl

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

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              1. re: Phurstluv

                Agree with Tasting Kitchen & Lazy Ox.

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