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Looking for a place like Momofuku Saam Bar in Los Angeles

Having moved here from NYC in the last year or so, I am missing the restaurants desperately and my birthday is coming up next month. I was hoping for a spot that could be a casual place for a bunch of friends to share lots of amazing simple plates like you would find at a David Chang restaurant. Also, a killer cheese plate with options that aren't the norm is a must. If anyone out there has been to Casselulla in NYC, that's what I'm looking for. I was hoping for somewhere in Hollywood, but anywhere in the Los Angeles area would be great.

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  1. Have you been to Animal? That might be perfect, although there's no cheese plate. District would be also be a great option and although there's no cheese plate on the menu, they do have cheese at their restaurant next door, the Mercantile.

    http://www.districtonsunset.com/

      1. Not so simple but Bistro LQ offers lots of interesting plates, many in half portions, and has a terrific cheese cart with some unusual accompaniments. Other good options would include AOC, Bazaar (also far from simple but fun) and Cube.

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        AOC
        8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        Cube
        615 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

        The Bazaar by José Andrés
        465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

        Bistro LQ
        8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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        1. hungry cat maybe? i believe they do a cheese plate. i've always thought it to be one of the more "nyc" feeling restaurants in town.

          1. Maybe the lounge area at WP24.