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Jul 7, 2010 09:01 PM

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.

      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.

        8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        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.