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Dinner with 17 yr old daughter in LA

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tmasch Aug 4, 2010 01:59 PM

My daughter and I will be visiting USC and UCLA next week (Aug 10-13). Staying in the Century City area. Would appreciate suggestions for casual, fun/interesting restaurants. Not an adventuresome eater.

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  1. Servorg RE: tmasch Aug 4, 2010 02:29 PM

    Budget range per person including drink (are you going to looking for a glass of wine or beer or a cocktail as the adult companion to your daughter?) tax and tip?

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      tmasch RE: Servorg Aug 4, 2010 03:08 PM

      thanks for the quick reply $20 - $30 or less per person, Wine beer ok. Looking for active/fun atmosphere that a late teen would find "cool" and dad could enjoy

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        hnsbmg RE: tmasch Aug 4, 2010 03:12 PM

        The Hungry Coot ( www.thehungrycat.com ).

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          westsidegal RE: hnsbmg Aug 4, 2010 05:17 PM

          fwiw, respectfully disagree with the Hungry Cat recommendation

          1) imho the hungry cat is not so terrific that i would undertake the potentially miserable weekday night drive from west la for it.
          and
          2) have never gotten out of there for anywhere near $20-$30 per person

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          The Hungry Cat
          1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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          Servorg RE: tmasch Aug 4, 2010 03:31 PM

          You and she might have fun over at the Loteria Grill in the old permanent Farmer's Market on 3rd and Fairfax. You could poke around in the market and then walk through the more upscale Disneyfied Grove. Also the Century City outdoor mall on Santa Monica Blvd. in Century City (across the street from Clementine which is recommended below) is pretty fun with a lot of different food choices at their food court or Houston's which is really very nice and fun or even the Pink Taco upstairs isn't bad and can be fun too. Finally, Rock Sugar - which is billed as a Pan Asian restaurant from the same folks who own the Cheesecake Factory is sort of an interesting "Hollywood set" looking place that could be nice for you too.

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          Loteria Grill
          6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

          Houston's Restaurant
          10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

          Pink Taco
          10250 Santa Monica Blvd #220, Los Angeles, CA

          Rock Sugar
          10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067

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        AAQjr RE: tmasch Aug 4, 2010 02:48 PM

        clementine, Bread Bar for breakfast/lunch. Westside tavern for dinner. Apple Pan for hickory burgers and pie in a historic LA burger counter. I know you said she's not adventurous but Sunnin Lebanese cuisine is good and not challenging, a lot of meat and rice.

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        Apple Pan
        10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

        Breadbar Century City
        10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

        Clementine
        1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

        Westside Tavern
        10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        Sunnin Lebanese Cafe
        1776 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

        1. wienermobile RE: tmasch Aug 4, 2010 03:14 PM

          The Original Los Angeles Farmers Market on 3rd and Fairfax has something for everyone from Mexican to Korean to Deli to Chinese to Brazilian to Greek food. Everyone can have something different. Great for people watching and is open till nine pm and for your daughter the Grove Mall is right next door.
          http://www.farmersmarketla.com/

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          Farmer's Mkt
          W 3rd Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90001

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            yogachik RE: tmasch Aug 4, 2010 04:13 PM

            Houstons is in Century City and good for the non-adventurous eater, and she might also like Pink Taco in the mall.

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            Pink Taco
            10250 Santa Monica Blvd #220, Los Angeles, CA

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              Snoopy RE: yogachik Aug 5, 2010 12:10 PM

              This is what I was thinking as well.

            2. wienermobile RE: tmasch Aug 4, 2010 06:11 PM

              Pizzera Mozza.
              http://www.mozza-la.com/pizzeria/abou...

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

              1. Emme RE: tmasch Aug 5, 2010 08:26 PM

                not sure how far you want to drive...

                Pizzicotto in Brentwood
                Urth Caffe in Beverly Hills (+ star spotting potential ;) )
                is Japanese too adventurous? if not, maybe Musha in Santa Monica (if you feel like driving there)
                in Westwood, Pomodoro
                i'm guessing you'll end up at Century City, in which case, as others suggest, Houston's and Pink Taco and Breadbar.

                p.s. for good quick healthy lunch near UCLA, there's Eduardo's on Westwood at Santa Monica

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                Urth Caffe
                2327 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

                Musha
                424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

                Pink Taco
                10250 Santa Monica Blvd #220, Los Angeles, CA

                Pizzicotto
                11758 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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