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Aug 11, 2010 10:07 AM

Seeking advice for a place with equal parts great food/great atmosphere -- ideas?

Relatively new out here (2 months) and have been as adventurous as possible trying out the fare here in LA (been to Red O, Cobras, Toscana, Sunnin, Genwa, Haru), and now we're looking for a weekend night place to go that will deliver great food and a lively atmosphere (along the lines of Red O, but not necessarily Mexican, and with all due respect to Mr. Bayless, perhaps a bit better in the food department)...

Any suggestions out there? The help is very much appreciated!

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  1. Newcomers to LA should try dinner at the Getty Center some Saturday night.

    Getty Center
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

    1. If you have not been to Animal yet it ought to be next on your list.

      435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      1. a not new but very good place is michael's in santa monica. the back patio is quintessential la and the food is top notch. the service is great and the crowd is fun.