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Lunch or dinner in Miracle Mile or Park La Brea

I'll be coming from out of town and I need some ideas for a casual lunch or dinner in the area. I will have a car, but I'd prefer not to drive too far. I've seen Unami Burger pop up a bunch on the boards. Anything else I should consider? Thanks!

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  1. there's not too much in the area, but if you go a little north you'll hit 3rd (west), then Beverly (east or west), and then Melrose (east or west). Lots of dining options there. my faves for casual dining are Caffe Angeli on Melrose near La Brea (Italian/Farmers Market Driven), Antonios for Mexican on Melrose, Fish Grill on Beverly (not open Fri night or Saturday- huge portions), Bulan Thai on Melrose (vegan options), Joom Thai on Beverly (near Fairfax), Pita Bar and Grill on Fairfax, Joans on Third (however it's always a huge scene), Wahoos fish Tacos in Miracle Mile- Wilshire/Crescent, that's about all i can think of on Wilshire even worth trying.

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    Fish Grill
    7226 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Joom
    7825 Beverly Blvd Ste 2, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Pita Bar and Grill
    519 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    1. re: Clyde

      Thanks! I'll look into these. The area did seem pretty sparse.

      1. re: Clyde

        Clyde, which dishes do you recommend the most at Joom?

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        Joom
        7825 Beverly Blvd Ste 2, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      2. If you're looking into burgers since you mentioned Umami in your post, there's also Golden State on Fairfax.

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        The Golden State
        426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

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        1. Isn't Luna Park around there? Then there's the Farmer's Market at Third and Fairfax with lots of options. Campanile isn't exactly casual, but that's around there too. If you pop in at weird times, it's easy to snag a spot at the Pizzeria Mozza Bar, but that's up in Melrose territory. India's Oven on Beverly used to be good when we lived around there about 5 years ago. There was a Thai place on Fairfax we used to like - Chao Krung, I think.

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          1. You can grab a (pre-made) sandwich or salad for lunch at La Brea Bakery. I'm particularly partial to the ham and gruyere with caramelized onions. There are a few tables outside where you can sit on a nice day.

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              1. re: iamgirlfriday

                Also next door to the La Brea Bakery is Campanile which is pretty good though not all that cheap. Thursdays are grilled cheese nights there, and they have a lot of good variations on the classic grilled cheese sandwich.

            1. I recommend Cafe Verona at 201 S. La Brea (corner of 2nd). Serves dinner till 10 p.m. www.cafeveronala.com

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              1. re: katydid13

                great idea! for a casual meal, Cafe Verona fits the bill. and its in your requested location!
                also, get their coffee...i find it to be very good!