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Near Hotel Cafe?

Ciao Bob Sep 14, 2010 11:41 AM

I could always do Hungry Cat, Los Balcones del Peru, or Magnolia but I've done them all before. Any novel ideas?

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

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  1. Servorg RE: Ciao Bob Sep 14, 2010 11:52 AM

    Time for Musso & Frank?

    Musso & Frank Grill
    6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    1. LATrapp RE: Ciao Bob Sep 14, 2010 02:10 PM

      That is a tough one, but I'm interested as well since I always go to those same places.

      Servorg mentioned Musso's which I sometimes enjoy if sitting at the bar in front of the grill. Even better if Manny is serving. A block over is Loteria of course. But I can't think of anything worthwhile that's a bit more under the radar...

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        Servorg RE: LATrapp Sep 14, 2010 02:14 PM

        I guess I wasn't sure if this was for lunch or dinner? If for dinner then someplace like Lou on Vine or possibly Amarone (maybe too far from home base?) could enter into the equation.

        Lou on Vine
        724 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

        Amarone Kitchen & Wine
        8868 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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        TailbackU RE: Ciao Bob Sep 14, 2010 05:11 PM

        What about Kitchen 24? Haven't been but I've heard good things.

        Kitchen 24
        1610 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        1. yinyangdi RE: Ciao Bob Sep 14, 2010 05:16 PM

          I don't know if either of these qualify as 'novel' but they are walking distance from Hotel Cafe: Tender Greens and The Mercantile.

          The Mercantile
          6600 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          Tender Greens
          6290 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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            designjb RE: Ciao Bob Sep 16, 2010 04:32 PM

            And the District is right next to the Mercantile. Good Yorkshire Puds. Los Balcones just reopened with a new menu and design. Maybe you could check that out and share a review?

            Oh and Isn't there a Bodega wine bar on Vine and Sunset? Not sure of their food though.

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