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Dinner on Friday between Glendale and Los Feliz

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cjla Sep 30, 2010 10:21 AM

Hello all,

I'm having dinner with an old friend Friday night around 8. I'd like

Good food
Liquor license
Moderately priced
Happening, but not sooo loud that we can't catch up
Must have veg friendly options (friend eats no meat, fish, or fowl)

Here are my thoughts

House of Pie--kind of icky
Mexico City--not great food, and too loud
Alegria--good food, no booze

I've lived in Glendale forever, she's new to Los Feliz, so I'd love to suggest someplace fantastico! I'd love to hear any and all suggestions--bonus for parking suggestions!

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  1. Servorg RE: cjla Sep 30, 2010 10:29 AM

    http://www.barbrix.com/Home.html

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      carter RE: Servorg Sep 30, 2010 05:38 PM

      Too bad that neither Barbrix, Canele nor Blairs have full liquor licenses.
      But poster might find that a drink before dinner at Edendale Grill, followed by dinner at Blairs, within walking distance, and serving of quality wines and beers might be just the thing.

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      Canele
      3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

      Edendale Grill
      2838 Rowena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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        Tom P RE: carter Oct 4, 2010 05:32 PM

        I love a drink at Edendale or Barbella or The Roost and then dinner at Canele - great evening!

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        Canele
        3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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          carter RE: Tom P Oct 5, 2010 04:31 PM

          Can't think of any reason to walk into Barbarella!
          And Canele is equally fine, but hardly within walking distance of any other full liquor licensed place, unless you consider Acapulco!!!

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          Canele
          3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

    2. perk RE: cjla Sep 30, 2010 12:00 PM

      How about Vermont? And they've got another place...on the patio in the back...that I think specializes in small plates. They have valet parking, good food and a full bar. I like Barbrix as well.....and there's always Blair's. Though I'm not sure if Blair's has a full bar.

      1. DrBruin RE: cjla Sep 30, 2010 05:19 PM

        How about the Carousel restaurant? It's Armenian food.

        It's in Glendale... noise may be an issue though on a Friday night. It has veg friendly options, serves liquor, and I think it's moderately priced (but you need to be more specific on what you think is moderately priced).

        Plus, if you get there a bit early to find parking, pick up some Portos and toss them in the car for later... I love those guava-cheese puffs.

        Or, how about the Alcove? I see they mentioned something about a bar opening up in September.

        I actually also like Palermo's for classic Italian-American food. They have a full bar.

        I like Vermont as well. Nice vibe.

        How about Chi Dynasty for a lil' ol' school chinese food? They sort've got a happenin' vibe boost from the food media when they opened up a second location in Culver City.

        I've never been to Tangier Korean BBQ of Tokyo but it looks interesting. I didn't like the noise level when it was just Tangier's....

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        Chi Dynasty
        1813 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        1. ipsedixit RE: cjla Sep 30, 2010 05:24 PM

          Bashan.
          www.bashanrestaurant.com

          Palate
          www.palatefoodwine.com

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            cls RE: ipsedixit Sep 30, 2010 06:11 PM

            Yes, ipsedixit, the opposite side of the food spectrum from DrBruin.

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            Cubancoffee RE: cjla Sep 30, 2010 05:43 PM

            I haven't been there in a year or so, but I would suggest Cliff's Edge. I like the atmosphere and I think they stack up pretty well in all your categories (but wouldn't be a winner of any). They have valet parking or you can usually find a spot on a side street if you don't mind walking a half-block or so. It's not exactly between Glendale and Los Feliz (maybe Tam O' Shanter?).

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            Cliff's Edge
            3626 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

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              carter RE: Cubancoffee Sep 30, 2010 05:45 PM

              Cliff's Edge's patio is a superb place these days, especially at dusk, yet the food is nothing special, nothing bad, just standard, same old, same old, by and large.
              But the experience will not be beaten by any other place in the area.

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              Cliff's Edge
              3626 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

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              estone888 RE: cjla Sep 30, 2010 05:46 PM

              Little Dom's on Hillhurst. Good place to know if you've moved into the neighborhood - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks, good food.

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              Little Dom's
              2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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                cls RE: estone888 Sep 30, 2010 06:13 PM

                While I like the room at Little Dom's, I have to say everything from the service, to the attitude, to the food there has been off on the three occasions I have been.

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                Little Dom's
                2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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                paprkutr RE: cjla Sep 30, 2010 06:24 PM

                I know everyone is going to disagree with me, but Palermon on Vermont has a full bar, reasonable prices, and moderate food. I like their baked ziti and I add eggplant. They do make one of the best eggplants around, it is very crispy. Also good on pizza.

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                  cls RE: paprkutr Sep 30, 2010 06:55 PM

                  I will heartily disagree with everything stated about Palermo except it has a full bar and is on Vermont.

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                    carter RE: cls Sep 30, 2010 07:59 PM

                    Well summarized - probably the worst food in the 90027, and the wine is even worse than the food.
                    Tell us how you really feel, Carter - well, you got it.
                    Dreadful operation.

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                  cjla RE: cjla Oct 4, 2010 01:51 PM

                  Thanks one and all for all your recommendations and comments!

                  As I was reading and thinking about our evening--my friend decided where to eat without me. (!!!)

                  We went to Il Capriccio. Friday night was fairly warm, but we ate inside (all of the outdoor table space was taken). Our food was good, but not memorable.

                  I had the spinach ravioli, she had the eggplant parm. Eh.

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                  Il Capriccio On Vermont
                  1757 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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                    carter RE: cjla Oct 5, 2010 04:33 PM

                    The good news was that your choice did not end up being Palermo's!
                    But agree that Il Cap is nothing special.
                    In that area, Little Dom's and Farfalla are much better.

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                    Little Dom's
                    2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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                    schrutefarms RE: cjla Oct 5, 2010 09:59 AM

                    I know I'm a little late on the game, but if you are looking to eat in the same area, I'd suggest Farfalla. I've never had a bad meal there.

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