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LoveStreamer Nov 11, 2010 01:15 PM

Will be attending a conference for several days in Century City- please give me your recs for your favorite places for Bfast, lunch, and dinner: bonus points for excellent, cheap eats for veggie lovers!!! Thank you!!!

  1. Servorg Nov 11, 2010 01:39 PM

    Breakfast and lunch at Clementine across the street from the Century City Mall. Breakfast at John O'Groats. There's a new mozzarella bar http://www.obikala.com/ in the Century City mall that sounds really interesting.

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    Clementine
    1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

    John O'Groats
    10516 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

    Obika
    10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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      sushigirlie Nov 11, 2010 01:42 PM

      I like John O'Groats for breakfast also. I'd also consider Nate & Al or Barney Greengrass for breakfast if a bagel and smoked fish sounds good.

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      John O'Groats
      10516 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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        perk Nov 11, 2010 03:50 PM

        Been to Obika. Really very good....the cheese is amazing.

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        Obika
        10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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        sushigirlie Nov 11, 2010 01:40 PM

        I recommend Momed, Clementine, Shamshiri Grill, and Sunnin.

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        Shamshiri Grill
        1712 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

        Momed
        233 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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          bu dat Nov 11, 2010 08:00 PM

          thursday is farmer's market in cc -- at ave/stars and santa monica.

          houston's and breadbar and pink taco in the cc mall are worth trying and pretty good.

          craft is an experience -- sometimes good, sometimes bad. i haven't been to their bar.

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            JudiAU Nov 12, 2010 11:40 AM

            Clementine for baked goods and cafe fair. Fair number of veg options. Very busy duing lunch.

            Houstons has the craziest veggie plate of all time with pretty much all of their good sides. Easy to split.

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              LoveStreamer Nov 22, 2010 03:13 PM

              Thanks for the recs, keep them coming.....any great Mexican or Indian restaurants?

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                Servorg Nov 22, 2010 03:35 PM

                Just about 3.5 miles for very good Mexican and Salvadoran food at Gloria's Cafe on Venice Blvd. Try the carne adobada.

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                Gloria's Cafe
                10227 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

            2. mollyomormon Nov 22, 2010 05:02 PM

              Mrs. Winston's, the salad bar inside 1901 Ave of the Stars, is the best salad bar I'v ever seen (imagine like 10 different kind of saladgreens, sprouts etc.). I ate there everyday for a year and never got sick of it. It's fairly easy to spend $15 on a full salad, though, so just be mindful. I always spend that much at Clementine, so I think it's pretty comparable.

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                LoveStreamer Nov 28, 2010 03:40 PM

                Can anyone tell me which restaurants mentioned above are within walking distance from the Hyatt?

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                  Servorg Nov 28, 2010 04:10 PM

                  Mrs. Winston's, Clementine, Houston's, Obika, Pink Taco, Breadbar, Craft and one that was not mentioned yet, The Stand for burgers and dogs...

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

                  Obika
                  10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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                    wienermobile Nov 28, 2010 04:49 PM

                    I like the Stand but just know the Century City location has strange hours:
                    Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
                    Saturday & Sunday: Closed
                    Serving:
                    Breakfast (until 10:30AM) & Lunch

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                      LoveStreamer Dec 22, 2010 03:41 PM

                      THANK YOU for posting the info regarding proximity to hotel!!

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                        Servorg Dec 22, 2010 03:54 PM

                        As I noted in my reply to you above; all these are walkable from the Hyatt: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7464...

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                          LoveStreamer Apr 9, 2011 04:16 PM

                          Best coffee shop in the area within walking distance of Hyatt?
                          Thank you!

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                            Servorg Apr 9, 2011 04:24 PM

                            Are you looking for a place to simply drink coffee and perhaps have a sweet roll, or are you looking for a place to have a full, sit down breakfast and a cup of coffee? If the latter then within walking distance I would recommend Clementine.

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                            Clementine
                            1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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                              LoveStreamer Apr 9, 2011 06:01 PM

                              You are the best, Servorg!! Both actually. Also looking for a great place to grab a few lattes "to go". Any independent coffee shops or can I also get coffee to go at Clementine?

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                                Servorg Apr 9, 2011 06:09 PM

                                They also serve excellent coffee and tea (Intelligentsia) so all your needs will be solved. Take a look at their breakfast menu by clicking on the place link I added and go to their website.

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                                  LoveStreamer Apr 9, 2011 06:16 PM

                                  Perfect- I love Intelligentsia!! Went to the Venice location daily when I was in Santa Monica last year. I see that Clementine is closed on Sunday---where should I go on Sunday AM...?Thank you again- I will give feedback after my trip.

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                herculesmulligan Apr 9, 2011 06:59 PM

                You must, and I mean must, make reservations immediately at Sotto, a brand new Italian (only a week old) restaurant right around the corner from you on Pico, near Beverly Boulevard. I am about to write a review about it, but thought that I would answer your request first.
                1) Incredible NEOPOLITAN PIZZA from a rare, hand built wood burning oven; 2) Incredible hand made pasta with a Southern twist (especially Puglia); 3) Terrific prices, for all foods and for the drinks and wine list.

                I eat a lot of place all over the United States, and only very few equal the quality and authenticity of this special place. I am almost afraid to write about it because I selfishly want to be able to go without hassle.

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                  LoveStreamer Apr 10, 2011 05:55 AM

                  Wow ! Thank you. I will call immediately.

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