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LA for the weekend

Hey everyone, I'm heading to LA for MLK weekend and I could use some suggestions. I am in love w Osteria Mozza (was there last time I was in town) and loved Animal too. What are some of the newer fun restaurants I should look at?

Check out my blog so you can see the tye of places I like to go to?

www.atyourserviceconsulting.blogspot.com

I am thinking of Jar, XIV (not too new, but they are still on my wishlist heheh

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Thanks
Adam

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XIV
8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Osteria Mozza
6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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  1. PS: Im thinking anyhwere from SM to WeHo. I generally don't venture into the Valley or downtown when I have limited time.

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    1. re: AYSConsulting

      that's a shame. i went to lazy ox in little tokyo about 2 weeks ago and it was great. similar to animal but different.

      there's also scarpetta if you like italian in beverly hills.

    2. Gjelina in Venice is wonderful. Reservations are a must.
      http://www.gjelina.com/

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      Gjelina
      1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

      1. I suppose Saam is de riguer.

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        Saam at The Bazaar
        465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

        1. Boo on Jar and XIV. Both are fairly average, IMHO. XIV has a lively crowd and is fun for a drink but the food is pretty ho-hum. Jar's food is occasionally good, though I have had some very lousy dishes...quite inconsistent...and I find it boring.

          Totally agree with the Bazaar/Saam, Gjelina, Lazy Ox recs you've gotten. Tasting Kitchen would be another idea. I presonally do not like Red O but a lot of folks do.

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          XIV
          8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

          Gjelina
          1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

          Red O
          8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

          1. You might want to check out Cleo at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood. The food is really good and the atmosphere is energetic.