HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
What's your latest food quest?

"California" cuisine (with a few restrictions) on the Westside tonight?

jdwdeville Dec 14, 2010 11:34 AM

Hi Hounds-
My SO has to organize a dinner for some colleagues tonight on the Westside with some restrictions:
They specified "California" cuisine,
no "pasta-heavy" menus (the boss thinks that makes the place Italian),
they have been to Gjelina, Upper West, and Tasting Kitchen over and over, so they're out too.
Thanks for the recs!

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

Upper West
3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

  1. Bob Brooks Dec 14, 2010 02:53 PM

    Fig, in the Fairmont in Santa Monica would be a great choice.

    1. j
      jdwdeville Dec 14, 2010 01:40 PM

      Thanks everyone-
      even though we live on the westside I draw a blank sometimes for these things.

      1 Reply
      1. re: jdwdeville
        NYCnowLA Dec 14, 2010 02:40 PM


      2. Baron Dec 14, 2010 12:33 PM

        My idea of California cuisine is Cafe del Rey and you cant get more west side.

        2 Replies
        1. re: Baron
          wienermobile Dec 14, 2010 01:27 PM

          2nd Rustic Canyon.

          1. re: wienermobile
            gordo26 Dec 14, 2010 02:34 PM

            Third RC. Just went. Forgot how much I liked that place.

        2. tablefor1 Dec 14, 2010 12:23 PM

          Michael's in Santa Monica
          Fraiche in Santa Monica or Culver City (though, they do have pasta on the menu)
          Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica.

          9411 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

          1. Porthos Dec 14, 2010 12:22 PM

            Cal cuisine on Westside? Rustic Canyon. Tavern Brentwood would be a close second.

            1. wilafur Dec 14, 2010 12:09 PM

              a few thoughts:

              westside tavern

              Show Hidden Posts