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Dec 16, 2010 10:08 PM

Dinner suggestion on a rainy Sat. night (Silver Lake / Downtown / Hollywood)

Any suggestions? Any type of food except Chinese is welcome. Would like to stay in a mid-upper mid range (not expense account money this time) Would like to stay away from Hollywood Blvd area.

Some place warm and cozy since the weather is going to be bad is a plus. Easy parking (or valet) is always nice on a night with weather.


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  1. little doms, canele, or my new favorite restaurant of the moment... lazy ox. if they still have it as a special get the oxtail pot pie. one of the best dishes that i've had all year. perfect for a rainy day.

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    1. re: cdub

      Oh how I love the Lazy Ox...Thanks for the Little Dom's suggestion. I forget about that place and really like it.
      Never been a big fan of Canele but I know I am in the minority.

      3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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

      1. re: lolabelow

        Another potential suspect would be Barbrix.

        Barbrix Restaurant and Wine Bar
        2442 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

    2. taix on sunset near alvarado. sit in the bar, by the fireplace. for me - a manhattan, escargot, french onion soup, and a caesar's salad. easy parking and a valet.

      Taix French Restaurant
      1911 W Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

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      1. re: justanotherpenguin

        My suggestion as well, and sit in the bar area only for the warmth effect. Their dining room is more cavernous. Good soup, good steak or chops, decent wines although byo is truly the preference for me.
        Blairs I like a lot, but right now with the construction on Rowena taking away some of the minimal available parking, it might be a bit dicey for a rainy night.
        Barbrix has valet if you don't want the congestion of downtown.

      2. Maybe Blair's?

        Blair's Restaurant
        2903 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

        1. You're not specific about ambiance, or party size, but I'd add
          Aroma on Sunset at Silverlake or
          Cappricio on Vermont (Italian), Clif's Edge on Sunset.
          I love Marouch, (Lebanese, on Santa Monica) as does the Chow-spouse,(aka The Woman in The Hat) though it may be LESS atmospheric than you'd like, though on Saturday, there'll almost certainly be someone's birthday party going on.
          There are those (including the WITH) who think the Tam'OShanter on Los Feliz is charmingly cozy, but I think the food's REALLY boring.
          Barbrix seems like it'd be chilly.
          Jitlada could certainly warm you up.
          I'd even consider a detour to Eagle Rock for Cafe Beaujolais (French)

          5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

          Marouch Restaurant
          4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

          Cafe Beaujolais
          1712 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

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          1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

            Second Marouch! My favorite.

            Marouch Restaurant
            4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

            1. re: katydid13

              I wish we had gone to Marouch! I forgot how much I like that place. We went to El Caserio and I will report about it in a separate post. Bottom line, won't be going back.

              Marouch Restaurant
              4905 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA

              El Caserio Restaurant
              309 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004