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

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lolabelow Dec 16, 2010 10:08 PM

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.

Thanks

  1. J.L. Dec 17, 2010 10:49 PM

    This weather is perfect for the excellent quality shabu shabu at KaGaYa in Little Tokyo. Parking available in their parking lot!

    1. ipsedixit Dec 17, 2010 07:53 PM

      How about Bashan in nearby Glendale? http://www.bashanrestaurant.com/

      Or perhaps Palate? http://www.palatefoodwine.com/

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        silverlakebodhisattva Dec 17, 2010 07:45 PM

        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)

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        Jitlada
        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
          katydid13 Dec 18, 2010 03:06 PM

          Second Marouch! My favorite.

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

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            lolabelow Dec 19, 2010 01:12 PM

            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.

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

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

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          mc michael Dec 17, 2010 07:42 AM

          Maybe Blair's?

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

          1. justanotherpenguin Dec 17, 2010 07:20 AM

            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.

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

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              carter Dec 17, 2010 08:15 AM

              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.

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              cdub Dec 17, 2010 12:00 AM

              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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                lolabelow Dec 17, 2010 07:15 AM

                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.

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                Canele
                3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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

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                  Servorg Dec 17, 2010 08:10 AM

                  Another potential suspect would be Barbrix.

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

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                    whatsfordinner Dec 17, 2010 11:34 AM

                    Barbrix would be my first choice.

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