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catsuoma Dec 29, 2010 03:41 PM

Hi all
Visiting LA from Sydney and are searching for a restaurant to celebrate special birthday.
Challenge is the dining party consists of 2 teens and a sub 2 y.o. Staying in West Hollywood area so would like to go not too far so we can get back to hotel quickly if required.
No particular preferences as to cuisine type.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Cheers

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    New Trial Dec 29, 2010 05:34 PM

    Take a look at Bazaar, Campanile, Hatfield's, JAR, Lucques, or (if you can get in) Osteria Mozza, all of which have been extensively written about on this Board. I have also heard good things about RH but have not been.

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    Jar Restaurant
    8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

    Hatfield's
    6703 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

    Campanile
    624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    Lucques
    8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

    The Bazaar by José Andrés
    465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

    RH Restaurant & Bar
    8401 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

    Osteria Mozza
    6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    1. re: New Trial
      ipsedixit Dec 29, 2010 06:57 PM

      I'm not sure I would take a "sub 2 y.o." to some of the places you suggested, esp. RH and Bazaar.

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        Nicole Dec 30, 2010 10:24 AM

        I definitely don't think you should take a 2-year-old to Bazaar. I think Lucques would be a good choice if you dined early (like 5:30). I actually think RH is a pretty good choice. I saw a couple of families apparently on vacation dining there. I think the reason I saw more kids there was because it is located in a hotel--the families were probably staying there. I think if your reservation is for 7 or earlier RH would work okay.

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        Lucques
        8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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      yogachik Dec 29, 2010 05:52 PM

      Which hotel?

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        catsuoma Dec 29, 2010 05:54 PM

        Le Montrose on Hammond Street

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        cls Dec 29, 2010 07:04 PM

        You have a challenge. Perhaps the Palihouse where there is a lot of room for potential childlike indiscretions.

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          noahbites Dec 30, 2010 09:55 AM

          Gary Menes, the chef at Palihouse, is leaving at the end of the week. So who knows what it'll be like there?

        2. Servorg Dec 30, 2010 09:44 AM

          Go to Fogo De Chao (very close by). The little one should enjoy the roving Gaucho's with the meat skewers and the humongous salad bar means immediate food for him/her too (which is never a bad thing).

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          Fogo De Chao
          133 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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            wienermobile Dec 31, 2010 08:26 AM

            A second for Fogo De Chao Beverly Hills. My kids love it, it's great food (a meat eaters dream) and an incredible salad bar is included.
            http://www.fogodechao.com/

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            Fogo De Chao
            133 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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            noahbites Dec 30, 2010 09:57 AM

            What about Terroni? It's a loud restaurant, which is good for kids, but it has a somewhat celebratory atmosphere too. Plus, Italian food is always a safe bet for young ones.

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            Terroni
            7605 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

            1. Das Ubergeek Dec 31, 2010 08:23 AM

              I agree with noahbites' recommendation of Terroni and would also throw in Cube—it's nice enough that you'll have a special birthday but not so nice that people will be giving you the stinkeye about the toddler. Plus, the one time I took my daughter (who was 3) there, they doted on her.

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              Terroni
              7605 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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