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RGreenSC Jan 26, 2011 07:41 PM

I'm racking my brains for an appropriate spot to have lunch with my bookclub friends this month. I'm thinking a "home" or "room" themed/named place. Like Home, or The Pantry. Or even a restaurant in a house, like Grub. Any ideas?

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  1. ipsedixit RE: RGreenSC Jan 26, 2011 07:55 PM

    Newroom Cafe

    Ivy

    The Raymond

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      crystaw RE: ipsedixit Jan 26, 2011 09:35 PM

      The Raymond in Pasadena was the first thing that came to mind as well. What about going to a tea house? The Four Seasons in Sierra Madre is pretty homey.

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      Madre's
      897 Granite Dr, Pasadena, CA

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      fdb RE: RGreenSC Jan 26, 2011 08:27 PM

      I have a perfect place for you--The Aroma Cafe on Tujunga Ave in Studio City which shares the same "home" with Portrait of a Bookstore

      http://www.portraitofabookstore.com/a...

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        RGreenSC RE: fdb Jan 31, 2011 08:01 PM

        Thanks so much for this suggestion! Aroma Cafe was perfect--everyone loved the food and the ambiance. Just what we were looking for.

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          fdb RE: RGreenSC Jan 31, 2011 10:40 PM

          Glad it worked out for you. :)

      2. Servorg RE: RGreenSC Jan 27, 2011 06:29 AM

        There is a 1908 Craftsman style home that houses Off Vine: http://offvine.com/homepage.htm in Hollywood.

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        Off Vine
        6263 Leland Way, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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          jsandler RE: Servorg Jan 27, 2011 09:29 AM

          Off Vine was my first thought as well.

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          Off Vine
          6263 Leland Way, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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            RGreenSC RE: jsandler Jan 27, 2011 10:09 PM

            I loved Off Vine before the fire . . . haven't been back since they reopened . . .

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            Off Vine
            6263 Leland Way, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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          JBC RE: RGreenSC Jan 27, 2011 06:42 AM

          What part of the Greater Los Angeles area would be best ? You didn't say.

          Novel Cafe - Westwood - Upstairs = which is small and has bookcase(s) with books.

          Advantages:

          Right name for a book club.
          Not expensive.
          3 blocks from the 405, and with a 1 (or 2?) hour free parking garage on Broxton 1 & 1/4 blocks away (scroll down):

          http://novelcafe.cisco-source.com/?pa...

          1. J.L. RE: RGreenSC Jan 27, 2011 09:28 AM

            The original dining area of Pacific Dining Car is an actual railroad car.

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            Pacific Dining Car
            1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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              Ernie RE: RGreenSC Jan 27, 2011 10:30 AM

              Larchmont Grill is good and is in a re-purposed home
              http://www.larchmontgrill.com/

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              Larchmont Grill
              5750 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

              1. ocshooter RE: RGreenSC Jan 27, 2011 10:48 AM

                If you know anyone affiliated with Caltech, you can book the Library at the Athenaeum.

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