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Pace (Laurel Canyon)

srl Jan 9, 2006 02:17 PM

Anyone been?

I am tasked with finding a double-date location. Two are foodies, two.....are not (to say the least). So, reasonable price=very important for the non-foodies, and great food=very important for the foodies.

Want to try something new, so.....Westside, Hollywood, etc.


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    Chowpatty Jan 9, 2006 02:29 PM

    It's not really a foodie place per se, but I think Pace is a good place for a double date anyway. Pizzas and pastas are solid, and ambiance is cozy. It might be a stretch to call it great food, but I don't think you're going to get a nice atmosphere, truly great food and a reasonable price all together, so you might as well go for Pace.

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      Lipps Jan 9, 2006 04:15 PM

      I've been there on 2 double dates. The ambiance is warm and cozy - and the food is actually pretty good. I've had delicious pizzas,fish and veggies - and they have a good dip to start. I've always enjoyed it and so have the foodies and non foodies alike in the group.

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        Max Million Jan 9, 2006 05:18 PM

        I would say it IS a bit of a foodie place bc they use organic ingredients. I quite like the food there -- pizza is pretty good, but lasagne is v oily/greasy...
        Ambience is sweet.

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          PeskyHumans Jan 9, 2006 05:40 PM

          They have a salmon dish roasted on a piece of cedar with root veggies. It is very, very good. Highly recommended.

          1. afs May 10, 2007 02:37 PM

            I just got my dinner reservations cancelled by Pace b/c I had a group of 6 between the hours of 8 and 9pm...........Say what???
            I went to Opentable to make the reservations, no issue then I get a call telling me it was a glitch and if I wanted to cancel...My future in laws fly in from Cleveland and anything later would be like midnight for these folks.
            Does that happen??
            Last minute replacement help??

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              Diana May 10, 2007 03:11 PM

              Caffe Angeli on Melrose.
              Ethiopoian on Fairfax (most places in Little Ethiopia are good..I likea Rahel Veggie and Messob)

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              1. re: Diana
                Local May 10, 2007 03:25 PM

                2nd the Angeli recommendation...all will be happy - Ethiopian, tasty but may be over the top for the nons...

                1. re: Local
                  hrhboo May 10, 2007 03:37 PM

                  If it's for tonight, be sure to call Angeli beforehand. They usually have family-style dinners on Thursday nights.

              2. msbadkittie May 11, 2007 02:48 AM

                went to Pace a few months ago...it was okay. nothing special. i remember going a few years ago and really loved it.

                try Pane e Vino on Beverly (near LaCienega) for double date. beautiful outdoor patio, nice romantic vibe - pretty trees, little white lights - good food.

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