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Dinner before Alvin Ailey at the Music Center?

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The one place I'd like to go to for dinner while in L.A. the week of April 11th is The Little Door in West Hollywood, but I'm not sure if that's the best (i.e. most convenient) restaurant to dine at before a show at The Music Center. Google Maps says it will take 30 minutes with traffic to get to The Music Center from The Little Door.

What would you recommend for dinner before Alvin Ailey instead?
Something closer...

Thanks!!

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The Little Door
8164 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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  1. One of the best restaurants in LA is very close to the music center...it's the Water Grill, a very upscale, somewhat dressy, and very excellent seafood restaurant. They may even provide transportation to the music center. Other excellent choices very nearby are Patina (extremely upscale, dressy, formal, excellent...and expensive), Chaya Downtown, Drago Centro and Rivera. Patina is right at the music center, and the others may provide shuttles.

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    Water Grill
    544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Drago Centro
    525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Chaya Downtown
    525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

    1. I took wife and 2 teenage girls to Drago Centro. It was excellent and they have Shuttles that stop just outside the Restaurant on Flower (you are able to see the shuttle from the Restaurant). It comes at 15 minute intervals. takes less than 8 minutes to get to the Music Center. The Music Center stop is just outside the Valet parking curb 50 feet from the theaters. We waited less than 5 minutes to return to Drago Valet parking. They charged $7.00.

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      Drago Centro
      525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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      1. re: AMC1210

        I've done the Drago shuttle as well. Very convenient, and I loved the food there. Also very good cocktails and a nice wine list. We got there a little late and let the staff know we were in a hurry.
        They were terrific and got us out of there on time.

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        Drago Restaurant
        2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403