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Great food and mixologists on the Westside?

citizenx Mar 31, 2011 09:15 PM

That's what I'm looking for.
I like The Tasting Kitchen and Lukshon (Waterloo & City not so much) but am interested in trying someplace new.

3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90034

Tasting Kitchen
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

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    bulavinaka Apr 23, 2011 08:35 AM

    The LA Weekly recently had J. Gold's impressions on cocktails around LA via a generous insert:


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      TracyS Apr 23, 2011 08:08 AM

      Westside Tavern has good food and mixologists on hand. Upper West too to a lesser degree on the cocktails.

      Westside Tavern
      10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

      Upper West
      3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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        citizenx Apr 20, 2011 07:10 PM

        New one: Sotto

        Great bar and food was great.

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          maudies5 Apr 20, 2011 07:34 PM

          Bar Toscana is a real winner. We love it. Drinks are original and delicious and the bar food is great

          Toscana Restaurant
          11633 San Vicente Blvd Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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            maudies5 May 6, 2011 08:41 PM

            Stopped in tonight for an after dinner drink after a delicious meal at Toscana.
            Bar Toscana has some very serious BUZZ going. Place was packed. I drank some delicious confection made with, I have no idea what, but it was incredible. Toscana was better than ever. Service and food was perfect!!. Bar Toscana is a great addition. Great looking crowd.!

            Toscana Restaurant
            11633 San Vicente Blvd Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049

          2. re: citizenx
            TailbackU Apr 21, 2011 10:42 AM

            I 2nd Sotto. Julien the bartender is awesome (from Rivera and Playa)

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              citizenx Apr 21, 2011 03:00 PM

              Concur. I'm going back tonight to indulge again.

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              Servorg Apr 23, 2011 09:18 AM

              Added Sotto as a place link (including website)

              9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

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              bruinike Apr 1, 2011 05:56 PM

              COPA D'ORO has fantastic cocktails but it's a bar and serves only a few food items. FIG could meet your needs for good food & cocktails.

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                citizenx Apr 1, 2011 07:12 PM

                Agreed. Been to both.
                I think the Westside is in need of more such establishments

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                yogachik Apr 1, 2011 07:31 AM

                My favorite mixologist is at 3110 (nee Cache/Hidden). Hungry Cat is about to open in the Santa Monica Canyon, that should suit you perfectly.

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                  Phurstluv Apr 1, 2011 08:11 AM

                  Yogachik, hows the food & menu at 3110? Haven't heard any buzz yet....

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                    citizenx Apr 1, 2011 11:37 AM

                    I have only had the happy hour food there in the lounge. So yes, do tell how the food is.
                    There are so many seating areas, but the actual bar looks like a nice option (versus the tables inside).

                    Can't wait for Hungry Cat!

                    The Hungry Cat
                    1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                    1. re: yogachik
                      burumun Apr 2, 2011 02:17 AM

                      I did not know that, awesome news!

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