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Mar 31, 2011 09:15 PM

Great food and mixologists on the Westside?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: yogachik

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

      1. re: yogachik

        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

          I did not know that, awesome news!

        2. 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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          1. re: bruinike

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

          2. New one: Sotto

            Great bar and food was great.

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            1. re: citizenx

              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

              1. re: maudies5

                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

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

                1. re: TailbackU

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

                2. re: citizenx

                  Added Sotto as a place link (including website)

                  9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

                3. 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

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