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Graduation dinner downtown/westside

dkeppler Apr 13, 2011 05:51 PM

Daughter (vegetarian with a side of fish) is graduating from USC next month, looking for places for a couple of special dinners over the weekend. Prefer downtown or westside, don't want to drive all over LA no matter how good it is. Kids adore sushi but hubby and I are lukewarm on it so somewhere with sushi/fusion would be great one night (Katsuya at LA Live?), maybe a great steakhouse the other night (BOA in Santa Monica?), seafood or Latin/Spanish cuisine since she's moving to Argentina in a few months. We aren't super foodie types but all enjoy an unusual creative menu with great service and comfortable upscale ambience. Suggestions please? Thx all!

  1. Servorg Apr 13, 2011 06:12 PM

    Take a look at Roy's downtown.

    Roy's Restaurant
    800 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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    1. re: Servorg
      wienermobile Apr 13, 2011 06:15 PM

      +1 for Roy's. Very good fresh seafood.

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      dkeppler Apr 13, 2011 06:20 PM

      Just went to Roy's this past weekend!

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      1. re: dkeppler
        Servorg Apr 13, 2011 06:22 PM

        If you want something other than Roy's then check out Rivera or even WP 24.

        Rivera Restaurant
        1050 S. Flower Street, #102, Los Angeles, CA 90015

        900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

      2. wienermobile Apr 13, 2011 06:28 PM

        For sushi/fusion I love the original Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills.

        For steaks I like Wolfgang Puck's Cut also in Beverly Hills . Great but very expensive.

        9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

        129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

        1. Phurstluv Apr 13, 2011 06:44 PM

          Or you could do steak downtown at The Palm or Taylors Steakhouse and sushi at Katsuya in Brentwood, which has a gorgeous room.

          Providence is the best seafood resto in LA, IMO, but it is ultra high end. Matsuhisa is a good fit, as is Roy's. For Latin / Spanish, Rivera would work. but you may want to look into his other resto that I've heard good things about, Playa, it's in MidCity.

          129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

          Taylor's Steakhouse
          3361 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005

          7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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