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Graduation dinner downtown/westside

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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!

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  1. Servorg RE: dkeppler Apr 13, 2011 06:12 PM

    Take a look at Roy's downtown.

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

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      wienermobile RE: Servorg Apr 13, 2011 06:15 PM

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

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      dkeppler RE: dkeppler Apr 13, 2011 06:20 PM

      Just went to Roy's this past weekend!

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        Servorg RE: dkeppler Apr 13, 2011 06:22 PM

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

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

        WP24
        900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

      2. wienermobile RE: dkeppler Apr 13, 2011 06:28 PM

        For sushi/fusion I love the original Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills.
        http://www.nobumatsuhisa.com/

        For steaks I like Wolfgang Puck's Cut also in Beverly Hills . Great but very expensive.
        http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restauran...

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        Cut
        9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

        Matsuhisa
        129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

        1. Phurstluv RE: dkeppler 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.

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          Matsuhisa
          129 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

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

          Playa
          7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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