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Apr 13, 2011 05:51 PM

Graduation dinner downtown/westside

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. 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

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

    2. Just went to Roy's this past weekend!

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      1. re: dkeppler

        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. 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. 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