Non-Asian Restaurant Suggestion in Downtown Area?
- boogiebaby May 3, 2011 10:50 PM
I posted a few days ago about doing a girls' weekend for myself and my 3 cousins, one of whom is moving cross-country in a couple weeks.
The plan so far is to go have Saturday morning early brunch at Elite, then to our hotel room at the LA Live JW Marriott, and relax by the pool until dinner. We'll have dinner, and then do a late night Pink's run as my cousin who is moving loves Pinks and wants to have it one last time before she leaves. Sunday brunch is planned for Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. :)
Herein lies my issue -- where should we go for dinner Saturday night? While I don't mind paying for a fine dining experience, 2 of my cousins will probably feel differently. Since we'll be at LA Live, we'd like to eat within a few miles of the hotel, or even at LA Live so we can enjoy some alcohol. I was thinking about Boca or LA Market but I've read mixed reviews online. I'd prefer not to do an asian restaurant since we are having dim sum earlier in the day. I was thinking mexican or californian cuisine so it fits into our "what you'll be missing while you're living in NY" theme. Any fun places in the area for 4 women having s fun night out, with good food, good drinks, and good ambiance? Ideally, I'd like to keep it to $30-40/pp for food only.
900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Also would suggest Rivera - your sister would probably find it hard to replicate elsewhere. Poster running pig recently went and mentioned that menus and rooms/areas cross over:
The tasting menu is a little beyond your target but it's well worth it. They have a broad list of wines to choose from and the bar is very capable.
I know you mentioned no Asian, but give Spice Table a once-over. I'm going off of my wife's experience - she's from Malaysia - and she thoroughly enjoyed her meal.
The Spice Table
114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA