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exquisite dinner near (and in time for) Groundlings?

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jfoumb May 15, 2011 08:48 PM

Hello,
Looking for a special dinner place not far from the Groundlings theatre. Originally I had planned for The Tasting Kitchen but that seems too far a drive to get to the theatre on time. So, I like contemporary fare, interesting and unique menu, good cocktails, good decor, vegetarian options.
Thank you!!

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Tasting Kitchen
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

  1. Servorg May 15, 2011 09:06 PM

    Check to make sure that the day and time will work for you if you decide this is a good fit for your desires: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/774122

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    1. re: Servorg
      Ciao Bob May 16, 2011 01:52 PM

      jfoumb could easily park and walk to both Shunji's and Goundlings, great call Servorg!

      Salt's Cure is close, too, but no cocktails. Cube, same deal, beer/wine only.

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      Shunji's
      7015 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

      Salt's Cure
      7494 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

    2. J.L. May 15, 2011 09:49 PM

      Hatfield's or Lucques might work.

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      Lucques
      8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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        tissue May 16, 2011 11:38 AM

        Hatfields or Osteria Mozza

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        Osteria Mozza
        6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      2. Kris P Pata May 16, 2011 03:12 PM

        It likely doesn't fit your request for "exquisite" and is probably louder than the actual theater but, I've had nothing less than great meals and great times at The Village Idiot which is mere steps from your show.

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        Village Idiot
        7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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          goodcookin May 16, 2011 08:45 PM

          Tasting Kitchen is way too far but do check it out another time as it is terrific. In the general Melrose area I would suggest for Italian Ammo on Highland http://www.ammocafe.com/ which is very good or, for truly exquisite with a slightly higher price tag Angelini Osteria - http://www.angeliniosteria.com/vivalosteria.html I'd go AOC over Lucques having just eaten at Lucques last week and feeling a bit disappointed -http://www.aocwinebar.com/ Either Mozza always good - http://www.mozzarestaurantgroup.com/. Also don't over look Fig and Olive on Melrose Place ( can't connect to get the link for you) but we had a really nice meal there a few weeks ago and it's a sexy, elegant atmosphere. The Village Idiot is also a favorite of mine but I think it's a better choice for after the show as I agree with Kris P. it's LOUD for eating but perfect for a drink. For a more upscale drink look at the Tap Pit on La Brea http://tarpitbar.squarespace.com/ Hope you have a fun night!

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          Village Idiot
          7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

          Angelini Osteria
          7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

          AOC
          8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

          Lucques
          8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

          Tasting Kitchen
          1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291

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