Dinner on La Cienega - help!
im looking for a restaurant for dinner this thursday evening. my boyfriend and i are seeing a show at the largo on la cienega and i am in charge of picking where we eat beforehand!
id like to spend no more than $75 for the two of us, so nothing too fancy. we probably won't be drinking anything fancy - he might get a beer but i don't drink so thats not too important.
i was thinking maybe mezze - which i liked but didnt love - or eveleigh? the closer to la cienega the better. we basically eat anything but i was thinking tapas or small plates could be fun to share.
any ideas? thanks in advance!
Comme Ca is quite good (French bistro-style food) and is on Melrose, or there's BLD on Beverly (a good staple, American Continental), or The Little Next Door (Italian, romantic, but might be close to your $75 limit) on 3rd really close to La Cienega. If you want to go cheap but delicious, I love All About The Bread on Melrose and La Brea (deli style subs), and then you'll have $ leftover for Magnolia cupcakes (on 3rd and Orlando)...I don't know if you can get in but Pizzeria Mozza (Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton's restaurant) is great and will be under $75.00.
6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tasca on Third has tapas and so does Cobras and Matadors. Real Food Daily-vegan food but nice is right next door to Largo. Also check out Chaya Brasserie (great bar menu) and Izykaya by Katsu-ya.
8108 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Cobras and Matadors
7615 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
8741 Alden Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048
But good luck getting a reservation this late, or staying in your budget.
Ooops. Sorry. Thought it said $75pp. Defintely can't do Bastide at $75 for two. Maaaaaybe Son of a Gun if you're light eaters.
8475 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Son of a Gun
8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Actually, getting any reservation at Bastide will prove a problem--lots of room but no service as it closed (again) last month, this time for keeps. Of the walkable choices in the area Chaya and Son of a Gun are my favorites but additional options to those mentioned by others include Chili Addiction, Fig & Olive (La Cienega near Melrose Place--might strain your budget if you are not careful) and Taste.
8454 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
408 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048