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carfreeinla Jul 4, 2011 06:51 AM

Catching a Red eye from LAX and my usual "fuel stop" is closed for the holiday. Looking for a place to meet friends- they are coming from Marina Del Rey, we are coming from Malibu- nothing to fancy or heavy and the service has to be reliable. We usually meet for Mexican. We don't do pasta. Thoughts?

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    bulavinaka RE: carfreeinla Jul 4, 2011 08:28 AM

    I did a search for, "restaurants open on July 4th in los angeles" and this article from the LA Times came up:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/daily...

    According to the article, Chaya on Main St and Navy is open today - I'd choose that from the list if I were to pick one. They're usually reliable on all counts. My only caviats would be the beach areas are going to be crowded today and most Chowhounds know that raw fish items (i.e., sushi, sashimi) won't be at their peak.

    1. wienermobile RE: carfreeinla Jul 4, 2011 08:43 AM

      Some places open today July 4th:
      Cafe del Rey
      Obika Mozzarella Bar
      Westside Tavern
      The Yard
      and Zengo.

      Have a nice holiday.

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      Cafe Del Rey
      4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

      The Yard
      119 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

      Westside Tavern
      10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

      Zengo
      395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401

      Obika
      10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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        bulavinaka RE: wienermobile Jul 4, 2011 09:05 AM

        Great list, wienermobile. Given the OP's info, I think Zengo might be nice. It's been well-received here and it's kind of a half-way point for both parties...

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          wienermobile RE: bulavinaka Jul 4, 2011 09:11 AM

          Zengo would be my first pick from that list just for their patio.

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          Zengo
          395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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          yogachik RE: wienermobile Jul 4, 2011 01:05 PM

          The traffic around the Promenade and Pier is already a nightmare - it would take an hour just to get close to Zengo and that Mall.

          I would choose Westside Tavern, which seems to me the easiest to get to today.

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            westsidegal RE: yogachik Jul 4, 2011 05:32 PM

            respectfully disagree about westside tavern.
            imho, their food is nothing special.
            their prices are high..(AND they charge extra for bread)
            they are not near LAX
            and since the op said
            << the service has to be reliable>>
            in all of my experiences there, the service has been terrible.

            i know that this place has many fans on this board, but i am definitely not one of them.
            i get forced to go there every time we see a movie at the Landmark.
            not worth the calories nor the money.

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          carfreeinla RE: carfreeinla Jul 5, 2011 01:18 PM

          Thank you all. We ate at our old stand by Chaya Venice. Great choice. Until the music started that is... Food was great, music was great but the two didn't go together!

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          Chaya Venice
          110 Navy Street, Venice, CA 90291

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