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After doing my "due diligence" searching the boards, I'm coming up blank, so here goes: I'm looking for a restaurant that will give three friends a good -- perhaps memorable? -- dinner within a couple of blocks of one of the Metro Red Line stations between Vermont/Sunset (i.e., Vermont/Hillhurst/Los Feliz) and Hollywood/Highland. Said restaurant must have interesting options for the vegetarian (not vegan) in our group, and should not be punishingly loud on a Friday night, to suit our hearing-challenged friend. Price is not a determining factor, but we'd prefer someplace elegant to someplace funky.

TIA for giving this some thought, and sharing your recommendations.

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  1. The ultimate thread on the subject:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/436632

    Bottom line, the Red Line is a great tour of some of the best food LA has to offer, there are treasures to be found within walking distance of pretty much every stop.

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    1. re: maxzook

      Just reviewed that link, vintage-dated 2007, and so many of the places mentioned are no longer around - amazing the changes.

      1. re: carter

        I would go to a Thai place in Hollywood in your position. I think Jitlada, Pailin, Ruen Pair, and Spicy BBQ should all be within walking distance of one of the redline stops.

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        Jitlada
        5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        Ruen Pair Restaurant
        5257 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        Spicy BBQ
        5101 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

        1. re: froggyhumi

          Hollywood & Western is the closest stop to Thai Town, and not all that close to Jitlada as it is on Sunset across from the 99cent store - well worth the walk, yet not all that proximate, aka 8 or so blocks away.

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          Jitlada
          5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

    2. Thanks, all, for your suggestions. We've decided to meet at the Hollywood/Highland station and walk to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for drinks at the Library Bar, then dinner at Public Kitchen.