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vcothren Sep 5, 2011 08:16 AM

where are good places to eat without breaking the bank?

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    Ernie Apr 14, 2013 09:13 AM

    For something different, try BierBeisl for great Austrian food

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      magiccat Apr 11, 2013 08:07 PM

      I had lunch at Frieda today and in my opinion, it has gone downhill, although I never thought it was wonderful to begin with.

      That said, I always enjoyed the 5-mole tasting plate but today it just didn't stand up. The sauces were okay, but the shredded chicken upon which they were to be presented wasn't there, other than a few shreds under each sauce. Just a plate of five sauces and beans and rice. I will wait for a while to see whether it improves, changes or closes.

      La Serenata on Pico may not be in BH nor as polished but to my taste, the food is more authentic and far superior.

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        maudies5 Apr 11, 2013 04:36 PM

        Doma on Camden drive is excellent. Great food, service and won't break the bank. www.domabh.com

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          Thor123 Apr 11, 2013 05:54 PM

          I have been 3 times and found Doma just ok. Da Pasquale IMO is better and more reasonable. Ebaldi is really good but more expensive.

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            pnutbuddah Apr 13, 2013 12:35 AM

            Just had one experience at Doma in Feb. and it was uneven at best. Table of eight. Although the host from Toscano remembered us and treated us like family, no one was ready to go back and try it again until things get worked out.

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          JudiAU Sep 22, 2012 01:30 PM

          On Beverly Drive, Momed, Cabbage Patch, and Saffron (pretty cheap Indian fast-casual that is better than you might expect)
          Clementine (nearby)
          Bar Buchon
          Joan's on Third (nearby)

          1. wienermobile Sep 22, 2012 11:30 AM

            The remodeled Spago with it's new menu reopens this October.

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              ipsedixit Sep 22, 2012 12:10 PM

              Did they build your bank with the same stuff they used to make Captain America's shield?

              (OP: "where are good places to eat without breaking the bank?")

              1. re: ipsedixit
                wienermobile Sep 22, 2012 12:26 PM

                New menu might be less $$$. Maybe small plates and a coat check for my shield.

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                  ipsedixit Sep 22, 2012 12:27 PM

                  I doubt it.

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                    Servorg Sep 22, 2012 12:27 PM

                    We have to pay off the remodeling, so doubtful...

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                      ipsedixit Sep 22, 2012 12:38 PM

                      ... and the backpay for all for the employees and staff who were on standby during the remodel.

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                        Dirtywextraolives Apr 11, 2013 04:34 PM

                        Unless they had contracts, I highly doubt that...... It's called at will labor....

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                  JudiAU Sep 22, 2012 01:31 PM

                  weinermobile- I appreciate your optimism but think it is unfounded.

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                    wienermobile Sep 22, 2012 07:30 PM

                    Thank you,

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                      Dirtywextraolives Sep 22, 2012 08:16 PM

                      One can dream, friend..... ;-))

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                      Thor123 Apr 11, 2013 03:12 PM

                      The prices at the new Spago are obscene. The drink prices are rediculous. Puck at Bel Air while expensive too is a much better value. Anyway "without breaking the bank" its not.

                      Frida is a good value for very good mexican.

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                        jdwdeville Apr 12, 2013 09:19 PM

                        Honestly I find the wine by the glass prices to be quite reasonable, given the quality of the product and the size of the pour.

                  2. josephml1 Sep 22, 2012 11:28 AM

                    well please do not miss at list one dinner in any of this places: madeos or Bouchon
                    I also like scarpetta


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                      coffeebrownies Sep 5, 2011 11:42 AM

                      Los Angeles isn't like other cities geographically--everything is contiguous and the borders are invisible. Beverly HIlls is a fairly small town bordered by West Hollywood on the northeast, Century City on the west, and Los Angeles everywhere else. So, unless you are carless and need to stay within the triangle that is the busines area, there is no reason to limit your restaurant choices to Beverly Hills.

                      1. omotosando Sep 5, 2011 09:14 AM

                        Bar Bouchon - downstairs from the "fancy" Bouchon.

                        Don't understand the love here for Momed. I love Middle Eastern cuisine and seek it out whenever I can and nothing there tastes good or authentic to me.

                        233 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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                          maudies5 Sep 5, 2011 09:39 AM

                          Il Pastaio makes me happy

                          Il Pastaio Restaurant
                          400 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                        2. Servorg Sep 5, 2011 08:59 AM

                          il tramezzino, momed, frieda's, nate 'n al's, cabbage patch, and for some reason I'm blanking on the little Italian place that has been around forever...plus a new Mexican food restaurant that got reviewed just very recently that sounded good, but we've not been that I also can't recall the name of.

                          ADD: Da Pasquale's was the Italian place I was trying to remember...

                          ADD 2: Taberna is the name of the new Mexican place and the CH mention is here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/802277

                          Nate 'n Al's Deli & Restaurant
                          414 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                          236 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

                          Cabbage Patch
                          214 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA

                          Il Tramezzino
                          460 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                          Da Pasquale Restaurent
                          9749 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                          233 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

                          Taberna Mexicana
                          369 N Bedford Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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                          1. re: Servorg
                            westsidegal Sep 5, 2011 09:32 AM

                            Don't understand the love for Da Pasquale.
                            Tried it again the last restaurant week.
                            Still very mediocre imho.

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                              Thor123 Sep 22, 2012 06:18 PM

                              Taberna has closed. Da Psquale is good, but just east on the same block, I think Forna Caldo is better. Outstanding roast chicken, lamb and pizza. Like Frida - very good happy hour. Just tried Momed and very happy with the mushroom flatbread.

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