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Apr 13, 2006 03:37 PM


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I'm going to a show @ Largo (on Fairfax). In order to get a table we need to make dinner reservations. How's the food there? Edible? Any recommendations?


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    1. re: Cecilbee

      Don't even think it's edible, bring a sandwich and you'll be happier.

    2. it is what it is, you are going to see a show, not have fine dining - limited menu, basic fair, nothing special - if the show is good you will prob not even think about the food - you might have bad, rude service, you might not.

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        the word girl

        bad news. the food is pretty terrible at largo! your best bet is the baked honey chicken which is served with a salad and some mashed potatoes. the chicken is breaded and generally tender, with an unobtrusive honey sauce. the salad greens are fine and the mashed potatoes have that homey, made from a mix kind of texture...

        1. I would highly recommend meeting the per person minimum ($15?) with drinks and eat someplace else before or after!

          1. Largo is one of my favorite places on the planet. I love me Mr. Flanny the owner, the talent is just outstanding, the crowds are usually fabulous and friendly - but the food?
            Yeah, not so much.
            I normally get a Largo salad - unoffensive and basic. Twice Baked Chicken is so-so, pastas are bland, but really, you're not going for the food :)

            Have fun!

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            1. re: PoetKitty

              yeah. I know I'm not going for the food, but for the music.

              But as a hound, I do care about what I eat ;) and wanted to avoid anything potentially terrible. I like the suggestion about sticking w/ $15 of drinks vs. food. I wonder if they would allow that since the web page and voice mail specifically mentioned a $15 per person food minimum.

              1. re: LAgirl

                Maybe you can negotiate a side deal. Tell them you'll meet them half way and offer to pay them $7.50 to NOT eat there?

                1. re: LAgirl

                  You are actually not allowed to do this I believe. There must be a minimum $15 food order, regardless of drinks.

                  1. re: LAgirl

                    It's $15 food minimum. Drinks are separate. Look, the food's not bad; it's nothing a chowhound would get excited about, but hey, we all need a night off. Everything is basically $15, the honey chicken is just fine, and in tomato season the caprese salad is a good choice too. Here's a tip from a regular: lots of people eating there are pretty difficult, obnoxious customers; be very friendly to your server and you'll get great service. And hound or not, you will be back for the music regardless of what you think of the food.