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Concert tonight at Staples with 86 yr old mom-- where to eat?

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compucook Sep 24, 2011 11:39 AM

I'm taking Mom & a friend to see Tony Bennett tonight at Staples. The concert begins at 7pm.

Mom loves Prime Rib, so I though the Carvery would be great for a quick bite before the concert. I'm totally unfamilar with LA Live & Staples area. How much walking is involved? Can you park close to both or do I have to move the car?
Mom's very capable of walking, but she is 86!

Thanks in advance for your help!

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    compucook RE: compucook Sep 24, 2011 11:41 AM

    Any other suggestions (coming from the valley) are also appreciated. Mom's a meat eater but our friend only eats fish & chicken and I'm gluten free. I'm trying to accommodate everyone's preferences. Suggest away...!

    1. ipsedixit RE: compucook Sep 24, 2011 12:02 PM

      How about Roy's? Certainly within walkable distance to Staples.

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        compucook RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2011 12:06 PM

        Not close enough...I think to minimize the unknown factor we'll eat in the valley. Maybe near Universal or the edge of Studio City.
        Suggestions?

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        TracyO RE: compucook Sep 24, 2011 12:14 PM

        What about Cicada if it's still around? The room is SO vintage and timeless? The food (and, gee, obviously I haven't been in a long time), was wonderful. And, it's super close to Staples. Just a thought.

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          ipsedixit RE: TracyO Sep 24, 2011 12:21 PM

          If the OP thinks Roy's is not walkable, then Cicada is definitely out of the question distance-wise.

        2. wienermobile RE: compucook Sep 24, 2011 12:34 PM

          My first choice is also Roy's but if that is too far Flemings Steak House, Katsuya and Rock' n Fish are just next door at LA Live and fit what you might be looking for. You will not have to move your car, Staples is just across the street.

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          Roy's Restaurant
          800 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

          Katsuya - Downtown at LA Live
          800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015

          Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
          800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

          ROCK'N FISH L.A. LIVE
          800 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite A-160, Los Angeles, CA 90266

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            ipsedixit RE: wienermobile Sep 24, 2011 12:46 PM

            The thought of an 86 year old mom at Katsuya just tickles me to death.

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              wienermobile RE: ipsedixit Sep 24, 2011 12:48 PM

              My Mom is in her 90's and she likes Katsuya. (but she would pick Roy's first).

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            TracyO RE: compucook Sep 24, 2011 01:22 PM

            I promise I'll keep my mouth shut after this, but I took a friend/client to dinner at the bowl and we ordered off of their menu - the food was very good. Just a thought.... You can order right off of their web site. And, save the $ for tipping you parking lot person to put you in the "right" place so you and your mom aren't waiting after the show.

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              wienermobile RE: TracyO Sep 24, 2011 01:47 PM

              They are going to Staples, not the Bowl.

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              compucook RE: compucook Sep 24, 2011 03:35 PM

              You're all too cute. Probably going to eat somewhere mundane in the valley. Thanks for the good suggestions, next time Hubs and I make an event downtown, I'll have these ideas in my pocket!

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