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Sep 24, 2011 11:39 AM

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

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

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        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.

      2. 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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        1. re: TracyO

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

        2. 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.

          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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          1. re: wienermobile

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

            1. re: ipsedixit

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

          2. 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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            1. re: TracyO

              They are going to Staples, not the Bowl.