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ReneeParadis Oct 3, 2011 04:30 PM

I'm in town for business tonights staying at the Miyako. I'd like to fin a newish restaurant nearby for dinner. Would prefer new American, Italian, or French--not Japanese. Went to lazy ox canting for lunch last time I was here and wasn't blown away. Thanks for any help!

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    ReneeParadis RE: ReneeParadis Oct 3, 2011 04:32 PM

    I should mention i'm on foot.

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      ReneeParadis RE: ReneeParadis Oct 3, 2011 04:44 PM

      I'd also like to apologize for all the typos. Damned autocorrect and all that.

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        foodiemahoodie RE: ReneeParadis Oct 3, 2011 05:34 PM

        Does that mean you want to find a place within walking distance?

        And why new-ish? And how new-ish? There's a nice assortment of restaurants downtown - would Church & State be new-ish or not? Rivera? WP24? Patina - not new, but the chef might be considered new-ish (VERY highly rated by the LA Times food critic).

        Budget?

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        Church & State
        1850 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

        WP24
        900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

      2. aching RE: ReneeParadis Oct 3, 2011 04:35 PM

        I love Spice Table, and it's close to your hotel.

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        The Spice Table
        114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

        1. scarmoza RE: ReneeParadis Oct 3, 2011 05:04 PM

          Have you been to Wurstk├╝che (sausage grill and German beer) already? The rattlesnake and rabbit sausage is really something to try. I had it with a surprisingly delicious beer brewed with apples. I wasn't exactly blown away at that time but I've found myself craving both, often.

          If you're looking for something very casual, it's an easy walk from the Miyako.

          Wurstkuche - 800 E 3rd St Los Angeles, CA

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            scottca075 RE: scarmoza Oct 3, 2011 05:27 PM

            I would use the subway and get to Drago Centro.

            525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, (213) 228-8998

            Maybe Bottega Louie, Cafe Pinot or Nick & Stef's Steakhouse.

            If you only want to walk and won't use the subway or DASH bus, you really limit your options being in Little Tokyo.

            There is also Traxx in Union Station.

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            Cafe Pinot
            700 West Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

            Traxx Restaurant
            800 N Alameda St Ste 122, Los Angeles, CA 90012

            Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
            330 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

            Drago Centro
            525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

            Bottega Louie
            700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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              samanthee RE: scottca075 Oct 30, 2011 12:50 PM

              THe LAZY Ox is very good food -- check it out. it's Near Little Tokyo.

              Oh, I see you weren't that impressed. Didn't see that.

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                westsidegal RE: scottca075 Oct 30, 2011 12:56 PM

                respectfully disagree about the Bottega Louie recommendation despite the fact that others on this board like the place.

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                Bottega Louie
                700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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                  scottca075 RE: westsidegal Oct 30, 2011 01:47 PM

                  Given that she asked the question three weeks ago, objections are a big late at this point.

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              ReneeParadis RE: ReneeParadis Oct 3, 2011 05:40 PM

              thanks for all the suggestions--made a res at Drago Centro.

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              Drago Centro
              525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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                Clyde RE: ReneeParadis Oct 4, 2011 01:59 PM

                I love Drago Centro~ excellent choice. Besides the food being awesome, I left my hat behind. I stopped off at the restroom and then as I was leaving one of the employees there was chasing after me with my hat. I've always appreciated that!

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                Drago Centro
                525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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