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Downtown LA restaurants...for Sunday evening (tonight). Help!

samanthee Oct 30, 2011 11:37 AM

I'm looking for a special favorite resto -- Church and State has gone downhill in my mind and too pricey, but I love that kind of atmosphere. Any suggestions? THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

  1. J.L. Oct 30, 2011 07:36 PM

    Aburiya Toranoko or Lazy Ox Canteen... They're sister restaurants, next door to each other.

    Lazy Ox Canteen
    241 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Aburiya Toranoko
    243 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

    1. j
      Jack Flash Oct 30, 2011 03:47 PM

      Chaya Downtown.

      They have a Sunday Night special: $25 prix fixe, and 1/2 price bottles of wine. Here's a link to tonight's deal.


      If the link doesn't work, here's the breakdown:
      - 1st -
      Smoked Salmon Blini
      bellweather farms crème fraiche

      - 2nd -
      Oregon Pumpkin Puree Soup

      - 3rd-
      Kobe Beef Meat Loaf
      porcini mushroom duxelles/ brussel sprouts

      - 4th-
      Coleman's Kabocha Cupcake
      tahitian vanilla ice cream

      Chaya Downtown
      525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

      1. ipsedixit Oct 30, 2011 12:44 PM

        Water Grill and Cicada are both open Sunday night, and are both very good.

        Water Grill
        544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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        1. re: ipsedixit
          scottca075 Oct 30, 2011 02:15 PM

          If the OP thinks Church & State is too pricey, Cicada Restaurant and Water Grill are definitely heading the wrong direction price-wise.

          Bottega Louie has the same atmosphere, maybe the Lazy Ox Canteen.

          If you are willing to venture a bit out of downtown you might look at Silverlake with The Kitchen, Local or Blair's Restaurant or Echo Park with Allston Yacht Club, The Park Restaurant and Masa of Echo Park.

          Masa of Echo Park
          1800 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

          Allston Yacht Club
          1320 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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

          Lazy Ox Canteen
          241 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

          1. re: scottca075
            samanthee Oct 30, 2011 02:58 PM

            Awww, thank you so much. I really appreciate the tips.

            I think I felt C&S didn't merit the price because it was rather mediocre in my mind...

            You have great suggestions...thanks again.

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