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Need a nice lunch spot between miracle mile and santa monica

Clyde Nov 9, 2011 03:43 PM

I need to find a spot where one person likes everything and the other person is a bit more picky, likes hamburgers and all american foods like that. i would like somewhere that has a nice atmosphere and is business casual. any recs? thanks!

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    Burger Boy RE: Clyde Nov 10, 2011 10:21 AM

    26 Beach Restaurant! Great Burgers! www.26beach.com They also do the best French Toasts in L.A.

    26 Beach
    3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

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      veee RE: Burger Boy Nov 11, 2011 04:37 PM

      was not that impressed with their burgers... but they win the award for over-the-top burgers! i had the spicy tuna on top burger. amazing in concept...

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        westsidegal RE: Burger Boy Nov 13, 2011 05:54 PM

        doesn't exactly fit the geographic parameters. . . .

      2. wienermobile RE: Clyde Nov 10, 2011 10:34 AM

        Great Sandwiches at Fundamental LA in Westwood. Menu changes daily. Casual and tiny with wonderful food.

        fundamental Los Angeles
        1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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          wienermobile RE: wienermobile Nov 28, 2011 12:32 PM

          Just had the chicken torta at Fundamental with TOMATILLO SALSA, LETTUCE, COTIJA, CREMA, PICKLED JALAPENOS and GUAC on bolillo bread only $9. Great Sandwich.

          also love their braised short rib sandwich with

          fundamental Los Angeles
          1303 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

        2. perk RE: Clyde Nov 10, 2011 03:59 PM

          Smith House in Westwood....just across from the Century City mall at Santa Monica and Beverly Glenn....is relatively new and has good food. I've only been twice for lunch....but the burgers were really very good. Lots of other basic choices. Great selection of beers.

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            nosh RE: perk Nov 10, 2011 06:38 PM

            How could Smithhouse be so stupid as to create an extensive website with several menus and NOT post prices?!

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              perk RE: nosh Nov 10, 2011 07:46 PM

              don't know. and i can't exactly remember prices...but i think it was pretty much in line with umami....if that helps.

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                ExtraCheesePlease RE: nosh Nov 28, 2011 11:19 AM

                On their website, if you click on where it says to download to see "full color version here", that gives you the prices. It looks on the same prices as Houston's or Gulfstream or Rock Sugar in the mall. I went the first month it opened when it still had the Angelo Sosa Pub-Asian fusion menu and had the Bone Marrow Burger and it was good if a bit salty. The cheesecake in a jar was delicious. It looks like both items are now gone. It's not a destination restaurant but it's not a bad lunch spot.

                10250 Santa Monica Blvd 656, Los Angeles, CA

                Rock Sugar
                10250 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 654, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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                Servorg RE: perk Nov 28, 2011 12:20 PM

                CH place ink for SmithHouse added to database.

                SmithHouse Tap & Grill
                10351 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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                coffeebrownies RE: Clyde Nov 28, 2011 12:16 PM

                Just discovered the cafe in the Hammer museum. it is in an interior courtyard, with heat lamps. Sandwiches and salads made with locally grown produce, fairly moderate prices, and it was very lively when we were there. Food was good. A nice alternative to other Westwood village restaurants, and pretty close to halfway between SM and Miracle Mile (5 miles to LACMA and probably around the same to the beach. )

                1. tablefor1 RE: Clyde Nov 29, 2011 04:37 PM

                  Nook, FOOD on Pico, Sotto, The Grill on the Alley, Umami

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                    westsidegal RE: tablefor1 Nov 30, 2011 09:55 PM

                    of restaurants on your list:

                    every single dish that has ever been served to me at The Grill on the Alley has been Excellent.

                    re: nook
                    if you end up going there, my recommendation is to stay away from the fish; stick to the "comfort food."

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                    bruinike RE: Clyde Dec 1, 2011 07:23 AM

                    The Six, Westside Tavern, Tavern

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