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Looking for a Nice Lunch Spot in Silverlake

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amuffinmama Nov 16, 2011 09:56 AM

This is a business lunch. I thought about Blair's but they're not open for lunch. Any other suggestions? Price not an issue and no specific cuisine in mind, just want a place where we can have a nice meal and conversation. Suggestions?

  1. SilverlakeGirl Nov 16, 2011 05:28 PM

    Cafe Stella

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    Cafe Stella
    3932 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029

    1. scurvy Nov 16, 2011 05:09 PM

      LA Mill sounds like your best bet. They have a nice menu designed by Michael Cimarusti and it's a pretty comfortable place to talk. I can't think of many places in Silver Lake that have table service at lunchtime.

      Menu here: http://lamillcoffee.com/media/pdf/201...

      For a more casual, order-at-the-counter experience, Food Lab has some really good and creative sandwiches and salads. Tables are pretty close together, though.

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      LA MILL Coffee
      1636 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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        Peripatetic Nov 16, 2011 07:46 PM

        +1 on LA MILL. It seems ideal for what you're looking for.

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          estone888 Nov 16, 2011 09:08 PM

          Forgot about LA MILL, another +1 on that.

      2. perk Nov 16, 2011 03:01 PM

        Vermont....on Vermont. Good food....good service....lovely space.
        It's actually Los Feliz.
        And Cafe Stella is open for lunch now.

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          estone888 Nov 16, 2011 01:17 PM

          I have heard that there is a new chef at Dusty's. I've always thought it was a pretty nice place to sit around and talk but that the food wasn't very good for the price. Maybe that's changed. I hope so since I live near there.

          Otherwise, Park in Echo Park is nice and comfortable with pretty good food for lunch. I've only been to K2 on Sunset in Silverlake once, but liked it reasonably well. A little farther afield - Little Dom's in Los Feliz is good for lunch. Sadly, I'm pretty sure Barbrix is not open for lunch. If you like German food, the Red Lion might be okay - and won't be overrun with barfly hipsters during lunch.

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          Little Dom's
          2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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            estone888 Nov 16, 2011 01:38 PM

            Whoops. My girlfriend just got home from trying Dusty's for lunch and the first words out of her mouth were, "That was repulsive and overpriced." She is not inclined to hyperbole and tends to cut restaurants a whole lot more slack than I do. So, maybe not Dusty's.

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            amuffinmama Nov 16, 2011 10:17 AM

            has anyone been to forage?

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              bsktsngrvy Nov 16, 2011 12:29 PM

              I had lunch at Forage once. It's order at the counter, take your tray and hopefully there'll be a free table, in other words very casual, not a place I would choose for a serious business lunch. The food was very good though. Not sure if Barbrix is open for lunch, but it's a sit down place with great food. Very very loud at dinner time, but have no idea what it's like at lunch, if it's even open.

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