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Jan 18, 2012 02:17 PM

rec's near LMU , Playa del Rey

I have to be at LMU twice a week (Wed and Thurs) and am looking for various Chow-worthy establishments in the area that for lunch, dinner, or in between.

Westsidegal -- what say you? Other Hounds, please chime in too!

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  1. Tripel springs to mind

    333 Culver Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90293

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    1. re: Servorg

      just want to add that The Tripel is only open for dinner. (irrc they open at 5pm or so)
      it is a gastropub. they have a bar and two communal tables.

      one of my favorite places.

      1. re: westsidegal

        the tripel is also open for lunch on fridays and for breakfast over the weekends.

      2. re: Servorg

        It's funny I never think to go to that area, It always feel completely separated from the rest of westchester/PDR

        1. re: AAQjr

          I ride right by it almost every weekend on my bike...

          1. re: Servorg

            Truxton's has some good items on its menu...and while it doesn't get a lot of love on the board it's not a bad option as far as I've found on at least a half dozen visits.

            Truxton's American Bistro
            8611 Truxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90045

            1. re: Servorg

              Where's truxtins at? In el segundo?

              Also, there's a coffee joint in Westchester called like The Coffee Company???

              Any good?

              1. re: kevin

                Where's truxtins at? In el segundo?""

                Uh, I think you'll find it at the address provided in my post (or at the map at right under letter R) probably...

      3. Mendecino farms and sugar fish are close, although I prefer Kanpai for sushi. Bristal farms has a few food counters. The Good Pizza is the best in the area. Panns is a few minutes down la tijera.

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        1. re: AAQjr

          The Good Pizza has two places in the area.
          the emerson location has just a couple of tables inside, and some more on the sidewalk.
          the manchester location has more table-space.

          if i'm hankering for a slice or a pie nearby, the good pizza is my #1 choice. in both locations it is located in a strip center with parking in front of the place.
          my daughter, though, would vote for Beach Pizza that recently opened on Manchester near Lincoln. (there is free parking in the back of the bldg. enter from Lincoln Bl. side.

          1. re: AAQjr

            +1 for Mendocino Farms. Some of the best sandwiches in town. Very casual. Very good.
            North End Cafe in Manhattan Beach is great for lunch. Try the Kahlua Pig Monte Cristo Egg Rolls. Wow!
            For dinner I love Manhattan Beach Post. Great small plates. 40% of their tables are saved for walk-ins and only a few miles away.

            North End Cafe
            3713 Highland Ave Ste 1, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

            Mendocino Farms
            4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

            Manhattan Beach Post
            1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

            1. re: AAQjr

              Tried Kanpai based on your recommendation--really liked it and plan to go again soon. Thank you!

            2. Anyone from the LA CH community have any experience with the new "Deck 33" restaurant at the Custom Hotel on Lincoln? At least it's another good early option for breakfast (supposedly open at 6:30 AM) if nothing else:

              1. i'll throw in AYARA THAI CUISINE
                open late, too.
                good price/quality/quantity ratios.

                1. I have not been in over a year but Tompkins Square had surprisingly good burgers. Piknic is decent but not great. Chalet Edelweiss is good for Swiss-German basics. 26 Beach is not that far for other gourmet burgers (there is a Counter, closer, if you prefer). Agra is probably the best for Indian in that area, though a pale imitation of what it was when it first opened. Ekkamai has good Thai food. Killer Shrimp might work as well. For higher end, there is Cafe Del Rey. For dinner, you can add in A Frame, Sunny Spot, Sakura House (yakitori, etc.) and Waterloo & City.

                  26 Beach
                  3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

                  Cafe Del Rey
                  4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

                  Agra Indian Kitchen
                  2553 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

                  Tompkins Square Bar and Grill
                  8522 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

                  Killer Shrimp
                  4211 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

                  The Counter
                  4786 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

                  Chalet Edelweiss
                  8740 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

                  Sakura House
                  13362 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

                  Piknic Restaurant
                  13020 Pacific Promenade, Playa Vista, CA 90094

                  Waterloo and City
                  12517 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066

                  12565 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

                  13223 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

                  Sunny Spot
                  822 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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                  1. re: New Trial

                    imho, would not order fish at Piknic.