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!
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 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
4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Manhattan Beach Post
1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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.
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
4211 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
4786 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
8740 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
13362 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066
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
822 Washington Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292