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Los Angeles Restaurants on The Daily Meal's "101 Best Restaurants in America"

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Norm Man Mar 8, 2012 12:36 PM

http://www.thedailymeal.com/101-best-restaurants-america

http://www.thedailymeal.com/101-best-restaurants-america-2012-slideshow?utm_source=yahoo%2Bshine&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=101%2Bbest%2Brestaurants%2Bamerica%2B2012&RM_Exclude=Welcome

http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/20-...

Rank/Restaurant

# 6 Osteria Mozza

#25 Animal

#50 Fig

#51 Lucques

#64 Spago

#72 Valentino

#75 Father's Office

#78 Gjelina

#81 The Bazaar

#85 Son of a Gun

#97 Jitlada

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    burglover Mar 10, 2012 09:26 AM

    This list is complete shite! Controversial comment #1, LA doesn't have 10% of the top 100 restaurants in America, not even close. All those places are good, not great (though I love Bazaar and Jitlada). And Mozza, can we get some seasonal specials and changes to the menu, please? CC #2, Melisse and Urasawa are the two best high end restaurants in LA (and I'll give a nod to Providence also), a town which does much better at the low end than the high end. None of those three made the list. CC #3, Italian food is generally a weak link in LA, and does anyone even put Valentino in the top-5 Italian restaurants in LA any more?

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      bulavinaka Mar 10, 2012 06:31 AM

      I hate "Best Restaurant" lists.

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        Servorg Mar 10, 2012 06:57 AM

        And yet, you can't look away...(don't you hate that)

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          bulavinaka Mar 10, 2012 08:30 AM

          Yeah, kinda like what's causing stoppages on freeways. "Don't look - keep your eyes on the road... coming up on it - don't look - don't look - don't look... ooooh - I could use a sofa - d'oh!"

          Maybe I'm becoming a curmudgeon-in-training...

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            ipsedixit Mar 10, 2012 12:29 PM

            Chowhound Schadenfreude.

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              bulavinaka Mar 11, 2012 07:25 AM

              Ouch.

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        cdub Mar 9, 2012 07:49 PM

        Anyone who thinks sriprphai is better than jitlada has not dined at both places

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          AAQjr Mar 10, 2012 07:16 AM

          but with Jilada's service issues...

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          orion77 Mar 8, 2012 06:37 PM

          Reads like the writer just looked at city search from an apartment in new york to make this list.

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            chezwhitey Mar 9, 2012 10:22 AM

            If you thought that list was bad.... Behold!

            http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/eat...

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              Peripatetic Mar 9, 2012 03:56 PM

              There was a thread about the CNN list a few days ago:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/837480

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                Steve2 in LA Mar 9, 2012 04:18 PM

                What, no mention of Fat Burger? They are DEAD to me!

          2. honkman Mar 8, 2012 03:04 PM

            Providence ? Saam ? Hatfields ? Melisse ?

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              Servorg Mar 8, 2012 03:20 PM

              Urasawa?

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              mc michael Mar 8, 2012 01:52 PM

              Thanks. Hmmm. No Chinese. No sushi.

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                chezwhitey Mar 8, 2012 02:01 PM

                There are a few sushi places on there from other cities.

                No love for providence?

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