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Post Screening Drinks -- Raleigh Studios

Ciao Bob Mar 12, 2012 11:31 AM

I suppose everyone does Lucy's but I think it is pretty gross.
Any other ideas? Xiomara comes to mind.
Thanks,
Bob

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    alliebear RE: Ciao Bob Mar 12, 2012 11:59 AM

    Which Raleigh Studios? And what time?

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      Ciao Bob RE: alliebear Mar 12, 2012 12:07 PM

      Melrose
      8:30-9 PM

    2. Tom P RE: Ciao Bob Mar 12, 2012 12:30 PM

      Xiomara would be good. You might be able to find a place at the bar at Osteria Mozza (not the Pizzaria.) Providence has a small but nice bar. I've always wanted to go to Marino's on Melrose... anyone know if it has bar?

      Also, Lou, on Vine just north of Melrose, only has wine but is a lovely small space with great wine and tapas/small plates.

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        annie RE: Tom P Mar 12, 2012 01:19 PM

        Marino's has a very nice bar, and they have lovely wines by the glass. Its very quiet during the week, and it does have old school Hollywood elegance. It depends on what mood you're looking for - Marino's is zen and contemplative, while sitting at the bar at Osteria Mozza people and things seem to go by a mile a minute.

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          TonyC RE: Tom P Mar 12, 2012 09:23 PM

          Of course, Lou also has beer, etc. But yes, Lou. Definitely Lou, especially since he might be closing in the upcoming months.

          The other obvious fine choice is Cube LA. Also fantastic wine, usually no wait ala Mozza. Huge fan of their cheese & dessert programs.

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            Tom P RE: TonyC Mar 13, 2012 08:29 AM

            Closing??

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              TonyC RE: Tom P Mar 13, 2012 10:37 AM

              Perhaps not "closing", but definitely being "sold":
              http://www.louonvine.com/?p=2093

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            Ciao Bob RE: Tom P Mar 13, 2012 09:00 AM

            Thanks Tom P -- good suggestions!

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              Servorg RE: Ciao Bob Mar 13, 2012 09:12 AM

              If it's only for drinks and you've never been you might just give Formosa Cafe a whirl...

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            jessejames RE: Ciao Bob Mar 12, 2012 12:53 PM

            I've heard good things about this new beer garden place on la brea called wirsthaus with schnitzels and good selection of brew...

            http://wirtshausla.com/menu/

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              globalgourmet RE: Ciao Bob Mar 12, 2012 06:35 PM

              I think Delphine in the W Hotel on Sunset would be perfect. Check it out:

              www.restaurantdelphine.com/

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                Tom P RE: globalgourmet Mar 13, 2012 08:29 AM

                I do enjoy Delphine. Excellent Caesar, good drinks, amazing fries...

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                  Ciao Bob RE: Tom P Mar 13, 2012 08:59 AM

                  I have had nothing but awful food (a putrid crab from the raw bar was the straw that broke the...for me) at Delphine. Never had the Caesar tho.

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                    Tom P RE: Ciao Bob Mar 13, 2012 11:45 AM

                    Sorry to hear that! I have heard both good and bad. I've mostly had the Caesar and the fries and the burger. It has been about 6 months since I've been there. If you are in that area, Cleo is where to go. One of my favorite places in the last couple of years. Terrific food.

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                      Ciao Bob RE: Tom P Mar 13, 2012 04:38 PM

                      Agree with that.
                      Have you tried Mezze? I think a Cleo-liker would like Mezze as well.

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                        Tom P RE: Ciao Bob Mar 14, 2012 10:46 AM

                        Never have been... I will go, thanks!

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