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Downtown?

Where would you take friends coming from out of town? Looking for a fun, L A experience downtown.

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  1. I know many people don't consider Philippe's chow-worthy, but it's very L.A. and I actually steer my friends toward the pork sandwich rather than the beef.

        1. re: Thor123

          Tasting menu is a good value, rest of menu is pricey by comparison.

        2. Mo-Chica. Great cocktails, reasonably priced, totally sharable plates (3 of us shared 5 dishes and were totally stuffed), and fun, buzzy atmosphere by 8pm.

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          1. re: unagithefish

            Hear negative things about Mo-Chica. Lazy Ox and Spice Table are both very LA.

            1. re: BSW6490

              Mo Chica was great 2 weeks ago - beef, ceviche, potato/crab dish, paella...- but yes, I forgot about Lazy Ox. The new chef there is fantastic; they have a good happy hour too.

              1. re: unagithefish

                I'm looking forward to going to Mo chica during Dine LA.

          2. WP24

            For some reason not many people give this place any love. A bit pricey but I thought the food was excellent.