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Sep 30, 2012 03:02 AM

Restaurants in Los Angeles and Santa Monica


I am French and I just read this site really exciting for its diversity and quality.

We are planning for early next year a circuit in California and we intend to remain a few days in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

Knowing that we want to avoid the fast food and want to eat American without putting aside the characters restaurants (Italian, Asian, Mexican ...) we would be grateful if we know which restaurants you advise us for breakfast and dinner.

Of course, we want to stay as far as acceptable and not to go in upscale restaurants and expensive.

Excuse my very bad english !....

Thank you in advance.

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  1. Welcome to Los Angeles (a bit early). We have a lot of great places for you to try, and your English
    is fine! It might help if we had a few more details, since our area is so spread out. Will you have a car and how far are you willing to drive from the Santa Monica area (if that's where you're staying).
    Also....what is your price range for breakfast and dinner. Just to give us some idea. And of those ethnic choices (like Italian, Asian, and Mexican) which are your favorites? This will help us guide you to the places you might enjoy the most.

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    1. re: perk

      Perk thank you

      I asked the same question on the forum in San Francisco because we do a circuit of 15 days in California March-April 2013, which starts in San Francisco and ending in Los Angeles (Via Las Vegas and San Diego).

      I pointed out the Forum San Francisco that I answer in English because I wrote my original subject in French and it was denied by the moderator.

      To answer your question, we want to eat in the morning and evening. Quick the midday !...We would therefore like to find a good breakfast in the morning to "go away" in the day and in the evening eat properly.

      I do not have a very large price appreciation in U.S. restaurants! .. If I say $ 35 - $ 45, it seems okay for you to eat properly.

      We believe we set in Santa Monica. This is not stopped! ... But we prohibit us frequent restaurants in Los Angeles! .. We are 3 days in San Francisco and 3 days at Los Angeles. When I would know as soon as our point "docking" I will not fail to contact again the forum.

      Excuse my very bad english !...

      Thank you in advance

      PS : Excuse me but il is 17:30 PM here !...

    2. All in Santa Monica and all at your price point....

      Mio and Olive

      Marmalade Cafe (on Montanna

      Coras Coffeee Shop

      For Dinner
      Tar and Roses

      Next Door By Josie

      Fig at the Fairmont Hotel- before 6 PM everything is 1/2 price