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nice dinner in LA....Providence, Son of a Gun, Bazaar or Mozza?

devonf Oct 4, 2012 09:40 PM

surprising boyfriend, who is a foodie from NYC by way of SF....to a dinner in LA. He'll eat anything, loves seafood, sushi, meat...you name it. what will be the best place to take him? (I have heard good things about Mozza...but isn't that Batali? He had a bad experience at Babbo in NYC....)

thanks everyone!

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  1. ipsedixit RE: devonf Oct 4, 2012 09:42 PM

    Providence. Or Urasawa.

    1. wienermobile RE: devonf Oct 4, 2012 09:48 PM

      I love Son of A Gun. Their linguine and clams, uni aglio-olio, chili, breadcrumbs is one amazing dish and so is their smoked steelhead roe, maple cream, pumpernickel and a must try is their great fried chicken sandwich, spicy b&b pickle slaw, rooster aioli (imagine Chick-Fil-A on steroids). Not really a romantic place but their food is wonderful.

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        Dirtywextraolives RE: wienermobile Oct 4, 2012 09:58 PM

        Yes, SoaG is a true gem, delicious in every sense. Very casual place.

        If you want dressy and fancy, Providence is the way to go.

        Yes, Mozza is Batali/Bastianich/Silverton's. If he's from NYC, it wouldn't be as impressive to him.

        Animal is the SoaG's first place, that is meat centric and very foodie oriented. Or you can look into Michael Voltaggio's place ink, which has gotten very good reviews.

      2. perk RE: devonf Oct 4, 2012 11:32 PM

        Just got an e-mail from Providence that they're getting truffles in starting next week. It's my favorite "go to" restaurant....and now I'll be going soon!

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          jaykayen RE: devonf Oct 5, 2012 12:36 AM

          Saam at The Bazaar

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            flowergirl RE: devonf Oct 5, 2012 07:11 AM

            Hatfield's tasting menu is excellent. Son of a Gun is fantastic. Enjoy L A

            1. Porthos RE: devonf Oct 5, 2012 07:42 AM

              Red Medicine for exciting and delicious.

              Shunji for serene and delicious.

              Urasawa for ultra expensive and delicious.

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