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LACMA Restaurants

Going to the Caravaggio show at LACMA and am looking for a good lunch - no burgers or pizza or deli. Recommendations would be appreciated. Also, how are the restaurants at the Museum? Thanks everyone.

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  1. Just eat at Ray's inside LACMA. Very good food. Good Cocktails too.

    1. I also like Ray's - and other good restaurants within walking distance are pretty limited. If you're willing to drive, the field opens up.

      1. I like Ray's, and a visit to LACMA is about the only reason to go -- for me anyway.

        If you don't eat at the museum, I would suggest Mendocino Farms (sandwiches, but it's way more than a "deli"), or Yuko for teriyaki bowls.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          Dang ipse, you go to Yuko's too?! Your gullet gets around!!!

          1. re: J.L.

            I have a close friend that works at CBS TV.

            1. re: J.L.

              I got to Yuko's once a week at least! i was iffy about it at first but now i found the things i really love so i go there a lot more.

          2. Does Ray's take reservations? If so, get them, this exhibition should be big. If you want to stay casual, there are usually a ton of food trucks parked on Wilshire, directly across from the museum.

            If you don't want to eat at LACMA, and you can walk a little, you're fairly close to the Old Farmer's Market and the Grove--I think it would be a 10-15 minute walk.

            Tom Bergin's is also fairly close, but I've never been a fan.

            1. Thanks for the suggestions! One more question... how far is Son of a Gun from LACMA? Walking distance. That was a suggestion from a friend...

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              1. re: djohns12

                It's probably a good 15-20 minute hike from LACMA

                1. re: djohns12

                  You can walk there, but make sure you have comfortable shoes. It's a bit of a journey but I've done it a few times.