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Dec 22, 2012 12:23 PM

In LA for 4 nights Christmas week with our two girls (16 and 21)

Looking for cool places to eat with good food. Staying in Beverly Hills but will travel.

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    1. madeos, Bouchon, scarpetta & Ivy are solid in BH, although I don't frequent much east of sepulveta. West Hollywood has some Fabulous places for the 16 & 21 - all over sunset and surrounding areas. Santa Monica & Venice is full of Life and Love with a plethora of foodie is LA in general. each has their own vibe & culture of their own and each has great info on chowhound.

      1. Really recommend 800 Degrees in Westwood for custom build your own pizzas. Really good and inexpensive. There will be a line but it's worth the wait.

        Very close to Beverly Hills is The Original Farmers Market on 3rd and Fairfax for a taste of LA. Everyone can try something different from gourmet hot dogs to tacos to Brazilian BBQ. Open everyday.

        and Gjelina is really worth the trip to Venice.

        1. Highly recommend Doma. Has only been open a short time but has already gained a following and great Yelp reviews. We have been there twice in about 2 weeks and have loved every meal. No website yet. Great food, service and reasonable prices.
          362 N Camden Dr
          Beverly Hills, CA 90210
          (310) 277-7346

          5 Replies
          1. re: maudies5

            Thanks everyone. These are great so far. My girls are kind of foodies like us. Did I mention one of them is gluten free -- celiac? Keep em coming.

            1. re: Rskneaters

              Park's BBQ would be great then. Wonderful Korean meats grilled at your table. My teens love it. Their Gal-Bi (Prime Beef Short Rib) is one of the best dishes in Los Angeles. Great service too.

              1. re: wienermobile

                I would be very cautious about recommending any Asian food to someone who must avoid gluten. Many times, bbq meat is marinated in something soy-based, and almost all soy has wheat in it these days.

              2. re: Rskneaters

                iirc 800 degrees offers gluten free pizzas.

                1. re: westsidegal

                  ...and you can get a protein burger at IN n' Out.

            2. Bazaar at SLS is fun. The food is interesting although not great. The Ivy on Robertson or Kate Mantillini may be good for your girls - big menus and celebrity heavy. The Griddle on Sunset (east of Beverly Hills) has great breakfast.
              Try to get to Santa Monica and Malibu. Taverna Tony has good Med/Greek food in Malibu. Geoffrey's has an amazing view and usually good food. Hatfields is a bit more serious than the other restaurants I mentioned but food is very good.
              The Rainbow in W Hollywood has good pizza and is a throwback rock and roll hangout.