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

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Rskneaters Dec 22, 2012 12:23 PM

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

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  1. wienermobile RE: Rskneaters Dec 22, 2012 12:37 PM

    Here are some older links that may help. Feel free to ask questions and welcome to LA!
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/856681
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/822214
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/861848
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775624

    1. CharlesKochel RE: Rskneaters Dec 22, 2012 12:49 PM

      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 havens...as is LA in general. each has their own vibe & culture of their own and each has great info on chowhound.

      1. wienermobile RE: Rskneaters Dec 22, 2012 01:08 PM

        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.
        http://www.800degreespizza.com

        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.
        http://www.farmersmarketla.com

        and Gjelina is really worth the trip to Venice.
        http://www.gjelina.com

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          maudies5 RE: Rskneaters Dec 22, 2012 01:41 PM

          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

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            Rskneaters RE: maudies5 Dec 22, 2012 01:55 PM

            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.

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              wienermobile RE: Rskneaters Dec 22, 2012 01:59 PM

              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.
              http://www.parksbbq.com

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                Jack Flash RE: wienermobile Dec 23, 2012 10:44 PM

                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.

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                westsidegal RE: Rskneaters Dec 22, 2012 03:39 PM

                iirc 800 degrees offers gluten free pizzas.

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                  wienermobile RE: westsidegal Dec 24, 2012 02:54 PM

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

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              flowergirl RE: Rskneaters Dec 27, 2012 02:28 PM

              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.

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                Rskneaters RE: Rskneaters Dec 28, 2012 03:19 AM

                So far we are very happy. We went to Duplex on Third Christmas night. Great food but not so great service. Coras coffee shop in santa monica. Loved it. Then to Doma for dinner which was yummy. We went with a group of 9 including some littler kids. Everyone was happy. Breakfast the next morning at du-pars at the farmers market. Another success. And they were so nice accommodating our big party. Dinner with the 9 at the rainbow bar and grill. Word of advice for there. Don't over order. The portions are huge.

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                  Rskneaters RE: Rskneaters Jan 1, 2013 05:16 PM

                  Final post from our trip -- You must try The Griddle on Sunset and Blu Jam on Melrose -- both places offer great breakfast/brunch options -- both with a wait and worth it. Thanks again LA Chowhounds. Have a happy 2013 with lots of good food to share!

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                  maudies5 RE: Rskneaters Jan 1, 2013 05:34 PM

                  So happy you loved Doma. We are also fans.

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