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KUCLA Jan 12, 2013 01:57 PM

Hey guys!

So my mom and her friend (both foodies) are coming up to visit me tonight/ tomorrow and I really want to take them to a great Sunday breakfast; I want to take them to a place that has ambiance and is pretty farm to table and not so much "those taquilla shots where a bad choice". They are meeting up with some clients at the Century City mall at 12pm tomorrow, so if there is somewhere around there that's BOMB around their that would be amazing!

I go to UCLA, so my mom initially wanted to go somewhere around there, but lets be real....when did Westwood ever have chow hound worthy food...?

Tonight they are coming to my work at the SLS hotel and eating at The Bazaar by Jose Andres, so I want to follow up with something less fussy but equally satisfying.

Appreciate any help! Thank you so much!

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    Dirtywextraolives Jan 12, 2013 02:53 PM

    Nothing much is open in Century City on Sundays unless you go to the mall.

    Next door in Beverly Hills, however,there are quite a few choices like Scarpetta & Bouchon.

    1. wienermobile Jan 12, 2013 02:54 PM

      Really good breakfast at John O' Groats on Pico right near Century City. Not fancy. Nate n Al's Deli is good in Beverly Hills? What is your budget?

      +1 for Bouchon.

      The Farm of Beverly Hills.

      I really do like the Scarpetta Buffet, but it's is expensive.

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      1. re: wienermobile
        ipsedixit Jan 12, 2013 07:05 PM

        +1 for Scarpetta.

        1. re: wienermobile
          aching Jan 13, 2013 11:54 AM

          The "Jidori hen's eggs" all over the Bouchon menu crack me up. Unless Jidori roosters lay eggs, that's pretty affected!

        2. perk Jan 12, 2013 02:56 PM

          Is Craft open for brunch on Sunday?

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          1. re: perk
            wienermobile Jan 12, 2013 02:57 PM

            No. Craft is closed on Sundays.

          2. d
            DanielleW Jan 12, 2013 03:08 PM

            Food on Pico is excellent.

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            1. re: DanielleW
              ilysla Jan 12, 2013 03:29 PM

              I liked Food (went there once), but I wonder if the ambiance might be too stripped-down/industrial?

              +1 on John O'Groats. Just get there early b/c there will be a huge line.

              I also like Milo + Olive and Brus Wiffle, but those might be too far west (esp the latter). Shouldn't take that much time to zip across to Century City on a Sunday, though.

              A place in Beverly Hills might be nice w/ the Golden Globes happening tomorrow (don't know if they want a celebrity sighting).

            2. Servorg Jan 12, 2013 03:17 PM

              If you don't mind the price then take them for Sunday brunch up at the newly redone Hotel Bel Air http://www.hotelbelair.com/sundaybrunch

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                Thor123 Jan 12, 2013 03:39 PM

                Barney Greengrass in BH is close and does a great Sunday breakfast

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                  New Trial Jan 12, 2013 04:14 PM

                  Tavern in Brentwood (San Vicente just West of the VA) does a very nice brunch (starting at 10 am) and I like the ambience sitting in the Atrium there.

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                  1. re: New Trial
                    wienermobile Jan 12, 2013 04:23 PM

                    +1 for Tavern. I really like their Brisket hash with sunny-side eggs and horseradish cream.

                  2. l
                    latindancer Jan 12, 2013 07:25 PM

                    Bouchon Bistro on Canon in Beverly Hills is excellent and their bakery is next door....incredible baked goods.

                    Food on Pico is very casual, you order at the counter, they bring it to your table and the food and owner, Judy, will treat everyone like friends. Wonderful pancakes and omelets and baked goods. You cannot go wrong here and the locals love it.

                    John O' Groats is wonderful breakfast food. I love their pancakes and biscuits and fresh squeezed juices;

                    As someone mentioned, tomorrow is The Golden Globes...anywhere around BH is going to be busy...

                    1. J.L. Jan 12, 2013 09:08 PM

                      Scarpetta for more upscale brunch, & Amandine for more casual.

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                      1. re: J.L.
                        kevin Jan 12, 2013 09:38 PM

                        amandine is pretty fucking far from century city though.

                        if all else fails, you can hit up the coral tree in the cc mail, it ain't half bad.

                        or if beverly hills is ok, just hit up the grill on the alley for some corned beef hash and eggs and a pot of coffee and you are good to go, that is if you also get there pretty fucking delicious cheesecake too.

                        1. re: kevin
                          westsidegal Jan 13, 2013 10:00 AM

                          respectfully disagree about the coral tree.

                          also, iirc, the Grill on the Alley doesn't open until 11:30 on saturdays and not until 5pm on sundays. since the diners are

                          <<meeting up with some clients at the Century City mall at 12pm>> the hours probably won't work

                          1. re: westsidegal
                            kevin Jan 13, 2013 12:55 PM

                            I thought someone would take me to town on my Coral Tree recommendation.

                            I stand corrected.

                          2. re: kevin
                            Servorg Jan 14, 2013 02:58 PM

                            "amandine is pretty fucking far from century city though."

                            Not a bad drive on a Sunday though

                            1. re: Servorg
                              kevin Jan 14, 2013 04:40 PM

                              yeah, i just realize that on a Sunday most places say from CC to amandine would be a fifteen minute drive rather than a 50 minute drive or longer.

                              my use of foul language has me keeping my street creds real.

                        2. k
                          KUCLA Jan 13, 2013 12:49 AM

                          Thank you guys so much! I think I'm going to try to take them to John O' Groats or someone at work suggested Eveleigh...? Seemed like pretty good food, though a bit off course...if it's any good we are down to drive a little bit. Thoughts?

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                          1. re: KUCLA
                            Thor123 Jan 13, 2013 08:37 AM

                            Eveleigh is a very cool venue. Did not know they did breakfast. You will wait at O Groats for sure.

                            1. re: KUCLA
                              maudies5 Jan 13, 2013 01:34 PM

                              The big problem with John O'Groats is their no reservations policy. On a day like today, brrrrrr, I would not want to wait in a line outdoors for up to an hour. My recommendations would be Barney Greengrass (takes reservations) or Tavern (takes reservations). Neither is far from CC, although BG is a few minutes closer.

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