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Jan 30, 2013 01:30 PM

Help! Restaurant Gift Card Suggestion Needed

Hi All,

I'm looking to buy my friend a gift card to a restaurant for her birthday. I live overseas so I need some local LA help.

She lives in Burbank, but travelling around LA never seems much of an issue for her, however and this is where it gets hard - she is coeliac and can't have soy either. She doesn't really eat red meat, but will eat seafood and I think chicken/turkey.

She's not really a foodie type person but I just thought it would be lovely to get her a voucher so her and her boy can have a nice dinner out without worrying about cost. Having said that they're not really into fine dining. I'm thinking somewhere like Susan Fenigers Street - but I took her there last time I was in town.

The other thing I was wondering is whether there are any restaurants outside of LA which might make for a good day trip, they could have lunch out there and then come back (or stay if they so choose)

Has anyone got any suggestions?

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    1. re: Servorg

      Hi Servong,

      Thanks, I did find that article in my research but I wasn't sure whether any of the suggestions met my other requirements. Do you have personal experience with any of the places suggested? I really liked the sound of the Misfit, but by looking at their menu I wasn't sure if it would suit.

      1. re: Misslis

        I haven't been to Misfit, but have been to Hostaria del Piccolo in Santa Monica and they would be a solid choice. Also Catch is quite good for dining by the Ocean. Water Grill is probably your best bet.

    2. Water Grill in Downtown Los Angeles serves some of the best & freshest seafood in the city and has a great raw bar too. You can buy a gift card from their web site at this link:

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      1. re: wienermobile

        Ohhhh, that looks so tasty. I want to go there!! Thanks, I'm going to add that to my list of places to visit when I'm next in LA.