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Abbot Kinney Tonight

flowergirl Mar 1, 2013 12:03 PM

Any favorites on Abbot Kinney or close by other than Gjelina (service is too rude)?
Looking for dinner under $30 pre alcohol and dessert and not too loud.

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    bulavinaka RE: flowergirl Mar 1, 2013 12:34 PM

    Tonight is First Fridays - expect huge crowds x 2 due to great weather. Axe is at the north end of the street, so it may be less crowded. I'm ashamed to say that I haven't been in a while, moreover since Joanna Moore resurrected the place post-fire. Her food has always been solid and she sources things from the right places. This would be my first choice tonight.

    1. cookie monster RE: flowergirl Mar 1, 2013 12:46 PM

      bulavinaka is right - everything on Abbot Kinney is going to be extra busy tonight. You might still be able to get a reservation at Hal's, but it's pretty loud. Or you could try going around the corner on Venice Blvd to Tlapazola Gril for Mexican.

      1. wienermobile RE: flowergirl Mar 1, 2013 12:50 PM

        You might try Superba Snack Bar, just a few blocks away on Rose Ave.. Wonderful pastas and it won't be as crazy as Abbot Kinney will be tonight.

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          cookie monster RE: wienermobile Mar 1, 2013 02:29 PM

          If they're willing to head over to Rose, there's also the new Hosteria del Piccolo.

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            bulavinaka RE: wienermobile Mar 1, 2013 04:06 PM

            Tried to hit up Superba last friday and it was too busy. Tonite? I'm betting it's even worse.

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            RicRios RE: flowergirl Mar 1, 2013 12:51 PM

            Just to illustrate the "First Friday" concept on AK:


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              Thor123 RE: flowergirl Mar 1, 2013 01:20 PM

              How about the Galley on Main?

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                yogachik RE: flowergirl Mar 1, 2013 01:23 PM

                Wabi Sabi is always great.

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                  liu RE: yogachik Mar 1, 2013 02:23 PM

                  yogachik, is the sushi good at Wabi Sabi?

                  We have not eaten there in a very long time. It was good then, but as I watched it online, it seemed to have been on a roller coaster ride.

                  How is the value?

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                    yogachik RE: liu Mar 1, 2013 03:19 PM

                    I always have had a great meal there, as recently as last month. The small plates are actually good portions and very inexpensive. Get a bottle of sake for the real value - drinks (they have a full bar) can get pricey.

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                      liu RE: yogachik Mar 1, 2013 03:36 PM

                      It's good to know about the small plates at Wabi Sabi. I have tried only the more traditional sushi items, but now I can recommend somewhere on Abbot Kinney when we are in this area late in the day. Thanks!

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                  flowergirl RE: flowergirl Mar 6, 2013 07:54 AM

                  Had a great meal at Larry's in Venice. We began with pretzel buns covered in bacon and cheese and proceeded to have threee other items with bacon or cheese! Not the most healthy meal but it was certainly delicious.

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                    Dirtywextraolives RE: flowergirl Mar 6, 2013 08:15 AM

                    I really liked that place. Terrific green curry mussels too.

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                      Robert Thornton RE: flowergirl Mar 7, 2013 07:38 AM

                      Recently ate at Larry's and also liked it.

                    2. CharlesKochel RE: flowergirl Mar 6, 2013 06:24 PM

                      Joe's is my favorite.

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                        nosh RE: CharlesKochel Mar 6, 2013 08:52 PM

                        Almost all of Joe's entrees range from the high $20s to $30+. Does not fit the OP's price point.

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                          CharlesKochel RE: nosh Mar 7, 2013 09:33 AM

                          all entes are listed below $20, although I never stay at this price point. http://joesrestaurant.com/menu

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                            sel RE: CharlesKochel Mar 7, 2013 09:48 AM

                            That's Joe's brunch menu. Dinners are in price range Nosh refers to. Lunch prices are of course more reasonable. All good!

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                              CharlesKochel RE: sel Mar 7, 2013 10:32 AM

                              all good. True that

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