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Nice, quiet place for business lunch near LAX/Manhattan Beach/El Segundo??

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okayjackson Mar 14, 2013 12:31 PM

Looking for a Nice, quiet place for business lunch near LAX/Manhattan Beach/El Segundo?? Will be interviewing job candidate so quiet is key.

  1. westsidegal Mar 14, 2013 01:17 PM

    cafe del rey in marina del rey.

    indoors (i'm not a fan of outdoor business lunches).
    white tablecloths
    very good service
    good-enough food
    extremely good-looking restaurant with views of the marina from every table. (NOT an "edgy" restaurant)
    attended parking lot right in front of the restaurant.
    all of the food is easily managed with forks and knives (i.e. no bones)
    salad greens are cut into small enough pieces so that they can be gracefully consumed.
    good by the glass wine list
    dignified without being stuffy.
    they will let you linger, there has never been any pressure from them to turn over tables.

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      Ogawak Mar 14, 2013 04:02 PM

      Glad you posted, WSG. I was going to recommend it as well. I find the place spacious and quiet, and the food good.

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      Thor123 Mar 14, 2013 12:40 PM

      I like the patio at Il Fornaio on Rosecrans for lunch meetings. The food is good and the patio is quiet with heaters if its not warm.

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        Bradbury Mar 14, 2013 03:21 PM

        It's a lovely patio, but possibly the most inconsistent kitchen in town. When I last had lunch there, our party of four was served two delicious lunches, and two that were vile-bordering-on-inedible. And since we had what my mom likes to call "Halley's Waitress" (i.e., drifts through your solar system every 76 years), there wasn't enough time to send anything back to the kitchen.

        The nearby Houston's has gotten a bit, um, ambitious in its pricing lately (as have all Houston's) but you can pretty much rely on getting a good lunch with quick service there.

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