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Quick Lunch - Beverly Hills

flowergirl May 10, 2013 08:57 AM

Need ideas please for an easy and quick lunch in Beverly Hills. Have you been to Choppe Choppe? Looks interesting. A place with great sandwiches and salads would be perfect. Not looking for deli or anything ethnic.

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  1. Servorg RE: flowergirl May 10, 2013 09:10 AM

    I am still partial to the pressed chicken sandwich with the garlic "crack" sauce at il Tramezzino http://iltram.net/ but they have good salad options too if that is what you are hankering for.

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      flowergirl RE: Servorg May 10, 2013 10:06 AM

      Thank You. I have seen this but never tried it. Is the Italian food good here too?

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        Servorg RE: flowergirl May 10, 2013 10:08 AM

        I always get the exact same thing (g) so someone else will need to chime in on that aspect of things.

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      maudies5 RE: flowergirl May 10, 2013 10:03 AM

      Neiman Marcus Fresh Market (3rd floor)

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        Thor123 RE: flowergirl May 10, 2013 10:57 AM

        Do you mean Greenleaf Chop Shop? Great salads. No really a place to eat in though.


        BeverLiz Cafe on South Beverly is another easy place with a broad menu of sandwhiches and salads with sidewalk seating.

        If it were me, I would probably sit outside at Barney Greengrass for a quick lunch.

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          Servorg RE: Thor123 May 10, 2013 11:18 AM


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            Thor123 RE: Servorg May 10, 2013 11:27 AM

            O. Have not been. Greenleaf has a great chop chicken salad. Much better IMO than La Scalla chop.

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          latindancer RE: flowergirl May 10, 2013 12:15 PM

          Bouchon Bistro (on Canon) on the patio....a little quieter and away from the traffic of BH with great service. My go-to place for a quick lunch.

          Very delicious salads and sandwiches and bakery items.

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            miso85 RE: flowergirl May 10, 2013 12:47 PM

            cabbage patch. on beverly

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              TracyS RE: flowergirl May 10, 2013 01:57 PM

              Choppe Choppe used to be located in Culver City before their move to BH and it's fresh and tasty. Their soups, cookies, and lemonades are also great.

              Also agree with the recs for Il Tramezzino, Cabbage Patch, and would also throw in Momed or The Farm.

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                Thor123 RE: TracyS May 10, 2013 03:00 PM

                I was going to say Momed except the OP said no ethnic. Farm is a good call too. How about Lemonade?

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                Capybara RE: flowergirl May 10, 2013 05:29 PM

                For some reason I thought Choppe Choppe was closed. Maybe call first? In any case, I worked aross the street until about six months ago. Liked it at first, got old fast for me.

                ALSO -- it is a take-out place.

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                  maudies5 RE: flowergirl May 10, 2013 05:39 PM

                  Best replies so far: Bouchon Bistro and Neiman Marcus Fresh Market. These are my go-to places when I am in BH, hungry and in a hurry. IMHO, NM has the best menu of the two; excellent sandwiches, and salads. Love the cup of soup, 1/2 sandwich combo.

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                    Dirtywextraolives RE: maudies5 May 10, 2013 06:44 PM

                    So, in your humble opinion, going to a department store and schlepping through it or spending bucks at Bouchon are the best options? I would never think to hike through a department store when I am in a hurry.

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                      latindancer RE: Dirtywextraolives May 10, 2013 07:00 PM

                      Well, I'm usually there buying shoes, because I'm a crazy 'shoe-dee' so it's nice to have food afterward....and great food it is, after the shopping workout.

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                        ipsedixit RE: Dirtywextraolives May 10, 2013 09:16 PM

                        I really like NMFM, and there is no "schlepping" involved.

                        Just a couple of escalator rides while you take in the eye candy.

                        Win-win in my book.

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                        latindancer RE: maudies5 May 10, 2013 06:55 PM

                        Good to know, maudie.

                        I'll either eat at Mariposa or Bar on 4...at least once a week and I've yet to try NM Fresh Market.
                        I've heard good things about it.

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                          maudies5 RE: latindancer May 10, 2013 08:40 PM

                          Fresh Market on the 3rd floor at NM has excellent salads and sandwiches and validates for 3 hours. The servers have all been there for about 20 years and very kind and professional As to a previous poster saying "I would never think to hike through a department store when I am in a hurry," Sorry, you are just plain wrong. Try Fresh Market. Food is extremely fresh, seating is comfortable, wonderful menu, service is excellent. Reuben and Rina have been there forever. Nice, when I sit down and am immediately brought my beverage of choice.

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                            latindancer RE: maudies5 May 10, 2013 09:20 PM

                            Thanks again.

                            As I've stated I love Mariposa and Bar on 4 and judging by the menu I know this will be part of my new rotation at my beloved Neiman Marcus :).

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                              kevin RE: latindancer May 10, 2013 10:37 PM

                              If its anything like Barney Greengrass I will have to pass.

                              Maybe I'm just not a fan of these department store restaurants.

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                            JudiAU RE: latindancer May 11, 2013 02:07 PM

                            Very good idea. I've eaten at Mariposa quite often but never at Fresh Market.

                            Cabbage Patch is very popular for salads and "bowl food." Their gyros are served with excellent fresh flatbread. Don't know if you count that as a sandwich or "ethnic."

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                              miso85 RE: JudiAU May 11, 2013 02:15 PM

                              The sandwiches at cabbage patch are excellent, as is the gyros

                        2. mucho gordo RE: flowergirl May 11, 2013 12:17 PM

                          "Quick lunch" is an oxymoron. Any good eatery will be crowded at lunch time and,therefore, not very quick.

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                            maudies5 RE: mucho gordo May 11, 2013 05:26 PM

                            Disagree with your blanket assessment. Fresh Market at N.M. rarely has a line, has enough servers to handle the small cafe &the food is excellent.. Even when all of the tables are filled and the counter is filled, the service is so efficient that there is rarely a long wait.

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                              mucho gordo RE: maudies5 May 12, 2013 09:32 AM

                              What's the point of good service if there's no place to sit and eat when you have only an hour for lunch? If everything is filled, there's bound to be a small line. Forget a long wait; even a short one, when you have limited time, means you'll have to rush through.

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                                Thor123 RE: mucho gordo May 12, 2013 10:57 AM

                                Actually, if you go at noon, Lemonade and La Pain Quitian both are good and fit the bill. Also, there is a new market/cafe on Canon just south of Santa Monica on the east side that looks interesting. Lots of seating.

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                                  Servorg RE: Thor123 May 12, 2013 11:22 AM

                                  Evidently there is a branch of the Torrance Cafe & Bakery, L'Amande http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/2013... either open or about to open on Santa Monica Blvd. in between Camden and Rodeo. Anyone know anything about that place/location?

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                                  latindancer RE: mucho gordo May 12, 2013 12:15 PM

                                  There's always great service, good food and no line where I eat in BH.
                                  I have no idea where you've eaten but it's not the case where I dine.

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                                Dirtywextraolives RE: mucho gordo May 11, 2013 06:26 PM

                                I agree, mucho gordo, I've never had a "quick" lunch anywhere in BH. Just doesn't seem very probable. I can't think of one place I'd recommend.

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                                archer RE: flowergirl May 11, 2013 04:35 PM

                                Love M Cafe on Brighton. Order @ counter, so definitely fast. Healthy and delicious.

                                1. Wayno RE: flowergirl May 11, 2013 07:10 PM

                                  Choppe Choppe is now gone. Closed a week ago. Apparently had issues with venting, and couldn't keep the aromas of their food out of neighboring spaces, at least that's what we heard was the reason. (My office is a few doors down.). In that neighborhood, the BH Triangle, my everyday restaurant is Walter's in the office building on northwest corner of Camden and Wilshire. Some of the daily soups are very good (albondigas (Thurs) and matzo ball/chicken noodle (Tues) - but NOT the clam chowder (Fri). And their salads are also very good. And the nicest people anywhere. More upscale, is Bedford and Burns, which is pretty good. Much better, though, for a nicer dining experience at lunch is DOMA, a few doors north of Mr. Chow.

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                                    maudies5 RE: Wayno May 11, 2013 07:51 PM

                                    Doma is excellent!

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