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adler223 May 30, 2013 04:29 PM

Need to pick a restaurant for dinner in downtown la for my brothers birthday. Preferably near the staples center and no more than 50 dollars a person without drinks. Any suggestions? Thanks

  1. JAB May 30, 2013 04:34 PM

    Drago Centro

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      jgilbert1000 May 30, 2013 04:36 PM

      Rivera (Mexican)
      Casa Nostra (Italian)
      Ill Mare (Italian)
      The Palm (Steaks)

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      1. re: jgilbert1000
        ipsedixit May 30, 2013 06:18 PM

        Can you really do The Palm in under 50/person?

        1. re: ipsedixit
          J.L. May 30, 2013 07:17 PM

          Doubtful.

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            cujo Jun 2, 2013 01:45 PM

            Happy Hour

            1. re: cujo
              J.L. Jun 2, 2013 02:24 PM

              Instead of a celebratory dinner, a birthday Happy Hour. Just make sure it's OK with the birthday boy before pulling that one off.

        2. J.L. May 30, 2013 07:18 PM

          Colori Kitchen (8th & Olive), for excellent Italian.

          1. SauceSupreme Jun 2, 2013 01:25 AM

            Rivera would be my pick in the immediate vicinity of Staples Center.

            Going slightly farther afield are Bar+Kitchen, Drago Centro, Bottega Louie, and The Parish. I keep hearing great things about Alma but haven't been yet.

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              Thor123 Jun 2, 2013 09:19 AM

              Rivera is very good and a lot of fun. A little bit further (but not much) I have heard very good things about Parish.

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                yogachik Jun 2, 2013 09:23 AM

                Rivera

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                  brandygirl Jun 2, 2013 12:25 PM

                  Another vote for Rivera.

                  1. k
                    KTLA Jun 2, 2013 03:01 PM

                    Drago Centro. Can take a large party.

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