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downtown LA Sat lunch spots with view?

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cookinglisa Jun 5, 2013 11:47 AM

some friends want to have Sat lunch in downtown L..A.with a view (they want to eat in a skyscraper) . . .preferably with costs reasonable. Any suggestions?

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    jgilbert1000 RE: cookinglisa Jun 5, 2013 11:52 AM

    The Ritz Carlton bar -- WP 24 (which stands for Wolfgang Puck on the 24th floor) has good tapas and drinks and a nice view. It is not an open air restaurant, however.

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      MarkC RE: cookinglisa Jun 5, 2013 11:55 AM

      Perch at the top of the Fine Arts Building near Pershing Square now has Saturday brunch:

      www.perchla.com.

      It is not a skyscraper, but it is a lovely historic building with fine views of downtown. There is open air seating and live music. We went for sunday brunch and loved it.

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        carter RE: cookinglisa Jun 5, 2013 02:44 PM

        While hardly a high-rise, the Cafe Pinot in the Maguire Gardens adjacent to the Central Library has a very nice view, with patio, weather-permitting, and the food is quite good, not exemplary.

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          Thor123 RE: cookinglisa Jun 5, 2013 03:04 PM

          The roof of the Standard Hotel has burgers and such and is a great scene.

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            cookinglisa RE: cookinglisa Jun 5, 2013 03:32 PM

            Thanks for the suggestions. Where is the standard hotel located? WP24 I dont think is open for lunch. The Perch sounds nice, and the Cafe Pinot may not be high enough for them

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              Thor123 RE: cookinglisa Jun 5, 2013 03:34 PM

              http://standardhotels.com/downtown-la...

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