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Jul 25, 2013 06:22 PM

Please help choose 1

2 couples from small town passing though Los Angeles and want a great meal in a great big city restaurant with all the bells and whistles that come with it. Help me choose...Koi, Lucques, Bazaar, Spago? My thanks in advance.

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  1. Have you been to any of those before?
    Are you interested in scene/crowd or just food, service & general decor?

    1. One of the second two. Probably Bazaar.

      1. If food most important:

        Lucques/Spago tied for 1st

        Bazaar in 3rd

        Koi brings up the rear

        If scene most important:

        Bazaar/Koi tied for 1st

        Spago in 3rd

        Lucques bring up the rear

          1. re: JAB

            Was gonna say the exact same thing! :-)

            Providence and Melisse for fine dining bells and whistles.

            Bazaar and Katsuya Hollywood for LA all that glitters isn't gold.

          2. From your list, Spago.

            Others to consider in no particular order:


            Giorgio Baldi


            Pizzeria Mozza

            2 Replies
            1. re: ipsedixit

              Agree with ipsedixit's additions especially Craft.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                would love to visit Pizzeria Mozza, I am a brick oven fan, just only so much time.