Need alternate dinner idea... have reservations at Craft, but....
- The Oracle Aug 29, 2013 03:21 PM
I'll be driving from Pasadena and not sure if I'll make my reservation in time - and don't really want to push it back further.
I've been to Craft once before and loved it. The top notch service and excellent food, in a comfortable atmosphere (not loud/cramped), is why I thought it would be perfect for the occasion (celebrating a 75th b'day).
But, I'm starting to think I should pick someplace closer (so I'm not as rushed for time). Nothing in Pasadena appeals to me...but I would be open to something in downtown or in between.
Anything in particular come to mind? (Not interested in Drago Centro or Providence... Patina and Hatfield's are maybe's but I'd almost rather just stick to the original plan with those two.) Where am I forgetting about?!
I feel for you, I really do....I can't think of any downtown places that aren't overly loud and hip.... It's getting harder to celebrate with oldsters in tow these days....
Just throwing these out there, but they may be totally off base..
Musso & Franks
Best of luck....
re: The Oracle
Miles Thompson is hitting it out of the park at Allumette. He is a former sous at both Animal and Son of A Gun. The quality of the food is extraordinary. Not every dish hits the bullseye, but he's 26 and stretching. Parking is really funky as it's in a marginal area.
We love, love the restaurant, but it's really different than Craft, so wouldn't suggest it as a replacement.
Had dinner for first time in long time at Osteria Mozza. Requested table in the back dining room. Was very impressed on every level. Also Chi Spacca, Mozza's newish, meat speakeasy, could hit the mark.