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Oct 5, 2013 05:09 PM

HELP need place near Music Center

preferably walkable....the last post I could find here was from quite a few years ago so hoping there is something new...just would be nice not to have to move the car :)

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      1. Kendall's, white wine and mussels. Not good enough to be a destination, considerably cheaper than Patina, and better than almost any other option.

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        1. re: cjla

          Kendall's is "better than almost any other option" if you're on a strict no-food diet.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            My mom went to Kendall's a week or so ago. Had the mussels; she said that 8 of them didn't open. To me, that's an unacceptable ratio.

            1. re: Jack Flash

              And, let me venture a guess, was she plated 8 mussels in total?

          2. re: cjla

            I'd rather wait and starve until after the show, and then grab a bite elsewhere.

          3. Actually, Kendall's is a good option if you like mussels.
            Most everything else is just pedestrian.
            Not sure when you might be in that area, but if week days are the plan, the lunch place at the Colburn School is quite good, very affordable, etc., and very proximate.
            For a sandwich kind of menu, underneath the Omni Hotel is Mendocino Farms, which has a very good selection of sandwiches, meaning not the usual stuff.
            Not sure whether you are wanting food pre or post performance, but if the latter, then Taix on Sunset at Park View, just eest of Alvarado, works perfectly.

            1. Personally I would eat somewhere in Little Tokyo and then just walk up First Street to the Music Center.

              Sushi Gen is pretty rockin'.

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              1. re: Liquid Sky

                Doubt many would want to walk that distance, uphill, to the Music Center/Disney Hall area, especially if dressed In more than jeans or shorts or similarly casual clothes.

                1. re: carter

                  True... I mostly wear flats now and assume everyone walks a lot like me... I forgot we're in LA! :)