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DOWNTOWN Late Lunch / Early Dinner Suggestion Needed

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mrsantora Nov 28, 2013 01:19 PM

We have the family coming out in a few weeks for the Holidays and have purchased tickets to the Disney Concert Hall. So we're looking for a late lunch early dinner suggestion that can accommodate 8 people (including an infant) and won't break the bank. Open to pretty much anything.

Thoughts?

Thanks
Mark

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  1. ipsedixit RE: mrsantora Nov 28, 2013 03:12 PM

    What's late? What's early?

    And how big and strong is that bank of your?

    More importantly is this during the week or the weekend?

    You give me 2 month old Oscar Meyer bologna I give you diarrhea.

    You give me Wagyu beef, I give you the steak of your dreams.

    In other words, more and better info needed.

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      mrsantora RE: ipsedixit Nov 29, 2013 11:02 PM

      We're going for a Holiday program at the Concert hall in the late morning/early afternoon. Probably be looking to lunch around 2.

      As far as the bank goes, not crazy, but decent. Sit down service nice atmosphere.Not Jeans.

      Thoughts?

      Thanks
      Mark

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        ipsedixit RE: mrsantora Nov 30, 2013 10:53 AM

        Not to belabor the point, but weekday or weekend? This is especially important given that you'll essentially be asking for lunch (or late lunch).

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          Servorg RE: ipsedixit Nov 30, 2013 11:07 AM

          I'm guessing most likely it's on a Saturday based on the holiday afternoon schedule at the Disney Hall (although it could be a Friday)...

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            ipsedixit RE: Servorg Nov 30, 2013 11:12 AM

            Maybe check out WoodSpoon.
            http://www.woodspoonla.com/

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            mrsantora RE: ipsedixit Nov 30, 2013 10:33 PM

            Sorry about that. Thought I had mentioned, it'd be Saturday.

            Thanks
            Mark

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        Thor123 RE: mrsantora Nov 28, 2013 03:29 PM

        McCormicks is close by. It's not the Water Grill, but it has a broad menu with reasonable prices and huge booths that work with an infant.

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          mrsantora RE: Thor123 Nov 29, 2013 11:03 PM

          Yeah, I've been to McCormick & Schmicks. It's fine for a chain. Was hoping to do a non chain if possible.

          Thanks

          Mark

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          nosh RE: mrsantora Nov 29, 2013 12:45 AM

          Yang Chow on Broadway in Chinatown above downtown is open continuously between lunch and dinner. I really like their food, which admittedly might not be "authentic" but is done well and tastes great. Their slippery shrimp is a classic, oft-copied dish. They have round tables that will easily fit your family. $20 pp all-in will give you a feast, probably with leftovers. Validated, almost free parking in back.

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            mrsantora RE: nosh Nov 29, 2013 11:05 PM

            I agree Yang Chow is quite good. I've never been to the one downtown, but I've been to the one in Pasadena.

            Thanks
            Mark

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            Jack Flash RE: mrsantora Nov 29, 2013 08:31 AM

            Depending on some of the answers to ipse's questions, you might consider Blue Cow Kitchen, just a couple of blocks away on Grand. Very casual, but good food in an environment where all will be welcome.

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              mrsantora RE: Jack Flash Nov 29, 2013 11:06 PM

              Unfortunately, it looks like they are closed on the weekends for lunch. But the Blue Cow looks good, I'll have to give it a try one day.

              Thanks
              Mark

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              Johnny L RE: mrsantora Dec 1, 2013 12:33 AM

              Take the train to the Grand Central Market and explore all the new vendors.

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                ipsedixit RE: Johnny L Dec 1, 2013 06:34 AM

                The train?

                Do you mean the DASH?

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                  Mattapoisett in LA RE: ipsedixit Dec 1, 2013 07:13 AM

                  Actually the red line has the closest stop to GCM on 4th and Hill. The closest DASH runs on either Grand or Spring. to get back to Disney Hall take the red line inbound 1 stop to Civic Center and walk 2 blocks up 1st St to WDCH.

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                DonaldIGStevens RE: mrsantora Dec 1, 2013 02:45 PM

                How about Engine Co. No. 28? They have a menu online. I think they are open Saturday afternoon.

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                  ipsedixit RE: DonaldIGStevens Dec 1, 2013 06:27 PM

                  But the food is not very good.

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                    Thor123 RE: ipsedixit Dec 1, 2013 06:53 PM

                    But other than that...

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                    mrsantora RE: DonaldIGStevens Dec 1, 2013 08:18 PM

                    Have to agree on the food. Been there, Don't want to go back,. Rather roll my dice on someplace new. But the location is good.

                    Mark

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                    mrsantora RE: mrsantora Dec 5, 2013 09:53 AM

                    Well this has all gone to pot. Family's not coming out now. But thanks for all the suggestions. WIll have to try some of them in the future.

                    Thanks.
                    Mark

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