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Jan 6, 2014 06:17 AM

Any dinner places in walking distance of Beverly Wilshire Hotel?

I know LA isn't much of a walking town but we'll be flying in and hoping to get some dinner without getting back in the car. I know there are restaurants in the hotel but I'm hoping for something less pricey and more interesting! Thanks so much.

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  1. Close to your hotel is Frida's for Mexican and if you like Deli then in the opposite direction from Frida's (but about the same easy walking distance) is Nate 'n Al's or, while it's a chain it's darn good one, South Beverly Grill (part of the Hillstone/Houston's group) (they have a prime rib French dip that is absolutely delicious)

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    1. re: Servorg

      Agree on all counts. Short ribs at Frida are really good. Chicken sand at South Beverly's Honor Bar is great.

      1. re: Thor123

        +1 for South Beverly Grill. Nice atmosphere, live music in the bar area and pretty reasonable ($20-35 entres) and yes, the French Dip is sublime. It also features grilled fish, sushi, steaks and salads.

        Your area of BH is actually quite walkable. Mastros is an expensive steakhouse but has good food and some amazing people watching.

        1. re: bringiton

          i like sbg - but the prices don't justify going there when so many great places at a similar or just slightly higher price point...$22 french dip, $18 burger -- you're honestly better off at the real Grill, the one on the alley, for a great burger...nice beer selection tho.

          mastros is a hoot.

          not for dinner but the chaumont bakery has nice sandwiches and breakfast food.

      2. re: Servorg

        Grilled skirt steak and enchilada plate at Frida's is great! Guacamole is a good start to the meal too.

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        1. Momed's duck schwarma

          1. A 10-15 minute walk will give you a ton of options in Beverly Hills
            From the heavy hitters (cut, Spago, e baldi, Bouchon, Scarpetta, Mastro's, Urasawa, Ruth's Chris) to more reasonably priced options (Urth Cafe, S Beverly Gill, Frida's, Momed, Xi'an, California PIzza etx).

            A 25 - 30 minute walk takes you to Century City (big Westfield Mall with many options), craft, Hinoki and the Bird.

            Cabs or lyft/Uber are plentiful if you don't feel like walking back.

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            1. re: Ciao Bob

              No need to walk all the way to Century City unless you want to go to Tom Colicchio's wonderful Craft.

              1. re: Ciao Bob

                The hotel is also pretty liberal with the use of their house car in my experience.

                I'd just run across the street to Urasawa, but it is the anthesis of inexpensive.

                1. re: black_lab

                  For sushi, a few blocks down South Beverly is Sushi Sushi which is outstanding. Not cheap, but nowhere near Urasawa. A bit further on Olympic just west of Doheney is Sushi Sasabune.

                  1. re: Thor123

                    I've had some great lunches at sushi sushi for sure!

              2. I work right across the street from the hotel. I highly recommend DOMA on Camden just north of Wilshire - a 2 minute walk. Very nicely done Italian and wood-fired pizza, in a very pleasant atmosphere with ultra nice service.

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                1. re: Wayno

                  hi wayno i work in the area too ... never even heard of doma, sounds nice.

                  it's not shunjis, and i know many hounds hate it, but i'm on record enjoying sugar fish and bar nozawa from time to time.

                  1. re: jessejames

                    DOMA is owned by the woman who now owns Dan Tanas. Much more low key vibe though. Its also less than a mile walk to Sotto and Picca - two of my personal favorites.

                    1. re: Thor123

                      but there's only one tana's, right ?????