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Drinks/Lite Bite Between Encino and Culver

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Any suggestions for a place to grab drinks and a light meal convenient for people coming from Encino and Culver City? Friend from Encino will come over the hill. Thanks!

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  1. if you are open to neopolitan pizza, i'd go with settebello in the marina.
    for the person coming from encino: settebello is at the western end of the marina fwy (90). just make a right onto lincoln when the freeway comes to an end.

    for something more upscale, i'd go to the lounge at cafe del rey and order off of their bar menu, sit on one of the couches in front of the fireplace, and take advantage of their excellent wine-by-the-glass offerings.

    1. Simon's Cafe http://www.simonscafe.com/ or Blue Dog Tavern http://www.bluedogbeertavern.com/ (both within a block or two of each other) come to mind.

      1. I think any number of places on Sawtelle would be good, depending on how quick, how much $ you want to spend, etc.

        Flores
        Clusi Batsui
        Plan Check (for drinks; the food is phenomenally heavy)
        Fu Rai Bo

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        1. re: ilysla

          Spelled Clusi Batusi.

          1. re: J.L.

            Oy! Thanks. ::sigh::

        2. Thanks for the great suggestions!