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Looking for a few quiet restaurants on the Westside, BH and WeHo

Quiet spots seem few and far between, but I will no longer tolerate
100 decibel dining after an evening at Connie and Teds.

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  1. Providence....Petrossian...both places I go to when I want to have great food and a conversation. Or alone...if I just want to hear myself think!

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    1. re: perk

      Never been, but by everything I've heard, Hatfield's definitely works for me.

      1. re: perk

        Love both Providence and Petrossian, but was hoping for recos that were less expensive and even some that were budget priced.

        1. re: VenusCafe

          Piccolo Paradiso on south Beverly good quality and value and modest price

          1. re: VenusCafe

            I like Nook, in the back corner of a minimall on the S/E corner of Santa Monica Blvd. at Barry. Good value -- large entrees including sides for low-$20s. Good ambiance and service, fairly quiet when I've been there. But the two-tops against the long wall a close to eachother, so you can either become acquainted with your neighbors or whisper. Booths in the rear corners are preferred, and there is a communal table in the middle.

            Here is their current online menu: http://www.nookbistro.com/dinner-menu/

            I really like the chicken paillard, my brother enjoyed the shrimp and grits, and their mac and cheese is excellent and a good starter to share. I'm stunned they don't have a pot roast or short rib or long-braised beef -- they excelled in those dishes for years.

            1. re: nosh

              I agree with Nook. Great neighborhood bistro. Also, a little further west but with a similar feel, Ammo.

              1. re: perk

                I believe you meant to say that Ammo is a little further EAST. I agree with your Ammo Rec! Delicious food, low-key, and not blaring loud.

                1. re: love2eat

                  oops. thanks. that IS what i meant to say.....

              2. re: nosh

                Looks great, nosh.
                I'm just a simple gal, so loved that brown rice
                selection!

                1. re: VenusCafe

                  the brown rice with vegetables and tofu is killer good!

              3. re: VenusCafe

                DOMA, on Camden in BH, a few doors north of Mr. Chow. Very nice pastas and pizza in a very pleasant atmosphere, with very friendly service. Owner and operated by the Dan Tana's folks, but the polar opposite in vibe. And the food is nothing alike.
                Also, a couple blocks to the west is Bedford & Burns, on Bedford just up from the corner of Wilshire.

            2. La paella. Just get tapas and wine tho not paella. Mellow spot.

                1. I recently had dinner at Locanda Veneto. Went early sunday and it was very quiet. Comfortable boothes and very conducive for conversation. Good Italian food as well. Its on 3rd ST east of La Cienega. Down the street was AOC which I checked out. Packed and deafining!

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                    1. re: Baron

                      Locanda Veneta is WEST of La Cienega.
                      And any recommendation for Nook for a quiet place has never eaten there.
                      It is as noisy as many places mentioned in that category. But the food is good, and the place is comfortable, unless you get stuck on that communal table in the middle.
                      And Ammo is way EAST of Nook, by about 5 miles!

                    2. I have never noticed a lot of noise sitting outside at Bar Bouchon.