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Group luncheon downtown

I am looking for a place for a holiday luncheon for about 12 people. Nothing too fancy or expensive. Our office is near Chinatown and we need somewhere we can drive that has parking.

Dec 11, 2013
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Dan Tana's

I am going for the first time with a group for an engagement party. Any suggestions or advice?

Aug 21, 2013
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Birthday dinner for vistors

My husband and I will be visiting Boston in two weeks for my birthday. We are foodies from Los Angeles and I am looking for suggestions on where to go. Not looking for hyper expensive, but willing to pay for great food. We are staying at the Colonnade Hotel, but are willing to take a taxi to somewhere special.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Jul 17, 2013
PD Girl in Greater Boston Area

Dining near The Laugh Factory

My husband and I are going to the Laugh Factory on Saturday and are looking for dining options near there. Walking distance is a plus, but not a requirement.

Jul 09, 2013
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area
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Friday dinner Red Medicine or Hinoki and the Bird

Going to a late dinner after Superman on Friday. We have not been to either of these places and wants some opinions. Movie will be out close to time Hinoki closes but not an issue at Red Medicine.

Jun 12, 2013
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Sunday breakfast in Mission Bay

I will be in Mission Bay for a trip this weekend and need a suggestion for Sunday breakfast with two kids. It will be early before we go to the zoo.

Thanks.

Jun 07, 2013
PD Girl in San Diego

Dinner at Laurel Hardware

Have Sunday early dinner reservations. What is it like around 6? Food recommendations.

Jun 02, 2013
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Afternoon Tea House in Los Angeles for Bridal Shower

I had my baby shower at Paddington's tea house in Beverly Hills. It was lovely and I remember the tea and accompaniments being very good. I would recommend.

May 15, 2013
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Cooks County Brunch

Has anyone tried them for brunch? Is it a nice experience? How would kids do?

Apr 14, 2013
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Brunch at Laurel Hardware or Littlefork?

Anybody tried brunch at either of these places? I am interested in trying these places on a Sunday with a 6 and 13 year old. Any thoughts?

Apr 09, 2013
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Mother's Day brunch Westside to Hollywood

I am looking for some suggestions for Mothers's Day brunch. We have two kids and six people total. In the past three years we have done Joe's, Red O and Fig & Olive. I want interesting food and nice surroundings. Price is not a major concern.

Mar 26, 2013
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Baby Shower Locations/tea houses for brunch for 12-15 girls

My baby shower was held at Paddington's Tea Room on Robertson in Beverly Hills. It was great. We had about 20 people and it was good food and lots of fun.

Mar 13, 2013
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Gordon Ramsay's The Fat Cow

My husband and I ate there a couple of weeks ago with the kids nd were totally unimpressed. We shared the beet salad, the salmon and green beans. The salad was nothing we could not have made at home, the salmon was underwhelming and the green beans were salty. My teen had the burger and my daughter had the margarita pizza. The burger was ok and the fries were the best thing we ate all night. The pizza was bland.

It was expensive and underseasoned. We won't be back anytime soon.

Dec 06, 2012
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

6 year old birthday in Toronto

I am going to be in Toronto with my family for a wedding the first weekend in December. It also happens to be my daughter's sixth birthday. We are staying at the Inter-Continental in Yorkville. I am looking for a fun place to have a family birthday lunch for around 15-20 people. Flexible on the food, but we want something fun. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Nov 06, 2012
PD Girl in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Good (new?) Restaurants in Studio City/Sherman Oaks/Encino?

I really love The Village in Studio City. Good small plates and yummy cocktails. Really a fun vibe. Quite nice for the Valley.

Oct 25, 2012
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Lunch in Sonoma . . . Healdsburg/Kenwood area

My husband and I will be in Sonoma for a birthday lunch on Monday. We will be going around the area wine tasting and are looking for somewhere for a really yummy lunch. It does not have to be fancy, but local produce would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Jul 27, 2012
PD Girl in San Francisco Bay Area

Sonoma Birthday dinner need help

My husband and I are going to be in Sonoma for my birthday on a Monday. We are staying in Sonoma and want to go to dinner in Sonoma so we don't have to drive. We are looking at

1. Girl and the Fig
2. El Dorado Kitchen
3. Cafe 522

Any thoughts? We want something fun and seasonal.

Thanks

Jul 20, 2012
PD Girl in San Francisco Bay Area

Spice Table or Baco Mercat

I have been to both, Spice Table for lunch and Baco Mercat for dinner. I would defintately go with Baco Mercat. They have a really diverse fun menu and with 5 of you , you could have many awesome things on the menu. If you have people in your group who really prefer Asian food, Spice Table might work better. I also like the look and feel of Baco Mercat better. Both are nice, but I am already planning my trip back to Back Mercat (and I ony ate there last Thursday).

Jun 18, 2012
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Father's Day Brunch Help . . . need advice

I am trying to figure out where to take my foodie Dad and Husband for brunch on Father's Day. We will be dining with an adventurous eating 12 year old and a picky 5 year old. Last year we did Campanile and really enjoyed it, but this year we are looking for something new.

Here are the places that appeal to me based on menu/location

1. Fig

2. Farmshop

3. Eva

4. Gjelina

5. AOC

Does anyone have brunch experience?

Thanks.

May 28, 2012
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Brunch at Fig and Olive

I am going to Fig and Olive for Mother's Day brunch tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations??

Thanks.

May 12, 2012
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Has anyone been to Kraving's in Encino?

I have eaten dinner there. We went last year for a Friday dinner. They were fairly busy. The place was quite loud because they had live music. Kravings wants to be like Fogo de Chao, but it is not as good. The salad bar was pretty nice and the meat wasn't bad. There is some quantity over quality issues. It was a fun dinner, but if you are looking for something more refined, go to Larsen's.

Jan 10, 2012
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Walking Distance From staples

You might like Corkbar. Good selection of wines and small plates. Have eaten there twice before events at the Staples Center.

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Staples Center
1111 S Figueroa St Ste 3100, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Sep 29, 2011
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Food recs for Paso Robles and Ojai

My husband and I are heading to Paso Robles next weekend for my birthday. We are looking for something lively and fun for Friday and something nice for my birthday on Saturday. On Sunday we head for Ojai and are looking for a romantic place with a fun vibe.

Jul 22, 2011
PD Girl in California

Brunch at Campanile?

Thinking about Father's Day brunch at Campanile. Any thoughts?

Jun 12, 2011
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Before Music Center with 11 year old

I am thinking about Nickel Diner, but my hesitation in no wine/beer. Food sounds good,

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Nickel Diner
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

May 29, 2011
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Before Music Center with 11 year old

I am taking my son to see Les Mis at the Ahmanson next month, and I looking for somewhere to take him to eat before the show. We are going on a Tuesday. A shuttle is a plus, but not mandatory. I want something more interesting than CPK and something that will satisfy my foodie side.

How is the burger at Lazy Ox? Kid friendly?

Thanks.

May 25, 2011
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Federal Bar or Local Peasant?

I am looking for a fun dinner after a movie on Friday. Looking for a gastropub type meal.. We have done Mad Bull and Blue Dog. Any thoughts on Federal Bar or Local Peasant?

Thanks.

May 10, 2011
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Brunch at Red O

They started brunch service last week. Anybody been? My Mom has fond memories of the old one and I was thinking of taking her for Mother's Day. Is it a fun atmosphere? Would it be okay for a couple of kids?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Red O
8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Apr 27, 2011
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Mother's Day help . . . Joe's is full

i need sone help for Mother's Day. We usually go to Joe's in Venice, but I waited too long and tables are all gone. My parents are in the Westside, so anything from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Culver City and Centrury City is possible.

I was curious if anyone has tried Craft's Mother's Day brunch? How about Tavern in Brentwood? Any other thoughts? I am not interested in any buffets, but anything else is fair game.

Apr 12, 2011
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area

Salt's Cure. . . Just meh

My friend and I met up for our about once monthly lunch. We decided to try Salt's after reading positive reviews here and elsewhere. I got there around 130 and was seated promptly. It was extremely hot inside, but they brought me some once cool water. After that I sat there for about 15 minutes before I finally asked someone for a menu. After ordering some wine and house made pickels, I waited for my friend to arrive.

The pickels were pretty good. I especially enjoyed the black radish and the red onion. Next we ordered a pulled pork sandwich and a burger with a side of grilled asparagus. The pulled pork was nice, but it didn't come with anything. The side of asparagus was literally only 4 small spears. Nice asparagus, but not nearly enough. The burger came with very nice fries, but was raw in the middle. Not just rare, but actually raw. We had to work really hard to get any attention to fix this. We got a replacement burger that was totally cooked through and not that great.

There were some decent elements, but it was too expensive for what we got and the service was lackluster.

Cube is next on our list for next month.

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Salt's Cure
7494 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Mar 18, 2011
PD Girl in Los Angeles Area