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RIVA BELLA CLOSED

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1 day ago
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

RIVA BELLA CLOSED

Not a fan of Katana and the idea of an upscale Benihana is not that exciting either. Not really an IDG fan. The original Boa was light years better than the Sunset/Doheney venue.

Mar 28, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

l.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Voting

CHARCUTERIE

Mar 28, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

RIVA BELLA CLOSED

Never cared for it. Joins Chi Lin. Will be interesting to see what comes next.

Mar 28, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

downtown group dinner

Drago and WG will challenge your price point.

Mar 26, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Best Peking duck in LA?

Not the best in LA Im sure, but Le Chin Wok at the top of Beverly Glen is pretty good and on the westside.

Mar 26, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

PIZZA DELIVERY CHARGES

TAXES ON FOOD, CHARGES FOR SPARKLING WATER, PAPER OR CLOTH NAPKINS,

So where do you stand? What do you think?

Hollywood and Highland

Good pick. Also Hungry Cat and Off Vine. I would go Little Fork.

family dining for foodies staying at Melrose and Fairfax

Plan Check is a good option with kids. Pizza Mozza is right there too.

Mar 24, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

TJ's has NO walnuts for another 3 or so months - now where?

CostCo

Mar 20, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Mastro's - Best location?

Thats sad. I think most people find it a big plus to dine ocean side.

The BH location does seem to bring out an uncle's generosity. Lots of uncles probably take their nieces for a drink after dinner at the Peninsula before returning them home to mom and dad.

Mar 19, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Mastro's - Best location?

Have not had that experience. Have not been in several months. Dont ever recall a loud band.

Mar 19, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Mastro's - Best location?

Agree!

Mar 19, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Mastro's - Best location?

Disagree. Although Penthouse after 9 pm is the best, 2nd floor remains a good scene.

Although clearly not as cool as Ipsedixit (but who is), just my opinion.

Mar 18, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Mastro's - Best location?

Have not been to Malibu but have heard good things and great location. BH is historically the best IMO and always a fun time.

Mar 18, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Recs Near Ahmanson Theatre

Just tried the Bunker Hill Bar & Grill. Fun place with a full bar and reasonable prices.

http://www.bunkerhillbar.com/

Mar 16, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Rehersal dinner in Santa Monica area

Attended a really nice rehearsal dinner at Sams by the Beach

http://www.samsbythebeach.com/

Mar 16, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

LA Time Machine to Bar's & Restaurants of the Past (and still Present)

Comes up with an index when I hit the link

Mar 15, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

I think a key (and I am a fan) is not to go after 8 pm and not on Fri or Sat. Its just too crazy later or on weekends and not worth the aggro. If you go by 7:30 during the week, its still buzzing but not so crazed that its not worth the hassle. Just my view.

Mar 15, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

family dining for foodies staying at Melrose and Fairfax

Fair enough.

Mar 14, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

LA SCALA BEVERLY HILLS CHOPPED MY SALAD FOR THE LAST TIME

LaScalla sucks and their chopped salad is the most overpriced gross salad there is. Unfortunately, I am forced to pick it up occasionally for members of the family who disagree (and are wrong). Can tell you that when discussing this issue with senior members of their staff, they agree. Won't name names but if you take out their crap you can guess.

Mar 14, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Casual dinner tomorrow night 3/15 - Westside but not too far west, and some other requirements

Plan Check Sawtelle would work

Mar 14, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Dan Tanas - Still a Blast

That does not surprise me. If you want a more quiet low key experience, the back is much more subdued. Thats not the draw for me though.

Mar 14, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

family dining for foodies staying at Melrose and Fairfax

You are right at Plan Check. Have not been forever but Gengis Cohen used to be fun Chinese right there.

Mar 13, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Dan Tanas - Still a Blast

Depends on the day and time. Ive been going for 30 plus years and never slipped Craig or Christian anything. That said if I wanted 9 on a Sat I would.

Mar 13, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Dan Tanas - Still a Blast

First trick is to ask when you make your reservation. Next is to go by 7:30. If you go much later it is going to be jammed and more difficult to sit in the front.

Mar 13, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Dan Tanas - Still a Blast

There simply is no place like it in LA. Its all about the vibe in the front room. Great service, great drinks and solid food. If not completely chowish, its great comfort food. Had the lamb chops for the first time and they were outstanding. Steamed clams were very good as well. And god knows they know how to pour a drink. By 7 pm the place was packed and the bar was 2-3deep. Still, took us straight to our table and fantastic service by the same head waiter thats been there forever. Bartender as well.

Mar 13, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area
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Looking for a meeting place

Plan Check Downtown?

Mar 12, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

McCormick & Schmick’s: Another One Bites the Dust

They did have good fries if you made sure they were well done.

Mar 11, 2015
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

PIZZA DELIVERY CHARGES

Seldom do delivery. That said, and snarky, this is a ridiculous post. Don't order delivery if you don't want to pay.