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what are the best foie gras dishes to splurge on before the ban?

Can't go wrong at Animal. However, I actually prefer the foie gras biscuit with maple sausage gravy. Incredible.

May 09, 2012
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Any good Mexican food in Silver Lake?

I was inspired to move to Los Feliz after eating RIcky's Fish Tacos. I'm not even kidding.

Apr 30, 2012
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PLEASE POST YOUR VOTES HERE: Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants 2011

Over $25:
Animal
Lucques
Mother Dough
Angelini Osteria
Marouch

Under $25:
Ricky's Fish Tacos
Langer's
Father's Office
Chichen Itza
Golden Deli

Jan 13, 2012
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Thoughts on DineLA2011

Can anyone recommend a dineLA lunch spot in downtown besides Water Grill, Border Grill, and Starry Kitchen?
I was thinking Magnolia, The Farm, or LA Market but I haven't heard much about these three.. Thanks for the help.

Jan 24, 2011
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Lunch in Whittier?

I believe its Arturos Puffy Taco

Jan 14, 2011
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PLEASE POST YOUR VOTES HERE: Ultimate Los Angeles Restaurants 2010

Over:

Animal
Gjelina
Lucques
Pizzeria Mozza
Angelini Osteria

Under:

Langers
Ricky's Fish Tacas
Fathers Office
Hide Sushi
Golden Triangle

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Golden Triangle
7011 Greenleaf Ave, Whittier, CA 90602

Nov 18, 2010
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sports bar, good food, near the getty

I'd go to SF Saloon

Nov 12, 2010
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A-Frame

Looking forward to trying this place. What are the hours of operation and days of the week its open? They dont seem to have a website yet. Also, how long does it take to get a table and whats the best time to dine?

Nov 09, 2010
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Langers was good but............

Yes, it's worth it. Not debatable. It's one of the best sandwiches you will ever eat. Any decent pastrami costs about that amount with far less quality than Langers.

Oct 28, 2010
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What is the most vibrant, exciting high-end restaurant in LA right now?

Back to the subject at hand, I'd consider Gjelina vibrant and exciting but not quite high-end.

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Gjelina
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

Oct 14, 2010
toonoble in Los Angeles Area

West Side dining- memorable experience without the hefty pricetag

Lucques and Eva Sunday Supper is a good economical option

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Lucques
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Oct 12, 2010
toonoble in Los Angeles Area

Good Mexican restaurant in the Whittier area

I'm originally from Whittier and when I want the real deal I go to Vargas in Pico Rivera. I believe its on Durfee Rd. Its takeout only (no alcohol) but the food will not dissapoint you, especially the carnitas. FYI, they usually close at around six.
Also, Los Cinco Puntos in East LA has the best carnitas anywhere, also takeout.

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Cinco Puntos
3300 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063

Oct 11, 2010
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la/ucla and westwood area

though not in westwood village u gotta get to Apple Pan.

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Apple Pan
10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Oct 11, 2010
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PA2GH - New Persian in West LA

Im also wondering how this place stacks up against all the other Persian places in the area...

Sep 22, 2010
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Chronis in ELA

I always thought Pinks was grossly overrated. Chronis has been my favorite chili dog for many years. However, It does seem like the prices have gotten a little high in recent years...

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Chronis
5825 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Sep 15, 2010
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Lucques

Although I respect everyones opinion it seems like there are a lot of haters when it comes to Goin and her restaurants. I've been to Lucques about a dozen times and always have had exceptional service and beautifully prepared food. I like it because it doesnt attract the ultra hip Hollywood crowd and the people who eat there go for the food and not the scence. Lucques is basically upscale Cal./Med. comfort food but I appreciate it for what it is. Goin doesn't blow me away with her creativity but she also doesn't need to. I will say that she might be stretched too thin these days...

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Lucques
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Sep 15, 2010
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Gjelina's Wunderkind -- Travis Lett: The animal of Vegetables, The Mozart of Abott Kinney

I know the menu changes often but what are your favorite dishes?

Sep 12, 2010
toonoble in Los Angeles Area

Going back to Cali - USC and Downtown

You hit a lot of the good standbys. Newer places in downtown that are worth a little trip are Coles, Rivera, Lazy Ox Canteen. Chitzen-Itza and Mo-Chica in La Mercado de Paloma are very good as well and in walking distance of USC. I dont recommend the food at The Lab Gatropub.

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Mo-Chica
3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Lazy Ox Canteen
241 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Jun 25, 2010
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Sunday Specials?

O its damn true, ive experienced it a couple times. I just dont think a high end restaurant wants to publicize AYCE and drink on its website...

Jun 25, 2010
toonoble in Los Angeles Area

What's hot in LA???

Go to Campinile for classic brunch which is excellent and located right next door to La Brea Bakery. You hit two birds with one stone.
For sushi you have endless great options in this city. '
There arent many high quality restaurants with sea view so I would hesitate to recommend any but The Lobster would probably the choice.
For Californian I would go to Lucques.
For trendy Mexican you should try Rivera or Red O.

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La Brea Bakery
624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Lucques
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Red O
8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Jun 25, 2010
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Sunday Specials?

Lucques Sunday Supper is classic. I saw Michelle Obama thier a couple weeks a go when she was visiting LA.
Eva is my second choice because wine is included and the food is delicious.

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Lucques
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Jun 25, 2010
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21st Birthday Dinner!.. with family

Cheesecake Factory?

Jun 15, 2010
toonoble in Los Angeles Area

World cup locations

I went to Waterloo & City in Culver City for the USA/England game which was pretty cool. Although I wasnt too impressed with the brunch menu they have a nice beer list and are open early for most of the big World Cup games. Very fun environment as well.

Jun 14, 2010
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Place to watch LAKERS Game

SF Saloon is a solid choice

Jun 03, 2010
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Brunch - West Hollywood/Beverly Hills - for 12 people

I would check out Tavern or Jar.

May 21, 2010
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Review: Bottega Louie

Has anyone tried brunch at Bottega Louie? I'm wondering if its just as loud as dinner? The menu looks appealing...

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Bottega Louie
700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

May 16, 2010
toonoble in Los Angeles Area

GRACE restaurant closing June 19th

Never been to Grace but im not sure if i like the idea of opening a second Rivera on the Westside. I'm sure it will thrive but I would have liked to see them come up with a new concept instead of cutting and pasting.

May 16, 2010
toonoble in Los Angeles Area

LA one week at a time ..step ladder style. suggestions?

Skip Golden State in favor of Umami or Fathers Office. I would also substitute Hatfields for Lucques. And yes, you gotta have Mexican food while in LA.

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Lucques
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

The Golden State
426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

M Restaurant - Hotel Metropole
205 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA 90704

May 13, 2010
toonoble in Los Angeles Area

Top 7 hot dog locations per ABC

I love Chronis... if it were located in a more ideal location in LA it would have a similar reputation of The Pantry or Philipes.
Pinks is garbage. I love the Dodgers but those hotdogs are just gross. Carneys reminds me of Chronis. Must have that snap!

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Chronis
5825 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022

May 06, 2010
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MAY is National Burger Month(?): any suggestions (current please)?

Hole in the Wall Burger Joint fits your odd criteria well.

May 01, 2010
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