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post #22201 of 25272
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

there's probably not much point in bouchon (sorry T!). if you've eaten at one, you've eaten at pretty much all of them.

unfortunately, I haven't been to any musicboohoo[1].gif
post #22202 of 25272
Yeah, go to the great holes in the wall. If you're on the west side, definitely go to Mitsuwa. Get good Mexican and a lot of sushi too.
post #22203 of 25272
90% of my dining will be hole in the wall places. Preferably, at least.
post #22204 of 25272
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I'll be in LA at the end of April. Anybody care to suggest a place? Bouchon and now Rivera seem towards the top of my list, and I don't care about fancy vs. rustic or anything. Just great food.

I like the downstairs wine bar at Bouchon for drinking, getting a little bit to eat and hanging out. Like FG says, the main part is fine, but not worth making a special effort to go to. EDIT: If you haven't been to one, you may as well go. Don't add salt at the table.

Red Medicine can be good, but the service is beyond atrocious. The 'umami-bloggers' will steer you towards Animal and Son of a Gun most likely. Both are mediocre at best.

Will it be too early for him to gorge on strawberries, FG?
post #22205 of 25272
there's absolutely nothing wrong with bouchon ... it's just that it's the same as the ones in yountville and vegas (except for the decor). and yes, the bar downstairs is a cool place on a nice evening.
strawberries should be plentiful in april. i think a better suggestion would be mozza, preferably the pizzeria, which is very good and very la. lucques would be interesting to a non-californian, too.
post #22206 of 25272
Mozza is very good, but I don't know that I would suggest Italian off the bat to a NYer. Why not Urasawa or something like that?
post #22207 of 25272
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Mozza is very good, but I don't know that I would suggest Italian off the bat to a NYer. Why not Urasawa or something like that?
well, yeah, urusawa .. if you've got $500 or so pp. i really don't think of mozza as being italian any more than i think of chez panisse being french. to me it's a peculiarly southern california adaptation of an italian aesthetic. that's mostly true of the pizzeria. the osteria is mostly mario b. they also have just opened a third restaurant devoted to meat called chispaccia. kind of a dario cecchini homage.
post #22208 of 25272
Is it that expensive now? Last time I went it wasn't even half that. I really liked the osteria, haven't been to the pizzeria yet.
post #22209 of 25272
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Is it that expensive now? Last time I went it wasn't even half that. I really liked the osteria, haven't been to the pizzeria yet.
i think food only is $400+ depending on what you get. i keep waiting for an occasion special enough to try it.
osteria is a really nice room and there is some good food. mind you, it's no cotogna.
post #22210 of 25272
Angelini!
post #22211 of 25272
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i think food only is $400+ depending on what you get. i keep waiting for an occasion special enough to try it.
osteria is a really nice room and there is some good food. mind you, it's no cotogna.

You like Cotogna that much? They have some good pastas, texture is especially great, but for some reason my likes don't seem to fall in line with either of his restaurants.
post #22212 of 25272
Angelini is very good, but very Italian (in the specific context of recommending california restaurants). yes, i've had two really remarkable meals at cotogna. did not love the old quince and have not eaten at the new one. i don't know that i've ever had pasta that perfect before.
post #22213 of 25272
I'll be more pasta centric the next time I go. I like it more than the old or new Quince.
post #22214 of 25272
try one of their sunday night suppers. lot of fun, don't have to worry about ordering.
post #22215 of 25272
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I'll be in LA at the end of April. Anybody care to suggest a place? Bouchon and now Rivera seem towards the top of my list, and I don't care about fancy vs. rustic or anything. Just great food.

Bouchon LA sucks. Skip that.

Go to Providence and Rivera.
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