My 14-year-old daughter and I are taking the train up from San Diego tomorrow to see the 2pm matinee of "A Chorus Line" at the Ahmanson Theatre. I've searched the board and although the topic of pre-theatre dining has been discussed a lot, I can't find a place that sounds right for us for lunch tomorrow.
We'd like a place that's not as chi-chi as Patina. All cuisines are fine. Usually, we're pretty adventurous eaters, but this time we don't want to venture too far or try a real hole in the wall...still, I figure that there's got to be a good place somewhere nearby that hits the mark between a hole in the wall and a place like Patina.
I thought Promenade Restaurant sounded good from the reviews on this board, but their website mentions that they're not open for lunch on Sat. Maybe Kendall's Brasserie is a decent choice? Cafe Pinot sounded okay, but it's not open for lunch. I know there's a Roy's somewhere nearby, which might be okay, but I guess I was looking for something a little more interesting, not part of a high end (albeit usually very good) chain.
Parking is not an issue for us since we'll be taking public transportation or walking, but we'd like to be close to the theatre so we don't have far to go before showtime.
Any advice greatly appreciated. Happy 4th!