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Can you help me narrow down my choices?

Disneyfreak | Mar 10, 2011 09:51 AM

This will be my second trip to LA. Last year you all were very helpful when I planned my dining -- I made reservations last year at: Lazy Ox Canteen, Animal, Bazaar and Rivera. I stayed at the Marriott by LA Live and did not have a car. I ended up cancelling my reservations at Lazy Ox and Animal because of transportation cost issues -- the cab for the trip to and from Bazaar was $60. I ended up adding in Chaya Downtown and Drago (downtown location.)

This year I will be in the same area but Friday and Saturday night I will be with a coworker who will have a car! Yippee! The problem is that I have too many choices and not enough time. My other issue is money -- I am on a company per diem of $60 - 70 a day.

Here are my choices:
Animal
Lazy Ox
Osteria Mozza
Playa
Rivera
Gorbals
Foundry
Susan Feniger street
Jar

Also, I will have a little exploring time during 1 or maybe 2 afternoons -- with no car. Last time I went to CBS Seafood for a little dim sum, Philippe’s for a sandwich, walked through Olvera Street. I also went to see the Chinese Theater/Kodak Theater. What should I check out this time around? Is the Original Farmer's Market worth a visit?

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Olvera Street
845 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

CBS Seafood
700 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Drago Restaurant
2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Chaya Downtown
525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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

Osteria Mozza
6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Gorbals
501 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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