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Meat-centric dinner with friend from out of town anywhere between Bev Hills and DTLA

geekbruin | May 7, 201512:42 PM

We are getting dinner Wednesday so hopefully resos won't be a problem. He likes meat and enjoys fine dining but isn't fussy either. I was thinking of having him choose between three restaurants. So far I was thinking Lawry's (because it's classic Beverly Hills), Animal (because it's trendy), and a third somewhere in between.

I am looking for a place that is comfortable, not fussy, and will be quiet enough to actually have a conversation. I don't see him often enough to put up with being elbow-to-elbow with the next table even if the food is great.

Now that I've mentioned that, is Animal an appropriate place to take him for that reason? I've never been. Yelp says it's "loud" and "trendy." :-\

I was hoping to avoid chain steakhouses just because he's here in LA and I feel like he should experience something unique to here.

TIA

Lawry's Carvery,
Lawry's The Prime Rib
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