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Mom Friendly Moderate in West LA and Santa Monica


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Mom Friendly Moderate in West LA and Santa Monica

cjla | Mar 7, 2013 09:49 AM

Hello all,

I'm moving from Glendale to West Los Angeles. I'll be living at SMB and Sawtelle, or a hop, skip, and jump from the West LA library--depending on your frame of reference.

Mom's coming to help me unpack. While I'll be at work during the day, she and I would like to explore my new neighborhood at night. What I'm looking for:

Moderately priced
Civilized noise levels
Seating that's appropiate for someone in their 70s
In my new area!

I love a place in a mini-mall, and if I can get some kind of wine in my glass, that's great too! (Did I mention mom is staying with me, too? Yes. I might need wine with dinner.)

She loves food, but has never really loved sushi. I'm allergic to shellfish, so I think that's out for this trip.

Places I'm thinking about--Il Grano for a nicer dinner, and how about Darya? I really like Tsujita, but I can't see making mom mill around and wait for 30+ minutes.

I've heard great things about Milo and Olive--how about their seating and noise level? I don't want to take her someplace where she's sitting on picnic bench (hi, new Bludso's!).

I know she wants to check out the SM Wednesday farmers market while I'm at work. Any and all restaurant, dishes, and parking suggestions welcomed!

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