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Need help with a selected "best of LA" .....

Maxmillion | Aug 5, 2010 05:56 PM

Okay, houndz. I need a little bit of expert advice.

I am assisting a European travel writer who is trying to compile a short list of the "best of LA" food experiences.

If you will, please confirm my advice to her and fill in the gaps -- specifically regarding "best Mexican breakfast" and "best bistro" (as I am unsure on those) -- and by all means add any other pertinent suggestions you may have.

thanks!

Here is her list:

- Best American Sushi: Geisha House, Hollywood Blvd
- Best Fast-Food-Burger: In-N-Out-Burger, Sunset Blvd
- Best Fish Taco: James Beach, Venice Beach
- Best Mexican Breakfast: Café Montana, Montana Ave.
- Best Steak: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Beverly Hills
- Best Bistro: Bouchon Bar, Beverly Hills (neu in Town)
- Best Asian Fusion: WP24, Ritz Carlton Downtown
- Best Hot-Dog: ????

Here is what I have come up with:

- Best American Sushi: Geisha House, Hollywood Blvd

NO! This place is extremely dated -- it used to have a celeb scene a few years ago. The food has always been the least important thing there (i.e. reportedly not that good.)

Best substitute is Katsuya (Hollywood). Stylish and glam.

- Best Fast-Food-Burger: In-N-Out-Burger, Sunset Blvd

Yes, definitely this is the one.

- Best Fish Taco: James Beach, Venice Beach

Allegedly, yes.

- Best Mexican Breakfast: Café Montana, Montana Ave.

No idea on this one... I suspect there are more authentic places for Mexican breakfast than Montana Ave in Santa Monica...

- Best Steak: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Beverly Hills

Yes, this place is extremely good, but Wolfgang Puck's "Cut" has a better reputation.

- Best Bistro: Bouchon Bar, Beverly Hills (new)

No idea on this one... What about Anisette? (tho it is a brasserie...)

- Best Asian Fusion: WP24, Ritz Carlton Downtown

Not sure if this is the best place for Asian Fusion. Probably is.

Does anyone have anything to add?

Thanks, in advance.

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James Beach
60 N Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Katsuya Hollywood
6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Geisha House
6633 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

WP24
900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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