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LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

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LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

Hi,

I want to make Friday night dinner reservations for 6 people at LA Live for this weekend (Oct. 1st). Any suggestions? We are flying down mid-day and I want to have a place to eat after USC activities.

Not too pricey but not too cheap. Grandparents, 2 teens and midlife parents. :). Probably something with a more American or Italian theme would be best for this group. Thank you!

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1. Re: LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

I haven't been to the Rock'n'Fish at LA Live but enjoy the one down in Manhattan Beach. Or else you could try the Yard House, which is a standard mid-range brewery.

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2. Re: LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

Does it have to be at LA Live? There are so many great restaurants downtown (good for post-USC event).

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3. Re: LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

Roy's has a three-course midpriced menu. If it isn't too exotic for your group it might work. It isn't at LA Live but is close.

roysrestaurant.com/cuisine/prix_fixe_menu.asp

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4. Re: LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

Thanks - I guess it doesn't have to be at LA Live. Just intrigued by it but open to other ideas. Taking taxis for the weekend so parking not an issue.

Suggestions close enough to USC to make it easy? I want to make the reservations tomorrow so it is set before we leave Friday morning.

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5. Re: LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

Thanks for the Roy's suggestion! Wanted to go in Hawaii a few years ago and never got there - will definitely try in LA.

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6. Re: LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

If you do go to Roy's, be sure and order the Melting Hot Chocolate Souffle for dessert, when you order your dinner, as they need time to prepare it. It's the best I've ever had.

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7. Re: LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

I would go to Chaya Downtown or Border Grill Downtown (previously Ciudad).

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8. Re: LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

Definitely second the Border Grill recommendation. Good food, service and a good value too. Heard they also have a food truck version of it. Hmmm, mobile LA food...

Fight (and eat) on.

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9. Re: LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

For a laid back dinner, Yardhouse is nice - pretty much something for everyone there.

My favorite in LA Live is Rosa Mexicano. It's an upscale Mexican restaurant that is spectacular! The guacamole is amazing and I recommend the pineapple/cinnamon margarita. It sounds odd, but you'll love it.

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10. Re: LA LIve restaurant suggestions for Friday night

It will still be Ciudad Friday, but the food is Central & South American, maybe not what OP asked about.. It may be a bit too crazy this weekend since it is the last weekend before they close for conversion to Border Grill.