Dinner Near El Rey/Busby's East


#1

I feel like a similar thread exists for this question, but I can’t find it.

Any suggestions for an 5:30 or 6:00 dinner near the El Rey? Thinking Republique, but we don’t have reservations and we might get shut out at the bar.

Other ideas?

Thanks!


#2

Hmm other than Republique? Yuko’s, Ray and Stark, Odys and Penelope, Top Round Roast Beef.


#3

El Chato for post-concert tacos!


#4

Jaffa is pretty tasty Mediterranean with modern touches.

Commerson gastropubby fare


#5

Good stuff, everyone. Thank you very much for the help.
I’ll check with my general manager and report back about what we did.


#6

Genwa,


#7

Casual - Hasiba
Less casual - Commerson
More formal - Odys and Penelope or Angelini Osteria


#8

If it’s not this week, 6th & La Brea (new brew pub) is going to be opening this weekend. Last night as I passed on my commute home it looked like they were having a soft opening/friends & family event. Looks like a nice space w/ beer taps (their own brews + others) and various asian-flavored accented food.


#9

Well, the general manager was presented with options. Then she saw Republique was an easy book on a Wednesday night via Open Table and who am I to argue?

We had:

  1. bread + butter (pan drippings? Manager override)
  2. spot prawns. I had these all to myself and they were fucking amazing. @PorkyBelly, they used a sweeter green tomato for the coulis. Not too acidic at all this time so you may want to give it a second go.
  3. Octo-viet dish. As always, very nice. Melon choice was a yellow watermelon. It worked fine.
  4. Mafaldine. This dish is just stupid good. Pasta is a high quality dried pasta cooked perfectly.
  5. Cavatelli. Dank forest floor sauce was amazing. Cavatelli themselves were fine, but overall this dish was a let down after the transcendent mafaldine.

Cocktails were good. I had a gin-based cocktail infused with saffron. A riff on a proper martini that was so much more interesting and rewarding to drink.

I walked in a little sad I wasn’t trying something new to me, but what can I say? Republique is never a let down.

Special thanks to @ipsedixit for putting Hasiba on my RADAR. I’m always looking for a good sabich so I’ll be trying this place very soon.


#10

What the crap? Is this new? Awesome addition to the area.Thanks!


#11

WOW>… i’ve been wondering what’s moving in there… thanks! this is right by us


#12

Fucking awesome. From the mad geniuses behind Lodge Bread.


#13

Oh. Shit. I’m all over that even more.


#14

Burned pita?


#15

If all burned pitas tastes as good as Hasiba’s then “long live the burned pita”!


#17

I’m thinking it could be a great place to stop in for a beer and some bites on my way home from work (I cruise down 6th to head back to Ktown).


#18

I’ve been saying for over a decade that this is a craft beer desert and someone is going to do it right one day, even tried to talk a friend into starting a brewery. This is going to be very popular


#19

I hope so! When I drove by tonite (11:30—deadline day for me) there were folks in there. I guess they might actually be open before the “official” opening. I’m interested in tasting their beer when it comes online in addition to their “guest” tap selection.


#20

I don’t have much hope for their home brewed stuff but maybe, we’ll see. I never even went back to the Stalking Horse since just after they opened. How is their home brewed stuff?


#21

I have no idea, but I’m hoping it’s decent. If not, my next hope is good quality beer from other SoCal brewers.