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RESTAURANTS


Meat:

   [th]RESTAURANT NAME[/th]
   [th]Rating[/th]
   [th]Description[/th]
   [th]Area - Address [/th]
   [th]Supervision[/th]
Tierra Sur At Herzog Winery in Oxnard 5/5 stars-The menu here is constantly changing but is always amazing.  The flavors you will try here are unlike any you will get at another kosher restaurant in the world.
Oxnard -

   
La Gondola4.5/5 stars
-Avocado eggrolls to die for (I had it and I didn't like it
 I can't eat Avocado when it's warm, I'm sure others can't too-Sillypainter).  Great Bread with garlic margarine on the house(agree-Sillypainter) Great Gondola Burger special for lunch with excellent pasta or a soup.  And the Chai Steak with Carmelized Steak Sauce and arguably the best kosher ribs out there.   I'm getting hungry thinking about this place!
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Shiloh's4/5 stars
-Great baby back ribs and peppercorn steak.  They serve steaks with a number of dipping sauces which is pretty cool.  Also had some delicious key lime pie.
I did have a bad experience here with really bad food though...and service can be poor here as well.
Beverly Hills Thai4/5 stars-It can get very crowded so it's best to make a reservation in advance.
Jeff's 3.5/5 stars-Homemade onion rings, homemade sausages, Steak Sandwich, Western burger, lots of good and greasy stuff here.
PKD (Pico Kosher Deli)3.5/5 stars
-Excellent Deli-style food along with equally good homemade onion rings. No Reservations, but rarely more than a few minute wait. closes at 9 PM.
Pat's3/5 stars
-Either you love this upscale steakhouse or you hate it.  I used to hate it until my brother became good friends with the bartender.  Now when I go back with him we're treated to a feast for a king! Don't miss the bread pudding dessert!
Shanghai2.5/5 stars
-LA hasn't had very good Chinese since Sholom Cuisine closed.  This place is decent though.
Harissa4/5 stars-Home of the LA-famous pretzle challah! They offer Middle Eastern/Mediterranean/North African cuisine.  They have lots of seating and long hours.


1. Tierra Sur At Herzog Winery in Oxnard
5/5 stars
-The menu here is constantly changing but is always amazing.  The flavors you will try here are unlike any you will get at another kosher restaurant in the world.

2. La Gondola
4.5/5 stars
-Avocado eggrolls to die for (I had it and I didn't like it
 I can't eat Avocado when it's warm, I'm sure others can't too-Sillypainter).  Great Bread with garlic margarine on the house(agree-Sillypainter) Great Gondola Burger special for lunch with excellent pasta or a soup.  And the Chai Steak with Carmelized Steak Sauce and arguably the best kosher ribs out there.   I'm getting hungry thinking about this place!

3. Shiloh's
4/5 stars
-Great baby back ribs and peppercorn steak.  They serve steaks with a number of dipping sauces which is pretty cool.  Also had some delicious key lime pie.
I did have a bad experience here with really bad food though...and service can be poor here as well.

4. Beverly Hills Thai
4/5 stars
-It can get very crowded so it's best to make a reservation in advance.

5. Jeff's
3.5/5 stars
-Homemade onion rings, homemade sausages, Steak Sandwich, Western burger, lots of good and greasy stuff here.

6. PKD (Pico Kosher Deli)
3.5/5 stars
-Excellent Deli-style food along with equally good homemade onion rings. No Reservations, but rarely more than a few minute wait. closes at 9 PM.

7. Pat's
3/5 stars
-Either you love this upscale steakhouse or you hate it.  I used to hate it until my brother became good friends with the bartender.  Now when I go back with him we're treated to a feast for a king! Don't miss the bread pudding dessert!

8. Shanghai
2.5/5 stars
-LA hasn't had very good Chinese since Sholom Cuisine closed.  This place is decent though.

9. Harissa
4/5 stars
-Home of the LA-famous pretzle challah! They offer Middle Eastern/Mediterranean/North African cuisine.  They have lots of seating and long hours.

Milk/Parve:

1. Fish Grill
4.5/5 stars
-The best fish you'll ever have, period.  I'm not such a fish person, but their Grilled Salmon on Angel Hair Pasta with a huge order of well-seasoned fries...YUM! Get the grilled salmon sandwich.

2. Milky Way Reopened, brand new place worth a visit
4/5 stars
-Steven Spielberg's adorable mom will come shmooze with you and show you his movie posters in the back.  Cheeze blintzes and lemon tart are awesome. Chimichangas, potato latkes, and more all at prices that haven't been raised in decades.

3. Pizza Nosh (Agoura Hills)
4/5 stars
-Excellent pizza and Eggplant Parmesean, worth a stop if you're in the area.

4. Pizza Mayven
4/5 stars
-Good plain pizza and excellent fries, and that's about it.

5. Nagila Pizza
3/5 stars
-Good but pricey stuffed crust pizza, and that's about it. There are some big fans of their Naco's out there as well.

6. Trattoria Natalie
4.5/5 stars
-A trattoria is translated from Italian as a tavern, and that's what this restaurant feels like.  They have a cool on-table feature: its a paging device with three bottons.  One botton calls for water, the other for the bill, the last for a waiter.  The food is very good and prices not too expensive.

7. Meshuga for Sushi/Meshuga for Sushi 2
4/5
-With 3 locations (one in La Brea, one in Pico, and one in the valley), they offer great sushi at reasonable prices.  They have some space to eat in the restaurant.  They have long hours and a decent lunch menu.


IF you eat non-CY:
-Sweet Rose Creamery, on Beverly is Kosher and considered some of the best ice cream in LA by foodies http://www.sweetrosecreamery.com/, usually have 4 or 5 non dairy flavors
-Toppings Frozen Yogurt 349 S Robertson Blvd, good frozen yogurt, usually have a non dairy flavor or two


If you eat CY:
-Milky's at 1429 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035 recently became kosher and is cholov yisrael.

Breakfast/Bakery:
1. Cafe Elite
4.5/5 stars
-Amazing cake/crumb donuts along with your usual breakfast food.

2. Schwartz Bakery/Circa NY
4/5 stars
-A great but expensive bakery.  The crumb cheese danish is a personal favorite, as is their wonderful Caramel cake and "kit kat" chocolate rice crispy bars.
They also now serve breakfast in their Pico and Fairfax location.  I had the combo Pancake+Waffle+Franch Toast meal with fruit salad that was very good.
On friday's only they sell raspberry cheese pockets - they always sell out of them early.

3. La Brea Bagel
3/5 stars
-Very good bagels with all kinds of toppings and other breakfast food.

4. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - 7235 Beverly Blvd
4/5 stars
-The only coffee bean in LA that has Cholov Yisroel upon request and offers 3 Pas Yisroel bakery items from Delice; Chocolate Almond croissant, Custard twist, and chocolate croissant - also upon request.


SHABBOS TAKE OUT OPTIONS

1. Ralph's - both the Pico and La Brea locations have a kosher section with takeout
2. PKD: http://www.pkdla.com/soon.htm
3. Western Kosher on Pico: http://www.orderstart.com/westernkosher
4. Lieders La Brea: 129 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
5. Lieders Takeout, 8721 W. Pico Blvd, supposed to be excellent, check FB page for hours, (Shabbos Food LA: http://www.shabbosfoodla.com/)
6. Ariel's glatt has a nice selection - NE corner of La Brea and Beverly
7. Got Kosher has very ethnic style shabbat take out- lots of Moroccan food.
8. Elite Cuisine on La Brea/Detroit and Beverly has some nice options and the staff is really nice.


ATTRACTIONS

Attractions for the first time visitor (in no particular order):

1. Santa Monica (Pier, 3rd St. Promenade)
2. Hiking (Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood Hills)(list of hikes sortable by distance)
3. Theme parks (Universal, Disneyland, Knotts, Six Flags Magic Mountain)
4. Beaches (Venice and Santa Monica are the most popular; Hermosa and Manhattan are the prettiest, Marina del Rey is the emptiest as it's in a residential area)
5. City Sites (The Grove, Hollywood & Highland Blvd, Rodeo Dr/Beverly Hills, Beverly Center)
6. Segway tours with www.segwow.com (tours are available in various locations)
7. TV Show Filmings (get free tickets to local TV shows being filmed) www.tvtix.com
8. Getty Center and Getty Villa.
9. Warner Bros Studio Tour
10. Mulholland Drive in Burbank (view of LA and the Hollywood sign)
11. Marina Del Ray Sportfishing or Whale watching (sometimes on groupon)
12. Griffith Observatory- Driveable Scenic View
13. LA Zoo

Attractions for the experienced visitor:

1. Santa Barbara, 2 hours north (40 min from Tierra Sur)
2. San Diego/ Coronado, 2 hours south
3. Big Bear/ Lake Arrowhead, 2 hours east
4. Hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains.
5. Secret Stairs by Charles Fleming- check out the book
6. Hollywood Bowl
7. Descanso Gardens and Huntington Library and Gardens
8. Calico ghost town, 2 hours east
9. OC County fair (July 12-Aug 11 2013)
10. Adamson House in Malibu
11. Griffith Park - Merry-go-round, Pony Rides, & wagon rides for kids, Horseback Riding for older children.
12. The Queen Mary. Out of commission passenger and WWII ship. Is currently a museum, and a hotel. You can explore the ship or stroll along the empty decks at midnight (closed to tours at night, but open to hotel guests) with a great view of the Long Beach Harbor. 45 minutes south of L.A.

This is a general list.  I can go into specifics if you're interested. HT: Yehoshua

Hotels within walking distance of shuls (under 2 mi.)

Pico
1. Mr. C (closest YOLA)
2. SLS
3. Residence Inn by Marriott (closest to Adas Torah or YICC)
4. Beverly Hills Marriott (closest to Adas Torah or YICC)
5. Best Western Plus Carlyle Inn (closest to Torat Chaim or Anshe Emes)
6. Intercontinental Century City (closest to YOLA)

Hancock Park
116northfuller.com
116northfuller.com - in the heart of Hancock Park / La Brea area. 5 minute walk to many shuls. 4 bedroom house with full kosher kitchen, hot plate, everything you need for shabbos.

Other areas
1. Andaz West Hollywood
2. W Westwood
3. Four Seasons, Beverly Hills
4. L'Ermitage


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Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #2860 on: February 06, 2014, 02:46:59 AM »
Pats over La gondola??
Only had one night for a nice sit-down dinner and was referred to Pat's, and yes the "Wet whatever you wana call it" desert is as amazing as they say it is!!! Really everything was really great there, the food, the service, and the atmosphere!
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Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #2861 on: February 06, 2014, 02:50:55 AM »
I hear ya. Guess you'll save the others for the next glitch 😉

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Pats over La gondola??
is that a surprise?

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Re: Los Angeles Master Thread
« Reply #2863 on: February 06, 2014, 09:31:17 AM »
Is it possible to get the penthouse suite in the Andaz West Hollywood thru points or suite nights suite upgrades etc.?

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« Reply #2864 on: February 06, 2014, 09:58:32 AM »

is that a surprise?

Personally id choose pats hands down, but with dans reviews of la gondola, that seems to a popular fav for all the delta glitchers. I've never seen it as full as it was the times I went in jan

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« Reply #2865 on: February 06, 2014, 11:42:41 AM »
Is it possible to get the penthouse suite in the Andaz West Hollywood thru points or suite nights suite upgrades etc.?
maybe from the 'free hyatt nights' - 2 free nights per each new card..
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« Reply #2866 on: February 06, 2014, 12:00:46 PM »
anyone know of a restaurant that will deliver to LAX if we give then day notice of when to be there??

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« Reply #2867 on: February 06, 2014, 12:24:51 PM »
maybe from the 'free hyatt nights' - 2 free nights per each new card..
Would they let me combine reservations? Also how is it determined what suite you get?

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Would they let me combine reservations? Also how is it determined what suite you get?
Yes. The same applies if you just wanted to use the two free night from the same card: they have to be made as two separate reservations and combined.

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« Reply #2869 on: February 06, 2014, 12:32:03 PM »
anyone know of a restaurant that will deliver to LAX if we give then day notice of when to be there??

Got stuck in LAX on a delay yesterday.

Jeff's charge $30.
Pizza Station charges $20 - with a minimum order of $15.

Shoutout to Chayos who delivered as a favor, though they don't usually do so - AFAIK.
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« Reply #2870 on: February 06, 2014, 12:42:21 PM »
Personally id choose pats hands down, but with dans reviews of la gondola, that seems to a popular fav for all the delta glitchers. I've never seen it as full as it was the times I went in jan
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« Reply #2871 on: February 06, 2014, 04:28:56 PM »
...that seems to a popular fav for all the "delta glitchers". I've never seen it as full as it was the times I went in jan
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« Reply #2872 on: February 06, 2014, 04:35:03 PM »

+1
 :) that's a new one,   good nickname.

Better than "strangers," "invaders" or the many others I've heard 😉

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« Reply #2873 on: February 06, 2014, 04:43:41 PM »
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 :) that's a new one,   good nickname.

I think we're actually the glitchees.

In  a very crowded Cafe Elite this passed Friday, a guy walks in, looks around and annoyingly proclaims, "so everyone here on Delta?"

In La Gondola the other night, overhearing snippets of conversation, "Dans Deals...Delta...Glitch...BUSINESS CLASS! Dans Deals... It's a website... Dans Deals....online...a website...CHEAP!"

Chabad of Rancho Mirage had the Palm Springs Delta overflow on Shabbos.

The owner of the Grille in San Diego said how difficult it has been to keep up with the large crowds, and of course the conversation was all about "the Glitch."

Ralphs in La Jolla had a bunch of glitchees doing that tell-tale frum tourist slow stroll through the Kosher aisles, agonizing over hechsherim and whatnot.

That's a sample of my glitchee experiences.

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« Reply #2874 on: February 06, 2014, 05:41:35 PM »
I think we're actually the glitchees.

In  a very crowded Cafe Elite this passed Friday, a guy walks in, looks around and annoyingly proclaims, "so everyone here on Delta?"

In La Gondola the other night, overhearing snippets of conversation, "Dans Deals...Delta...Glitch...BUSINESS CLASS! Dans Deals... It's a website... Dans Deals....online...a website...CHEAP!"

Chabad of Rancho Mirage had the Palm Springs Delta overflow on Shabbos.

The owner of the Grille in San Diego said how difficult it has been to keep up with the large crowds, and of course the conversation was all about "the Glitch."

Ralphs in La Jolla had a bunch of glitchees doing that tell-tale frum tourist slow stroll through the Kosher aisles, agonizing over hechsherim and whatnot.

That's a sample of my glitchee experiences.

That's funny!

We had similar experiences when we were in Florida (not as glitchees, but SW free round trip tickets on points) at the restaurants.
It was at the beginning of "Yeshiva Week" when we told the Prime Grill and Euro Fusion managers to expect more
customers due to the Delta glitch. They weren't familiar with that or with Dan's Deals.

I mentioned that Dan does reviews and that his recommendations are partially why their location was picked
and why it will get more crowded towards the end of the week.
At that time, they were clueless, however, by the end of the week, it was well known -- lots of NYers had gone south (for very cheap!) for Yeshiva Week.
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« Reply #2875 on: February 06, 2014, 07:37:36 PM »
Does anyone know if I book a superior room at the Intercontinental on points if I will get upgraded to a suite with ambassador status?
Does ambassador get me an upgrade on point stays and will they just upgrade me to a superior room with sundeck?
If anyone staid there and could tell me about the suites I'd appreciate it.

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« Reply #2876 on: February 06, 2014, 08:15:55 PM »
In La Gondola the other night, overhearing snippets of conversation, "Dans Deals...Delta...Glitch...BUSINESS CLASS! Dans Deals... It's a website... Dans Deals....online...a website...CHEAP!"
Interesting! I was in LA for 5 days and i don't think I even mentioned DansDeals even once, nor the Delta glitch for that matter...
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« Reply #2877 on: February 06, 2014, 09:12:10 PM »
I am going to LAX for a 1 day business trip, and going to be there my self, what is the best, cheapest option? I am not looking now for anything special, just a decent bad etc......

I also have a brother that is SPG Gold if this helps for anything.

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« Reply #2878 on: February 06, 2014, 09:17:56 PM »
I am going to LAX for a 1 day business trip, and going to be there my self, what is the best, cheapest option? I am not looking now for anything special, just a decent bad etc......

I also have a brother that is SPG Gold if this helps for anything.

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As seen many times here.... The Sheraton Gateway LAX hotel is cheap with points and a solid hotel... 

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« Reply #2879 on: February 06, 2014, 09:21:39 PM »
As seen many times here.... The Sheraton Gateway LAX hotel is cheap with points and a solid hotel...
Not familiar with Hotel award booking, how many miles would that be? And what kind of points?
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