what kind of place are you looking for? Trendy, romantic, type of dessert, etc.?C Chen wrote:I'm taking someone to dinner at HLAY (Here's Looking At You) in a few days. Any local post-dinner recommendations? If not, I might go to DTLA and try out Gresescent.
I asked my +1 and she recommended the following as close to HLAY:
Sul & Beans -- great if you like Korean red bean/shaved ice. not much atmosphere itself but can walk around CGV plaza, catch a Korean movie...
SomiSomi -- same CGV plaza
Cafe Bora -- aesthetically cute, inside an interesting new Korean food court
as an aside, recently checked out Kinjiro again with a couple of other berserkers. We name-dropped our very own moderator C fu and Jun the owner mentioned that it's been a little while since Charlie was there but that he's been sending a steady stream of customers there haha. Food was really great. the golden snapper special and the beef tongue were highlights but you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
Terroni in dtla is also a surprisingly underrated spot. Not the most innovative menu but it does standards reliably and has a good bar program, to boot. Brunch is great, the Aperol spritz there is a great headache reliever. I think corkage is ~$25 if I remember correctly.
Maude is a great restaurant that I don't see discussed often on this board, for some reason. To me, of the few places I've tried, I think it's the best LA restaurant I've been to thus far. Understatedly casual but gracious service (even after I was boorishly tipsy on a recent visit), great food, thoughtful wine pairings, great glassware (they have their own Somm line of glassware apparently made by Zalto). I'm a little sad that they're ending the monthly ingredient menus but the new quarterly wine region theme looks very interesting. Highly recommend trying it out if you can get a table, for special occasions.