Restaurant Gift Certificate for Los Angeles (Los Feliz)
November 24, 2012 1:05 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for recommendations for a restaurant gift certificate to purchase for a friend living in Los Feliz in Los Angeles. Anywhere in LA is fine, but Los Feliz is preferred. I don't care if the place is super fancy or not, but the food should to be awesome and $100 would cover a couple's full meals plus a drink or two. Thanks!
posted by nbaseman to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Little Dom's.
posted by roger ackroyd at 1:08 PM on November 24, 2012 [2 favorites]

Two eating at Cafe Stella for $100 including drinks would take some slight caution, but that's another option, perhaps a touch more romantic than Little Dom's.

Barbrix is a great wine and food spot.

Canele is smaller, more intimate.
posted by incessant at 1:20 PM on November 24, 2012

The Rockwell is pretty cool. I think if you call them they will arrange gift certificates.
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 1:25 PM on November 24, 2012

I think Cliff's Edge is the perfect gift certificate place for a couple.
posted by Bella Sebastian at 2:51 PM on November 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

I've gone to Electric Lotus(Indian) a few times.
posted by brujita at 3:44 PM on November 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

It's downtown, but basically on the Red Line: The Gorbals.

Their menu is perfect for a couple; it's a la carte and you just order 4 or 5 plates out to your table to share. Plus the food is excellent. Depending on which drinks you order, you can probably even squeeze dessert in for right around $100.
posted by carsonb at 3:49 PM on November 24, 2012

Seconding Cafe Stella. Great food, great atmosphere.
posted by BlahLaLa at 5:04 PM on November 24, 2012

I've recently been led to STREET, and went back again shortly thereafter, highly recommended for food and service, although the part of town doesn't show the best side of Los Angeles. Seconding Cliff's Edge as well, and if you can haul yourself to the valley and make reservations in advance, Prosecco Trattoria.
posted by davejay at 11:44 PM on November 24, 2012

L&E Oyster Bar. $100 should be enough. Obviously they have to at least somewhat enjoy seafood, but the oysters are top of the line, the accompanying dishes are all well thought-out, and the wine list is pretty solid. It's an intimate, popular, and fancy little corner tucked into Silver Lake, close to Los Feliz. If you want bonus points, get a small gift card for LaMill Coffee right across the street for them to pop into afterwards. Oh, and the executive chef was formerly the chef at Cafe Stella. Full disclosure: I know the chef, but I'd happily patronize the place regardless.
posted by therewolf at 3:54 PM on November 25, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks everyone! This was a huge help. I'm based in Boston had no idea where to start.
posted by nbaseman at 1:47 PM on November 26, 2012

If Street is too far then Osteria Mamma isn't all that much closer. I only suggested Gorbals because it's accessible by metro. And because it's my favorite place to eat goat heart.
posted by carsonb at 8:24 PM on November 26, 2012

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