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We would like to thank KNX1070 radio host, Frank Mottek, for inviting GAYOT.COM, represented by Sophie Gayot, to talk about what is happening in Los Angeles on the dining scene during the one-hour “Money 101” show on Thursday, December 22, 2005, at noon.

From left to right: Frank Mottek, Ludovic Lefebvre, Sophie Gayot, Stéphane Clasquin and Gérard Ferry

To join her in the studio to discuss this ever endless topic, Sophie chose a trio of celebrated Los Angeles chefs, Gérard Ferry for L'Orangerie, Ludovic Lefebvre from Bastide and Josef Centeno from Meson G.

In their own words, the chefs described their different styles of cuisine, while Sophie explained why it might sometimes be difficult for restaurants to stay in business in the City of Angels. She also gave a list of interesting places to dine out, all for a different reason. Many calls also came in from listeners suggesting their favorites dining spots. L'Orangerie maître d', Stéphane Clasquin, gave a hint on how to get a table at a fully booked restaurant (just call late in the afternoon of the same day).

Below is the list of restaurants that were mentioned during the show.

TheBlvd California
14/20
Dining Room at TheBlvd, Beverly Hills, CA The Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Menu
An elegant dining room at the foot of Rodeo Drive. More...

The Brandywine Continental
14/20
22757 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Menu
This ode to continental dining has a menu full of classic preparations. More...

CUT Steakhouse
15/20
Dining Room at CUT, Beverly Hills, CA The Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Menu | Photo | Video
Wolfgang Puck’s modern, elegant steakhouse at the Beverly Wilshire is frequented by the movers and shakers of Los Angeles. More...

Il Fornaio Italian
12/20
Dining Room at Il Fornaio, Beverly Hills, CA 301 N. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
Beverly Hills loves this sunny Italian trattoria. More...

Katana Japanese
13/20
Dining Room at Katana, West Hollywood, CA Piazza del Sol
8439 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
A hip Japanese restaurant and creative sushi hot-spot on the Sunset Strip. More...

Le Petit Bistro French
13/20
Dining Room at Le Petit Bistro, West Hollywood, CA 631 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
Authentic French bistro food complemented by an affordable wine list. More...

Mélisse French
18/20
Dining Room at Mélisse, Santa Monica, CA 1104 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu | Photo | Video
The epitome of Los Angeles fine dining, Mélisse fluently bridges French sophistication with style. More...

Nook Neighborhood Bistro American
14/20
Dining Room at Nook Neighborhood Bistro, Los Angeles, CA 11628 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Menu
A modern neighborhood Cali-bistro that offers creative fare and great value. More...

Ocean & Vine California
14/20
Dining Room at Ocean & Vine, Santa Monica, CA Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
Loews Santa Monica's contemporary Ocean & Vine affords great ocean views and eclectic seasonal dishes. More...

Providence Seafood
17/20
Dining Room at Providence, Los Angeles, CA 5955 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Menu | Photo | Video
An interior redesign has injected more luxury and comfort into this fine dining destination for seafood. More...

Spago Beverly Hills California
16/20
Dining Room at Spago Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA 176 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu | Photo | Video
Wolfgang Puck's flagship restaurant features a new look and menu with a slightly more contemporary approach. More...

Vibrato Grill Jazz...etc. Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Vibrato Grill Jazz...etc., Los Angeles, CA 2930 N. Beverly Glen Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Menu
Vibrato features live modern jazz, high-end dining and stylish décor, complete with paintings from co-owner and multiple Grammy Award winner Herb Alpert. More...

Wolfgang's Steakhouse by Wolfgang Zwiener Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Wolfgang 445 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu | Photo
Wolfgang Zwiener brings his traditional New York steakhouse to Beverly Hills. More...

 

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(Published: 12/23/05)

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