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Monday, January 14, 2008

The Buggy Whip

For Larry's birthday on Saturday we had dinner at The Buggy Whip with Audrey and Jeff. I'd been here for lunch (on the way to LAX, of course), but never for dinner.
This is one of those typical "red-leather booth" restaurants (except our booths were green leatherette). The Buggy Whip is major old school. The interior has a clubby English-style interior. There's a piano player in the bar. The menu is rather large with all sorts of specials. There's also an early bird special, weeknights.
The hostess gave the ladies a pink rose to take home...nice touch. Peter Wagner, on the piano was good. However, next time I think we'll get a table in the dining room instead of a booth in the bar. He was rather overpowering, but entertaining when we tried to have a lively conversation.

We ordered drinks....martinis, Manhattans, wine, etc. Dinner was excellent. Larry had prime rib, I had rack of lamb, Audrey had salmon and Jeff had scampi and steak (surf 'n turf). The sides were baked potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, ratatouille and more. They served Parker House rolls and corn muffins with dinner. The portions are huge and definitely could be split between two people.
Beware Vegetarians....Look Away!
It was a lovely evening. Thanks to Jeff and Audrey for joining us and making our evening more festive. We will definitely return to the Buggy Whip for another divine dinner in the future.
The Buggy Whip
7420 La Tijera Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045

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