Since this was requested w few guidelines I'm using it as a list for my favorite everyday/night mellow spots in LA
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    The one on Hollywood blvd. It's BYOB and so good and so cheap. Also my #1 choice for big dinners bc there's nothing worse than a dinner for 16 people where everyone ends up paying a million dollars
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    Osteria Mamma
    Again-- delicious, mellow, unpretentious
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    I actually just went here for the first time but it was quiet and delicious and I drank twig tea
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    Wat Dong Moon Lek
    Hands down best Pad See Ew. I order delivery from there an amount I'm not comfortable disclosing.
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    Always crowded but never packed; my favorite easy sushi spot. The amberjack and snapper are 👍👍👍
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    Iroha Sushi
    I went to high school a block away which makes it sentimental but they also have several iterations of crispy rice (even something called "sushi pizza") AND they're open late what's not to love
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    Mustard seed cafe
    I always want to eat here for lunch. Just a great neighborhood cafe I frequent an embarrassing amount
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    Sage vegan
    For the nights when I want to pretend like I don't eat animals and instead want a bowl of tasty mushy things
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    The Grill on the Alley
    Not that mellow for lunch but I go for dinner with my dad and it's the best. Also my dad is in his 80s and that's the main dinner crowd 👴👴👴ps hot tip get the chicken pot pie in a kids size
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    Casita del Campo
    The best for margaritas on a weeknight JUST BECAUSE