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Aug 22, 2006 02:12 PM

need romatic restaurant help-fast!

My girlfriend's birthday is coming up soon. She tolerates (and enjoys) being dragged all over the SGV for new Chinese, all over Westminster for Pho and banh mi, but would like a nice romantic place for her birthday, in LA, preferably one with really good lobster. Any suggestions? If its not an out of the way ethnic dive, i haven't a clue.

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  1. Providence i find very romantic. Also the Little Door on third.

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    1. re: Adsvino

      How is Providence romantic? Food aside, I find the decor there rather unsettling, bordering on gothic -- not very warm or charming at all.

    2. I dont know about lobster but as far as romance goes with the old hunting lodge theme with lots of fireplaces would be the Saddle Peak Lodge in the hills above Malibu.

      1. Il Cielo on Burton Way (Bev Hills). I think it's quite romantic to sit outside and the food is decent. not sure if they serve lobster however.

        1. Providence offers a delicious lobster but the preparation is an innovative one rather than the traditional broiled or steamed beast. Cafe Del Rey in Marina Del Rey offers a variant called "lobster four ways"; Chinois (perhaps too crowded and noisy to be truly romantic) has the wonderful Shanghai Lobster; The Lobster in Santa Monica might also be too noisy and crowded to qualify as romantic but the view is lovely (the lobsters, despite the name, less so); I love the huge lobsters at the Palm but it is not a place I would consider romantic