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lilcee Sep 27, 2006 10:27 PM

Husband and I will celebrate our first anniversary. Rec a nice ambiance, good food, enough to eat, great chocolate souffle, and w/in Hollywood to SGV area. Willing to travel to west la too. Thanks

  1. brekkie_fan Sep 28, 2006 05:13 AM

    My man and I went to L'Orangerie over the weekend just for dessert and wine in their bar area. It did not disappoint. Service was still excellent. Harry will take care of you.

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      Francesca Sep 28, 2006 03:18 AM

      French 75 in Burbank, not that far. Great live music. The food and chocolate souffle were wonderful. We had a really nice time.

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        basilboy Sep 28, 2006 02:56 AM

        The Little Door, smoking patio, even if you don't smoke. It's like being in Europe for a few hours

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        1. re: basilboy
          chica Sep 28, 2006 03:01 AM

          But their desserts are daily chalked onto a blackboard, so I wouldn't trust a chocolate souffle on it. I've also found that they do better tarts and sorbettos.

        2. amandine Sep 28, 2006 02:56 AM

          The best chocolate souffle i've had so far is at Roy's. it is in downtown L.A.

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          1. re: amandine
            chica Sep 28, 2006 02:59 AM

            oh yes, Roy's. But, when I think souffle -- I like to think big, as in tall, as in you gotta pour cream into it before you dig in.

            That said, another smaller decadent chocolate souffle that never disappoints is the one at Grand Luxe Cafe. I never leave the place without ordering one. I've also heard Charthouse does a good rendition.

          2. chica Sep 28, 2006 02:29 AM

            Places for good eats and souffle in you neighborhood:

            Hotel Bel Air
            Jiraffe (w/ lemon version)
            Arroyo Parkway (chocolate and grand marnier versions)
            Norman's <-- highly recommend. Their online menu lists chocolate souffle, though I have not had it there. I had their spice creams and their new world 'banana split' is out of this world.

            Happy Anniversary!

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              Mother Hubbard Sep 28, 2006 12:14 AM

              Used to got to Off Vine frequently. It seems to have gotten stale lately. Sorry

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                indochine Sep 27, 2006 10:47 PM

                Off Vine is a nice choice for american comfort food with souffle. the restaurant is set in a cozy house with a cute garden patio. in the hollywood area. happy anniversary!

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