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Formal Dining in Glendale

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hheins Feb 5, 2007 09:26 PM

We need a place to go in glendale after the Annie Awards on sunday. we'll be dressed black tie. is there anywhere near or around there you can recommend for 4 people around 8pm.

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  1. Grog RE: hheins Feb 6, 2007 12:16 PM

    Glendale is nil for formal dinning. I suggest you take a short drive to the Ritz Carlton in Pasadena. You won't be sorry.

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      mrpullings RE: hheins Feb 6, 2007 02:36 PM

      Ditto - nothing fancy in Glendale. I've heard from several people that the food at the Ritz Pasadena is good. Beautiful/formal setting.

      1. Chowpatty RE: hheins Feb 6, 2007 02:49 PM

        Well, if it doesn't have to be super-formal, I think you would do just fine at Far Niente or Fresco (frescoristorante.com)
        or a bit further, Cafe Beaujolais in Eagle Rock or Blair's in Silver Lake.
        I don't think any of them would mind if you classed up the place a little in your black tie.

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          mrpullings RE: hheins Feb 6, 2007 04:19 PM

          IMHO, unless you go to black tie events a lot, I'd go w/ a more upscale rest. to make the night more special - I've eaten at all restaurants mentioned in above post - I live in the neighborhood and while I like the food at all of them, none of them say special night to me- just local nabe joints w/ good food. If that's ok, any one of them would be fine.

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            chefthisguy RE: hheins Feb 6, 2007 04:27 PM

            glendale....kebabs only....I don't know if the food at the HIlton is any good; you could try there. Pasadena is your best close bet

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              hheins RE: hheins Feb 8, 2007 10:41 PM

              i agree with all above. there is nothing in glendale. i live just up the street from cafe beaujolais, so yeah, too "neighborhoodie" and close to home for me. i think the ritz is the best bet. thanks for the input!

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                robertpasadena RE: hheins Feb 9, 2007 07:53 AM

                If you know anyone on the inside in Glendale you cen get the number and address for The Grand. If not, try JJ steakhouse in Pasadena

                1. luswei RE: hheins Feb 9, 2007 10:23 AM

                  Taylor's in La Canada..
                  you could dress up for Bistro Verdu in Glendale!

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                    eatmuch RE: hheins Feb 10, 2007 09:05 AM

                    The closest I can think of is Gennaro's in Glendale -- I never knew about until someone took me there for a celebration lunch. It's a semi-formal Italian place.

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