Help! Last minute Valentine's dinner?
- jazzlover Feb 13, 2007 07:13 AM
Need somewhere in the N.E. LA - Glendale - Pasadena area for a Valentines dinner. No - forgetful me did NOT make reservations yet!!!
Open to pretty much anything as long as it is fairly reasonably priced and not sushi!
I just checked on opentable, and the following restos have availability on Valentine's Day at 7:30 p.m. for two people:
Bar Celeona (tapas) in Pasadena
Crocodile Cafe - Glendale
Crocodile Cafe - Pasadena
Vive Restaurant & Lounge - Pasadena
Sorry, not the best selection...Your probably best off with Bar Celeona. It's the best out of a mediocre bunch.
Last valentines' day we went to El Portal at Pasadena, and it was pretty good as usual. I doubt that they are all booked up.
We inquired at Babita at San Gabriel this year, they have a set menu for $45, 2 seatings. I don't know if they are 100% booked, but worth calling.
Honestly, I think your best option here is cooking dinner for your sweetness. Go to Costco or Santa Monica Seafood, buy 2 lobster tails, steam until red, serve with melted butter. Stock up on the Trader Joe's champagne. The crowds on Valentine's Day are a real turn-off (at least for me!)
How about heading a bit south of Pasadena to Alhambra for Chinese? Triumphal Palace perhaps?
500 West Main St.,
cheesecake factory, lousie's, Jake's...just kidding :) Try the Crepe Vine, Vertical Wine Bar, Red, White and Bluezz, Neomeze, Central Park, even Saladang for Thai
Thanks for all the recco's! Snagged an early reservation at Central Park and am very much looking forward to it.
Cafe Atlantic is good - just every time I've been there the wait for the food was interminable. But they do have pretty good Cuban food, but not terribly authentic. At least nothing like Cuban food at Cuban restaurants in S. Florida. Which, BTW, the potato balls at Porto's have all those S. Florida places beat!