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Help! Last minute Valentine's dinner?

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!

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  1. 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.

    Clare K
    http://rainydaysandsundays-c.blogspot...

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    1. re: Clare K

      Avoid crocodile cafe at all costs. Bar Celeona is reasonable.

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      1. I just had a reservation at Cafe Flore, It is a nice, cozy bistro in Beverly Hills. Prix-fixe menu though, which I do not like. Wish I could order from their regular menu, but can't be picky so late.

        http://lecafeflore.com

        1. 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.

          1. 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!)