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1 st date recommendations for Saturday afternoon

Any suggestions in the S. Bay, or Downtown LA for 1st date? Something fun and different but not too extreme. I am generally looking for a intimate environment that will help conversation to flow.

Looking to make an impression and have a good time and trying to avoid chain restaurants or 3rd street promenade, old town pasadena places. Too many date memories there!

thanks!

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  1. If you want to dine in the South Bay then maybe Restaurant Christine. Nice setting, food and service. It would make a good impression.

    http://www.restaurantchristine.com/

    1. How about Belacan Grill in Redondo Beach for some Malaysian food. You can get exotic if you like, but they've also got your standard set of noodles and curries and fried rices.

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      1. re: SauceSupreme

        I was thinking the same thing... very unique - definitely not a chain - just the food can make for conversation... not a really romantic setting, but it's a nice dining room and they're usually not busy at all on a saturday afternoon, which could lend to a somewhat intimate setting in a corner. Hmm... my only concern would be if they are still open between lunch and dinner?

      2. Le Creperie

        2nd Street

        Long Beach

        Crepes are sexy!

        1. I would recommend Chez Melange in the South Bay
          www.chezmelange.com

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          1. re: Bria Silbert

            ugh, old, outdated and high unromantic. perfect for say a 50yr anniversary though! =)

          2. How about checking out the Museum Of Jurassic Technology in Culver City, and then walking the 200 feet to Bottle Rock for a glass of wine or Belgian ale?