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b-day dinner in weho, fairfax area, hollywood, miracle mile

erinl Mar 14, 2007 10:30 AM

I am looking for a great place to have my birthday dinner - I LOVE PATIOS. I don't eat pasta and love steak, veggies. I live in west hollywood area and am looking at beverly hills to hollywood. any suggestions?

  1. SauceSupreme Mar 14, 2007 08:45 PM

    The patio upstairs at AOC is okay; I prefer the one at Lucques and I *definitely* prefer the patio at Michael's in Santa Monica.

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      New Trial Mar 14, 2007 02:19 PM

      Lucques and Little Door have nice patios--though I greatly prefer the food at Lucques.

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        hungrygirl106 Mar 14, 2007 12:17 PM

        Chateau Marmont -- the patio takes pleasant to a whole new level (so pretty and very chill); plus, the food is pretty solid.

        Happy Birthday!


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          di4cats Mar 14, 2007 12:10 PM

          AOC has a delightful tiny patio upstairs, but it is difficult to get, and if you request it, they say they can't promise. I've only had it once out of 4 times.

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            LisaStitch Mar 14, 2007 11:42 AM

            How about Il Cielo? It is Italian, but I got great lamb chops there once. Beautiful patio, though small.

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              erinl Mar 14, 2007 11:35 AM

              did Pane e vino two years ago...loved it! might try something different though...and love Bel Air but think my friends might not love the prices...

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                erinl Mar 14, 2007 11:33 AM

                yeah i love Orso...and doing that for one of my b-day dinners and need another location for another group. I love sitting outside :-)

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                1. re: erinl
                  tony michaels Mar 14, 2007 11:57 AM

                  Probably the number one patio in Los Angeles is Cliff's Edge on Sunset Blvd. in Silverlake. A bit outside your desired area it would be worth the extra drive time if you are as big a patio fanatic as it appears. (g) They do have a filet normally with gorgonzola and they also do a rib eye steak. Probably best to check with them if you need to know exactly what their mains will be when you want to go.

                  3626 Sunset Blvd (Cross Street: Edgecliffe Drive)
                  Los Angeles, CA 90026
                  (323) 666-6116

                  1. re: tony michaels
                    mojoeater Mar 14, 2007 12:23 PM

                    Also in Silverlake and highly under-rated is Rudolpho's. They completely renovated last year and are now sort of an American bar & grill. They have a beautiful patio with lots of plants and a fountain. They also have a big, wooden bar and three plasma TVs in the bar area. And they have some nice steaks and seafood at better prices than most places in Hollywood. Free parking!

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                  mrpullings Mar 14, 2007 11:31 AM

                  Pane e Vino on Beverly - nice steaks as I recall.

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                    jlq3d3 Mar 14, 2007 11:27 AM

                    Pasta y Vino on Beverly has a nice patio. It's Italian but its not all pasta despite its name.

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                    1. re: jlq3d3
                      LisaStitch Mar 14, 2007 11:33 AM

                      I think you are talking about "Pane e Vino." I agree their patio is very nice, and I love the food and service there. There is also a nice bar (inside) for people to get a good glass of wine before or after dinner.

                      These are expensive, but I have to mention the beautiful patios at both the Hotel Bel Air and at the Polo Lounge (Beverly Hills Hotel). The Hotel Bel Air in particular is a gorgeous property overall, and has free valet parking :) You can definitely get your meat and veggies at either place.

                    2. tony michaels Mar 14, 2007 11:17 AM

                      I just recommended Orso in West Hollywood on another thread as one of the top patio destinations in LA. Their menu has a rib eye steak on it and some other carniverous choices as well.


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                        esculent Mar 14, 2007 11:13 AM

                        if you're willing to trek all the way out to santa monica, then Michael's has the best patio/garden ever.

                        in terms of restaurants in your area, i think that grace would be a lovely choice (although i don't think they have a patio)

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                          Diana Mar 14, 2007 10:41 AM

                          The patio at Spago?

                          A good place at the faifax farmer's market (sort of one big patio)?

                          I wish I knew the area better.

                          Now Santa Monica, a lot of good patios there!

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