romantic birthday dinner in the southbay
i am looking for a special place to have dinner for a birthday celebration with my boyfriend. meditteranean, indian, japenese are prefered, but we pretty much love all genres. moderately priced with wine (bringing our own would be icing on the cake...)
Here's a short list off the top of my head:
Petros: greek restaurant in Manhattan Beach- I've been once and the food was very good and it tends to be dimly lit, which may be a nice romantic atmosphere. http://www.petrosrestaurant.com/
Avenue: Manhattan Beach- I wouldn't say it's moderately priced, but excellent food. http://www.avenuemb.com/
Bottle Inn: old school Italian in Hermosa Beach. From what I remember, it has a great wine selection. http://www.thebottleinn.com/
Aimee's: French bistro in Redondo Beach. I've never been, but heard great things. http://www.aimeesbistro.com/
Hope that helps some!
Hmm, I know everyone has their own definition of moderately priced, but I think Petros, Avenue and bottle inn would all be over $200 and possibly higher with a bottle of wine with dinner.
You mention Indian and Japaneese, I'd recommend Addi's in Torrance or Japonica on PCH in redondo. Both places are dimly lit, probably under $125 w/ wine. Japonica has a more modern vibe, and has cozy booths.
Kinokawa in Long Beach (Walnut & Wardlow) has a tatami room you could have private all to yourself if pre-booked I think. It's in a strip mall but it's very good. Recommend picking up cake from Jongewaard's Bake & Broil (get red velvet or coconut) on Atlantic and taking it with you. Enjoy!
I like Admiral Risty up in Palos Verdes
Also Le Rive Gauche in Malaga Cove Palos Verdes
Chez Melange in Redondo Beach/Hollywood Riviera