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Geoffrey's, Roy's, or Inn of the Seventh Ray?

stnguyen May 18, 2007 01:04 AM

I'm a college student, and my boyfriend's birthday is coming up next month, and I was wondering which of these three restaurants I should take him to. He likes good seafood, and I want to take him somewhere nice, but perhaps one that doesn't seem too snobby. I'm considering either Geoffrey's, Roys, or Inn of the Seventh Ray, but I really don't know which one I should take him to. Any ideas? And if not these three, then where should I take him? I just want a nice place that has good seafood and a nice setting. I don't mind spending a significant amount of money for my boyfriend's birthday dinner.

Thanks so much!

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    ozhead RE: stnguyen May 18, 2007 07:55 AM

    Not much in the way of seafood at Inn of the 7th Ray, but yuo can't beat it for a romantic place to dine, especially now that the evenings are getting warmer. I had dinner at Roy's (the one in Woodland Hills) this week, and was very favorably impressed -- and their menu is heavily seafood-oriented. It also meets your criteria of nice, but not too snobby. I have never been to Geoffrey's, so can't comment -- except that I've heard it's quite expensive and very good.

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      mc michael RE: stnguyen May 18, 2007 08:14 AM

      Roy's before amour, Geoffrey's after.

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        whatsfordinner RE: mc michael May 18, 2007 08:23 AM

        I would reverse it. Geoffrey's for a late afternoon - early evening drink and the sunset, and Roy's for dinner. Inn of the 7th Ray is pretty, but the food is only average (same with Geoffrey's) and I think it's most charming during the day.

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          mc michael RE: whatsfordinner May 18, 2007 08:25 AM

          I was thinking of Geoffrey's for breakfast.

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            Diana RE: whatsfordinner May 18, 2007 09:32 AM

            Whilst I find the food at the Inn far, far above, AVERAGE, I'll admit it isn't seafod oriented. Roy's is a darn good choice.

            However, forget Geoffrey's for breakfast, and try to get to the Inn' s Sunday Brunch!

        2. scrappydog RE: stnguyen May 18, 2007 09:15 AM

          Roy's has the best food of the three in my opinion. Both Geoffrey's and Iot7R have a better ambiance if you are there around sunset.

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            woojink RE: stnguyen May 18, 2007 10:16 AM

            If he really likes seafood and you're OK with spending some significant $$"s. Your best seafood option is Water Grill downtown. The food will is fantastic, and I don't think it is at all snobby. Quite the opposite, in fact.

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              mc michael RE: woojink May 18, 2007 10:20 AM

              WG isn't snobby, but I always wonder if I can put my elbow on the table.

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                rusty71 RE: mc michael May 18, 2007 02:20 PM

                For seafood, one of the best in town is Water Grill. I haven't eaten at Roy's but had my wedding reception at Geoffrey's several years ago and you can't beat the view.

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              Ruffio RE: stnguyen May 18, 2007 12:47 PM

              Good luck with whatever you choose!

              I only have personal experience with Geoffrey's. We went for midday lunch and the food was very good in my opinion--I had the scallops. The view was even better. It was a fabulous day that reminded me of being on the Mediterranean.

              Be advised, it wouldn't have been in my budget when I was attending the University.

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                candee RE: stnguyen May 18, 2007 09:36 PM

                Roy's....no doubt.Geoffey's has great views, but the food AND service at Roy's is far more superior. InnOTSR isn't really on the same level.....

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                  stnguyen RE: candee May 19, 2007 01:46 AM

                  Thanks so much everyone! You guys have been very helpful. I'll definitely keep all of this advice in mind when I decide on a restaurant. Any more suggestions would be welcome!

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