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Need a Romantic Lunch Spot in Beverly Hills

Foodandwine May 28, 2007 03:59 PM

Looking for Recs from fellow Hounds. Going this Wednesday, something classy, hip, and fun.. Thanks.. open to all type of food..

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  1. Bob Brooks RE: Foodandwine May 28, 2007 04:32 PM

    Spago, of course, is an obvious rec. Also, consider Enoteca Drago, nice ambience and good menu. I can't remember the name of the place in a hotel just east of Beverly Drive on Olympic, (or whether they serve lunch) but perhaps someone else will chime in. It would certainly meet the hip quotient.

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      1_healthnut RE: Bob Brooks May 28, 2007 09:22 PM

      do you mean 'blue on blue' @ the avalon hotel?

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        dandan76 RE: Bob Brooks May 29, 2007 12:28 AM

        i second enoteca. probably the best italian in town right now. much better food than next door (il pastaio, same owners) and better service. ask for alessio, hes a part owner, i promise u he will make u feel like a king!

      2. tony michaels RE: Foodandwine May 28, 2007 04:55 PM

        Romantic and classy are found as a duo but hip and fun seem like they belong to another type of restaurant altogether. Which are you most interested in?

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          hrhboo RE: tony michaels May 28, 2007 05:09 PM

          A few places, like Grace, are all of the above. Jar might also work, although neither of these are in BH.

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            Foodandwine RE: tony michaels May 28, 2007 07:13 PM

            I was thinking mako.. havent beeb there yet, but seems to have all. any other replies would be appreciated..

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              tony michaels RE: Foodandwine May 28, 2007 07:27 PM

              Excellent, creative and reasonably priced fusion food, and while I wouldn't call it romantic it's a nice space.

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                ipsedixit RE: tony michaels May 28, 2007 08:30 PM

                While the food is superb, Mako is anything but romantic.

          2. ipsedixit RE: Foodandwine May 28, 2007 08:32 PM

            How about the Roof Garden at the Peninsula Hotel?

            1. Emme RE: Foodandwine May 28, 2007 09:06 PM

              Definitely Spago, as it's a classic.

              Nic's Martini Lounge might be an interesting choice.

              Il Pastaio is nice as well. I like The Belvedere and The Polo Lounge, though I don't know if romantic would be the first descriptor for those.

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                ipsedixit RE: Emme May 28, 2007 09:18 PM

                The problem with Spago is that, unless you are sitting in the atirum area, the place is usually quite loud with lots of hustle and bustle going on.

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                Diana RE: Foodandwine May 28, 2007 09:16 PM

                Not in Beverly Hills, but on third is The Little Door. Romantic,yes! Hip and fun..ummm sort of?

                Frankly, I find nothing more romantic than when my husband feeds me ethiopian food from Rahel. Eating with one's hands can be very sensuous.

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                  msmd310 RE: Diana May 28, 2007 11:43 PM

                  is The Little Door open for lunch?
                  it IS the nicest romantic restaurant.....

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                  Bite Me RE: Foodandwine May 28, 2007 09:35 PM

                  Spago. The Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Both very good food.

                  1. Foodandwine RE: Foodandwine May 29, 2007 11:26 AM

                    Gosh thanks for all the recs.. I am going with my olde reliable.. Lucques.. Thanks

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                      LisaStitch RE: Foodandwine May 29, 2007 04:59 PM

                      If you change your mind, Il Cielo on Burton Way is in my mind the most romantic BH restaurant, followed closely by the Polo Lounge at the BH Hotel.

                      Spago is great but not what I would call romantic...

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                      clairelouise RE: Foodandwine May 31, 2007 11:37 AM

                      Il Cielo is very romantic, even at lunch-time. It is on Burton Way very close to the Four Seasons.

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