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May 28, 2007 03:59 PM

Need a Romantic Lunch Spot in Beverly Hills

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. 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. re: Bob Brooks

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

      1. re: Bob Brooks

        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. 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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        1. re: tony michaels

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

          1. re: tony michaels

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

            1. re: Foodandwine

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

              1. re: tony michaels

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

          2. How about the Roof Garden at the Peninsula Hotel?

            1. 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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              1. re: Emme

                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.

              2. 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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                1. re: Diana

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