Ladies - Romantic weekend for two help
I'm a man in my 30's entertaining a female from out of town this weekend.
I'm looking for a fun and hip restaurant with good food to take her to in hollywood. As I used to work for Zagat Survey, my expectations re: food service in LA are not very high. It would be nice to have a nice meal and cool, entertaining environment that too trendy.
Where would you and your girlfriends want to go on a Friday night???
Having just returned from the Gardens at the Four Seasons (Doheny), I can not imagine a lovlier or romantic setting for a first date. The food was excellent, service sublime, hip (but too hip)..Al Pacino was at the next table....as we left the restaurant around 9:30 the bar was clearly a very hip venue. Essential that you request a seat on the patio. Among other attributes; great lighting, so your date and you will look quite beautiful. Remember to get your parking ticket validated.
Second the recs for Hungry Cat, AOC, and Cobras and Matadors.
Lucky Devil's (my recent kick)
Asia de Cuba
The Little Door or Il Cielo for romance factor
Consider heading to Opus for a tasting menu
Mako if you'll come to BH
OR, go ethnic... Sanamluang, Los Balcones de Peru
For breakfast, The Griddle Cafe for luxuriously sinful fare
I would like someone to take me to a nice place that is new for me. Right now, that would either be a nice steakhouse or a place like Red, White and Bluezz, that has food and music. A place with a nice view of Los Angeles would be a bonus. I love night views of the city lights. Also, the place could be moderately priced, as long as the food tastes good and the space is nice.
malo -- silverlake hip, trendy mexican -- tapas styled (i.e. pricey)
cliff's edge -- also silverlake (do a search, much discussed) romantic & unique patio setting & tres hip
grace -- maybe your 3rd date or first anniversary, pricey
Cobras & Matadors
Toast -- go for a mediocre breakfast but see young hollywood "at work"