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Ladies - Romantic weekend for two help

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Ladies,

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???

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  1. I love AOC, especially sitting at the chaucuterie (sorry about the mangled spelling!) bar, which is much more fun.

    1. I'm sure you've already considered it, but Mozza would be a good choice. Or, perhaps Hungry Cat. And drinks at the Tropicana Bar can be fun, but ridiculously expensive.

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      1. re: Papuli

        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"

      2. 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.

        1. Citizen Smith
          25 Degrees or Dakota at Roosevelt Hotel
          Hungry Cat
          Parc

          1. Second the recs for Hungry Cat, AOC, and Cobras and Matadors.

            Lucky Devil's (my recent kick)
            Asia de Cuba
            Magnolia
            Chaya
            Dakota
            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

            1. 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.