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jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 11:14 AM

Any suggestions for a romantic LA restaurant? I'm leaning toward OFF VINE. Thanks!

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    woofer RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 11:16 AM

    little door

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      roasted138 RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 11:17 AM

      Firefly on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City has a very nice atmosphere, lots of Moroccan-inspired stone decor with sconces on one wall and inset candles on the other. They also have some tables that have curtains you can close off, on request. I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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        rickym13 RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 11:19 AM

        off vine is nice...also ll cielo and geoffrey's

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          ktcolt RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 11:20 AM

          Ruths Chris Steakhouse in Beverly Hills.

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            rickym13 RE: ktcolt Jul 17, 2007 11:30 AM

            ruths? really? never been to any romantic steakhouse

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              ktcolt RE: rickym13 Jul 17, 2007 12:28 PM

              Yes, their atmosphere is very nice and their food is great...all ala carte...and an average steak is approx $40 bucks for one. Going there will cost you but the lighting is low and the service is impeccable.

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            Diana RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 11:47 AM

            Chez Mimi in santa momica is super romantic!

            Also Il Tiramisu in Sherman Oaks.

            Inn Of the Seventh Ray is very pretty and romantic, but the food isn't for everyone.

            1. PlatypusJ RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 01:14 PM

              Funny, when I saw this posting one of the restaurants I was going to recommend was Off Vine. I love that place. The food and the atmosphere are both so homey and warm that you can't help but feel happy and safe. I've taken two dates to this place and it's always been a hit. Off Vine is more cozey-romantic than hip-romantic, though, so make sure that's the mood you're going for.

              1. SauceSupreme RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 02:38 PM

                My vote for most romantic LA restaurant is Grace. Top notch food, excellent service, and a decor that's simply classy in that modern way without being stuffy.

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                Grace Restaurant
                7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                1. Emme RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 04:29 PM

                  Second Il Cielo, Inn of the Seventh Ray, and Little Door as well as Grace.

                  Will add in The Restaurant at Hotel Bel-Air, The Restaurant at the Getty, Vibrato, Melisse, and Beau Rivage.

                  1. kevinucla2000 RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 04:36 PM

                    my rank is

                    1. Inn of seventh Ray
                    2. Little Door
                    3. Yamashino (sushi is so-so!)

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                      maudies5 RE: kevinucla2000 Jul 17, 2007 06:42 PM

                      Hotel Bel Air in the garden.

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                      brandygirl RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 17, 2007 06:50 PM

                      Saddle Peak Lodge might be an option. Some people find it very romantic, while others may be put off by the deer heads on the wall.

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                        Diana RE: brandygirl Jul 18, 2007 06:31 AM

                        Deer heads can be romantic, in a certian light. Rustic charm can bring thoughts of bear-skin rugs in front of the fire. Or Bare skin, as the case may be. Don't do that IN Saddle Peak, though.

                        There are some super-romantic tables there.

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                        greengelato RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 18, 2007 12:00 AM

                        cliff's edge is pretty romantic...in a laid back way.

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                          chowhound chloe RE: jeremyhaft1 Jul 18, 2007 07:43 AM

                          If you don't mind driving down to Malibu, I recommend Beau Rivage. The menu is French-Mediterranean. The setting is beautiful along PCH. To enjoy the ocean, sunset and Malibu light views, you need to reserve a table upstairs. They have a good wine list and their food is light and delicious.

                          Also you never know who you might see. Last time I was there, Jon Bon Jovi, his mom and sister were at the table next to ours.

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                          26025 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

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                            bethshax RE: jeremyhaft1 Nov 18, 2007 11:39 AM

                            We just had an amazing and romantic meal at Grace. The service was beautiful, they paired wines with each dish even though it wasn't a tasting night and the food was delicious. Such a great place for dinner.

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                              soccerandlost RE: jeremyhaft1 Nov 18, 2007 01:58 PM

                              Can't go wrong with Off Vine. Great place, especially for the $$$. I also really like The Restaurant at the Hotel Bel Air and Chez Mimi.

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