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Jul 25, 2007 08:24 PM

Need First Date Option in Hollywood

Need First Date option Hollywood area.... something romantic, where we can talk etc. I'm treating and it has to be fairly reasonable. ($40 a person including tax, tip etc). Any cuisine is great.... ideas? Silverlake, Los Feliz etc. Really special place, hidden off the beaten path... charming etc. Great food. Red meat a plus.

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  1. I really like Hungry Cat as a date place, but I wouldn't call it romantic. It all depends on what your date's speed is.

    The patio at Dominick's is beautiful and in my opinion romantic.

    Opus (Wilshire & Western) is a romantic spot.

    The Hungry Cat
    1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    8715 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048

      1. re: katydid13

        I agree with Off Vine. I also like Fabiolous on Sunset just east of Vine.

        1. re: Ruffio

          Food is so-so, but it's nice to sit on the back covered patio at Fabiolous with a plate of pasta or a nice salad and a bottle of wine.

          The patio at Cafe des Artistes is also nice, as is the patio at Eat.

        2. re: katydid13

          Love Off Vine, especially for the duck.

        3. Posted earlier about Lou.
          Lots of great wine, interesting apps., dessert, etc.
          Dark, romantic, great service,intimate.

          1. If you'd like to go ethnic, I'd suggest Jitlada Thai for something different.

            I'd also look into Edendale Grill, Cafe Stella, or over in Hollywood, Magnolia or the Bowery.

            1. I'll probably get some flak for this, but I had a great date with my boyfriend a few months ago at Cafe des Artistes in Hollywood. The service was timely and unintrusive, and the waiter's wine suggestion was perfect. My steak tartare with frites was tasty and made tableside, so the seasoning was to my liking. The BF's steak frites was lovely--cooked perfectly, nice and juicy. We shared the apple tart, but I would recommend trying something else (the crust was a bit soggy).

              Cafe Des Artistes
              1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood, CA 90028