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Casual, outdoor BYOW

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kotter Aug 10, 2007 11:57 AM

Having trouble thinking of a place to go for a good, casual dinner tomorrow (Saturday) night. We'd like to sit outside and bring some nice wine with us. Any suggestions?

  1. Servorg Aug 10, 2007 12:12 PM

    What location and does the type of food and it's cost matter?

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    1. re: Servorg
      k
      kotter Aug 10, 2007 01:28 PM

      Westside, Beverly Hills, Mid-Wilshire, West Hollywood. Price does not matter, but we don't want anything fancy.

      1. re: kotter
        Servorg Aug 10, 2007 01:57 PM

        il Forno Cafe on Ocean Park Blvd. at 29th (just west of Bundy a few blocks) has a great quiet patio and a very casual vibe (shorts and tee's would be fine). Food is good and prices reasonable. A little more upscale, but still a nice relaxed place to dine with a gorgeous patio is Orso on 3rd Street just east of Robertson. I would call them first and check on a. corkage policies and b. can you "reserve" a patio table for tomorrow night.

        http://www.ilfornocaffe.com/

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        Orso Restaurant
        8706 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    2. ipsedixit Aug 10, 2007 12:29 PM

      Maybe not casual enough, but how about Cafe Pinot in downtown LA?

      Lovely outdoor area ... nothing like dining in the shadows of skyscrapers.

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      Cafe Pinot
      700 West Fifth St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

      1. hrhboo Aug 10, 2007 01:03 PM

        How about Cube on La Brea?

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        1. re: hrhboo
          Emme Aug 10, 2007 06:16 PM

          Second Cube.

          Cobras and Matadors -- great for BYOB and outside seating.

          Malibu Seafood

          Gaby's

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          Diana Aug 10, 2007 01:18 PM

          Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park is health food, and amazingly good food. casual, inexpensive, great tasting, nice patio and BYOB and BYOW (no corkage) They will provide glasses.

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            michellemabelle Aug 10, 2007 04:26 PM

            I just went to a new place I read about here on Chowhound called Cafe Bella Roma located at 1513 S. Robertson, a few blocks south of Pico. It was wonderful--owned by an italian chef from Rome and his American wife, they have delicious salads, homemade pasta and other Italian dishes, very reasonably priced. Most of the seating is in a charming outdoor patio and the wine corkage is only $4! Some other people wrote about this restaurant last week, so if you search Cafe Bella Roma you can find theirmore elaborate descriptions. Another plus--it's easy to park around there.

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