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Aug 10, 2007 11:57 AM

Casual, outdoor BYOW

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?

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

    2 Replies
    1. re: Servorg

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

      1. re: kotter

        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.

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

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

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

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

        1. re: hrhboo

          Second Cube.

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

          Malibu Seafood


        2. 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.

          1. 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.