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Aug 13, 2007 04:31 PM

Romantic Place in LA?

I had been to a lot of places... Little door, Inn of the Seventh Ray, Yamashiro Restaurant...and many others!

Can someone give me something speical for my gf's bday in two weeks?



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  1. It's not quite LA (north Malibu, south Zuma beach to be exact) but you may want to consider the Sunset Retaurant. It's tucked away right off of PCH and the sunsets are gorgeous with a perfect opporunity to walk the beach before dinner with the beach being literally 20 feet away. Here's the web site... You can also try Chaya Brasserie in either Beverly Hills or Venice Beach. Another place (although it may be too crowded at times but you can request a table on the back patio where it's more quiet) is Primitivo Wine Bistro in Venice.

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    1. re: mrshankly

      wow.. the sunset restaurant looks amazing! thanks man!

    2. Via Veneto or Josie, both in Santa Monica.

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      1. re: whatsfordinner

        Love Via Veneto and the below listed Pane e Vino is a nice patio (but not a must-do for me... love for family events).

        Il CIELO is another is quite romantic, as is the experience at HOTEL BEL AIR, or a unique dinner at THE RESTAURANT AT THE GETTY (inherent romance in the view).

        1. re: stollingrone007

          Pan e Vino does have a nice patio but unbelievably average food. Luques has a very nice patio and a cozy interior and fantastic food. I think the outside is a little mellower than the inside. There is also One Pico in Santa Monica. great view and lovely atmosphere. In the summer they open the windows that open onto the beach...the only problem is that the food is good but not exciting. This is tough question for Los Angeles. There are some great spots but with really alluring atmosphere but unfortunately that atmosphere goes hand and hand with trendy in this town. My idea of romance is automatically ruined if Lindsay Lohan shows up.....

        2. Providence is exquisite. Very pricey. But very special.

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          1. re: stollingrone007

            agreed. Providence is quite beautiful.

          2. I think the Hotel Belair is one of the most romantic settings in town, particularly now with the warm weather so you can sit outside. In my judgment, the food is not great, but it's good enough.

            Hotel Bel-Air
            701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

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            1. re: David Kahn

              Agreed... it is a beautiful setting. Definitely a place to experience.