BF's Bday - South Bay looking for something new/fun
- kat_dew Aug 14, 2007 07:39 PM
Boyfriend's birthday is Saturday and I am looking for a something new. We are fans of Restaurant Christine but want to try something new. I am thinking about Gina Lee's, Aimee's Bistro, Saluzzi's or Coccole's. Any recommendations or new suggestions? Thanks In Advance
You are missing a great option from your list--Avenue, in Manhattan Beach. In my opinion, Avenue and Christine are the best in Southbay. Gina Lee's also has excellent food, but it's not as elaborate or upscale as Avenue. That said, it's also less expensive, and the staff there are extremely nice. Ate at Aimee's recently and we thought it was good, but nothing special...not as good as Christine, and we ended up spending about the same amount there. In short, if you are fans of Christine but want something new I think Avenue is your best bet.
If you are looking for fun and quirky,I think Il Chianti in Lomita -Japanese?Italian- good Italian wine list
We go to San Pedro for food there some great breakfast joints there, I was even thinking Admiral Risty or the place at Trumps. And I have Neils Pasta on my list of "to do's" but I don't want a hit or miss on his bday night.. so how often is it a miss? A little risk is always fun! :~)
it is a miss one out of 8 times. they do the birthday song in italian if you tell them that is why you are there.
saturday is of course crowded. but you can get a reservation. tell annielo that petey sent you.
linen table clothes. marspone in tomato sauce or oil and vinegar to go on really fresh bread. wonderful pasta siciliano which is a vegetarian sauce. osso bucco, fresh halibut. sometimes lobster. fine linguine clams--red or white.
what can I tell you. I Iike the place alot.
rigatoni with veal sauce, one of the very best bolognese between here and bologna.
no pizza. house wine is $6-7 a glass and the wine list is fine.
entrees from $15-25 except for lobster specials. google it and read the menu.
cheaper at lunch time.