Girlfriend's Birthday - Hollywood Area
Hey all, it's my girlfriends birthday next and I'm trying to figure out where to go for dinner.
I would like to go out in the Hollywood area (she lives there) but I'd like to find a restaurant similar to the Westside spots like Joe's or Lily's or Violet. Any ideas? Also would like to get advice for possible romantic and excellent quality Sushi spots for this occassion perhaps.
Il Cielo and Little Door certainly romantic
Pane e Vino
I like Cube to share plates as well as Lou on Vine, but not as fancy
If you want romantic, like eat with your hands, Dar Maghreb or Moun of Tunis
Sushi's tougher for "romantic" per se, and I'm not a fan of the sushi at Koi or Katana... I like Ike, Hirozen, and R-23 downtown
If you can go to Santa Monica, Chez Mimi is tres romantique!
I second Angeli Caffe..not super romantic, but sorta, and with great food.
Musha can be romantic, if one makes it so..Santa Monica, again.
AOC is good for small plates to share.
Gonpachi has a sushi bar and a breathtaking interior.
I would try Off Vine -- it's nice and romantic and, I would say, the most reminiscent of Joe's or Lily's.
6263 Leland Way, Los Angeles, CA 90028
I agree that The Little Door, Pane e Vino, Il Cielo, and Off Vine are probably closest to what you are looking for in terms of ambience.
I think it's hard to find a sushi place that is both romantic and excellent quality (most seem like such party atmospheres), so I think your best bet in this category and area is to splurge and take her to Sushi Roku.