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Sep 20, 2007 10:25 PM

New to LA and in search of a nice restaurant for a casual, but romantic night out (Westside, pref.)

We got a babysitter lined up, but we haven't a clue where to go. We'd like something not too scene-ish where the food is good, and interesting, and where we can talk like adults. We're on the Westside, around Beverly Glen.


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  1. How about the Restaurant at the Getty Center?

    This place was brought back to my attention, surprisingly, over a meal of dumplings ....

    3 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      Do you mean in the Getty Center itself? Hmmm... Was it any good? Were you there for dinner? Thanks. Interesting idea.

      1. re: MamaJ

        Yes, there is a restaurant at the Getty Center itself on top of the hill overlooking LA (and the 405 fwy). Food there is good to above average, but the setting is rather serene and can be quite charming ... just the place to have a real, grown-up discussion sans kids and "cool" crowd.

        Menu changes frequently, but I would describe it as eclectic Californian (whatever that means ...)

        Enjoy wherever you end up.

    2. I'd try Josie. Wonderful, interesting food in a comfortable environment where you can relax and enjoy the evening.

      1. if you like jazz, you might want to try 'vibrato' in the beverly glen center near mulholland. i've never been there, but several friends have recommended it.

        a little food, a little music, a little romance...

        if not, i definitely second the recs for either josie or the restaurant at the getty.

        josie is romantic & cozy, and better if we're strictly talking about the food...but the getty has an unbeatable view.

        Vibrato Grill & Jazz
        2930 Beverly Glen Circle, Bel Air, CA 90077

        1. I'd go to Catch at Casa del Mar. Great food, great room, great vibe, great view.

          1. Drive down fairfax to little Ethiopia and hit Rahel's. Little, calm, unassuming, fabulous food, no corkage, and the tradition is to feed each other!

            Over and over again I recommend Angeli Caffe, but it is really good! on Melrose in West Hollywood.