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good date place?

lesupersteph Oct 1, 2007 01:27 PM

Any recommendations for a great date restaurant that will not break the bank? We live in Silverlake so East Side is better for us but are open to driving a little ways (but I think Venice is out of the question). THANK YOU!

P.S. I tried Mozza but there are no avails left for this Friday.

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  1. missmodular818 RE: lesupersteph Oct 1, 2007 01:50 PM

    Do you have a monetary limit as to what you are looking at spending and how many drinks you would like included in the price?

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      glutton RE: lesupersteph Oct 1, 2007 04:43 PM

      Not sure about how big your bank is, but hopefully this doesn't break it... Lucques? AOC? Hungry Cat?

      1. The Oracle RE: lesupersteph Oct 1, 2007 05:00 PM

        Cliff's Edge is a perfect date spot in the area (if you haven't already been there). Make sure you sit in the patio... I'd think about $100 for 2.

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          djdebs RE: The Oracle Oct 2, 2007 10:32 AM

          I second Cliff's Edge. It feels very romantic and special, and it's right in your price range.

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          Lblondie1128 RE: lesupersteph Oct 1, 2007 06:48 PM

          Well, I guess that would depend on the sort of date you want and which # date you are talking about. There is a cafe I love. Not expensive, and like I said, cafe. Great for desert/ coffee and sitting around talking. Nice large patio lit with string along lights; quaint, I'd say. They also have lunch/diner (cafe style) and breakfast (until 2:30). Not a get dressed up and pick up a girl for a fancy night out, but for a relaxed get to know a cute girl/guy- about the best place I know-- Aroma Cafe on Tujunga between Moorpark and Ventura.

          1. katydid13 RE: lesupersteph Oct 1, 2007 07:06 PM

            Lucques and Off Vine are both cozy.

            1. tatertotsrock RE: lesupersteph Oct 1, 2007 07:21 PM

              Since you're on the East side, I'd go to Bashan


              It's new, it's got an amazing chef (read the bio on the website), it's a classy little room, great service, quality ingredients, great for a date.It's a place for food-not a scene-ster place so no "cool" wanna be hipster people watching...just a great place to pay attention to your date, and if your date sucks, at least you got a quality meal.

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                JeetJet RE: lesupersteph Oct 1, 2007 07:32 PM

                First date? Carney's on Sunset for a chili dog. Then a movie at the Archlight for some good popcorn with real butter (can't talk during the movie -- the less said on a first date the better). Then MILK on Beverly for a shake, ice cream cone, cookie or slice of Blue Velvet cake. IMO, this should work most dates because dates are like a prelude to what life together would be like -- time spent alone, enjoying good eats together at several stops along the way, and some good talk between the stops.

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                  lesupersteph RE: lesupersteph Oct 1, 2007 11:30 PM

                  Thank you everyone! My date and I have been partners for many years so we need something extra special for the rare dates we still go on (boohoo). I would like to keep the limit to $100 including wine/drinks if possible. I know, it's not much, that's why I need help!

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                    JeetJet RE: lesupersteph Oct 2, 2007 12:22 AM

                    Steak and Lobster for two? The regular steak and lobster dinner "Split." Share the steak, a giant baked potato and rice pilaf but when it is "Split" for an little extra charge it all comes on two plates with two lobster tails -- one for each of you. The dinner includes two all you can eat salads and cheese toast.

                    North Woods Inn
                    7247 Rosemead Blvd.
                    San Gabriel, CA
                    (626) 286-8284

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