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Best SoCal rest. for anniversary dinner, other than Providence

lawdog262 Oct 31, 2007 10:39 AM

Looking for the perfect foodie couple anniversary spot in OC or LA, other than Providence. Price not a factor. Ideally, a restaurant where we would have bragging rights over other foodie friends, so either knock your socks off great, the next big thing, or a sleeper...Thanks in advance!

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  1. wilafur RE: lawdog262 Oct 31, 2007 10:44 AM

    urasawa. =)

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      nick_r RE: lawdog262 Oct 31, 2007 10:48 AM

      How about Melisse?

      1. ipsedixit RE: lawdog262 Oct 31, 2007 10:52 AM

        Try a tasting menu at any one of the following:




        1. mollyomormon RE: lawdog262 Oct 31, 2007 10:54 AM

          Another choice for next big thing would be Bastide. But with price not a factor then I definitely think Urasawa would be the obvious choice as wilafur mentioned.

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            Nicole RE: lawdog262 Oct 31, 2007 02:18 PM

            Grace is great. And you can tell your foodie friends that its chef Neal Fraser actually won on Iron Chef America.

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              woofer RE: lawdog262 Oct 31, 2007 02:29 PM


              1. burumun RE: lawdog262 Oct 31, 2007 03:30 PM

                yeah, For bragging rights I'd definitely go Urasawa :)
                250pp sushi omakase menu, and hopefully getting to eat some fugu? Ultimate bragging rights :)

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                  hrhboo RE: burumun Oct 31, 2007 03:42 PM

                  Price has gone up to $275pp, and fugu hasn't been available in a long time due to the seizure of Urasawa's shipments. Still ultimate bragging rights!

                2. OCKevin RE: lawdog262 Nov 1, 2008 10:51 PM

                  Bastide sounds like the L.A. choice. Orange County: hmmm, have you made it to Napa Rose yet?

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