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First Date Place For Tonight - Help, Please

djquinnc Nov 24, 2007 11:00 AM

1st date tonight - anything but Italian. Hollywood/WeHo area, but willing to travel a bit. A place to have good conversation, tasty food, and make a great first impression.

Thanks, y'all!

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    9volt RE: djquinnc Nov 24, 2007 11:03 AM

    Yamashiro in Hollywood

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      ipsedixit RE: 9volt Nov 25, 2007 02:06 PM

      Yamashiro? Don't be silly ... you want the person to have a shot at a second date, don't you?

    2. burumun RE: djquinnc Nov 24, 2007 12:54 PM

      Providence in Hollywood, or Comme Ca. Or perhaps Sona? Expensive though... I'm not sure about Yamashiro, the food is not that good, although atmosphere/view wise it is nice ..


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        mollyomormon RE: burumun Nov 24, 2007 01:38 PM

        I think Providence and Sona would be over the top for a first date. Maybe Hungry Cat?

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          westsidegal RE: mollyomormon Nov 26, 2007 07:01 AM

          the last time i went there, the tables/seating at the hungry cat were far from comfortable. we sat on little wooden stools out in the patio area. the inside of the restaurant seemed to be under construction.

          the food was sublime, but for a first date, i'd opt for a more comfortable spot.

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        stacyface RE: djquinnc Nov 24, 2007 02:10 PM

        or even magnolia, its pretty romantic in the back areas...

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          woofer RE: stacyface Nov 24, 2007 02:35 PM

          i agree. magnolia is a good first date place

        2. maxzook RE: djquinnc Nov 24, 2007 02:42 PM

          Since you didn't mention budget, I'll point out that most of the places mentioned so far are rather pricey. Unless you're a trust-fund baby or this is an episode of The Bachelor, you might want something a little more modest for a first date.

          These were my suggestions from September for a first date in Studio City, just over the canyon from WeHo:


          1. Kitchen Queen RE: djquinnc Nov 24, 2007 03:40 PM

            I LOVE Hugo's restaurant - http://www.hugosrestaurant.com/
            And, I think it's a great place for a first date. Also, Brasilia in Los Feliz area.
            Have fun! :) KQ

            1. Emme RE: djquinnc Nov 24, 2007 04:35 PM

              given no price point, if you like to share, you could do cube, lou on vine, or tasca for small shareable plates. the courtyard has good tapas and great ceviche.

              could also go over to los balcones de peru for peruvian and cheaper.

              ethiopian at rahel or meals by genet could also be an adventurous meal.

              or go to il pastaio in bev hills and then maison 160 after for drinks!

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                omakase RE: djquinnc Nov 25, 2007 02:13 PM

                Not sure if they're open on Sunday's, but I think Ammo would be a good choice for a first date. Good comfort food. Full bar.

                1155 N. Highland Ave.

                1. Emme RE: djquinnc Nov 25, 2007 02:32 PM

                  so where'd you end up going? and, is there a second date in sight?

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                    Bite Me RE: djquinnc Nov 25, 2007 09:26 PM

                    By now, you're already on your date. Hope it went well. Where did you go??? For next one, try Sunset Plaza, which has some fun places that are fairly casual - Le Petit Four, Cravings, etc.

                    Not Yamashiro. I like Le Petite Bistro on La Cienega, north of Melrose. Ask for a booth inside.

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                      Motherhubbard RE: djquinnc Nov 26, 2007 07:19 AM

                      The Foundry on Melrose. I think near Gardner. The outdoors is beautiful, and romantic, and the food and service if fabulous.

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