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Great meal in or near Seal Beach?

lovegoodfood Nov 25, 2007 05:34 AM

I would like to give a gift certificate for a great meal to a couple who live in Seal Beach. I've not been there and don't know the area at all (and don't want to come out and ask them directly, at least not yet). She is a remarkable chef; they both enjoy good food. I'd like to give them something special. Any suggestions?

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    Raymondo RE: lovegoodfood Nov 25, 2007 05:54 AM

    Restaurant Koi for sushi or Patty's Place for steaks. Spaghetinni for Italian.

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      JRunch RE: lovegoodfood Nov 25, 2007 06:48 AM

      Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club - excellent

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        justagthing RE: lovegoodfood Nov 25, 2007 09:34 AM

        I second Restaurant Koi for sushi. Beachwood BBQ on Main for, well, obviously, BBQ. Also, I think it's called Walt's Warf, for seafood, also on Main.

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          teach RE: justagthing Nov 25, 2007 07:04 PM

          I agree with Koi or Walt's Wharf.

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          NO_Expat_in_SoCal RE: lovegoodfood Nov 26, 2007 12:47 PM

          I might try crossing the border into Long Beach and see if Frenchy's Bistro offers a gift certificate. L'Opera would be my second choice (there are better places, but it is an experience)

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            CynD RE: NO_Expat_in_SoCal Nov 26, 2007 02:27 PM

            Frenchy's does; I received one a couple of years ago, and we had a wonderful meal there. You also might try the new Tracht's, in downtown LB, in the Radisson hotel. While Walt's is good, I think Frenchy's or Tracht's, or Christy's in LB, make a more impressive gift for someone who's a "remarkable chef".

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