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Please help - Romantic"ish" Restaurant Needed - Malibu or environs

mattesq Dec 7, 2007 11:58 AM

Any and all suggestions welcomed. Need a decent joint and I simply have no clue.

Thanks in advance for everyone's help.

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    bu dat Dec 7, 2007 02:29 PM

    inn of the seventh ray (malibu adjacent in topanga) is the most romantic place around there, plus the food is good - so you get atmosphere and food. the food is MUCH better than geoffrey's which i think is just ok - but really overpriced and also only good on warm days if you get a good table. otherwise, it's a total waste of time.

    also - moonshadows is really nice if you sit on the patio outside. the food, again, is not spectacular, but the environment is nice.

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      nick_r Dec 7, 2007 01:20 PM

      Either Geoffrey's or Saddle Peak will be great. Very different vibes; the former is more understated elegance (at least, by L.A. standards) with lovely patio seating; the latter is spectacular in-your-face frontier Americana yet they pull it off amazingly. Both have great food.

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        whatsfordinner Dec 7, 2007 01:53 PM

        I think the food is better and more interesting at Saddle Peak, but the view from the patio at Geoffrey's on a nice warm day is lovely. I guess my decision would rest on whether I was looking for lunch or dinner and the weather.

      2. Servorg Dec 7, 2007 12:55 PM

        You might want to give serious consideration to the newly opened Terra. Here is a previous review from the LA board: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/457273 and it also had an excellent review in the LA Times which called it romantic and praised the food as well.

        I also notice this review from EaterLA: http://la.eater.com/archives/2007/09/...

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          ozhead Dec 7, 2007 12:54 PM

          Saddle Peak Lodge.

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            Joe Dec 7, 2007 12:34 PM

            Geoffrey's in Malibu is very romantic and waterfront. Might be a little pretentious and expensive for some but hey, that's Malibu for you.

            This is where I proposed to my ex-wife. Good and bad memories :-)


            Geoffrey's Malibu
            27400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

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              LesThePress Dec 7, 2007 12:02 PM

              Do a search under Malibu and you'll find tons of threads on every place there.

              Here is just one of them:


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