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Jan 6, 2008 03:07 PM

Need a great restaurant to go for my 40th birthday

There will either be 4 or 6 of us going out to celebrate my 40th birthday. I want an excellent place with fantastic food, fabulous service and a great menu. I was told to pick anywhere, so price isn't a big issue although some of the most expensive places might feel a bit much to ask someone to pay (Providence might fall into this category). Thank you for any input. Oh, location doesn't really matter - anywhere in the general LA area.

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  1. Saddle Peak Lodge
    419 Cold Canyon Rd
    Calabasas, CA 91302

    My S.O. treated me for my birthday and it was wonderful.

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    1. re: Wes

      Second! This is a unique special occasion dinner that doesn't leave you feeling like you just went to one of many similar-feeling high-end restaurants in L.A.

    2. I went to AOC for my 40th and had a wonderful time. Depending on your group size you might be able to get a private area upstairs. Also been to Campanile's upstairs room and that was wonderful. But another great place is Chosun Galbee! Plenty of private rooms, very convivial and excellent food (even if it's not the most "authentic" Korean place). My friend had a 40th there and it was so memorable, we went back for his 41st! happy Birthday!

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      1. re: KimcheeBreath

        Second the motion for Campanile,esp. the second floor rooms.

      2. pane e vino might be nice assuming it's not raining and you get the patio... big fan of the grilled artichoke app and whatever fish they might have on special. good meat selection as well.

        lucques and jar would also be good options in my book.

        if you want to go down to santa monica, try via veneto on main.

        1. There are just 4 of us, possibly 6 total. Just a dinner, not a party so a private room or party like atmosphere is not needed.

          1. Call Toscana in Brentwood. You'll have great food, a great time and the staff will celebrate with you. Not a stuffy place; a fun place. Call and ask for Antonella or Antonio.