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Trendy & Fancy for B-Day Dinner (Westside or abouts)

Marvin Feb 27, 2008 10:30 AM

Hi all,

Looking to take my girlfriend someplace special for her birthday in a few weeks, and am having a bit of trouble coming up with a place that strikes the right balance between having the right crowd (mid 20's - mid 30's), great service and memorable food. Places that come to mind are Boa (but have already been with her), Vicente (food / service are brilliant but having only been one I recall the crowd as being a bit older), Campinelle (again, am concerned that the crowd might be too old). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  1. mollyomormon Feb 29, 2008 04:02 PM

    What about going somewhere fancy like Melisse for dinner (with great service and memorable food) and then heading to the Penthouse or Chloe for the trendy part? Alternately, I'd suggest Comme Ca or Osteria Mozza depending on how far east you're willing to go.

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      glutton Feb 29, 2008 03:37 PM

      Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica? Beechwood in Venice/MDR?

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        fdb Feb 29, 2008 01:59 PM

        Penthouse, Katsuya....and Abode!

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          TailbackU Feb 29, 2008 09:00 AM

          Foundry on Melrose has a really nice back patio and great ambiance. Comme Ca might be another option.

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            woofer Feb 29, 2008 05:38 AM

            maybe the penthouse @ the huntley hotel in santa monica.

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              albs Feb 29, 2008 05:02 AM

              Wilshire might be a good idea too...

              1. holleygolitely Feb 28, 2008 08:22 PM

                West at Hotel Angeleno might be good or the Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel. The Ivy on Robertson or Chaya Brasserie or Table 8 could also work. Katsuya in Brentwood or Axe on Abbot-Kinney would also be good choices.

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