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Nice relaxing dinner in Arcadia?

Ben7643 Jun 20, 2008 02:42 PM

The girl i'm seeing lives out in Arcadia she's eaten at most every Dim sum place out there and noodle house, but doesn't like crowds or too much noise. So were looking for a place tonight that does not have a BIG crowd, is upscale but NOT stuffy. Places that look something like vertical wine bistro relaxing dark intimate.

Any and all rec's appreciated.

Price doesn't matter although reasonable would be nice. Any type of food and it has to be within 2 or 3 minutes of arcadia.


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    crystaw RE: Ben7643 Jun 20, 2008 02:52 PM

    Sesame Grill in Arcadia might fit your bill too-I think their decor is a little off but it's a decent, dim atmosphere. There's an Indian restaurant called Nirvana a few doors down from Sesame Grill and last time I ate there it was almost too quiet. The food was tasty though. There's also the Derby across the street. There's not much to come by in terms of upscale in this area. Oh, another place just came into mind. In the little town of Sierra Madre (right near Arcadia), there's a place called Lozano. I've never eaten there but it advertises itself as a fine dining restaurant and it shouldn't be too crowded. http://www.restaurantlozano.com/

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      rantsnravesnreviews RE: crystaw Jun 21, 2008 10:40 AM

      Stay away from Lozano, horrible service, marginal food, way over priced for what you get.

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        crystaw RE: rantsnravesnreviews Jun 23, 2008 02:33 PM

        Darn-it's looks nice and is located so conveniently to where I live. I guess it's a good thing I haven't tried it!

    2. wilafur RE: Ben7643 Jun 20, 2008 02:57 PM

      although not in arcdia, but very close, la vie in rosemead for good french food...not to mention a good bang for the buck as well.

      La Vie
      2547 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

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        Ben7643 RE: Ben7643 Jun 20, 2008 04:15 PM

        well seems that they're aren't many nice places out there. I've heard lozano wasn't that great. The other two sound nice but i'm looking for a place a little nicer then these. What if I drive 5 mins any ideas?

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          RoxyGrl RE: Ben7643 Jun 20, 2008 04:36 PM

          I'd suggest heading over to Monrovia - there are a few nicer places there (Cafe Mundial, Caffe Opera, Restaurant Devon, a couple of newer Asian places) although tonight is the Farmer's Market on Myrtle and it can get pretty crowded in the streets.


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