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Where to eat in LA for an ANNIVERSERY DINNER?

LizaO Jun 30, 2008 01:55 PM

Hello everyone : D

Any suggestions on where to eat in the LA area??? I'm looking for something good and not too pricey... we love everything from Indian - Italian - Thai .... good food is good food no mater what kind. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanx : )

  1. l
    LizaO Jul 1, 2008 10:08 AM

    Thank you everyone!! I will look into these places... cant wait! Cheers! :D

    1. c
      cls Jul 1, 2008 09:59 AM

      Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock for one of their market dinners for something interesting (meaning good and different.)

      1. CarlieInLA Jul 1, 2008 09:47 AM

        We are celebrating our anniversary in two weeks and just decided on Hatfields, they definately have entrees around the $35 range or you can do the market menu for $46 which is a great deal I think.


        1. Emme Jun 30, 2008 07:21 PM

          Jitlada Thai isn't too far

          Terroni for Italian

          If you don't mind driving, you could do an upscale Mexican at Babita

          Depending what you order if you order off the menu, Providence

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          1. re: Emme
            westsidegal Jun 30, 2008 07:50 PM

            dining at providence simply does not fall under the category of "not too pricey."

            NOT ONE of their entrees is priced below LizaO's limit of $35.

            are you suggesting that for an anniversary dinner, they go out to providence and order starters instead of an entree? (imho, the size of the starters are simply inadequate to qualify as a meal, which is as it should be.)

            1. re: westsidegal
              Emme Jun 30, 2008 08:24 PM

              my bad - for some reason i was thinking they were in the thirties but you're right that they're all in the forties... bad memory sorry.

              1. re: Emme
                westsidegal Jun 30, 2008 09:12 PM

                your memory must have been clouded by the deliciousness of the food.
                happens to all of us. . . . .

                1. re: westsidegal
                  Emme Jun 30, 2008 09:47 PM

                  that and usually it's a tasting menu there, not the a la carte, so i don't think i committed those prices to memory properly... :)

                  1. re: westsidegal
                    lawdog262 Jul 1, 2008 07:02 AM

                    not quite all. Absent the price limit, I would have sounded in against Providence for an anniversary dinner.

            2. Servorg Jun 30, 2008 06:03 PM

              Downtown. Good Brazilian food at Wood Spoon.

              Wood Spoon
              107 W 9th St
              Los Angeles, CA 90015
              (213) 629-1765

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                glutton Jun 30, 2008 02:44 PM

                Can you narrow things down by stating what area or price you're looking for? There are just too many restaurants that meet your criteria (whatever interpretation of them that we might make) for anybody to possibly know where to begin.

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                1. re: glutton
                  LizaO Jun 30, 2008 02:49 PM

                  Sorry, youre right.... LA is a huge area.... I dont mind driving... right now I am around down town LA but I would love any where in Hollywood, Silver lake, Echo Park... some where with a nice atmosphere, not too up scale, no more than $35 per plate.

                  Thank you!

                  1. re: LizaO
                    vinosnob Jun 30, 2008 05:49 PM

                    In Silverlake, Blair's might work for you. It's a cozy room and the food is great...

                    Blair's Restaurant
                    2903 Rowena Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

                    1. re: LizaO
                      glutton Jul 1, 2008 06:17 AM

                      You could have an interesting and tasty dinner at LA Mill in Silver Lake. If you're big coffee fans, then this would be a real treat.

                      The Blairs suggestion is a good one.

                      You could also check out Canele in Atwater Village, which is a very cute and nice bistro.

                      You could try The York in Highland Park.

                      I don't know the prices, but Josef Centeno just opened Lot 1 in Echo Park. His food is generally great, so it's probably a pretty good bet that you'd like this, too.

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