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Romantic Birthday Dinner

Sweetalicious Oct 2, 2008 06:22 PM

My birthday is at the end of the month, and I know my b/f is going to ask me where I want to go....

It would be fun to try someplace new, and not TOO expensive. Anything dark, moody, good service, creative menu, is great. West Side, Pasadena, Downtown, Los Feliz, Silverlake.


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    bellabar Oct 5, 2008 08:13 PM

    Cliffsedge in Silverlake is a hidden gem... has a beautiful romantic courtyard... very magical and the food is great and not too expensive.... Lilly's on Abbot -Kinney is also a nice choice..Also there is a new place on Abbott -Kinney.... I forgot the name... it's by the new newsstand... It's supposed to be amazing.. I walked in and it looked charming.

    1. lotta_cox Oct 5, 2008 02:17 PM

      At the top of my list are Apple and Gordon Ramsay. Not sure either is specifically romantic, but I am starting to hear good reports about the food at Ramsay and first reports of food at Apple are quite good.

      1. chef2chef Oct 3, 2008 06:05 PM

        If u want Romantic u should try Yamashiro in hollywood its really nice with a gr8 view but a little pricey. in downtown try elevated it on i think 22nd floor of a building with another gr8 view of the city scape....

        4 Replies
        1. re: chef2chef
          ipsedixit Oct 3, 2008 10:12 PM

          Even with all the recent tinkering in the kitchen and menu, Yamashiro still serves up food best reserved for a 5 year old.

          1. re: chef2chef
            J.L. Oct 4, 2008 01:12 PM

            Yamashiro's food borders on inedible. Go ONLY for the view and a drink. Eat elsewhere.

            1. re: chef2chef
              mh4e Oct 4, 2008 09:56 PM

              My b/f took me to Yamashiro's about a year ago and I loved it. The view was gorgeous and our meal was delicious. The service was also great.

              1. re: chef2chef
                lotta_cox Oct 5, 2008 02:15 PM

                Go to Yamashiro solely for a cocktail.

              2. tooth Oct 3, 2008 04:12 PM

                Palate in Glendale not so dark and moody but very good food and service

                Church & State Downtown, moderate in price, great atmosphere, ok food

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