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HELP. Romantic, reasonable price dinner in Glendale, Toluca Lake, Pasadena, Echo Park Los Feliz area!

I'm in need of suggestions for a romantic dinner in the Los Felix, Echo Park, Glendale, Pasadena, Montrose, or surrounding area. Moderate pricing. Candlelight or ambience are bonuses. Love good food and good service. Thank You for ANY help!

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  1. can u clarify "moderate" first? :P
    Is $50 pp moderate?

    --burumun
    http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com

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    1. re: burumun

      30-40 per person including a drink

    2. The three that pops into my mind are Palate Food + Wine, Bashan and maybe Vertical Wine Bar.

      ~H.C.
      http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

      1. Try Bacaro Wine bar which is a romantic little hole in the wall, or Dusty's in Silverlake.

        1. I've recently discovered Elements Kitchen.

          i don't know if "romantic" would be the best word to describe it, but it is certainly a great date place.

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          Elements Kitchen
          107 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

            1. re: ipsedixit

              There is no way The Raymond http://www.theraymond.com/menus/dinne... or Bashan http://www.bashanrestaurant.com/menu.php will be in the $30-$40/per person range. Entrees alone are in the high $20-$30/per person range alone. I just went with my husband to Parkway Grill and while still a bit more than $30-40 per, tried really hard to spend a $100 gift certificate. We managed plus tip to spend $125 by sharing an appetizer (tiger shrimp corn dogs), salad (caesar), each having an entree (him, chicken breast with wild mushrooms, me, Lake Superior Whitefish, sharing dessert (awsome lemon curd on meringue with raspberry puree and pistachio ice cream) and a Tom Collins for me. Don't get me wrong. I like Bashan and The Raymond but I just don't think you can do it. Another reasonable suggestion which doesn't get a lot of CH love is Cafe Bizou http://www.cafebizou.com/. You will definitely be in the right price range for a romantic evening. I have spent many a celebratory evening there. I'm looking forward to trying Cliff's Edge myself and would suggest it as well.

              1. re: Fru

                gotta agree...unless you want to restrict your menu choices and can settle for one glass of wine you'll be hard put to make it out of the Raymond for 100. I suppose if you don't need wine, maybe...and even by the glass, it's at least 12 dollars....nothing says romance like "gee, don't select anything over 20 bucks and whoa, .. no desserts tonite, hon." ...kinda the equivalent to pulling out a coupon on the first date or getting a toaster for Christmas.