Fireside table, westside preferred?
So because you guys have been everywhere, and I'm new here (via new orleans-miami-nyc), I thought I'd ask:
Looking for a nice bar or restaurant-bar with a cozy fireplace to warm up in front of on a date w/ my girlfriend. bonus points for:
small plates menus
wine BTG, sake, or cool cocktails
laid back vibe...
basically, somewhere to relax post work with a quality quaff and MAYBE a bite or two, without going broke.
Heard good things re: bar- hayama, and i like the sawtelle izakaya vibe.
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bar hayama is great! i like the bar (with fire) at beechwood - really nice and the small plates are good enough for a meal.
two others - there is a hotel in the marina (the marriot) on admiralty and they have a really nice bar with fire pits and waterfalls. i know it sounds bad, but it was really nice when i went with plenty of seating, good drinks and food. it was a nice space.
i think the alibi room also has a fire pit and it has good food. the area around the fire is small though - so you have to get there early to get a prime location.
terra is not so good. i do not care for the food generally (and especially so given the price). plus, it is across the street from the beach (with a four-lane highway in between). so, it's not exactly "relaxing". imo - places on the land side of malibu should be avoided. overpriced and not really at the beach!
Thanks, all! It sounds like it'll be bar-hayama for us, even though we're dying to find a low-key spot in malibu. It sounds like for Malibu we'd be better off hiking in Charmlee park with a picnic and a bottle of vino...