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New parents night out $100.00 for 2, need ideas

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It has been a while since the hub and I have headed out to dinner so out of the loop on the new places. With the babysitter cost we need to keep it at about $100.00 for the both of us including a glass of wine and drink or two. We live at Pico and Fairfax and don't want to go more than about 10-15 mins in any direction. Some places we love - AOC, Hungry Cat, Jar, Pizzera Mozza but maybe want to try something new.

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  1. Have you tried Lou? In the corner of a minimall at Vine & Melrose. They don't take reservations and are always busy, but the wait isn't normally very long, and you can have some wine while you wait. I think the food is well worth it.

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    Lou on Vine
    724 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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    1. re: LisaStitch

      We love Lou. That was actually our last night date night out.

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      1. I was at The Lobster last night, and they had a fixed menu for $35.

        potato bisque with applewood smoked bacon and cheddar
        or
        endive salad with apples, Maytag blue cheese, shrimp, and heart of palm.

        1.25# American lobster with potatoes and steamed asparagus
        or shrimp scampi

        berry sorbet
        or
        caramel cake

        You can call and ask if/when they are serving a fixed menu.