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Valentine's Day WITHOUT a prefixed menu/price?

Rissibear579 Jan 14, 2009 03:59 PM

Are there any place where we can just go and order whatever we want, and pay accordingly? I've checked into Inn of the Seventh Ray, Geoffrey's and The Sunset. They are all doing a prefixed menu with a high prefixed price, and I'm getting the feeling most nice places will be doing the same thing. Anybody know of a good one that's not doing that?

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  1. cookie monster RE: Rissibear579 Jan 14, 2009 04:49 PM

    opentable.com usually has a list of what various restaurants are offering on Valentine's Day (same w/ Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, etc.)

    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: Rissibear579 Jan 14, 2009 04:56 PM

      according to opentable, Drago & Cafe Del Rey are both offering their regular menus...


      and did you try Jiraffe?

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        ceviche RE: goodhealthgourmet Jan 27, 2009 01:59 AM

        cafe del rey is NOT doing the regular menu for valentine's day. 3-course prix fixe for...$95 per person!!! this is straight from the events/reservations person at the restaurant.

        so annoyed. i was really looking forward to taking my wife there, but there is no way we're going to spend that kind of loot. there's a recession going on!!!

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        AquaW RE: Rissibear579 Jan 16, 2009 08:17 AM

        Thrillist had a nice little list of Prix-Frix-Free V-Day options around town:

        From that list, Drago Centro and Casa looks most promising, maybe Gyenari if you don't mind smelling like Korean BBQ afterwards.


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          vinosnob RE: Rissibear579 Jan 16, 2009 09:02 AM

          Get off the beaten path...my wife and I went to Carlito's Gardel several years ago for Vday and it was great. No rushing, no fixed menu; just great food and atmosphere,

          1. imlensman RE: Rissibear579 Jan 27, 2009 02:36 AM

            Are you searching for something on the Westside? A little tough that night depending on what you're searching for. The finer establishments all have prix fixe menus. Houston's, by 3rd Street Promenade, doesn't. I have some suggestions, and will list them, if post the area you're looking to stick close to.

            1. Muhlyssa RE: Rissibear579 Jan 27, 2009 01:36 PM

              If it's not important for you to go on V-Day itself, I suggest you go the day before. VDay being on a Saturday night this year is going to make it even more of a dining cluster-mess than it usually is

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                jackattack RE: Rissibear579 Jan 28, 2009 09:31 AM

                The three Chef Miki restaurants in Burbank have decent 3-course prices for Valentine's day and nice selections on the menu. Third and Olive is I think $45 and Luca's Trattoria is (unless it is a misprint?) only $26.00. Third and Olive willl probably fill up quickly if the crooner is serenading the dinner hour that evening..he'll bring a great Valentine's atmosphere to the joint. All the menus are listed at ThirdandOlive.com

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