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1900Therese Jan 19, 2009 12:23 PM

hi.

i am meeting someone in west hollywood area (i am coming from the 10 freeway)...for the first time...for a drink...5:00ish
any good ideas for a nice place to talk with yummy appetizers and ambiance
thx for any and all input

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    1900Therese Jan 20, 2009 05:49 AM

    cozy spot in west hollywood for an early drink?

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      cls Jan 20, 2009 06:06 AM

      Elaborate.
      What kind of ambience? Date? What kind of food?

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        1900Therese Jan 20, 2009 08:27 AM

        cozy, a bit romantic or pretty...shady patio maybe
        yumy bite size appetizers
        its a first date... i am "hopeful" so i would like it to feel nice

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          bruinike Jan 20, 2009 06:17 PM

          Tasca Wine Bar, Taste on Melrose or The Hall Brasserie already mentioned.

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          1900Therese Jan 20, 2009 08:28 AM

          and its for today!

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            Obessed Jan 20, 2009 09:54 AM

            I like The Hall

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              grabtrees Jan 20, 2009 10:13 AM

              the abbey!

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                cls Jan 20, 2009 01:27 PM

                The Abbey depends on the date, it definitely skews more gay meet /pick up than straight first date (I am making an assumption about your date.) The Hall at Palihouse is good although it's going to be dead early on. The garden at the Chateaux might work.

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                outshined Jan 20, 2009 12:50 PM

                Trocadero, Sunset at Sweetzer. They open at 6. 1/2 priced drinks until 8.

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                  jessejames Jan 20, 2009 02:10 PM

                  rainbow bar on strip

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                    cls Jan 20, 2009 04:41 PM

                    I guess a good spot if the date is Vince Neil.

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                      jessejames Jan 20, 2009 08:46 PM

                      try the fried mozzarella there and get back to me partna. dark and flashing lights, nice spot on sunset, food and bar(s) -- upstairs pirate room, outside canopied bars and main "horseshoe" shaped bar with cocktail table video games etc rainbow good spot. underrated grub too. ps, on vince neil, i happen to like smokin in the boys room and you can do that there.

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                        cls Jan 21, 2009 05:30 AM

                        Don't get me wrong, I love the Rainbow. Don't think it meets the OP's idea of "cozy romantic with a pretty patio.
                        Tasca is a good one.

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                    1900Therese Jan 20, 2009 08:30 PM

                    thanks for you ideas. As it turned out I was in the valley so we met over there. But i am hoping we will meet again so i will keep your ideas in mind..esp trying to meet up a bit later.
                    thanks chowhounds

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                      schrutefarms Jan 21, 2009 12:56 AM

                      I know I'm too late...but maybe Stone Rose if you are in the neighborhood again?

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                        Redvixen Jan 21, 2009 03:33 PM

                        I know I'm late, but in the Hollywood area I usually do first dates at Lola's or The Well. Both have nice ambiance, good drinks and some appetizers.

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