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Birthday Champagne Dessert Bar in Santa Monica ?

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lorrr Jun 11, 2009 10:53 PM

A girlfriend is celebrating her birthday tomorrow night and wants to have a fancy but fun outing of champagne and dessert after dinner- does anyone know of any bars/places in Santa Monica? I'm guessing this might be limited to hotel restaurants...but would love to hear ideas!! Want to make this a special night! Thanks!!

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    attran99 RE: lorrr Jun 11, 2009 11:11 PM

    I know you said Santa Monica, but there's a place that fits your description perfectly...in Pasadena. POP Champagne and Dessert Bar. It's gotten a few good reviews on the Board.

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    POP Champagne and Dessert Bar
    33 E Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103

    1. westsidegal RE: lorrr Jun 11, 2009 11:24 PM

      also, not santa monica, but, cafe del rey offers a happy hour that starts at 9pm in which they offer $6 house champagne that is actually extremely good for the price. i believe that they would also let you order desserts in the bar area.

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        New Trial RE: lorrr Jun 12, 2009 12:08 AM

        Riva has very good desserts and a full (all Italian) wine list [so prosecco might have to do instead of champagne]] and bar--great cappuccino, too. Wilshire Restaurant would also be a great choice if the evening is nice (the best seating is outside on the patio).

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        Wilshire Restaurant
        2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

        Riva
        312 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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          Emme RE: New Trial Jun 12, 2009 09:11 PM

          my first thought was Wilshire as well.

          i think it might also be fun to head to Renee's Courtyard Cafe on Wilshire... not sure if they serve champagne, but it's a lovely outdoor setting with music... it reminds me of a tuscany crossed with new orleans.

          too bad Cynthia's doesn't do just dessert... or at least the one on 3rd street didn't... haven't been to the on montana yet to find out... maybe cobbler is available with a bottle of champagne with no meal...

          Chaya Venice

          if you're open to not being in santa monica, you could do Providence's dessert tasting menu... or get desserts at Michel Richard...

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          Juji RE: lorrr Jun 12, 2009 10:10 AM

          Bar Chloe might be a good option.

          http://www.barchloe.com/

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            Yes Please RE: lorrr Jun 12, 2009 10:13 AM

            I know you said you already thought of hotel restaurants, so you might have already thought of it... but how about The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel? Amazing molten cake with Gran Marnier dark chocolate ice cream, creme brulee, black forest mousse, YUM!! And the view is incredible!

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              JE33 RE: lorrr Jun 12, 2009 10:18 AM

              Casa del Mar hotel. That's the call. Have fun!

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