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Special Occasion Dinner (tonight) for Los Feliz/Silverlake/Downtown?

I'm taking my girlfriend out for a birthday dinner tonight and we just moved to los feliz. i would like to take her to a great, new place in our new area. cost is not a factor and i'd like something of the classier variety. the location could be in los feliz/silverlake or downtown (where we'll be getting a cocktail - the varnish, amazing - at some point). the only constraints, aside from area, are her culinary interests which exclude asian cuisines or a seafood focus. thanks for your help hounds.

ps - we've already been to barbrix and while we did enjoy it, i'd like to go somewhere new.

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  1. if you want to stay downtown, there's Drago Centro, Rivera or Church & State. i'd also suggest Chaya Downtown, but it's pretty seafood-centric.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      I was going to say church & state as well, though it is loud in there. depends if you're looking for a fun lively place or romantic setting.

    2. I second Rivera - that place is DELICIOUS, and the drinks are divine. Read S. Irene's review before you go ... mm.

      1. Have you been to Domenico? Nice for a special occasion, although you'll still have to drive to the Varnish. If you want to be closer to Downtown, then Church and State.

        1. I second Church & State, if you can get a res for tonight.

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          1. re: wutzizname

            Or Palate, across the 5 in Glendale.

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            Palate Food & Wine
            933 South Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204

            Church & State
            1850 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

          2. is reservoir off of everybody's radar already? i live right up the street, but have not been in any hurry to check it out. did the LA times review do them in?

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            1. re: ronsilverado

              I think it might have, although this town is so fickle, and the reviewer is so biased at times, I'm not sure why anyone even listens to her.

              Enjoy it as a neighborhood gem, if you like it, and consider yourself lucky to have a decent place in your neighborhood.