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woodranch Dec 21, 2009 10:19 AM

I need to find a wonderful dinner spot for a special anniversary dinner in Westwood.My wife and I will be seeing a show in Westwood but would like to have a fantastic meal before hand.Can any forum members give me some advice or recommendations.Thank You in advance!

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    sheila1 Dec 23, 2009 02:59 PM

    If you broaden the search to Brentwood you will fare better.

    1. j
      jpie Dec 23, 2009 01:03 PM

      If you want something more intimate and still walking distance, you also might consider Soleil, a small French restaurant just south of Wilshire on Westwood. It is quite good, although certainly not in the Santa Monica league just mentioned:

      1386 Westwood Boulevard
      Los Angeles, CA 90024-4980

      (310) 441-5384


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        TracyS Dec 23, 2009 12:39 PM

        I don't know that any place in Westwood proper would qualify for a fantastic meal, but agree that Napa Valley Grille and Tanino are appropriate for a special occasion.

        If you can consider going out to the surrounding areas in West LA/Century City/Brentwood/Santa Monica, you'll havemuch better options. Melisse, Craft, Jiraffe, and Valentino are some ideas.

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          carter Dec 21, 2009 10:32 AM

          Well, if you are attending something at the Geffen or on campus and want to park once and just leave it, then in the Village you have Napa Valley Grill, Tanino, or Palomino B&G, in that order.

          1043 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

          Napa Valley Grille
          1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

          Palomino - Los Angeles
          150-10877 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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          1. re: carter
            sugarpie Dec 21, 2009 05:40 PM

            I like Upstairs 2 just south (1.5 miles) of Westwood Village on Cotner and Olympic. It's located above a wine shop, so they have good wines and small dishes.

            1. re: carter
              Jeryy Dec 22, 2009 12:33 PM

              The advantage to all three of these is you'd only have to park once (presuming you're going to the Geffen Playhouse.) My choice would be Tanino.

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