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Dec 21, 2009 10:19 AM

Westwood Winner

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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  1. 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

      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

        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.

      2. 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.

        1. 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

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