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My husband wants to see Avatar in 3D for his birthday AND go out to dinner on Saturday night. Can anyone recommend a good restaurant near the Beverly Center? The movie starts at 7:30 so we need somewhere with decent service. We eat all kinds of food, but some place with great food and a festive, but not insanely loud, atmosphere would be great. Thanks!

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  1. Taste on Melrose. small cozy atmosphere. Pretty good food and a little overlooked.
    Ortolan on 3rd for some French food
    Grace Restuarant is another fave here on this board.
    but if you could let us know the price point you are looking for we could narrow down some suggestions.

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    1. re: samtron608

      Oh, good point. Something in the $100 range for two people would be great.

    2. There are many great choices.

      BLD
      Hatfields
      Angelini Osteria
      Lucques
      Dan Tana's
      Dominicks

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      Angelini Osteria
      7313 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

      BLD Restaurant
      7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      Dan Tana's Restaurant
      9071 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

      Lucques
      8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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      1. re: Jennalynn

        Hatfield's moved; it's now near Providence on Melrose.

        I think Ortolan might be difficult to do at that price point, and it definitely doesn't have a festive atmosphere most of the time, as business isn't so good there (although Saturday might be a different story).

        Aside from the restaurants already mentioned, AOC and Bistro LQ are also nearby.

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        AOC
        8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        Bistro LQ
        8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        1. re: mrhooks

          also scratch Dan Tana's off that list based upon price.

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          Dan Tana's Restaurant
          9071 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

          1. re: cls

            If you don't drink you can do Dan Tana's for under $100 for two.

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            Dan Tana's Restaurant
            9071 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069

          2. re: mrhooks

            I also like the bar at Arnie Mortons. Pretty lively at that time, a good deal, and can be quick.

        2. not sure how far you're actually willing to eat from the theater, but...

          Jar
          Animal - a bit farther, but worth the distance IMNSHO
          Izaka-ya

          in addition to the aforementioned

          1. House Cafe on Beverly between Crescent heights and Orlando. Great menu -- very broad range. Breakfast all day, plus sandwiches, plus high end entrees in a very nice room (the former Pastis, but the room has been re-worked considerably) easily within you price range and a very nice dining experience..

            1. Chaya Brasserie is on Alden, only a few blocks from the Beverly Center. I think the original Chaya is often overlooked, but the food is quite good and it has a nice atmosphere, including happy hour every night of the week. You should be able to do Chaya in your price range. (If you do the small plate menu in the bar or patio, you could sample a number of different dishes.)

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              Chaya Brasserie
              8741 Alden Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048

              1. Try The Smokin Joint BBQ, good baby back and beef ribs. Sides are well made.

                1. Dark Horse:

                  Cafe Angelino, on 3rd Street, is 2 blocks away from Beverly Center. Excellent Italian style thin pizza. Great al dente on the pastas. Outstanding tiramisu.

                  Just what you're looking for...

                  Cafe Angelino
                  8735 W. 3rd St.
                  LA, CA 90048
                  310.246.1177