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QUIET, but awesome restaurant for my parents 49th

wonderwheel Apr 16, 2010 09:33 AM

Help! I'm coming to LA for my folks anniversary - and they are not being helpful with selecting a restaurant. "Everyplace good is too loud." Aside from the Bistro garden (their regular go-to) does anyone have suggestions???? DInner is Thursday- so i need to book soon. THANKS!

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  1. wienermobile Apr 16, 2010 09:41 AM

    Take a look at Saddle Peak Lodge. Great for special occasions.

    Saddle Peak Lodge
    419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302

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      Hughlipton Apr 16, 2010 01:37 PM

      Big fan of this place expecially for occasions. Try and get the first floor. Best ambience and convenient.

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      silence9 Apr 16, 2010 09:49 AM

      Hi... Consider Josie (in Santa Monica, on Pico blvd.). Quiet, tasteful and tasty...

      1. ipsedixit Apr 16, 2010 09:56 AM

        Dining Room at the Langham Hotel

        Saddle Peak is also another good option as mentioned above, except the drive can be quite a hassle depending on where you are coming from.

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        1. re: ipsedixit
          mikeop34 Apr 16, 2010 03:59 PM

          Second the Dining Room at the Langham. Very quiet, lot of space between tables so you don't feel the crowding effect of diners around you. Great food and service.

          Here's a recent thread, including my review: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/676340

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          samtron608 Apr 16, 2010 10:01 AM

          price range?
          i suggest Providence.

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            Bria Silbert Apr 16, 2010 10:32 AM

            Westside Gal will say this and she is always spot on, but I am going to beat her to the punch and suggest Cafe Del Rey

            Cafe Del Rey
            4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

          2. Servorg Apr 16, 2010 11:23 AM

            You might look into Ortolan

            8338 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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              Phurstluv Apr 16, 2010 03:48 PM

              Oh,. Ortolan is wonderful, and will surely be quiet on a Thursday evening. You will probably have the place to yourselves!!

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                New Trial Apr 17, 2010 12:41 AM

                Excellent suggestion and Ortolan is now offering a special three course menu (with choices) for $40 Tuesday-Thursday in addition to the regular menu and the two tasting menus.

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                toonoble Apr 16, 2010 02:02 PM

                Lucques, Joes, or Hatfields.

                8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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                  AJ1628 Apr 16, 2010 03:06 PM

                  Nook on the West Side on Santa Monica Blvd.

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                    carter Apr 16, 2010 03:17 PM

                    The Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills, Lucques, Ortolan, Cafe Del Rey if a view means much to them even though they live in LA.

                    Cafe Del Rey
                    4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

                    8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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                      maudies5 Apr 16, 2010 04:23 PM

                      I agree that either Lucques or Grill on the Alley would be a great choice. Good for conversation, comfortable seating and excellent food.

                      8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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                      yogachik Apr 16, 2010 04:24 PM

                      The Wilshire - patio in the back. Quiet, beautiful, serene, amazing food.

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                        Phurstluv Apr 16, 2010 04:28 PM

                        Love that patio. Should be relatively quiet on a Thursday night, but you may want to go on the early side. It can get crowded.

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                        degustateur Apr 16, 2010 04:33 PM

                        I really like Melisse, particularly for an occasion such as yours and your parents’. Ambience, food and service are all spectacular. Subdued, quiet elegance. Let them know the nature of the occasion when you reserve and I am certain that you will be afforded a night to remember.

                        The menu is eclectic and offers something for just about every taste and preference. You can enjoy an exquisite, well thought out tasting menu (about $100/pp) or opt for a la carte selections. The wine list is extensive and features some exceptional vintages. BYOB is allowed with corkage ($30, waived if a 2nd bottle purchased from their list).

                        1104 Wilshire Blvd
                        Santa Monica, CA 90401
                        (310) 395-0881


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                        1. re: degustateur
                          Phurstluv Apr 16, 2010 04:40 PM

                          Another good call.

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                            Emme Apr 16, 2010 08:20 PM

                            This was going to be my rec as well.

                            Too bad La Cachette is gone, as that would have been perfect as well.

                            La Cachette
                            Little Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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                              foodiemahoodie Apr 17, 2010 01:28 AM

                              Melisse or Providence. Both quiet, mature, seriously great restaurants.

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