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Alx72 Jun 6, 2010 05:00 PM

Hello everyone. I have 5 days left to figure out what I am doing for my wife on her birthday. I did the whole big party thing last year but this year will be smaller. It will be the 2 of us and 2 couples. We like to drink but don't like the loud music. We would like to go to a cool restaurant and then head over to a cool bar. Ifr we can do both at the same spot that would be awesome. I want to thank you for your time and help.

  1. goodhealthgourmet Jun 6, 2010 05:27 PM

    budget? neighborhoods? preferred cuisines (or anything you & the wife *don't* like)?

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
      Alx72 Jun 6, 2010 06:24 PM

      no budget as long as it's not $100 a plate. I live in La Canada and we are up for anything.

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      Burger Boy Jun 6, 2010 09:21 PM

      Nic's Martini Lounge in Beverly Hills

      Nic's Restaurant and Martini Lounge
      453 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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      1. re: Burger Boy
        attran99 Jun 7, 2010 10:48 AM

        Down the street from that is Spago...and Bouchon, but Bouchon's not getting a whole lot of love on the Board due to inconsistencies.

      2. Emme Jun 6, 2010 09:54 PM

        if santa monica is an option, go to somewhere down there like Via Veneto or Gjelina on Abbot Kinney, or AK, or Ji-Raffe or Anisette, or even Wilshire in west LA etc. then head over to Salute Wine Bar on Main. www.salutewinebar.com or if you prefer more casual, head to Musha on Wilshire in SaMo.

        does loud music include jazz? if not, you could go to somewhere in beverly hills like mako or il pastaio or bouchon bistro, etc., then head over to Honor Bar on S. Beverly for jazz (the place next door is also a cheaper more casual option that's connected to Honor Bar called South Beverly, and is related to Houston's as well). or for something else chill walk up to the nice outdoor bar at the Crescent Hotel.

        also jazz oriented is Vibrato Jazz and Grill in Bel Air.

        1725 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501

        Via Veneto
        3009 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

        Salute Wine Bar
        2435 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

        1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291, USA

        1. ipsedixit Jun 6, 2010 10:07 PM

          The Dining Room at the Langham Hotel. Enjoy dinner and then celebrate the evening by spending a night at the hotel.

          1. Hughlipton Jun 7, 2010 12:57 PM

            You want to score points? I would make reservations (try to insist they keep you on the first floor) at the Saddlepeak Lodge. You almost forget that you are in Southern California. It's romantic, great food and a great bar. To quote from an old song. "Who could ask for anything more?"

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

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            1. re: Hughlipton
              Alx72 Jun 7, 2010 01:25 PM

              Thank you to everyone. I knew I can count on all of you. This is why this board is the best.

              1. re: Hughlipton
                wienermobile Jun 7, 2010 01:31 PM

                A second vote for Saddle Peak Lodge. Wonderful food in a one of a kind setting. A true meal to remember.

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

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