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Jun 14, 2010 02:22 AM

Drago Centro or Hatfields for GF's BDAY?

I'm trying plan a nice night out for just the two of us as a moderate price ( we're currently long distance so we try not to spend to much so we can use the money save on tickets to see each other more often). I was primarily debating between Hatfields or Drago Centro( have a BBE for DC) since they're not too pricey.

Which one of the two would my fellow hounds recommend for me to take her to? Are there any other places you might recommend? She tends to like light flavors and nothing too meaty or rich (i.e. no Animal which is my personal fav or classic french). Places low on dairy would be another plus.

Another place I was looking into was The Bazaar but its hard for me to gauge how much it would cost to take here there. My gut feeling is its gonna be out range i promised i wouldn't go over( about $60 a head before drinks/tax/tip)

Thanks In advance.

Drago Centro
525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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  1. DC is darker, quieter, much more romantic imho. Hatfields is lighter, with all banquette seating, and a busy kitchen open for viewing. Aside from the romantic angle, the kitchen and activity at Hatfields provide good topic for discussion.

    Both have varied menus, which I'm sure will be fine for her.

    1. I haven't been to Drago Centro yet, but I love Hatfield's and I'm sure you'll have a great time there. If you order the prix fixe you are bound to have a lovely meal and stay under budget. A lot of their dishes are light rather than rich. You will definitely spend more at Bazaar, so I would go ahead and cross that off your list since you can have an excellent meal within budget elsewhere.

      Drago Centro
      525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071