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Most romantic westside restaurant that doesn't break the bank!

1900Therese Jun 23, 2010 08:24 AM

let me know your secret and non so secret romantic spots for a wonderful dinner on the westside...both food and ambiance...thx so much

  1. echoparkdirt Oct 31, 2010 12:40 PM

    this is a lovely bar and lounge that serves some food. great for a casual date

    Beechwood Restaurant
    822 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292

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      foodiemahoodie Jul 1, 2010 09:24 PM

      Is Malibu the westside? If it is - then I'd suggest Terra on PCH.

      1. aching Jul 1, 2010 02:33 PM

        It's a bit east of Westside, but I think Tasca completely fits this description. I've been there twice, and both times the food and service were excellent, and the ambiance very romantic.

        Tasca Restaurant
        8108 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        1. Phurstluv Jun 30, 2010 01:58 PM

          Wilshire on 25th & Wilshire has a beautiful patio and decent food & cocktails;
          Fraiche on 2nd has real food and a relaxed but lively vibe;
          Whist @ the Viceroy has a spectacular poolside dining & great menu but it's pushin' $$

          but all are pretty romantic without breaking the bank.

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          1. re: Phurstluv
            la2tokyo Jun 30, 2010 04:26 PM

            +1 for Wilshire patio, especially on Monday nights when all wine is 1/2 price. That said, even with 1/2 price wine it's probably not what most people consider cheap.

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            foodiemahoodie Jun 27, 2010 09:38 PM

            I was going to say Chez Mimi - but their website says it's relocating.

            Romantic and not expensive.

            The Little Door

            Anisette (more charming than romantic - if they had candles on the table...hm...)

            Chez Mimi Restaurant
            246 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402

            The Little Door
            8164 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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            1. re: foodiemahoodie
              maudies5 Jun 27, 2010 09:57 PM

              R.I.P. Chez Mimi. The restaurant going in there will be called Villeta. I seriously doubt that Chez Mimi will relocate.

              Chez Mimi Restaurant
              246 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402

            2. westsidegal Jun 27, 2010 09:04 PM

              imho, the prices at LIlly's French Cafe in venice are extremely reasonable and the restaurant is VERY pretty and romantic (especially if you are seated overlooking the pretty garden) .

              1. westsidegal Jun 23, 2010 08:51 AM

                pls give us a dolllar amount that you are willing to spend.
                for each of us, words like "break the bank" have very different meanings.

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                1. re: westsidegal
                  echoparkdirt Jun 27, 2010 04:37 PM

                  im a cheapskate so -- $30 per person!
                  i think djelina is lovely for this purpose.

                  1. re: echoparkdirt
                    westsidegal Jun 27, 2010 09:02 PM

                    do you mean gjelina?
                    if so, i've never gotten out of there for anywhere near $30/pp.
                    maybe it's because i eat a lot and don't enjoy "ordering carefully.'

                    wih tax, tip, and beverage, my normal tab runs closer to $50/pp at gjelina

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