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Jun 23, 2010 08:24 AM

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

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

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: echoparkdirt

        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

    2. 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. 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

        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

          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. 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

            +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.

          2. 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