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Jul 8, 2010 09:38 PM

Quiet restaurant on Westside

Looking for a nice QUIETish restaurant between Santa Monica and Beverly Hills for group of 4 women to celebrate a 60th birthday. Not Melisse please or the Belvedere. Was thinking perhaps Josie but would love to come up with a place that we have never been! Is Fraiche quiet or what about Tavern in Brentwood??? Thanks.

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  1. 2 places to think about but I am not sure about how quiet because I am normally there for lunch: Nook and St. Amour

    We also loved Akasha in Culver CIty:

    9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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    1. re: jpie

      I don't think I'd classify Nook as quiet (atleast for dinner). Not that it is noisy, but seating is close, especially at the communal table.

      1. re: jpie

        Nook and Le Saint Amour are both on the noisy side for dinner. But I'm no help, no viable alternatives come to mind. The first thought that came to mind immediately was Josie, but I see that the OP is looking for other suggestions.

        Le Saint Amour
        9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

      2. Tavern is very quiet - in the atrium. Another idea would be The Wilshire. Both are perfect restaurants. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

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        1. re: yogachik

          I was thinking about Wilshire but was a bit concerned about the noise level. I really do like it there though. Tavern may be worth a try! Thanks so much.

          1. re: handlertaper

            La Dolce Vita (old school Italian) in Beverly Hills is quiet. I recall Vito's on Ocean Park Blvd. in Santa Monica as on the quiet side as well.

            Vitos Italian Restaurant
            2807 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

            1. re: Servorg

              Hmm. La Dolce Vita is another good suggestion and so quiet!

              Dolce Vita
              22741 Lambert St, Lake Forest, CA 92630

        2. A little further east is pane vino on beverly blvd on the patio.

          1. Whist at the Viceroy, on Ocean. Get a table on the patio. It's blissful.

            1. Upstairs2 is quiet but hit and miss for food.
              Fraiche is not very quiet.
              You can ask for a private room surrounding the patio at Wilshire. That could be nice.

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              1. re: citizenx

                Madeo is quiet and the food is marvelous.
                Tavern is quiet in the atrium, food is great, but somewhat limited menu. I love both restaurants and either one is a great choice.

                Madeo Restaurant
                8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048