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Jul 19, 2010 03:16 PM

Seeking Old School Glamour/Romantic Ambience

I'm an LA native, but gone for the past decade (although I visit a couple of times a year), and looking for the perfect date spot for Wed. night with my boyfriend. We want to get dressed up (rare in LA) and have a great meal in a place that is sexy, timeless, and clandestine. We'll be based In Highland/Melrose area, but willing to travel a bit. Budget is high, but we hate a scene.

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    1. I'll throw out some options.

      Polo Lounge might work, but it can be a bit stuffy and overpriced IMO.

      Saddle Peak Lodge would be another option .. nice romantic atmo in a sort of secluded area, only downside is that its a pain in the arse to get to.

      Or maybe Melisse, which isn't necessarily "old school" but certainly has its charms when it comes to the romantic quotient.

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

        1. my first thought as well as others is first and hope but it's in a mini mall so not glamourous.
          Try Cicada in a historic deco building downtown

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          1. re: johnnyshungry

            That's where the OP's request for someplace "clandestine" comes into play... ;-D> (the glamour part is inside - hidden from view)

            1. re: Servorg

              thanks, SO exactly what I was going to tell him, but got called away from the pc..........

          2. Zucca, downtown, drop dead gorgeous, wonderful food.