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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.

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      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.