Recommendations for Anniversary Dinner
Hey everyone, I recently stumbled upon chowhound, and it has been a great resource for me. I want to take my girlfriend out to a romantic dinner for our 4 year anniversary. High prices are ok because I ultimately care more about atmosphere/quality than price. Any and all recommendations for romantic and good restaurants are welcome. From my research so far I have come up with what seem to be the go-to romantic restaurants: the little door and il cielo. I've also read that Cliff's Edge in Silverlake is cool/romantic. If anybody can comment on these place or recommend others, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
Thumbs down on the food at Little Door and still down but a little less so for Cliff's Edge.
I agree that Saddle Peak fits the bill. It's a romantic and unique restaurant in the LA area, but it's out there quite a bit. Closer to home, Bastide has not failed me on my several dinners there with the newest incarnation.
The garden at the Chateau Marmont has all the romance you are looking for, but my last couple dinners there were far from good food. I haven't eaten there in a couple of years so maybe it's better now that Carolyn Spence is the chef?
3626 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
8221 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
8475 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069
The Little Door
8164 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
While I also think Saddle Peak Lodge is very romantic and a solid choice, please consider the chef's table at Patina.
If it's reserved just for 2, it can be one of the most romantic of experiences.
thanks for the great and help recommendations, everyone. Right now, I think I may go with Ortolan, and save Saddle Peak Lodge for later (We will be going on a weeknight, and the Lodge is a decent drive, so I think it'd be better suited for a weekend dinner when we don't have anything to do the next day). Are there any other suggestions? Should I request the high-backed booths at Ortolan that someone mentioned? Thanks again.
Saddle Peak Lodge
419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302