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60th Birthday

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Will be in Los Angeles for my birthday. My host has suggested Rivera, Hatfield, and Lucques as possible dinner choices. Thoughts?

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  1. I would rank them this way for a 60th b-day celebration.

    Hatfields
    Lucques
    Rivera

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    Lucques
    8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

    1. I guess I don't understand the importance of a 60th birthday recommendation. Somehow, I don't see Paul McCartney posing this question:)
      Have fun and dine anywhere which tempts your palate.
      Happy Birthday!

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      1. re: maudies5

        Not sure what the OP's background is, but in Japanese culture, the 60th marks a turning point in a person's life, both in work and personal goals. It is so important, the 60th b-day even has its own name, called a "kanreki", and is celebrated as a sort of festival by all who know this person.

        So yes, a big deal to find a nice place to mark this turning point.

      2. Spago is still great.

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        Spago
        176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

        1. Just spent our 13th wedding anniversary at Hatfield's

          It was wonderful and a great special occasion spot. I have not been to Rivera, but Hatfield's definitely blew any meal at Lucques we had in the past, out of the water.