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My boyfriend's birthday is next Tuesday so I'm looking for a really good restaurant to take him to. He's not into fish or seafood though. I hear BOA is great...anywhere else to consider? Also thinking of the Polo lounge for pre-dinner cocktails. Any other cool places to grab a drink?

Thanks all!

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  1. Downtown would be a good time. Go to Edison for drinks, then you can have dinner at Rivera, Church&State, or Laxy Ox. Then after dinner hit up 7Grand for more drinks!

    1. If you want steak, Mastros or Flemings is always a good bet. Bottega Louie downtown for drinks and/or dinner is another cool place, although I've always liked the atmosphere and drinks a bit better than the food there.

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      Bottega Louie
      700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

      Mastros Restaurant
      2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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      1. re: iheartfoood

        Thanks iheart...I took him to Mastro's last year and he liked it. I made reservations at BOA just in case. We like going to cool places but we're not into the whole "seen and be seen" thing so I hope I made a good decision. We just like great food in great surroundings.

        Samtron...love the Edison but haven't been in a while. Great suggestion!

        1. re: MPW425

          if steak is what you are looking for...i would suggest Cut or Wolfgangs. I think BOA is more of a scene then you would like..
          and if you got to cut, you can hit Nic's Martini Bar (its on Canon drive). cool little bar with a frozen vodka vault.

      2. Jar would be an excellent choice.

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        Jar Restaurant
        8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

        1. BLT is also an excellent place for steak. They have the most amazing popovers!

          1. We had really poor service at Jar.
            I loved Red O. for upscale Mexican.

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            Red O
            8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046