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Birthday Dinner Suggestions

MPW425 Dec 22, 2010 06:39 AM

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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    samtron608 Dec 23, 2010 09:16 AM

    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!

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      iheartfoood Dec 23, 2010 10:08 AM

      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.

      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
        MPW425 Dec 23, 2010 10:33 AM

        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
          samtron608 Dec 23, 2010 11:26 AM

          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.

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        New Trial Dec 23, 2010 11:17 PM

        Jar would be an excellent choice.

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

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          Obessed Dec 24, 2010 06:39 AM

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

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            veee Dec 26, 2010 09:49 PM

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

            Red O
            8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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