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sammycakes Jan 5, 2011 11:22 AM

The lady and I are gonna be in the Hills for an event on the night of my birthday, and we don't frequently get out that way so we wanted to dine in the area. Any suggestions on where to eat? Some expense is expected but nothing exorbitant (i.e. no Urasawa, probably no Cut either). Food valued over romantic ambiance or anything like that.

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Urasawa Restaurant
218 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

  1. wienermobile Jan 5, 2011 12:11 PM

    Spago...still great food after all these years plus they have that beautiful and romantic patio.
    http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restauran...

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    Spago
    176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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      sammycakes Jan 6, 2011 11:43 AM

      Turns out I have a $100 gift certificate to Spago that I had totally forgotten about. Spago it is. I've never been before; 5-course tasting menu seem like an acceptable option?

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      Spago
      176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

      1. re: sammycakes
        wienermobile Jan 6, 2011 02:09 PM

        This link should answer your question.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/691532?tag=search_results;results_list

        Also depending on when you want to go Spago is a part of Dine LA again this year with a special $44 menu.
        http://discoverlosangeles.com/restaur...

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          sammycakes Jan 6, 2011 03:37 PM

          I'd love to do the 10 course (of course), but that's a bit out of my budget, even with the gift certificate. Is there a huge quality difference between the 10 course and the 5 course (instead of just quantity)? I've read the quality difference between the tasting menus and alc is huge, but haven't seen anything about the difference between the two tasting menu options.

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      jackattack Jan 5, 2011 11:47 AM

      The Little Door on 3rd Street, or Il Cielo on Burton Way

      www.ilcielo.com

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      The Little Door
      8164 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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        Obessed Jan 5, 2011 11:40 AM

        Without knowing what type of food preference you have, I highly recommend Scarpetta for Italian. Had an amazing dinner there on New Years Day. My husband and I decided to share a bunch of items and they brought everything out split for us - presentation & service were both fantastic. Definitely recommend the creamy polenta & spaghetti. Happy birthday!

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        Scarpetta
        225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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          fdb Jan 5, 2011 11:42 AM

          Second Scarpetta. I also like Bouchon which is in the same Montage Hotel compound.

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          Scarpetta
          225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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