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Quiet place for a drink between Bev. Hills and Santa Monica

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Looking for a nice, semi-quiet (not dead!) place to meet for a drink between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Somewhere that would be good for a first meet-up.

Thanks.

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  1. Wilshire would be a good option.

      1. re: Servorg

        Bar Toscana

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        Toscana Restaurant
        11633 San Vicente Blvd Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049

        1. re: maudies5

          Toscana does not have a full bar

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          Toscana Restaurant
          11633 San Vicente Blvd Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049

          1. re: BSW6490

            It's a new place maudies5 is talking about - "Bar Toscana" (opened by the Toscana restaurant folks) and they do indeed have a full bar. Menu and drinks listed here: http://www.toscanabrentwood.com/barto...

            1. re: Servorg

              Bar Toscana is just across the entrance from the restaurant. The bar is beautiful and is, indeed a full bar. Seating is comfortable, drinks are delicious and service is friendly. This is a perfect for what the OP appears to be seeking.

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              Toscana Restaurant
              11633 San Vicente Blvd Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049

            2. re: BSW6490

              Bar Toscana has a full bar and it's amazing. Such great, innovative, drinks.

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              Toscana Restaurant
              11633 San Vicente Blvd Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049

          1. re: fdb

            Very low key. Could be empty.

          2. Upper West
            W Hotel Westwood
            Bar Toscana

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            Upper West
            3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

            1. The bar at Saks Fifth Ave. (on the top floor)

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                1. re: dtud

                  Agree that SFA is a ghost town.
                  Bar Toscana, still my first choice. Great location, lovely environment, great bartenders making great drinks, not insanely loud. Nice small bar menu. If you require more food, walk over to Toscana. Great bar attached to good , earthy restaurant.

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                  Toscana Restaurant
                  11633 San Vicente Blvd Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      ummmm, poor attention to detail.

                      op wanted "semi-quiet (not dead!)"

                      1. re: dtud

                        Who said it was dead?

                        Even ghosts have lives.