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Anniversary Dinner - $100 for two people. Where would you go?

Chewy Mar 9, 2011 05:26 PM

My husband and I have a wedding anniversary coming up, but we're being super budget conscious this year. Where would you go to celebrate if your max was $100 for two people?

Preferably Westside. Anything but sushi, as DH is not a fan.

Thank you!

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  1. honkman RE: Chewy Mar 9, 2011 06:01 PM

    It really depends how much you went to spend on alcohol (wine/beer). If you focus more on just food you could try Sunday Supper at Lucques

    1. westsidegal RE: Chewy Mar 9, 2011 07:15 PM

      if you would be able to do without alcohol, and you were willing to have a late dinner (9pm or so), i heard that la cachette bistro in santa monica will take 30% off your tab if you arrive for dinner in their dining room (i.e. NOT at the bar) on friday or saturday at 9pm or later.

      if they are still offering this deal, it sounds absolutely terrific to me. without alcohol, you should EASILY be able to meet budget including tax and tip.

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        Chewy RE: Chewy Mar 9, 2011 07:22 PM

        Great ideas! We will definitely be going easy on the alcohol, probably one glass of wine each. I have little to zero tolerance. I definitely would like to put the budget on good food.

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          westsidegal RE: Chewy Mar 9, 2011 08:19 PM

          a glass of wine each will still significantly affect the tab.
          at la chachette, i'd estimate that a glass of wine is about $12.
          times two that is $24
          add another 30% for tax and tip, you've just added over $30 to the tab.
          a not inconsequential amount.

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          TailbackU RE: Chewy Mar 10, 2011 08:42 AM

          Sunday dinner at Eva. It's $39pp for a 3 course meal plus all the wine your heart desires. They usually pour one white and one red. Also, you can ask for seconds on the food!!

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            brandygirl RE: Chewy Mar 10, 2011 01:00 PM

            If you are celebrating on a Monday night, Roy's is offering a 3-course dinner for $35. You can order anything from their regular menu.

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              sfgirl22 RE: Chewy Mar 10, 2011 01:08 PM

              Bouchon has a $45 per person 3 course prix fixe incl one glass of wine on Blackbord Eats today - with tax and tip it takes you a little over but if you've been wanting to try it it's a good deal.

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                foodiemahoodie RE: sfgirl22 Mar 10, 2011 01:20 PM

                sfgirl22 - you nailed it!

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                  sfgirl22 RE: foodiemahoodie Mar 10, 2011 04:57 PM

                  thank!!!! glad to be of use!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                  Chewy RE: sfgirl22 Mar 10, 2011 01:44 PM

                  Perfect! We went to the one Vegas a few years ago and loved it.

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                  Chewy RE: Chewy Mar 10, 2011 01:44 PM

                  Love all these ideas everyone, thank you!!

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                    jaykayen RE: Chewy Mar 10, 2011 01:49 PM

                    Amaro Bar Menu at Mozza's bar, $35 or $39, includes wine!

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                      Chewy RE: jaykayen Mar 10, 2011 02:06 PM

                      Crikey. Now I want Mozza.

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                      samtron608 RE: Chewy Mar 10, 2011 02:46 PM

                      if you go on blackboardeats.com right now they are offering a coupon for a $45 3 course meal with wine at Bouchon.

                      1. westsidegal RE: Chewy Mar 11, 2011 07:20 AM

                        not what you asked for, but the three course brunch at Cafe del Rey includes bubbly/mimosas, as well as delicious cooked-to -order food (i.e. NOT steam table) for ~~$35/pp.
                        with tax and tip you are still within budget.
                        beautiful view of the boats, white table clothes, elegant dining.

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