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1st/Blind LUNCH date - Whereto go?

Requirements:

Valet parking

Patio

Close to something to do if it goes well.

Beverly Hills/West Hollywood

Money is no object - only because he said so

All cuisines are on the table

TIA!!

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  1. Spago and their wonderful patio.

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    Spago
    176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Agree. Spago and the wonderful patio. Krug by the glass makes it all that much nicer.

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      Spago
      176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

      1. re: Porthos

        What do you think of barney greengrass?

        1. re: yummyinmytummy

          Love the one on the UWS! Never been to the one in LA.

          1. re: yummyinmytummy

            only if you can snag a table on the patio because it's extremely noisy inside and having to shout to be heard always makes first/blind dates even more awkward. but yes, BG is so over-priced that it's always nice when you have a chance to go there on someone else's dime ;)

            i also second the Spago suggestion. lovely patio, terrific food.

            my other choice would be a courtyard table at Scarpetta.

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            Spago
            176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

            Barney Greengrass Restaurant
            9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

            Scarpetta
            225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

        2. re: wienermobile

          Spago has an atrium. Not a patio.

          Still lovely, nonetheless.

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          Spago
          176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

        3. Il Moro has a great patio

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          Il Moro Restaurant
          11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

          1. I like the patio at Lucques for a first date. Quiet, and nice..

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            1. re: Foodandwine

              Bouchon, Spago, Scarpetta are all lovely choices and also good for people watching. I don't think that Barney Greengrass is a particularly good choice. Lucques might be fun as there is good window shopping nearby. It has a patio along with great food.

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              Spago
              176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

              Barney Greengrass Restaurant
              9570 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

              Lucques
              8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

              Scarpetta
              225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

              1. re: maudies5

                It is on a Sunday. Sadly, Lucques is not open

                Comme Ca?

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                Lucques
                8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

                1. re: yummyinmytummy

                  Really! That is a surprise. I guess Luque's famous Sunday Supper is served another day. Who knew?

            2. The patio at Eveleigh is gorgeous, I think my favorite patio in LA right now. They have valet and it's close to plenty of stuff. I had a really good second date brunch there a few weeks ago...

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              Eveleigh
              8752 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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              1. re: mollyomormon

                ooh, great call! i was just there for the first time Tuesday night. food's a bit heavy for my taste, but the service was stellar, and the patio really is lovely...as long as you don't have anyone blowing smoke in your face.

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  I know these would be off limits for you, but the spelt pancakes on the brunch menu are awesome and a really reasonably-sized portion. I know what you're saying for sure about the dinner menu, though.

                  1. re: mollyomormon

                    i saw the description on their menu, they do sound delicious. i really wish everything wasn't so heavy & rich because they were *unbelievably* understanding and accommodating regarding my gluten issue, which made it so much more pleasant for me to be there - i'd love to give them repeat business. but man, i was up ALL night with the worst indigestion...and i ate some of the lighter options!