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Anniversary Dinner - Picca or Hatfields?

CarlieInLA Jul 8, 2011 10:05 AM

Need some help. I know the restaurant vibes/food etc are completely different, but I think that is why I am having a hard time deciding.

We have a baby, so we don't get out much, so I want to have a great experience. I went to Hatfields prior to their location change and loved the food. I have heard great things about food/service and I think it will make it a very nice "special occasion".

On the other hand, I love trying new places, and am hearing great things about Picca, and I am from South America so Peruvian food is a love.

I am all about the best food, but also want some ambiance since its our anniversary. Thoughts?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

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    andytseng Jul 8, 2011 02:16 PM

    The reviews of Picca's food have been really solid (I actually wasn't that enamored with it, but it sounds like it might be in your wheelhouse), but the atmosphere is not great for an anniversary dinner. It's not very intimate, and you might be bumping elbows with the person next to you, considering how packed it's been (especially on the weekends).

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    Picca
    9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

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    1. re: andytseng
      CarlieInLA Jul 8, 2011 03:10 PM

      Thx for the insight. I had a feeling that might be the case. I assume it's also super loud so we won't be able to really hold a good conversation?
      Those heart anticuchos are calling my name though!

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        andytseng Jul 8, 2011 05:21 PM

        Yes, very loud.

        Sorry to complicate things, but I guess I should say that the heart anticuchos were one of my favorite things there. Delicious.

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          CarlieInLA Jul 11, 2011 03:34 PM

          It's OK, we decided to go to Picca, and I am sooo glad we did! We had 2 rounds of heart anticuchos as well as, wings, beef filet, shrimp, scallops (so good!). We also had the oysters, ceviche and paella.

          It was delicious and we will definitely be back. We sat at the bar which I really liked because we weren't crammed in and got a good view of the amazing cocktails they made.

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          Picca
          9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

    2. Phurstluv Jul 8, 2011 10:34 AM

      I have only been to Hatfield's for my anniversary, and it is a very nice ambiance. I have no idea what Picca is like on the inside.

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