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1st Blind Date - Drinks - Valet Parking - BH/Weho

yummyinmytummy Sep 13, 2011 10:10 AM

Help please.

Where would you go?

Valet Parking is a must.

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    BSW6490 RE: yummyinmytummy Sep 13, 2011 10:33 AM

    What kind of a vibe are you looking for?

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      yummyinmytummy RE: BSW6490 Sep 13, 2011 12:31 PM

      I want to be able to hear the conversation.

      I want casual, but nice.

      I would appreciate a nice wine by the glass option to a mixed drink. That said, I do like a mixed drink.

      If things are going well, maybe a good food option.

      TIA

    2. TonyC RE: yummyinmytummy Sep 13, 2011 01:01 PM

      recent thread covering said topic:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/795790
      including valet.

      Never thought valet would be an issue but... I guess everyone wants to "walk you to your car".

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        sablouwho RE: TonyC Sep 15, 2011 11:35 AM

        Hi Tony--I was the OP on the thread that you linked to and YummyInMyTummy's comment there is spot on as I've found things can get awkward standing in front of your car w/a guy you're not into, and for safety reasons it's better, albeit more expensive.

        Hi Yummy--great questions in this post and very helpful info from the replies. Please let us know what restaurants work out well and which don't so other daters (like me!) can add the info to our knowledge base!

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        BSW6490 RE: yummyinmytummy Sep 13, 2011 01:15 PM

        Porta Villa on Canon in Beverly Hills has a nice lounge and good food. The Blvd. in the Beverly Regent Hotel is also nice for cocktails and has food options.

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          maudies5 RE: BSW6490 Sep 13, 2011 07:38 PM

          Consider Trattoria Amici on Santa Monica and Doheny.. Nice ambiance and good food. Casual and comfortable. Amici Brentwood is similar but not as cozy and no patio.

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          Trattoria Amici
          469 N Doheny Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          Amici Brentwood
          2538 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

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            BSW6490 RE: maudies5 Sep 14, 2011 10:25 AM

            Amici does not have a full bar or even a bar area. Food is good though.

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              maudies5 RE: BSW6490 Sep 14, 2011 01:45 PM

              Amici Brentwood has a bar. Alas, they only have a license for beer and wine.

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              Amici Brentwood
              2538 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

        2. Porthos RE: yummyinmytummy Sep 13, 2011 09:03 PM

          Bazaar/SLS. If the date doesn't work out, head over to the bar.

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            sdv231 RE: Porthos Sep 14, 2011 11:03 AM

            2nd Bazaar.....great inovative mixed drinks and nice spanish wines

          2. Emme RE: yummyinmytummy Sep 13, 2011 09:39 PM

            Bouchon Bistro on Canon... great people watching, and great bites if hunger strikes or the date goes well enough.

            Crescent Hotel - love the outside patio for drinks.. then you're walkable to food if desired.

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            Bouchon Bistro
            235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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              New Trial RE: yummyinmytummy Sep 14, 2011 01:04 AM

              A few thoughts: Chaya Brasserie, Enoteca Drago, Nic's, Picca.

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              Chaya Brasserie
              8741 Alden Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90048

              Enoteca Drago
              410 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

              Nic's Restaurant and Martini Lounge
              453 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

              Picca
              9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

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                BSW6490 RE: New Trial Sep 14, 2011 11:57 AM

                Chaya is a good choice. Nic's is a bit loud and crowded.

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                Chaya
                525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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                MahiMahiFish RE: yummyinmytummy Sep 14, 2011 12:47 PM

                Sotto
                Dark, candles, good wine & mixed drinks, great food, valet parking.
                Can be loud, but, if the dates going well, you can use the excuse to lean closer?

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                  Geo7 RE: yummyinmytummy Sep 14, 2011 02:52 PM

                  Enoteca Drago on North Canon. Nice bar not too crowded.

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                  Enoteca Drago
                  410 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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