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

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Help please.

Where would you go?

Valet Parking is a must.

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  1. What kind of a vibe are you looking for?

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    1. re: BSW6490

      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. 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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      1. re: TonyC

        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!

      2. 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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        1. re: BSW6490

          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

          1. re: maudies5

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

            1. re: BSW6490

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

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          1. re: Porthos

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

          2. 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

            1. 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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              1. re: New Trial

                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

              2. 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?

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

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