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Idyllwild Feb 13, 2012 10:48 AM

Hello Los Angeles,
I'm going to be in the Mission Hills area on a Sunday evening and would like to enjoy dinner for two someplace informal with good food. Open to any type of cuisine, but as to expense,hoping for some entree choices around $20 or less. A place with a great beer list or a decent selection of reasonably priced wines would be ideal. The occasion is a somber one, so I'd prefer a place that is NOT especially loud/ boisterous/ celebratory. I'm not familiar with the area (actually I'm not familiar with LA in general.) Could anyone recommend a place that fits my needs? Thanks.

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    mitchbart RE: Idyllwild Feb 13, 2012 12:38 PM

    Not much in Mission Hills except freeways. cemeteries, tract homes and strip malls. Granada Hills just to the west has a bit more restaurants but still limited.

    This thread should help a bit:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/722432

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      cimero RE: Idyllwild Feb 13, 2012 01:47 PM

      About 5 years ago I went to a place called the Safari Room that had decent prime rib for a really reasonable price....you may want to check that out.

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        mitchbart RE: cimero Feb 13, 2012 02:11 PM

        Previous thread of Safari Room (not too positive):

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775809

        Quite frankly as the area has limited options for quality food anyway, I'd go with The Odyssey Restaurant, (at least you get the view and it is not in a Strip Mall) which is primarily an event venue which is typical of The Specialty Restaurant Group properties. They run the Odyssey.

        http://www.specialtyrestaurants.com/o...

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        HaroldandMaude RE: Idyllwild Feb 13, 2012 02:41 PM

        The Safari Room is fine as long as you know what to expect. A steak-and-baked potato crowd, mostly over 70, sipping Manhattans and Martinis.

        1. boogiebaby RE: Idyllwild Feb 13, 2012 03:07 PM

          L'Affaire Cafe on Sepulveda is supposed to be good. I haven't been myself, but my boss (who likes a good meal) goes there.

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            susiequeue RE: boogiebaby Feb 15, 2012 08:01 PM

            Although it's been a little while, I've enjoyed L'affair Cafe. as well. Small, quiet, french, neighborhood "gem.". Not fancy but warm and caring. I'd think it work very well for a somber occasion.
            11024 Sepulveda Blvd
            Mission Hills, CA 91345
            818 365 5939

          2. Servorg RE: Idyllwild Feb 14, 2012 05:23 PM

            http://bearpitbbq.com/

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              LisaN RE: Servorg Feb 15, 2012 06:30 PM

              Bear pit can get loud and the interior is really casual, so it might not be right for the poster.

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              Russdawg RE: Idyllwild Feb 15, 2012 10:48 PM

              Casa de Pizza
              16161 San Fernando Mission Boulevard
              Granada Hills, CA

              Just google it for reviews. It's 5 minutes from Mission Hills.

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