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Romantic restaurant near Hollywood & Highland

rg2324 Dec 12, 2012 02:34 PM

I am taking my girlfriend to Cirque du Soleil at the Dolby Theatre and I want to take her somewhere real nice before the show. Somewhere romantic/fancy, with great food and a nice venue. I want this to be a great night so price doesn't matter. Thank you for any suggestions.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: rg2324 Dec 12, 2012 02:50 PM

    Little Door or Lucques would both work.

    If you want just romantic and sacrifice a bit on the food quotient, I would consider Yamashiro.

    Conversely, it you're willing to sacrifice on the ambiance a bit, but up the food quotient, I would go to Providence.

    Lastly, you might check out Franco. Never been myself, but have heard *generally* pretty positive reports, esp. with respect to the layout.

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      rg2324 RE: ipsedixit Dec 12, 2012 04:42 PM

      Thank you for the detailed response. I'll follow up later on which one I choose.

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        yogachik RE: ipsedixit Dec 12, 2012 07:54 PM

        Except that none of those restaurants listed above are near Hollywood and Highland, and I imagine you want to park once.

        Wood and Vine, on the patio, or upstairs, is romantic. Hungry Cat is another idea.

        1. re: yogachik
          soniabegonia RE: yogachik Dec 13, 2012 07:04 PM

          I wouldn't consider either of these walkable to H&H in "going out" clothes & shoes, which this couple presumably will be wearing - unless they're willing to hop on the red line or the Hollywood DASH It's nearly a mile between from either of those and the theatre. I think romantic options are quite limited within walking distance of the theatre so they're probably stuck parking twice.

          1. re: soniabegonia
            ipsedixit RE: soniabegonia Dec 13, 2012 08:56 PM


            Very few places in LA are like Patina and Disney Concert Hall convenient.

            OP wants "fancy" and "romantic" and "real nice" so what's an extra $20 or so to park twice.

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        foodiemahoodie RE: rg2324 Dec 13, 2012 04:00 PM

        Yamashiro in the central garden area (pond).

        1. TonyC RE: rg2324 Dec 13, 2012 04:16 PM

          second Wood & Vine's Patio

          Cleo's main room

          Ammo down the street is probably one of the most forgotten food destination on Highland. It's just posh enough, but not stuffy, and there's always a fair chance some star type might be picking up to-go orders.

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            carter RE: rg2324 Dec 13, 2012 09:14 PM

            If quality food and a retro, old LA feel means something to you two, then try Musso & Frank's on Hollywood Blvd about 3-4 blocks east of H&H.
            Been around since the beginning of time, with one or more of the waiters/bartenders having worked there for 50 years!!!

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