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josephnl Jan 9, 2013 05:14 PM

We want to take an elegant elderly lady out for dinner in Beverly Hills or nearby. We need someplace that is not too noisy, has comfortable seating, no stairs to climb/descend and has terrific food. We've overdone Tha Peninsula, and would like something else that's very nice and perhaps somewhat less formal than The Peninsula. Any ideas?

  1. Wayno Jan 10, 2013 12:44 PM

    DOMA. Newly opened on Camden in the old Prego space. Just up from Mr. Chow.

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      maudies5 Jan 10, 2013 02:43 PM

      Doma is a great choice. Very comfortable seating, attentive service and wonderful food. My favorite new restaurant.

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        kevin Jan 10, 2013 03:43 PM

        Dang, why haven't I heard of Doma ???

        Please tell me more.

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          maudies5 Jan 10, 2013 08:03 PM

          Has only been open a couple of months. Yelp reviews are spot on.

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        josephnl Jan 10, 2013 03:38 PM

        Is DOMA relatively quiet? Our guest really likes restaurants where we can talk in normal conversational tones without having to shout.

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          maudies5 Jan 10, 2013 08:06 PM

          The last time we went to Doma we were with another couple and looked forward to good conversation and good food and service. Doma delivered all of the above. Also, they have a full bar and make a great martini. All of the pastas are made in-house. This restaurant is a gem. Your elegant friend will not be disappointed, nor will you.

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            josephnl Jan 10, 2013 08:58 PM

            Thanks. It sounds like DOMA is the place!

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              prima Jan 13, 2013 11:41 AM

              Looks like a good choice for Beverly Hills.
              http://www.domabh.com/

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        cls Jan 9, 2013 09:10 PM

        il Piccolino?

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          foodiemahoodie Jan 9, 2013 06:47 PM

          Bouchon. Spago. (I think it's quiet). The Grill on the Alley.

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            ipsedixit Jan 9, 2013 07:08 PM

            From everything I have heard (no pun intended) of Spago post-reboot is that the din is certainly of such a level that one would not describe the dining room as "quiet".

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              Dirtywextraolives Jan 9, 2013 07:15 PM

              Don't you have to climb a set a stairs to get to Bouchon? Suppose they have an elevator for handicapped patrons.

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                foodiemahoodie Jan 10, 2013 08:31 PM

                They have an elevator.

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                TonyC Jan 10, 2013 09:49 AM

                I think it [Spago] is almost quiet, certainly not as loud as Bouchon's echo chamber, with a less gaudy/obnoxious crowd than Culina.. It'd be nice to eat more of Yard's dessert before she bounces. (Or has she departed for donutland already?)

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                  kevin Jan 10, 2013 01:12 PM

                  Madeo. for lunch.

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                    josephnl Jan 10, 2013 03:31 PM

                    Madeo is our favorite, and we would take our guest there in a sec if there were not the 9 steps down. True you can go in through the rear by the kitchen, but we'd not like our special guest doing this.

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                      kevin Jan 10, 2013 03:42 PM

                      My bad. I missed that in your original post.

                      Yea, You are absolutely right. They should have an elevator for guests who can't make it up and down those stairs.

              3. perk Jan 9, 2013 06:42 PM

                Haven't been....but the restaurant at the Bel Air Hotel might work.

                1. Servorg Jan 9, 2013 06:23 PM

                  http://www.ladolcevitabeverlyhills.com/

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                    RicRios Jan 9, 2013 06:12 PM

                    Enoteca Drago.

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                      nosh Jan 9, 2013 05:59 PM

                      The Grill on the Alley?

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                        carter Jan 9, 2013 05:41 PM

                        You might try Culina in the Four Seasons Hotel @ 300 S. Doheny. Italian in focus, with info per this link:
                        http://culinarestaurant.com/

                        does not look as formal, yet obviously appeals to guests, but also appreciates getting some local business.

                        1. wienermobile Jan 9, 2013 05:40 PM

                          My mom loves Scarpetta Beverly Hills and with their new chef Alex Stratta coming in with his Michelin stars I bet it will be even better.
                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/885268
                          http://www.montagebeverlyhills.com/be...

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