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Quiet restaurant in Beverly Hills or Nearby

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?

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  1. 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...

    1. 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. The Grill on the Alley?

        1. Enoteca Drago.

          1. http://www.ladolcevitabeverlyhills.com/

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

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

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                1. re: foodiemahoodie

                  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".

                  1. re: foodiemahoodie

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

                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                      They have an elevator.

                    2. re: foodiemahoodie

                      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?)

                      1. re: TonyC

                        Madeo. for lunch.

                        1. re: kevin

                          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.

                          1. re: josephnl

                            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. il Piccolino?

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

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                        1. re: Wayno

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

                          1. re: maudies5

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

                            Please tell me more.

                            1. re: kevin

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

                          2. re: Wayno

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

                            1. re: josephnl

                              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.

                              1. re: maudies5

                                Thanks. It sounds like DOMA is the place!

                                1. re: josephnl

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