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Apr 1, 2013 11:53 PM

Anniversary in LA

It'll be our first time visiting LA this June. We'll be staying for a week in Beverly Blvrd.
Since I know nothing about LA; I need your help and suggestions for a romantic (not so crowded) restaurant to spend our 2nd anniversary. We're not fond of French cooking, so I'd appreciate leaving those types at the bottom of the list.
Italian & traditional American is our type. I don't mind if it was a little pricey; but not too much pricey (max 200 $ dinner for 2 without drinks).
We'll be arriving in a Limo, so we'd like the location to be in a frontal spacious street not hidden in an ally or so where we'll look out of place !! (I had this issue last year).

Thanks in Advance.

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  1. My first thought for you is Hatfield's (on Melrose Ave, but I think the restaurant's website is offline currently). New American fare, well-executed. Your budget will probably get you through.

    Nearby, Osteria Mozza also comes to mind for solid Italian. Mozza can get crowded, though.

    Madeo is another great Italian joint near you. Less crowded.

    Scarpetta in Beverly Hills is another pick.

    Happy Anniversary to you both. Please report back on what you ate!

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    1. re: J.L.

      Thanks J.L you've been a great help.

      1. re: J.L.

        +2 or 3 or whatever we're at for Hatfield's.

      2. Agree with the recommendations for Hatfield's and Osteria Mozza (though the latter will definitely be crowded). Perhaps add Providence to the list if you like seafood and Culina in the Four Seasons Doheny as another upscale Italian option. I have not been since Wolfgang Puck took it over but perhaps the Dining Room at the Hotel Bel Air is also worth a look.

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        1. re: New Trial

          Not sure they can successfully execute an escape from Providence or Hotel Bel Air at their budget of $200...

          1. re: New Trial

            +1 for Osteria Mozza if only for their Nancy's incredible Mozzarella bar.