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Quiet elegance on the westside!

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We're taking an elegant and very sophisticated elderly lady to dinner in a few weeks. Although she has more brain cells than 99% of people half her age, at 95+ years, she has become increasingly frail. We've taken her to the Peninsula dining room and Melisse many times...and although both are really quite perfect for her, we'd like something different. We need a place with easy access (no, or very few steps), reasonably quiet, very nice ambiance, with very good food and service. It needn't be as elegant as the Peninsula or Melisse, but it must be very nice. We'd like it to be somewhere between Beverly Hills/West Hollywood and Santa Monica.

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  1. Craft (they will even drive you from the valet to the front door in a golf cart to avoid the steps) Wonderful food in a beautiful setting,

    1. Hotel Bel Air

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      1. re: maudies5

        Rather long walk from valet parking to dining room!

      2. Josie

        1. Chez Mimi

          1. A few step down on to the patio at Michael's http://www.michaelssantamonica.com/ in Santa Monica

            1. Wilshire. Really nice enclosed patio in the back with dramatic lighting.

              1. Chinois on Main -- fantastic food. Less noisy if you go early. Really great service. Get the lamb in the radicchio cups and the grilled sliced filet with szechwan sauce. Really great bold flavors and '80s decor.

                1. Valentino - absolutely perfect and great food and service

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                  1. re: lizziee

                    Bingo.

                  2. Valentino? And it's for sale....so might be a nice time to visit while you can.

                    1. FIG at the Miramar Hotel. Any time after 6 pm. Prior to 6 is their happy hour and gets crowded. They have indoor and outdoor seating.
                      The Penthouse at the top of the Huntington Hotel has spectacular views and the food is very good. Once again, do not go during their Happy Hour.

                      Both venues are handicap accessible.

                      1. Still haven't decided, but have just read about Il Grano on another thread. Would ths fulfill the requirements in my op?

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                        1. re: josephnl

                          It has been a year since I was there. If it is still the same, than my answer is 'yes.'