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Feb 10, 2014 03:33 PM

Valentines Dinner

Moved to LA about a week ago. I'm looking for a nice place to take a young woman (who's actually a culinary student) on Valentines Day. I live in the Eagle Rock area and I have a medium size budget (max $75). I'm quickly learning the Los Angeles area so I'm willing to travel. She has class on friday so I'm looking for it to be a good dinner. Please and Thank you.

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  1. Any particular type of food or things to avoid?

    Does the place have to feel romantic?

    I fear that most good places are already booked solid. There was a guy who posted earlier today offering his reservation for two at Son of a Gun at 6:30. That might be worth looking into.

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    1. re: Butter Fight

      For her, everything's a go lol. For me, I don't eat pork.

      1. re: Butter Fight

        Too bad SoaG would be way over $75 for two =/

      2. Just so happens that Barnyard in Venice has a V-Day dinner for $150.

        I've never been there - so I can't vouch for anything.

        1. $75 total, or per person?

          Here's a link summarizing the offerings in LA for Valentine's Day - Maximillian's (sp?) in Highland Park has a multi course for $55 per.

          When we were dating, my husband and I would often go out for Valentine's Day. Now that we're an old married couple ; ) we like to go out, pick up something really fun to cook or eat - this year it may be live dungeness crab - and then cook or reheat and celebrate at home. Very festive and a lot more relaxed.

          Good luck on your search!

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          1. re: happybaker

            I'd say $75 total. If it's $75 per, I don't mind, she's worth it.

          2. Tasty Garden in Alhambra on Valley Blvd, and then walk down the street a couple of storefronts to Salju for dessert.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              Ipsedixit has a great idea - don't go to the "normal" places to celebrate. They will be packed and overwhelmed.

              Go to someplace not French, Italian or "American" - and have fun. For $75 a lot of joy, tastiness and adventure can be had!

              Hey, maybe I should ditch my crab plans and head to Colonia Taco Bar...-


            2. This isn't a food related comment, but I'll just say that in an age when the young people I know say 'dating is dead' you seem to be a guy who knows how to treat a young lady and hope you both have the BEST time!

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              1. re: mocro

                Thank you. I hope she enjoys wherever I choose.

                1. re: mocro

                  I don't think that phrase means what you think it means.