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Nice dinner in Santa Monica

Thanks for sharing this--what an incredible experience. We'd love to do something like the food tour.

Nov 18, 2011
Lisa Lou in Los Angeles Area

Nice dinner in Santa Monica

Ok, I have finally decided to just go with my gut and make reservations at Fig, and I'm really looking forward to it. Now, since you've given me such great advice, where would you go for drinks either before or after dinner. We're staying at The Georgian and will be walking to Fig for dinner. I thought about Casa del Mar but wondered if that might be a bit of a walk?

Nov 15, 2011
Lisa Lou in Los Angeles Area

Nice dinner in Santa Monica

I really want to thank you all for the help. I am definitely leaning toward Catch at Casa del Mar after looking at the menus (although Fig is still really tugging at me and it is a shorter walk). My only concern with Catch is that it might feel like a hotel restaurant. Can anyone speak to this? Does it still feel like a nice restaurant without the "hotel" feel?

Nov 15, 2011
Lisa Lou in Los Angeles Area

Nice dinner in Santa Monica

Hi Hounders--my husband and I are staying at The Georgian in Santa Monica for his birthday (mid January), and I'd love some recommendations for restaurants within walking distance. We like nice (but not stuffy) places that have good, fresh seafood or pork . . . something that isn't too heavy. We've done Houston's and Border Grill before, but I'd love to take him someplace that's a little different. Was thinking about Jiraffe???

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Border Grill
1445 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Jiraffe Restaurant
502 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Nov 09, 2011
Lisa Lou in Los Angeles Area

Fleur or Aureole?

Thanks a million, LisafromCalgary. It sounds like Fleur is what we're looking for; we want good food, but in a casual environment. I saw that you can purchase a $50 gift card for only $8 at restaurant.com, so it sounds like a fantastic way to try it out. Thanks so much for your post!

Sep 29, 2011
Lisa Lou in Las Vegas

Fleur or Aureole?

Thanks so much for all of the info. The tasting menu looks great!

Sep 28, 2011
Lisa Lou in Las Vegas

Fleur or Aureole?

My husband and I will be in Las Vegas in early October and have decided to go to either Fleur or Aureole. Which would you all recommend for a nice (not stuffy) dinner? We love good food, but we're trying to keep ourselves in check (financially) this time around.

Sep 27, 2011
Lisa Lou in Las Vegas

La Jolla area steakhouse

You have all been incredibly helpful--I think we'll give Donovan's a whirl!

Nov 30, 2010
Lisa Lou in San Diego

La Jolla area steakhouse

I'll be in La Jolla for New Year's Eve to celebrate my fiancee's b-day. He loves a great steak, and I would love some help from people who know of a fun and nice place that offers a great dining experience. Thanks a ton!

Nov 29, 2010
Lisa Lou in San Diego

Reasonably priced rehearsal dinner restaurant in Long Beach?

I LOVE Michael's . . . it's definitely worth asking. Thanks for the tip

Oct 21, 2010
Lisa Lou in Los Angeles Area

Reasonably priced rehearsal dinner restaurant in Long Beach?

Cafe Piccolo is a great idea--thank you! I apologize for not being clearer on the numbers. We'll be having approximately 25 people, and we'd LOVE to be able to keep it to about $20-25 per person.

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Cafe Piccolo
3222 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803

Oct 19, 2010
Lisa Lou in Los Angeles Area

Reasonably priced rehearsal dinner restaurant in Long Beach?

Does anyone have some ideas about where to host a fairly inexpensive wedding rehearsal dinner in April? We're looking for something tasteful and nice, but we just can't afford to spend a lot after what the wedding is going to cost us. We'd like to keep it in Long Beach since our out of town guests will be there. Thanks!

Oct 17, 2010
Lisa Lou in Los Angeles Area

Is there a nice bar in Long Beach?

Thanks for the help!

Jan 10, 2010
Lisa Lou in Los Angeles Area

Is there a nice bar in Long Beach?

Hi All, I'm looking for a nice, casual bar in Long Beach. I live in the Belmont Shore area, but so many of the bars are pretty "divey." Does anyone know of a decent place to meet a date, relax, chat, and enjoy good atmosphere? Thanks!!!

Jan 06, 2010
Lisa Lou in Los Angeles Area