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French themed date night

Made reservations at Le Saint Amour.
Now any suggestions for apres-theater...west side/culver city

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Le Saint Amour
9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Feb 16, 2011
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French themed date night

Thanks again for all the input. One of the more helpful uses of the Internet!
Leaning away from Bastide,Bouchon,and Melise as too pricey. Leaning towards Le St. Amour and Lilly's for menu and price. Intrigued by Ratata but maybe to casual. Will look again at Le petite Cafe and La Cachette. As was pointed out, timing may be an issue. Cafe Pierre still a possibility.
As an aside, what happened to Westwood? 20+ years ago it was happening. It still should be. It's right next to a University with thousands of students. Just my $.02

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La Cachette
Little Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Feb 09, 2011
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French themed date night

Thanks for the suggestions. Keep them coming. The Date Night is not until 2/26. I know French dining is usually at a slower pace, but showtime is 8:00.

Feb 07, 2011
goodetime in Los Angeles Area

French themed date night

Probably less than that. Thinking about $100 before drinks/ wine.

Feb 07, 2011
goodetime in Los Angeles Area

French themed date night

Planning a romantic French Night Out. Planning around Gigi (the play) at UCLA.
Looking for pre-theater dinner and post dessert or drinks with
French themes. Coming from South Bay so ok with anything from Culver City to SaMo and inland to 3rd/melrose/etc.
Merci

Feb 07, 2011
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Bamboo cutting board--too hard?

and eucalyptus has so little nutritional value that Koalas sleep 20 hours a day

Nov 06, 2010
goodetime in Cookware

Biggs on Saturday Night

Went last night (Wed) as a group of 5. First ones at the rest. at 6:00. Paper tablecloth had a stain on it. Surprised at short wine list and ordereda bottle - out of it. If you have a short wine list (5 reds) shouldn't you have them all? Also no diet soda for one in our party. Ordered the Sulumi plate and it was good. The menu has recently changed and tehy have gotten away from teh "small plate' concept and now it is similar to other rest. We were looking for Tapas style so a little dissapointed. Only the Salumi and Cheese plate looked they tehy were for sharing.
It took a while for the waiter to finally take our order for entrees. Then the problems really began. When the entrees came out, they only got three of the orders correct. Two teh our party had to wait 10 more minutes for their entrees. They did leave the incorrect "clam/chorizo/crab" entree for teh table at no charge. they also said they would comp dessert, but I didn't see teh bill so can't confirm.

Jidori chicken was great and I would give them another try on the service side just to tray that again. Mushroom ravioli appetizer as a main was dissapointing. Pasta seemed dried out. Sirloin burger looked good and the fries got rave reviews. Baked snapper in parchment was good but notheing great. I thought desserts were uninspired with a sundae, ice cream sandwiches, Blackberry tart, a bread pudding, and one other.

All in all not a very good experience. It was comfortable however and we ended up spending nearly 3 hours so the vibe was good. Like I said, I would give it another chance because those nights happen (if youve waited tables you know).

Nov 16, 2006
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Help? Pizza near Palos Verdes

Francesco's is still there. Haven't had it for a while. I remember it a little too salty. Loved the meatball sandwiches. I also grew up their. Miraleste '83

Oct 19, 2006
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best place in Torrance/Gardena for an Osaka native?

I frequently host Japanese business people and often go to Non Japanese places. Beach places are always good. Try Kincaid's at the RB Pier. Even Hennesey's in Hermosa. Havana Mania just of the 405 on Inglewood for Cuban sandwiches. In El Segundo their is a decent restaurant ( I forget the name) next to Purple Orchid -tiki bar - not recommended for this occasion.
For Japanese
Tskuji
Musha
Sanuki no sato
Komatsu

Gambatte !

Oct 17, 2006
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Nice experience at The Minotaure, the tapas place in Playa del Rey

Can they accomodate a party of 20+ ?

Oct 17, 2006
goodetime in Los Angeles Area

40th Birthday for 25

I know this is a well worn topic...
Looking for a fun place for a group in December - a friday night. Possibly dancing etc. All ethnic is ok as are most areas - majority coming from South Bay. Floridita is a little too noisy but Havana Mania has no dancing. Kind of at a loss for other ideas. Private rooms could be an option. Help please.

Oct 17, 2006
goodetime in Los Angeles Area

restaurant recommendations around Venice Blvd/Lincoln?

just added this to another thread
For many years I worked at Sakura House in Venice/MDR area of LA (on Washington East of Lincoln). I have tried most of the places on your list and still like Sakura House the best. It is not the same as the Yakitori stalls you will find under the tracks at Shinjuku station in Tokyo. I probably would not get seafood but you are looking for meat so no worries. They have a new chef in the kitchen making side dishes and good appetizers. He was chef at Hama sushi in Venice for years.
Matsumoto is both the owner and the cook and has been there for 15 + years.

They have both set dinners and ala carte. I would sit at the bar and go for individaul skewers. They do a pretty good job of pacing the skewers but you could always order a few and then order more. They have a good selection of sake as well. There are a lot of regulars and they get full on Friday and Saturday. About 50% of the customers are Japanese (it was a great place to learn/practice my Japanese) I would make a reservation for the bar. The bar seats 15 and there are about 10 tables. Skewers are one to an order (some restaruants are two to an order) and they range from probably 2.50 to 4.25 per skewer. I haven't even looked a a menu for years even though I go at least once a month.

Sakura House is mentioned in several other threads and for the most part they are favourable. I would be interested in hearing from others because I am, well not affiliated with Sakura House, I am biased!

Oct 12, 2006
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LA Yakitori Recs

I started working there summer of 2000. Off and on for 5 years. I'm sure we crossed paths. I was the only caucasian waiter.

Oct 12, 2006
goodetime in Los Angeles Area

LA Yakitori Recs

For many years I worked at Sakura House in Venice/MDR area of LA (on Washington East of Lincoln). I have tried most of the places on your list and still like Sakura House the best. It is not the same as the Yakitori stalls you will find under the tracks at Shinjuku station in Tokyo. I probably would not get seafood but you are looking for meat so no worries. They have a new chef in the kitchen making side dishes and good appetizers. He was chef at Hama sushi in Venice for years.
Matsumoto is both the owner and the cook and has been there for 15 + years.

They have both set dinners and ala carte. I would sit at the bar and go for individaul skewers. They do a pretty good job of pacing the skewers but you could always order a few and then order more. They have a good selection of sake as well. There are a lot of regulars and they get full on Friday and Saturday. About 50% of the customers are Japanese (it was a great place to learn/practice my Japanese) I would make a reservation for the bar. The bar seats 15 and there are about 10 tables. Skewers are one to an order (some restaruants are two to an order) and they range from probably 2.50 to 4.25 per skewer. I haven't even looked a a menu for years even though I go at least once a month.

Sakura House is mentioned in several other threads and for the most part they are favourable. I would be interested in hearing from others because I am, well not affiliated with Sakura House, I am biased!

Oct 12, 2006
goodetime in Los Angeles Area