A friend of mine keeps telling me that the Buffalo Club is her favorite Santa Monica place for romantic dates (the patio I guess). I've never been there but nobody seems really enamored of it on this board. Does it still have the private club attitude thing--I mean it's no longer a private club, but I hate scenes. What are the prices like (couldn't find their menu on line)? And is the food really worth it?
What I'm really trying to do is impress a foodie from San Francisco but not have to drive too far from Santa Monica Beach. I just don't think Santa Monica has anyplace that's as good as the food I just had at Chez Panisse (Berkeley) in July (but then I don't think there are that many restaurants anywhere that rival Chez Panisse)including in San Francisco (but then I haven't eaten in SFO for 25 years so what do I know).