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New to L.A. restaurant scene looking for great food but ambiance is my main concern.

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New to L.A. restaurant scene looking for great food but ambiance is my main concern.

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setesami | | Jun 24, 2008 07:05 PM

I have recently been trying new restaurants every couple weeks or so and I find a lot of reviews are based mainly on quality of food, which is not surprising. At this time I am looking for the restaurant with the best ambiance.

I'm not really into crowds or "celebrity hot spots" unless they are actually nice places to eat as well. I prefer restaurants with a clean chic look. Price is not a concern.

Some places I've been so far:

Sona - loved it, my favorite so far
The Little Door - pretty good, but the ambiance was a bit too cluttered
Yamashiro - overrated, view wasn't all it was made out to be
Il Cielo - didnt think it was as romantic as a lot of online reveiws make it out to be.
Ritz Carlton dining room, Pasadena - not bad
Providence - not a big fan, also was a bit overrated.

Some places I was planning on visiting soon:

Melisse
La Cachette
Patina
The Restaurant in Hotel Bel-Air

Any other places I should try and visit? Any opinions on my upcoming choices?

thanks

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