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If can't get into French Laundry for 50th bday where should we eat in Los Angeles?

FromHomeToRoam | Sep 7, 201304:17 PM

We live in Southern Oregon. My hubby decided he would like to have dinner at The French Laundry for his birthday which is in early December. I have done my research and see that there is clearly no guarantee that I can get a reservation (see that the best chance is to have a platinum American Express and use their concierge service, but we don't have one and it is $450 to get platinum AE - don't want to spend that much just to have a better chance to get a reservation=).

So, the question is if I can't get into TFL where should we go in LA? We have been to Providence three times and Bazaar once - looking for that type of experience but would prefer to go someplace we haven't been before, though may opt for Bazaar since have only been once before. We will be inviting 2 other couples to join us for the weekend.

We have also been to Gjelina's, Bestia, MBP but looking for something a bit more special for the bday dinner. Suggestions??

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