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L.A. hound needs help for 2 dinners - 10 nominees

Megan | Oct 7, 2002 06:06 PM

I am bringing my SO up to the City for his b-day wkend. I have been reading some articles and previous posts, and would like some help now that I have narrowed down the choices. He is a total foodie, but this is a surprise, so I will get no input from him. He pretty much eats everything, and he loves tasting menus.

For his b-day dinner, looking for great service & atmosphere w/ amazing food. I prefer a setting that is not too stuffy, though formal is ok. A place befitting a special occasion, but with some style. I was thinking:

Fifth Floor

For the other night, I want some place a bit funkier with top notch food - preferably less expensive.


Zuni Cafe
Slanted Door
Foreign Cinema
If any of these would work for his b-day, I'm totally open to that as well.

If my nominees are bad, please tell me. (Should Boulevard be on this list?) I am so excited to visit such an amazing restaurant city (no offense to L.A.), and with only two dinners, I need chowhound help!

Thanks in advance.

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