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Best bars/restaurants for first dates in LA?

What restaurants and bars are good for a first date in LA? Somewhere with good food, a great drink list, and a fun atmosphere.

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  • Vicky Iskandar

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    Faith & Flower in downtown LA is a nice first-date spot - fancy enough but still casual. Gorgeous decor, amazing chef / great food, + inventive cocktails - their "Chief of Booze" is one of the best bartenders in LA.

    I also like Tavern Restaurant in Brentwood - another great spot with all of the above plus amazing desserts.

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  • Samantha Stein

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    Public School 310 is a great first date spot in Culver City. Great happy hour as well as beer and food menu. So is The Culver Hotel across the street.

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      Public school is great, didn't even think of this place but you're right. Never been to The Culver Hotel but interested to check it out! · (0 likelikes)

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  • marco llanos

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    Not in LA but in Tarzana Sol y Luna is one of my favorite Mexican places. Amazing food, table side guacamole and nice atmosphere.

    I'm kind of a Mexican food snob since my parents owned a Mexican restaurant and this place is authentic.


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  • Kemkem Casinelli

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    I vote for El Coyote Mexican restaurant. It has been there since the 30's l believe. The food is authentic, and it has a full bar, but the margaritas are awesome. The Scratch one packs a kick. The food is good, the atmosphere is lively and there is a wide cross section of people there, young, old, artists, people in the industry etc. You can sit inside or outside on the patio where it's a little less noisy, best part is if you run out of things to talk about, you could always check out the others there and talk about them. It's always packed.

    Versailles is also another good one that is not too pricey either. The food is good. It's Cuban, and they have generous portions.

    Chin Chin is good. The salad is awesome, and you're right on Sunset boulevard so you can people watch, and maybe star watch/spot. Have fun!!!

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  • Spencer Spellman

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    I personally love Mercado Los Angeles, which has a few different locations, though I typically go to the 3rd Street location. I've also done some first dates at Eveleigh, though generally better cocktail menu than food menu, though the food is still good, too. Wildcraft Culver City is a good spot with good craft booze.

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  • Maxwell Kanter

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    Bar Ama is a fantastic choice!


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    Gracias Madre in West Hollywood is my go to. Great energy, a gorgeous outdoor patio, banging drinks and stellar food (and so that you're totally not thrown off guard, it's vegan. But like the type of vegan that a serious omnivore like me can't even help but love). Ask if Jason's behind the bar and tell him I sent you. His awesomely insane mezcal cocktails won't disappoint.

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      Ha! Never been to a vegan place before but i'm open to it · (0 likelikes)

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      What a great tip to ask for Jason for his meZcal. :) must get here soon. thanks for sharing Bre!! · (0 likelikes)

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  • Carol Strulovic

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    Laurel Hardware is cool.


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  • Brenda Ahamad

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    Ugh SOOO may places you could go! I think Cerveteca would be fun since its in the Downtown LA Arts district and from there you could either go grab a beer Angel City Brewery which is down the street or EightyTwo and have a drink and play pinball!

    If your on the westside Acabar is a really cool middle eastern restaurant with awesome food (just note it can get pretty loud)


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  • Mary Anne Been

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    So many great ones. I recommend The Hudson http://thehudsonla.com/menu/


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  • Stephanie Jones

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    Blue Plate Taco in Santa Monica on Ocean Ave. They have a really cute patio that looks out to the beach and the pier! Great tacos and margaritas :)


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      I've heard of this place, always wanted to try. Thanks for the suggestion! · (0 likelikes)

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    Ford's Filling Station or Ugo in Culver City is great! and downtown culver city is just a cute little area in general~

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