1. A.O.C. (Mid-City West): The place to eat small bites at not so small prices. Prepare to fall in love with true quality. 2. Campanile (Mid-City West): Scene of power lunches, Romantic/Date Spot seasonal dinners and prized brunch. 3. Cobras & Matadors (Los Feliz): Formerly trendy tapas still great for a dram and getting your eat on.
4. Jar (Mid-City West): Chopped sirloin with fried egg and peppercorn sauce could take the place of burgers if it wasn’t low-grade lethal. 5. Nishimura (West Hollywood): Against some people’s better judgment, we suggest you slurp their raw bait down sans rice. This sashimi is full of flavor. 6. Michael’s (Santa Monica): Outside patio of this Cali-cuisine legend the most likely place to catch a falling star. 7. Saddle Peak Lodge (San Fernando Valley): 100-year old Hemingway favorite of game meats, stuffed animal heads, hurricane lamps, and cushy leather armchairs awaits PETA smackdown. 8. Piccolo Ristorante Italiano (Venice): Spectacular flavors of Venice in Venice, like Cortinese red beet stuffed pasta with poppy seeds and brown butter. 9. Three Drunken Goats (Glendale): Tiny little tapas joint livens up tiny little Montrose. 10. Via Veneto (Santa Monica): Candle-lit room is the most Romantic/Date Spot the city offers.