Chef Tyler Florence and rocker Sammy Hagar teamed up to restore El Paseo, which was established in 1947 and remains the place for a romantic and culinary night out. You'll feel as if you're on one of Spain's tiny cobbled lanes as you enter the secluded brick walkway that wraps around a candlelit dining room. If you reserve well in advance you can sit in the bougainvillea-framed courtyard, but the dining room casts its own atmospheric charms, with soft leather chairs,
white tablecloths, and dark wooden walls. And then there's Tyler Florence's famous seasonal Californian cuisine. Favorites include pan-roasted duck breast and the traditional steak frites. Don't overlook the decadent desserts.