LA 's best restaurants with great views

Old Sep 18th, 2006, 09:25 PM
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LA 's best restaurants with great views

We live in Torrance, CA. Try to find a great restaurant with great viewscean or on a hilltop looking at the city for our 10th anniversary celebration.
Didn't like Gladstone (great view, terrible food).
Hopefully you folks can help me out to impress my wife.
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Old Sep 19th, 2006, 03:31 AM
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The restaurant at the Getty museum has very good food and a spectacular view.
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Old Sep 19th, 2006, 06:07 AM
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You could also take a look at Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood.
It might come with the benefit that access to famous Skybar might be granted more easily.
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Old Sep 19th, 2006, 07:13 AM
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Have you been to the restaurant at the Trump Nat'l Golf course?
http://www.trumpgolf.com/trumplosang...l/frameset.asp
Great views and a short drive away. Food was very good the last time we were there.

Yamashiro, in Hollywood, has nice city views. Food is pretty good, but I didn't like the room very much. It seemed kind of musty or stale.

Friends of mine like the Skyroom in Long Beach at the top of the Breaker's building. I've never been, but I think they have a big band playing also. You would get both city and ocean views at this place.

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I agree with the Getty for a special occasion, the food is okay if kinda pricey, the surroundings spectacular and since you have to take a tram to get there, it's sort of an "event" restaurant. Open for lunch but only for dinner on Fri and Sats, I think.
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Good suggestions. Others:

-- One Pico at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica.

-- Oceanfront Restaurant at Casa del Mar, also in Santa Monica.

-- Sir Winston's, aboard the Queen Mary (NOTE: jackets for men required).

-- Splashes at the Surf & Sand Hotel in Laguna Beach.

-- Studio at the Montage Spa & Resort, south Laguna Beach.

-- Restaurant 162' at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Dana Point.

Personally, I'd spring for Studio, but it is an expensive eatery in a shockingly pricey hotel (worth every single penny).
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Old Sep 19th, 2006, 07:25 AM
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We had a nice meal at a place between Malibu and Zuma, right on the water. I think it was called "Moonshadows" or Moon-something. (It may have been where Mel Gibson was drinking on his fateful night.)
 
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Shanghi Reds the Marina is nice.
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Old Sep 20th, 2006, 03:51 AM
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If you can get an oceanfront table at One Pico, it is great as rjw said, but to get view you'd have to get there early for sunset. My experience there is that you can't reserve oceanfront, you get what is available when you get there for your reserved time. But they have a nice piano lobby lounge w/couches and fireplaces, and you could have a drink there while waiting for an oceanfront table to open up. Food is very good there. Love that place. I took a close LA friend and colleague out to dinner for his birthday in Feb. and offered to take him anywhere and we ended up at One Pico. It was flawless- great food, nice presentation, great wine. Much better than Casa Del Mar's oceanfront restaurant (which is high ceilinged and a much more open space- One Pico is more intimate) next door IMO.
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Windows in Los Angeles has a great view and the city lit up on a clear night is nice. Windows on all sides of the restaurant. http://www.windowsla.com
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Las Brisas in Laguna Beach. On a cliff overlooking the Pacific.

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