Mirabelle on Sunset best meals of the year. We’re talking A FIVE STAR RATING — BUT WITHOUT THE PRICE OR STUFFINESS. IT’S HARDLY NEW—BUT THEY REINVENTED THE PLACE FROM ITS former Hippy/Flower Power Days into an affordable and fine dining spot with A SUPER CHEFAND LOTS OF SPECIAL-DEES LIKE HAPPY HOUR WITH A MENU OF ITALIAN AND GREEK FOOD, Specially priced wine and drinks FROM 4 TO 7 NIGHTLY; OYSTERS for just $1.25 at oyster happy hour, or if not your can choose rock shrimp or short ribs for less $7 or less. ALL PASTAS ARE HOUSE MADE JUST LIKE MY MOM USED TO DO, WE HAD A MEAL TO DIE FOR OR TO DIET AFTER FOR A CANDY STGRIPED AND GOLDEN BEETS BEET SALAD WITH FETA CHEESE THAT MELTED IN THE MOUTH;ORGANIC SHETLAND COD, MONK FISH; RACK OF LAMB; GNOCCHI; BONELESS SHORT RIBS; MONK FISH; EVEN THE BREAD IS EXCELLENT– MIRABELLE
8768 W Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069-2206 310.659.6022
In case you missed some of the past shows here are some of the great spots your dining diva discussed with Dees on Movin 93.9 FM:
Violet in Santa Monica www.violetrestaurant.com— chef, Jared Simons does super job, food’s great at this neighorhood storefront joint.
Vermont in Los Feliz– www.vermontrestaurant.com romantic, candlelit eatery with open mic and DJs and lots of fun and good eats.
Cafe Bizou (translation: ‘little kiss’) –an adorable restaurant set in a French-style country cottage where you can actually bring your own wine for a mere $2 corkage fee and enjoy a romantic repast for just $36.95. 818-788-3536, www.cafebizou.com, 14016 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA.
Tangier–a brooding, romantic spot where guest performers like Billy Ray Cyrus–you know, Miley’s dad, and others perform nighly and celebs like Britney pre-breakdown, and Kiefer Sutherland, hang and hook up. 2138 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz, CA, www.tangaierrestaurant.com
Dakota at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood, CA–this chic chophouse is another celeb haunt with great steaks, a sizzling ambiance and lots of mood. Special Valentine’s Day dinner for the big splurger, but worth it. 7000 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA, 323-769-8888, www.dakota-restaurant.com
Zabars–it may be in New York, but now–with overnight shipping– you can treat your special Valentine to a decadent dessert to die for, the Espresso Chocolate Truffle Chocolate Cake. Throw calories to the wind and go to www.zabars.com.