Specific anecdotes encourages
  1. Pace (they let you color on the walls).
  2. Barbrix (it's adorable and local feeling. Consistently ex-free).
  3. New Beverly Cinema
    Great place for a date. You can sit in the back and kind of whisper. A charming uncomfortable romantic theater playing generally great old movies.
    Suggested by @bjnovak
  4. Benihana
    Make or break first date and either way you will probably have a good time
    Suggested by @bjnovak
  5. The Varnish
    Beautiful tiny bar, live pianist Monday/ Tuesday nights
    Suggested by @bjnovak