Pardon The Punctuation...I know that for my fellow guys out there "Date Night" can also mean please empty my wallet night. Finding a reasonably priced restaurant for these special occasions has been a goal of mine recently. Mission accomplished! Cafe Bizou in Sherman Oaks has got a great prix fix menu for under $30 and corkage fee of $2. These prices are relative to the quality of food you're getting. I know you can have a date night for under $50 but I'm talking about a fine dining french restaurant experience for $30 a person. Oh and part of that prix fix menu was a lobster and filet mignon course...oh yeah...the good stuff!
Escargot Persillade: Burgundy snails with garlic butter and parsley. If you love snails as much as I do this is a great example of escargot in the traditional french style. Butter, butter, butter!
Steak and Maine Lobster: with a Burgundy wine sauce, baked potato, and grilled tomato. Perfectly rare and sliced filet with a grilled half Maine Lobster. I couldn't believe the dish I was eating compared to what I payed for it. Of course the sauce was rich and everything that I love about authentic French food.
Flourless Chocolate Cake: Winner winner steak and lobster dinner. A great finish to a romantic dinner experience.
If you're not into making the drive into Sherman Oaks don't sweat it. They have two other locations on Santa Monica and Pasadena. You have no excuse to take your significant other on a fine dining value date. So guys get your ass in gear and take your lady to Cafe Bizou.