To celebrate straight As on her report card, I took my girlfriend to Robert De Niro‘s Ago Restaurant Friday night. This lovely little Italian eatery is on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. We didn’t have reservations, but after a few glasses of wine at the very crowded bar, the maître d’ managed to squeeze us into a table near the back. The food was absolutely fabulous and the atmosphere in the place was just terrific. The service was fast and friendly and my only regret is that we were both too stuffed to sample any of the tremendous desserts on display. If you’re looking for a good place to eat in Los Angeles, I highly recommend it.
Notes: Valet parking was $4.50 and pretty much your only option. I’d suggest making reservations; we just got lucky. If Ago was located pretty much anywhere else on the planet it would be considered ridiculously expensive. In Los Angeles, though, the bill was not a shock at all and it was actually much less than I had anticipated.