4224 Glencoe Ave Unit A, Marina del Rey, CA | Directions 9029233.988383 -118.441378
Neighborhoods: Marina Del Ray, Marina Del Rey, West LA
People People – I was nervous at my first dinner, but after a few minutes I was laughing and having a really great time. Everyone had a great sense of humor and interesting stories. I?ve been to several since, sometimes with a less talkative bunch, but I?ve always had fun. No joke. The women of Tasty LA are the most beautiful and educated you?ll find anywhere. Easily over half the women I?ve met have Master?s degrees, sharp wits and are well traveled. If you go to at least 3 dinners, you?ll see. You do need to be willing to get out there and talk to 5 new people, both men and women. Most are mature, regularly enjoy fine dining and can converse about many different subjects. Many have good hearts. What I like is you get to see how your prospective mate interacts with both men and women over a flirtatious 3 course dinner. Are they friendly and communicative? Are they willing to make the effort to contribute to creating a fun atmosphere? On occasion, seeing men support men, or women support women instead of trying to ?out do? each other has been special. I have found that those that like Tasty LA are people you could take to a party where they don?t know anyone, and you wouldn?t worry one bit about them socializing and having a good time. Hey let?s have a nice sit down dinner, get to know each other, and hope that special someone is sitting right across the table ; )
Unique and with Class – This service is an excellent way to find and visit new resturants in southeren California and meet very nice, exciting and class people. I joined the group several months ago and have not experienced anything less than satisfaction in dinning experiences and company of people. Every time I go It's been an oppertunity to meet someone new and experience a new fine dinning environment which comes in handy in other experiences. I appreciate the research , followup and personal touch of Lynn the admisistrator who brings us new places to go and new people to meet. The fact that it is dinner for six and divided by age ranges somewhat insures compaitbility with fellow dinners and in some respects lend to possible friendships, associates and matches. Unlike most dateing services this is on the spot, live , good food ,an intimate gathering of six with quality men and women which makes for good conversation in a relaxed environment. There have been dinners where our group has been the last to leave the resturant becuase of our enjoying each others company so much. The concept ,organization, planning and research is what makes TastyLA such a positive and rewarding experience for me and I will continue to participate and pass on the good news.
Outstanding restaurants and interesting company makes for an exceptional experience – I've enjoyed five or six TastyLA functions so far, and I certainly intend to keep using this service. It's an excellent opportunity to explore new restaurants and meet new people, and I've been very impressed thus far with the women (and men, for that matter) that I've had the pleasure of meeting over dinner.
The website's informative reservation pages give you an opportunity to learn about the restaurant and the people with whom you'll be dining. Most people post photos, and everyone posts a short bio, so you can look for individuals and groups of people who seem interesting. The age-range concept is an excellent idea: At most events, you'll be spending time with people who are in your approximate age group, but there's enough latitude (generally 15 years) that you're not overly limited by that factor.
Every restaurant I've visited has understood in advance that separate checks were expected, which means I've paid only for the food and drinks I've enjoyed. Meanwhile, with six people at the table, there's plenty of time to get to know everyone, but it's not so focused on one-on-one arrangements (unlike blind dating on the Internet) that you have to suffer through any awkwardness. After you've talked to one person for a while, you simply start talking to someone else, or the whole group converses together, as they might at a meeting of old friends.
I use this service as much for the opportunity to experience new restanrants and to meet new friends as I do for dating, but it's certainly very good for both. Everyone I've met has been friendly, open-minded and interesting. I'm looking forward to my next event.
Great Night Out – TastyLA is for me a wonderfully effortless and delightful way to meet people and try restaurants that as as single, I would have not patronized on my own. I have been to 5 dinners, each has been a different experience and each has been at restaurants such as Saddle Peak Lodge, Providence and JIRaffe. When signing up for a dinner there is the ability to select your age group, see who else has signed up and read their profile ahead of time. This makes for conversation starters when you actually meet face to face and gives you an idea of how committed your fellow diners will be to making the evening a fun one. You always have the option of opting out up to 24 hours before. The dinners are not a "date" and have given me the opportunity, not only to enjoy a great meal, and great conversation with people from different walks of life, but to do this with absolutely no pressure as it would be if it were a "one on one". Personally, I don't think of TastyLA as a "dating" service but a tool for expanding my social life. I've met a salsa dancer who's introduced me to great dance classes, a horn player that offered to show us the great jazz spots around LA, a woman who has become my exercise buddy and another who is a shopping maven and in whose company I've learned about stores here in LA that are great finds. I've also had the opportunity to go on "dates", some of which I've accepted and some which, after spending a couple of hours over dinner with, I knew were not the right match for me. Since I started going to these dinners, I've been invited to parties, events, and outings to places I had heard of but never really explored before. My life has become richer and I've made new friends with people outside my immediate circle. I know that my chances of meeting Mr. Right have greatly improved because I am out and about doing the things I enjoy thru the friendships I've made with TastyLA. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes people and good food as well.
Quality people, and an especially great opportunity for men. – After nearly five years of internet dating I decided to try something different and do this. I went to two dinner, and met the women I'm engaged to marry at the second one I went to. I don't know that we every would have responded to each other's ads had we been on a dating site. For both dinners, the quality of the people and the food were outstanding - even had I not met somebody the evenings still would have been worthwhile. I think there's something to be said for a dinner that does require enough financial stability to pay for a dinner that costs a few dollars, and to be able to appreciate it.
For that women who wrote the review that said she was unhappy that Lynn sent an email letting her know that men like photos, she certainly won't be missed (and wasn't anything like any of the women I've met). I found it ironic, actually.
Unlike dating online, the women outnumber the men (and the quality of the women are better overall as well - at least based on my experiences). I don't know that you'll meet the women of your dreams in two dinners, but I did.
Great Concept, Great Execution – Anyone who's experienced the dating scene in Los Angeles or online knows how brutal it can be.
But here's an idea: get six people together and let 'em schmooze during dinner at a good restaurant. That's TastyLA. You know something about the other five (a brief profile and often a photograph are
posted on the site), and can check out the often-trendy restaurant online; the three men and women
each pay their own tab, and can communicate anonymously (or not) online afterward. Loving food
and socializing, I've been to five so far, and signed up for three more. The restaurants are high-tone,
and I've generally found the people interesting. You may not meet your Cinderella (or Prince
Charming) -- then again you may (so far I haven't, hence the "three more") -- but in any case you'll get
out of the house and have some good food and conversation with like-minded people for the evening. Can't beat it.
Editorial Review – Dinner parties at L.A.'s most popular restaurants bring together foodie singles multiple times per week in parties of six.
Pros: interesting, accomplished mix of people/ Cons: nada – Im so glad to have found TastyLA. Its so refreshing to just get out with a group of people and hear everyones stories. Life can get really busy and you lose track of friends whove gotten married, had kids, and just really dont have time to hang out with their single friends anymore. This is a great way to try some new restaurants, meet some new people, and just plain get out there. And the best part is the opportunity to meet some terrific women that probably never would have given me the time of day online, and now Im happy to call them my friends. The guys have been pretty interesting as well. Excellent job TastyLA, keep it up.
Absolutely worst night of my life! – I recently attended one of these dinners. Was absolutely the worst night of my life. My dinner had three attractive but simple women. Had two guys who were buddies, thought they were going to sell me a timeshare in Idaho! The website says that separate checks are pre-arranged, but we split the bill. I ended up paying $85 for no food. Absolutely horrid night! Try at your own risk! Good Luck.
A TWO-FER! – As someone new to LA this is a great way to not only meet people from various walks of life but to try some of the town's best restaurants. Hey, we all gotta eat, might as well
do it in style and with interesting people! Six people at a table is perfect. You can easily have a conversation with all without the noise getting out of control. And every now and then there are large parties which give you an even greater chance of meeting fun people. So hopefully soon I won't be single, and if I watch myself at these great dining establishments, not heavier!
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