Being an Eastsider, I have driven past Blair's a milllion times, read the favorable reviews and pondered the hype, but had never succumbed to actually making a reservation and going there. But one night my boyfriend and I spontaneously decided to have a lavish romantic meal and I suggested Blair's as it was only 3 blocks away and not been tried yet. It was such a good choice because this place is wonderful! They play jazz all night, have a decently priced wine list with one of my favorite malbec's, and all the food is precisely done. The interior is very comforting, warm rich saffron walls, sophisticated art,dark woods. The crowd was a little old for the Silverlake area--but I loved that! I am tired of going out to standard Silverlake dining institutions that have a lot of quirks and appeal ,but not enough class and style. Blair's makes up for that! I felt transported. I almost felt like I was dining in Seattle. This is a wonderful date night establishment. The only drawback is that the service was well-meaning but clumsy. Our waitress spaced out,constantly apologizing. It wasn't bad per se, and we didn't care, but I can see how this might make someone more aggro think that the service was dismal.
Pros: Great food, comfortable ambience, classy,sophisticated
Cons: clumsy service