Leighton Meester Snuggles with Adam Brody in Venice

Adam Brody and Leighton Meester

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updated 02/24/2013 AT 3:30 PM ET

originally published 02/24/2013 AT 3:20 PM ET

New couple Leighton Meester and Adam Brody stepped out for an early dinner in Venice, Calif., on Thursday evening.

Just after 6 p.m., Brody – who wore a red sweatshirt – and Meester – who dressed in an oversized cardigan – met up with a pal at La Fiesta Brava, a local Mexican restaurant.

An onlooker tells PEOPLE that both Brody and Meester ordered enchiladas while chatting about film with their friend. “She sipped on a Mexican coke and sat back smiling and listening to the boys,” the source adds.

As the meal came to a close, the boys split the check – although Meester offered to contribute. But before it was time to leave, the couple shared a romantic moment.

“Adam put his arm around Leighton and the two smiled at each other while she snuggled into his chest before the trio headed out,” the source says.
– Jennifer Garcia


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