The pair shared an intimate dinner Wednesday night at the low-key Pace restaurant in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon. Witherspoon, 33, and Toth, 39, settled into their table for a late meal and some alone time – but kept it PG-rated.
"There was no major PDA," says a source.
Another eyewitness says the couple seemed at ease together when they left the restaurant. "Reese looked very cute and casual in jeans with black boots. She was in the best mood ever and would not stop laughing," says the observer. "It was very obvious that Reese likes Jim and the two had great energy together."
When they got into his car, "Jim seemed protective of Reese and made sure that she got into the passenger seat safely," adds the observer. "They kept laughing as they drove [away]."
The actress and agent have been quietly dating, but are taking it slow, PEOPLE reports in the new issue. "Reese genuinely seems content with life right now" says a source.
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Reporting by PERNILLA CEDENHEIM and JESSICA HERNDON