Los Angeles Chinese Restaurant with Private Rm, Some Ambiance, and of course good food
Los Angeles Chinese Restaurant with Private Rm, Some Ambiance, and of course good - for a casual wedding rehersal dinner - any ideas?
Le Chine Wok on Beverly, LA, would have fit the mold, but now closed, thanks!
Not sure about private rooms but you might try Mr. Chow's in Beverly Hills or P.F. Changs @ Beverly Center.
For ambience and private rooms, Empress Pavillion downtown or (better still) Ocean Star in Monterey Park or Mission 261 in San Gabriel. Some of the other major places in SGV also have private rooms but often lack much in the way of decor. I haven't been in a couple of years but Yujean Kang in Pasadena used to be a good, upscale choice (more nouveau than traditional). Mr. Chow's is inauthentic, expensive and mediocre at best.
I've been to many a banquet and dinner party in most of the big Chinese restaurants around LA and would rank the order of best place to hold a dinner:
1) New Concept - pretty restaurant, interesting dishes, good service but pricey and small portions
2) Triumphal Palace - also a nice restaurant with interesting dishes, but service is only so-so service and prices are kinda high. Also, I believe they only have 1 private room so you are limited in how many you can have at your party.
3) Mission 261 - unique setting for a Chinese restaurant and they can accomodate many party sizes. However, their banquet menus are terrible but their regular dinner menu is not, so insist that you order your meal off of their regular menu.
4) Empress Pavilion - safe bet to hold a small party here as the food is good and well priced. However, the ambience isn't nearly as nice as the other 3 mentioned above. But, if you are limited to a budget, they will probably be the best place to try.