Looking for a good, not so expensive restaurant for a birthday/cockatil party in Hollywood, Los Feliz, Silverlake area
A big B-day is approaching fast and the woman hosting my party suddenly cannot. I'd like to have a cocktail party in a restaurant or nice bar but not someplace outrageously expensive. I live in Silverlake and anything in Hollywood, Koreatown, Silverlake, or downtown would be best. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again. I will call both, Cafe Des Artistes also quoted me 30 a head. That's just out of my price range. Looking for something I can afford so I don't have to have my friends pay anything. I don'tmind if it is a silly but fun place.
It's hard to make a recommendation without knowing what is in your price range. IMHO, there aren't too many nice bars or restaurants where you will be able to do appetizers and drinks for under $30 a head.
One place you might want to check out is the pool bar at the Hotel Figueora in downtown LA. A friend of mine threw a 30th birthday party there last summer and it was pretty affordable. He only served finger food and I believe it was a no-host bar, though.
Another idea would be to talk to Taix. They have several party rooms and a prix fix menu that's quite inexpensive.
You might also want to talk to any of the local Mexican or Thai places -- for instance, Sompun (on Santa Monica right before it hits Sunset) is inexpensive and has a pretty patio. You'll get better thai food in thai town, but it might work for your purposes.
Another idea is to go for one of the party rooms at the Formosa. A couple of my friends and I threw a party there once, and their party spaces are really quite fun -- although the food is not anything to write home about. We paid for the appetizers and reserved the space, but again, had a no-host bar. I think it was around $250, and we had food for around 50-75 people.
7156 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
I think the only way you can accomplish such a party at that rate is to set parameters (e.g., serve only beer/wine or one type of drink like margaritas). To that end, you might want to check with Casita del Campo. They have a private room, opening to a patio and will work with you on a budget, providing X number of pitchers of margaritas, chips and salsa, hot hors d'ouevres, etc. Not the most stylish, but certainly a comfortable place, filled with history and camp.
THE PANTRY (New Side).
They do a whole dinner for 19- pp. Min 20 people.
I think you can bring your own Booze, call them to make sure.
electric lotus makes for a great and festive party.
i also like cobras and matadors on sunset for large parties as well.
The best thing to do is call Silverlake Wine......they will
host a wine tasting.....you tell them your budget....they will
pick the wine and pour it.....describe it.....and you can have
a cheese tray made by the Cheese Store of Silverlake.....give them your budget and the kinds of wines you will be drinking...