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Sep 21, 2006 07:01 PM

Snazzy Supper Club in OC?

Hi Chowhounds! Trying to plan my dad's 60th birthday party. He loves to get dressed in a tux and loves Humphrey Bogart. I think it would be fun to throw a party at a snazzy super club that has a 1940's feel - dark, glamorous, old school. Is there any place in OC that fits this bill? Thanks!

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  1. Park Avenue in Stanton sounds like it may be right up his alley. Search for previous posts here or check out their website:

    1. I second Park Avenue. A modern restaurant with classic style.

      It's really a throwback to American culture long gone.

      Here's some photos:

        1. re: JAB

          La Cave is what you want. Dark, red booths, live jazz, strong martinis. Be sure not to sit TOO close to the band, otherwise conversation is impossible becuase of the small space.

        2. Good call, JAB. This place feels like a freakin' speakeasy since it is dark and dank and literally underground. The only vibekill is that the entrance is next to a blockbuster video. Unless you take him in the backdoor [in furtherance of the speakeasy motif, if you will]. Hell, i think they even have sinatra night here [plus jazz most other nights] and he'd totally blend with a tux on, eventhough the 20-somethings around him are apt to be dressed concurrent with their age.

          1. La Cave would be great. He might feel out of place in a tuxedo though. If you are looking for something a more upscale then I would suggest Mastro's Steakhouse in Costa Mesa. Not quite the same old school vibe but much better food and selection of cuts.

            He would feel right at home at The Arches as well. This place is the epitome of old shool.