ISO Good Food in a Private Room
- David Kahn Sep 21, 2006 08:25 PM
I have to arrange two dinners over the next couple of months; one for a group of 10 to 14, and the other for a larger group of of 25 to 35. Location probably needs to be LA, west of Western, the food needs to be excellent and in the range of $75 - $100/person (all in) (easy so far, I know), but I want/need a private space or room for both of these events. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. TIA hounds.
Would Studio City work? If so, there's an upstairs room at Spark Woodfire Grill that would accomodate you.
I was at a sherry and cheese tasting that was held at Grace several months back. They have a really nice private room that would fit your needs. I believe the price range is within your budget as well. When I've eaten dinner there, it's been around 75 per person.
Mastro's in Beverly Hills also has space for private events. For groups of 20 or more, they have a minimum charge of, if I recall correctly, $2,000 or $2,500, which could work within your budget for the larger event.
The upstairs space at La Terza on Third might work as well -- per their webpage, they have a private dining area that seats 10-30.
OPUS on wilshre at western has a handsome private room. there is a floor to ceiling "shelf" that separates the main dining room and the private room.
the dining room noise does not intrude to the private room. we had three kids in the private room, so i was really more concerned about the kids bothering the people at the tables up against the "shelf."
the food is great and imaginative.
you don't have to order a prix fixe menu, but it's 3 courses for $30, 6 for $60, 9 for $90 and so on.
there are a couple of good and recent posts on OPUS. check'em out.
Instead of a private room for your group of 25 to 35, that might be enough people to take over an entire small restaurant. Twice around Christmas I've tried to drop by Matsuhisa for lunch only to be informed that all of it had been reserved exclusively for a private party. So maybe something smaller like Sushi Zo would work?
$50 - Food
$25 (or less) - Liquid Refreshments
$75 + Tax & Tip = $96
CAMPANILE has those two rooms upstairs on the sides that are very nice for private parties. The south one seats around 14 and the other is slightly larger (up to 24?). We did our prewedding dinner there about two years ago and it was lovely. They did a prix fixe menu with some options and a good time was had by all.