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Sep 21, 2006 08:25 PM

ISO Good Food in a Private Room

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.

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  1. Melisse has lovely private dining rooms, and excellent food.

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    1. re: chica

      I've not yet had the pleasure of trying Melisse, but I was under the impression that it is more costly than my budget allows. Thought it was closer to $200/pp, no?

      1. re: David Kahn

        Melisse would definitely be stretching your budget.

        Maybe consider either Drago or Enteco Drago, both if I recall correctly have private dining rooms and would be within budget.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Speaking of Drago, perhaps the upstairs at Tanino in Westwood.

        2. re: David Kahn

          I think it will depend on what each person orders. An entree and drink won't go over $75 per.

      2. Would Studio City work? If so, there's an upstairs room at Spark Woodfire Grill that would accomodate you.

        1. Do you want people to be able to order off the menu or are you going to pre-select? Many restaurants will not allow you to order off the menu for a group that large.

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          1. re: Chow Bella

            A fixed price/set menu would be fine.

          2. 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.


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            1. re: DanaB

              I second La Terza's upstairs.
              We did recently a wine tasting for 10+, set menu of 3 courses at $55 per. Dedicated waiter. No corkage. Excellent service and stems, quiet, we had a great time.

            2. 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.