Restaurant recommendation for a large group in Pasadena or downtown LA area
I'm planning a bachelor party and am looking for a restaurant in Pasadena or downtown LA area that's not too fancy/expensive. Could be a fancy burger joint, California cuisine, anything goes really...as long as they serve alcohol. Any recommendations for a place that will accept reservations for about 17 people?
Do you a want a place that emphasizes the booze, or one that emphasizes the food?
For the former, how about Barney's Beanery in Old Town. It'll get you started on your bar-hopping.
If you want the latter, maybe the patio at Santorini's, or the back room at Bar Celona.
Most places will take large reservations with advance notice. They probably will want a deposit for a group your size, though.
I think Bar Celona is a great idea for this. They have a restaurant/bar side and a bar/lounge side. Go with the bar/lounge side (you might be able to reserve the back, with the cushiony seating and big movie screen). It's a full bar with a really good drinks list. Here's their website with menu: http://www.barcelonapasadena.com/