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Does LA have cool SUPPER CLUBS for dinner and dancing?

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Hello my fellow Chowhounders,

I was wondering if Los Angeles has decent supper clubs such as the ones they have in Montreal, Canada.

Where they serve a nice dinner. Then after a certain time, they clear the tables, and there's dancing (a really good, modern DJ)?

In Montreal, a similar place would be Time, Globe or Buona Notte.


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    1. re: lcoyote

      Thanks, coyote! Have you been there?

    2. there's a cuban restaurant in hollywood (i forget the name) that has salsa dancing in the evenings. i once ate lunch there and found the food to be above average. (i've never been for dancing but it sure looks fun). just remembering...it might be called el floridita...

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      1. I've been inside, very cool space. Did a quick walk around on a very busy night but have not partaken in the food or drinks. I have heard good things though.

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        1. re: lcoyote

          Thanks to you both! Looking for a place where the food and daincing/club parts are equally good.


        2. El Floridita does have dinner and salsa dancing.

          1. Alas, in a town that once had hundreds of supper clubs - the pickings are now slim. For a while there was the wonderful Moonlight Tango Cafe on Ventura Blvd. but I'm pretty sure that's gone. I think your best bet if you don't mind cutting a rug with a lot of wild and crazy seniors is the Alpine Inn in Torrance. Great big bands and surprisingly good German food at very reasonable prices. You might also look at www.latimemachines.com which lists a lot of old restaurants that might have dancing.

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            1. re: Paliau

              Alpine Inn sounds intriguing too. Will investigate...

            2. Republic on La Cienega
              Sunset Beach, the old Dublins on Sunset
              Most SBE porperties like area, the lobby and privilege, I believe.

              1. I love El Floridita - the food is great, not outstanding, but also not expensive. I think they had a Dancing with the Stars scene filmed there. The music and dancing are really fun! If you go early - at 8pm - you'll be finished with dinner when the music starts (around 9), but I noticed some people like to go later and eat a little, dance a little, etc.

                1. Downtown Los Angeles has a new one called Tatou. It opens on New Year's Eve. 333 S. Boylston.

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                  1. re: urbanfoodie

                    urban: Does this TATOU have any connection to the TATOU that used to be in Manhattan? I think that supper club started off good, but really deteriorated into bad food, bad management...

                    Hopefully they are not related!

                    1. I am not a huge fan of supper clubs. I am more of an ultra lounge and tapas bar kinda guy, and LA has more of those than I can count. Check out this link

                      Many of these places are NOT DANCING places though.

                      PS: There are many many restaurants that are night clubs. I dont know if that counts though. Places like Area and Blue Velvet are simple examples.

                      Towne in manhattan is okay, but not a destination. "IF" you do go to manhattan beach, check out Chakra. It serves very good indian food and is a hot nightspot for the area.

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                      1. re: jlrobe

                        i love tatou. it's a perfect stress reliever from the regular or awful work week. i go there often because it's close with easy parking, nice staff, and awesome food.

                      2. There's a new Cuban place on Pico...can't remember the name, but it's on the north side of the street in the vicinity of Maurice's Snack 'n' Chat (just a bit west of Fairfax). On Sundays, they have dance lessons until about 4:30 or so.

                        1. newer places open in agoura hills include Chapter 8, P6, Moz... others I can't think of right now

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                          1. re: gottaeat

                            Chowhounders rule!! Thanks for the info.

                          2. Hungry: Have you been to Il Moro? I'm very curious about it... thanks!

                            1. Funny you should ask - I was just looking at a new one online yesterday. It's the new Air Conditioned in Venice (they have AC bars in Santa Monica and San Diego), and this one is a supper club: http://www.airconditionedbar.com/loca...

                              I haven't tried it looks cool.

                              Clare K.

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                              1. re: Clare K

                                The food at Air Conditioned is lousy. The place is alright and it's fun for drinks but it's not really a supper club crowd.

                              2. Rudolpho's on Riverside (at Fletcher) in Silver Lake has decent food (a bit overpriced) and is supposed to be good for Salsa dancing (and I believe they have other music-themed dancing nights as well). I've personally only been for happy hour though - they have some good deals and a nice outdoor courtyard.