HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Discussion

Dinner Friday Night with "The Girls"

Where should we go? Want good food from Weho to SM...keep the bill around $40 a person..no pacific rim or far east cuisine, with the exception of sushi.

Want something fun, with eye candy...where would you send me.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. The Dolce restaurants are fun - there's Geisha house (asian, but good!), and Bella (Italian) in Hollywood

    5 Replies
    1. re: RoniRoni

      haha..the only items interesting and fun at Dolce are the bartenders - what's more eye-candy than hot bartenders mixing and taking shots in front of a flame-backed bar? ;)

      Off the top of my head, in your area I'd go to Matsuhisa or Katana for Japanese, Mastro's or BOA for steak, Cobras & Madators or AOC for tapas, or Whist at the Viceroy or Ocean and Vine for a girls' nite out!

      1. re: chica

        I didn't realize that you could go to any of those restaurants for $40 a person, especially Matsuhisa and Mastros.

        1. re: deek

          yea - actually, they're all doing $40 per person special for girls. spago, sona, and cut too!

          1. re: dtud

            That is great! How does one go about finding out about the details for these deals? My group of "the girls" varies from 2 to 6 of us and going out often gets expensive. We usually drink cocktails and/or wine. Do any of the specials include any beverages? Thanks.

            1. re: deek

              lol! I think dtud was being sarcastic. Although as a woman, I have been comped by complete strangers ;)

              I have been able to get away with $40/person at the places I mentioned. One entree won't dig deep into my credit card, or several appetizers and a dessert. I don't always drink though -- sometimes we hit up a bar or another place afterwards. Anyways, it doesn't matter if I don't come away very full - it's the outing and having fun with BFF's that counts.

      1. I love Cobras for a bunch of girls and wine. How can you go wrong there?

        1. Ye Old Kings Head (the pub not the restaurant). Lots of guys, pretty good food, and plenty o' beer/cocktials.

          1. Luna Park would fit the bill, though might be kinda noisy.

            I haven't been there yet, but I hear the "fun-do" at Cube is very good and would be lots of fun for a girls night out.

            1. Orris or Fritto Misto. Also, I Cugini has been great with the girls - although maybe more expensive.

                1. How about O-Bar? I love the drinks there, especially the cocktail shaker mojitos--about 3-4 pours for $20, plenty for two people to sip or one person to get pretty trashed. The other cocktails are $12 each, but they do pack a punch and are perfectly balanced with liquor and fresh fruit. And yes, there's plenty of eye candy in the way of friendly, apt, good-looking bartenders. I also love the dark decor, all kinds of interesting rocks and quartz everywhere, small subdued indoor fountains, and patio fireplaces.

                  I have not eaten anything but (good) fries there, but the food that I saw looked and smelled great. My friend also mentioned she used to go with her gal pals all the time for lobster mac n' cheese, because it was rich and creamy enough to soak up all that alcohol.

                  I'm also very curious about Hamburger Mary's across the street. They have bingo night, hamburgers, and gigantic martinis. Anyone been?

                  Both are on Santa Monica, near Sweetzer in WeHo.

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: Pei

                    I second the O-Bar, I love the chive fries as well as their "fowl strippers". And the desserts -- something sweet for your tongue while watching the eye candy ;)

                    ~AquaW
                    http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com