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Reservation for 30 ppl in SFV- where should we go????

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sunnygordy Jan 26, 2007 03:08 PM

We're having a 30th Birthday Party for my friend's husband next Friday & we can't decide where to go! We were originally planning on going to the Spaghetti Factory, but that's not panning out. It would be nice to find something fun & not too expensive that could accomodate a group of that size in the Valley, but Hollywood would be just as good.
Can anyone recommend anywhere? All cuisines are acceptable. Thanks in advance!

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    JBC RE: sunnygordy Jan 26, 2007 03:28 PM

    You didn't specify a budget, but should at least check getting one of the private rooms (IMHO, always the best idea) at:

    Roy's - Woodland Hills
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    Aloha Room - seats 32
    Ohana Room - seats 35

    http://www.roysrestaurant.com/pp_wood...

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      sunnygordy RE: sunnygordy Jan 27, 2007 09:08 AM

      Thanks for the rec, we'll check it out!
      Anyone else have any ideas?

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        foodiegrl RE: sunnygordy Jan 29, 2007 09:14 AM

        While it's too big to make a reservation on opentable.com, they have a great roundup of private dining descriptions and contacts:
        http://www.opentable.com/info/banquet...

        You can narrow your list to SFV/Ventura by using the pull-down menu at the top right.

        I will second Roy's, as they have private parties down to a science. However, if the menu doesn't do it for you, you may also want to try Salt Creek Grille.
        Good luck!

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        chowmominLA RE: sunnygordy Jan 27, 2007 09:26 AM

        Roy's is great, but i don't think it fits the "not too expensive" requirement -- it's vastly more expensive and upscale than the Spaghetti Factory. Something more along those lines would be a Bucca di Beppo. It's a casual and fun place for a large, young group. VERY affordable, the portions are laughably large and great to share. It's not your Angelini Osteria but it seems to fit the bill here.

        As fas as SFV goes, there's one in Encino, Universal City and Thousand Oaks. I would call and make an RSVP immediately for such a large group on such short notice.

        Have fun!

        http://www.bucadibeppo.com/

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          jirospy RE: sunnygordy Jan 27, 2007 09:36 AM

          Try Bistro Garden, food is great and they did a great job for our 25 person party in the main dining hall, though priv. room available if you like that... The chocolate soufle is a must.

          1. Kitchen Queen RE: sunnygordy Jan 27, 2007 09:38 AM

            Our family did Bucca for New Years which worked out great. If chinese insterests you -always a good meal for groups, try the Lotus Inn in Woodland Hills (Topanga and Ventura). The food is wonderful and reasonably priced. For Persian, Shamshiri (for sure) rice and shishkabobs (grilled meats) -lamb, chicken or beef. Sides are soup or salad. Food is the bomb! About 8$ p.p. (Tampa and Roscoe)

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              Diana RE: sunnygordy Jan 28, 2007 08:50 AM

              Try cafe Bizou in Sherman oaks. They have a nice back room, and great food for a good price, plus $2 corkage fee!

              Also, Il Tiramisu will host that many people.

              1. truefoodie RE: sunnygordy Jan 29, 2007 09:07 AM

                I'd recommend the private room at MiniBar - fun place, eclectic tapas that are mid-priced, on Caheunga between SFV and Hollywood...

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                  carter RE: sunnygordy Jan 29, 2007 09:11 AM

                  If Chinese is of interest, you could get the heated patio at Kung Pao Bistro in Studio City, which will accommodate 30 or thereabouts. Great soups, seafood, hunan lamb, mango chicken, etc. Bring your own wine, yet they do have beer.
                  Ventura Blvd. 2 blocks east of Laurel Canyon.

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                    Bria Silbert RE: sunnygordy Jan 29, 2007 10:16 AM

                    http://www.spazio.la/jazz.php

                    might be an option

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