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What's a good place to go out in Hollywood for 6 snooty, 30 something men? All in the food business, must have good wine/good bar/good scene. Not Mozza.

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  1. How about BIN 8945 in WeHo?

    http://bin8945.com/index.html

    1. If they like burgers, 25 Degrees in the Roosevelt Hotel would be an interesting choice, especially for people in the food biz (though it's on the casual side, and I wouldn't say it has a "scene"). The burgers can be as simple or as fancy as you want (they have all kinds of meats and toppings and an array of artisan cheeses) and there is a wine list of about 40 international half bottles. Onion rings and french fries come with a choice of 5 or so different dipping sauces. I believe there is a small bar in there, and you could also always try hitting the hotel bars/clubs afterwards - Teddy's & Tropicana Bar - they are definitely a "scene." There is a nice steakhouse restaurant in the hotel - Dakota - but I've never been so can't speak of it...
      http://www.25degreesrestaurant.com/me...

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      1. re: LisaStitch

        I second the Dakota. Actually a cool old-Hollywood style room, nice luxurious booths, good bar, and the food was surprisingly good. Not much of a scene I guess, but right there in Hollywood. Head over the Chateau Marmont if you want scene - good for drinks only.

      2. O-bar, in WeHo?
        www.obarrestaurant.com/

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        1. re: SoCalMuncher

          Drinks and apps good, food not so much.

        2. Geisha. Not sure of the wine selection but it's a lively scene and the food is supposed to be pretty good.

          1. Katana. http://www.katanarobata.com/katana/

            I'd suggest reserving a little lounge-like area for yourselves, or taking a section of the patio. If you do choose to sit at the bar, sit on the sushi, not the robata, side.

            1. Simon LA is all about the scene. Food is mediocre but the junk food dessert platter is always a fun/interesting idea.