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Apr 3, 2007 10:04 AM

Restaurants with a private room

I'm looking for restaurants with a room for private parties that can accommodate 10 - 15 people. It's for a birthday dinner so we want it to have a fun atmosphere and the food should also be delicious; not mediocre. I know Mastro's has a private room, but that is a little too expensive. Something a little more affordable would be great. It can be anywhere from Silverlake to Santa Monica. Please tell me if you have any ideas. Thanks!

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    1. I had a great time at the upstairs room in Michael's, but that too will probably end up being on the pricey side. How about Barefoot on 3rd St near San Vicente? They've got an upstairs area also.

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      1. re: SauceSupreme

        Toscana in Brentwood has a private room which can accommodate up to 20.
        Another thought is Entoteca Drago in BH. They have a private room upstairs

        1. re: SauceSupreme

          I really like Michael's, but it probably is out of the price range. I didn't know Barefoot had an upstairs room. Thanks for the tip!

        2. Try 'Simon' at the Sofitel hotel across from the Beverly Center. Beautifully remodeled and fantastic food.

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          1. re: staceykat

            Simon is beautiful, but you cannot hear yourself think, and the food is both overpriced and not very good. Only thing worthwhile is the margherita pizza, and even that is overpriced for what it is. Curry duck was mediocre, swimming in sauce. A seafood pizza tasted odd being that the seafood wasn't cooked at all and was sitting on top of warm pizza bread (btw the server dropped it on the way out so that one person in our party had to wait ten minutes for another one to be made while everyone else ate). Steak and chicken there are both OK, but again, overpriced.

            Ca'Brea has a wonderful small private room upstairs, but alas, I've heard it is closed due to a fire.

            Both Spago and Via Veneto have private rooms as well as great food. They're expensive, but don't quite reach Mastro's range since they aren't focused on steak.

            1. re: LisaStitch

              the cost to rent the private room at SPAGO is mindblowing.

          2. Restaurant at the Getty Center has a beautiful private dining room. Only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday.

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            1. re: Dave and Stuff

              I went there about 2 or 3 years ago. The setting is lovely, but is the food good? I believe it's also quite pricey. Am I wrong?

              1. re: nishi

                Don't know about how much the Private Dining Room, but i think the prices in the Restaurant are great for the quality. Definitely not an overpriced experience. Not cheap, but worth it. Their number is 310.440.6810

            2. Dar Mahgrub on Sunset -- private room, fun atmosphere with belly dancers, tons of food eaten family style with hands.