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Apr 4, 2007 09:57 AM

Outdoor patio for b-day dinner party

I'm looking for a restaurant that has a nice outdoor patio for a large group of people (12 people or so). I don't want a place that is too loud and crazy. Somewhere with a fun but sophisticated atmosphere and of course, great food. Location-wise, it could be in Silverlake, Hollywood, Bev. Hills, Santa Monica, Venice... Any recs. are much appreciated.

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  1. How about Orso on 3rd Street or Pan e Vino on Beverly? Both have outdoor patio's I think fit your needs.

    1. Little Door (West Hollywood ish) -- solid, fresh food, gorgeous Euro-Morrocan patio, good bar, beautiful atmosphere. Buffalo Club (Santa Monica-ish) has a more expansive patio, sophisticated and festive atmopshere with Chinese laterns and live bands performing sometimes. Neither place is breaking the mold cuisine-wise but definitely solidly good, highish-end eats.

      1. I don't know if you want to go to Woodland Hills, but we really like Villa Piacere. The patio is really pretty and the food is good, too.

        1. Four more options: Chez Mimi (26th near San Vicente in Brentwood), Il Moro (Purdue near Olympic in WLA), Lucques (Melrose near La Cienega), Michael's (3rd near Wilshire in SM).

          1. Cliff's Edge in Silverlake has a magical outdoor patio. Really good drinks. Great setting. And decent food--if you stick to the "basics."