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May 24, 2007 04:25 PM

suggestions for a birthday dinner for 19 yr old

Looking for a fun hipplace to take my 19 yr old. She prefers a steak place, but I want to make sure the atmosphere is fun. Can be anywhere in Hollywood, the Westside, Beverly Hills...


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  1. How about Cobras & Matadors? Definitely not a steak place, but would be fun & I seem to recall having something there that involved beef & was delicious.

    1. Do you have a price range? If price is not an object, then Cut. You'd have a pretty good chance of celeb siting too.

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      1. re: mollyomormon

        price isn't too much of a factor. We are not going with too many people and I want it to be special.

        1. re: CathieC

          Another option that might be perfect for you is Dakota steakhouse in the Roosevelt.

      2. Table 8 (on Melrose) is trendy & hip. They have a porterhouse steak special for 2 --- you need to order it in advance when you make the reservation. The Palm in West Hollywood has a fun atmosphere (and yummy steaks too).

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        1. re: Obessed

          JAR on Beverly Boulevard in West Hollywood.

          1. re: woofer

            Social or Citizen Smith would be my picks.

            1. re: Emme

              I think Citizen Smith is a great spot to take a young person. No, they won't be able to partake in cocktails, but it's a hip scene that's lots of fun, and quite often a celeb hangout, too.

          2. Geisha House has a really fun/hip atmosphere that could (and does) appeal to 19-year-olds.

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            1. re: aching

              Yeah, but too much of a bar scene for the undereage. A lot of the vibe is in the drinks!

              1. re: Diana

                my 16 year old had her birthday party at geisha house and loved it.
                everyone stuck to soft drinks and it didn't seem to be a problem.
                food quality was not at all what she was after, so i can't really speak to that issue.
                certainly the quantity was acceptable to the group.
                dunno what things will be like when she turns 19.

                1. re: Diana

                  Although older than 19, I don't drink, so I can attest that it IS possible to have a fun time at GH without alcohol! And while I didn't try the whole menu, I actually thought their spicy tuna thingys were really delicious! I don't think most 19-year-olds would care too much about the food anyway - it sounds like Cathie is just looking for fun.