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Good Restaurants in LA for a Bachelorette Party

feistygirl Jun 17, 2007 06:24 PM

I'm getting the girls together for a bachelorette party, so good food and drinks are in order. We're looking for good food that's not too expensive (entrees between $15-35, preferably) and that has a nice atmosphere. Bride's favorite foods are seafood (though not everyone loves seafood, so there need to be other options!) and italian food, though French food or California Cuisine would also work. Most of us live near downtown, but any location in LA would be ok (will be going out either in Santa Monica or N. Hollywood area afterword, but we're going to rent a limo, so location isn't limited).

Many thanks for any suggestions!

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    NAspy RE: feistygirl Jun 17, 2007 09:09 PM

    World Cafe just sprang to mind .... food is fine, nothing to crow about, but it's fun and lively and near lots of places you might want to hit afterward.

    Let me put it this way -- girls' nights out there have always been a blast.

    Sounds like a great evening. Have fun in the limo!

    1. Emme RE: feistygirl Jun 17, 2007 09:57 PM

      I'd probably do AOC Wine Bar
      Asia de Cuba fits that entree price range as well

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        glutton RE: feistygirl Jun 18, 2007 06:25 AM

        Chaya Venice on Main Street in Venice would seem perfect. Drinks are good, the scene is good, the food is really good. You'd have a good time...

        1. SauceSupreme RE: feistygirl Jun 18, 2007 09:30 AM

          I think AOC is a great suggestion, and I second it wholeheartedly. There's seafood on the menu, but it's Mediterranean so there's also going to be non-seafood items. Also, with the small plates concept, it's fun to order a whole bunch and then share. And with it being a wine bar, well, what group outing wouldn't love a wine bar?

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            Obessed RE: feistygirl Jun 18, 2007 02:13 PM

            La Terza, Angelini Osteria, All 'Angelo ---- all Italian places with seafood on the menu. Other recos: Upstairs 2, La Tasca, Lou.

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              danikm RE: feistygirl Jun 19, 2007 09:16 AM

              Asia de cuba is probably out of that price range (more expensive than most upscale non-steak restaurants in LA). A.O.C. is a great choice, and they do wine in carafes so that you can sample lots of different wines and accommodate different palates. Chaya venice is also delicious.

              How many people are you? La Terza and Angelini Osteria would both have a hard time accommodating a big group.

              Out of curiosity (planning a bachelorette party myself) any decent recommendations for a night out afterwards that isn't too scene-y (no line)?

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                Obessed RE: danikm Jun 19, 2007 09:49 AM

                La Terza has a semi-private dining area upstairs --- with a few big tables. I agree that Angelini would not be able to accomodate a large party.

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                  butterup RE: Obessed Jun 19, 2007 11:11 AM

                  What about Border Grill in Santa Monica? There's a private dining room upstairs if you like. There's seafood on the menu, and a really wide variety for everybody else.

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                    SauceSupreme RE: butterup Jun 19, 2007 03:11 PM

                    Plus it's within walking distance to the Promenade where a bride-to-be wearing a veil will get lots of attention.

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                JBC RE: feistygirl Jun 19, 2007 03:21 PM

                Chinois on Main in Santa Monica. Let's start your budget at $35 per person food only. While Chinois is too expensive for everyone to have one of each, their dishes are designed to be shared. If you order 5 starters averaging $18, 5 entrees averaging $35, and 1 duck fried rice at $9.50 = 5 x 18 + 5 x 35 + 9.50 = $274.50 or $34.41 per person assuming 8 people. That might be all the food you can handle (pre-dessert). It has the seafood, other options (i.e., szechuan beef), is loud, fun, and you can laugh and giggle to your hearts content and not bother anybody.


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                  gourmetla RE: feistygirl Jun 19, 2007 05:43 PM

                  I just arranged a bachelorette dinner for 12 people at Le Parc Hotel in West Hollywood (off La Cienga & Melrose). I worked with the chef to have a prix fixe menu of $25 (not including tax & tip) that consisted of an appetizer (salad or crab cakes), choice of entree (skirt steak, salmon or chicken) and dessert (chocolate cake). The price included drinks. It was perfect because I asked for us to be on the rooftop and they put us right next to the tennis courts. It was very private and we had a great view.

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                    feistygirl RE: feistygirl Jun 30, 2007 02:05 PM

                    thanks everyone for the great suggestions!

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