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Birthday dinner party

Does anyone know a good place to have a dinner party? preferably in the los feliz , silver lake area, maybe pasadena. Everyone invited is 17 and we'll be chaperoned by my parents. Im going to invite about 15-25 people.

I also want a place where they let us play music, but that might be far fetched.

Im also open to other things than a dinner party =)

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  1. Cliff's Edge in Silverlake has a great outdoor patio, and could probably accomodate that number. Not sure about the playing music part. You might want to consider someplace that has a private room....you could select the music for the space.

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      1. What kind of food are you hankering for, and how much will the parental units pay per person?

        Do you want fancy, or fun, or both?

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        1. re: Diana

          probably not more than 30 per person

          im not really going for 'fancy' just fun =)

        2. The thai restaurant that is on the second level of the Thai Plaza. It used to be called Jinda Thai. It's on Hollywood Blvd and east of Western Avenue. I've had a party of 20 there and they have live thai music. Sometimes they'll even have an Elvis impersonator, maybe they'll let you sing on stage too. Parking is available in the Thai Plaza and is free. The entrees range from 9 to 14/plate, depending on the entree.

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          1. re: yinyang

            Thank you! I'll try to look it up with google maps or something

          2. At James Beach, the back room is pretty cool and has a pool table and whatnot. The food isn't *outstanding,* but still reliably good. You might even get music back there.

            Canal Club might also be worth looking into.

            A fun dinner party might also be at Mouns of Tunis (or Dar Maghreb) where you can share food, eat with your hands, and enjoy belly dancing.

            Geisha House is fun for that age group, as might be Koi or Katana, though those might be pricier.

            I also have had a couple of fun birthday dinners at Citizen Smith, and last week at Social Hollywood.

            1. LUCKY DEVILS, hollywood
              25 DEGREES, hollywood
              MEXICO CITY, los feliz
              FARFALLA, los feliz

              or the best,

              renting out MONTROSE BOWL in montrose. they do burgers, but you can also cater in. you can spin your own tunes too.

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              1. re: revets2

                I second Moun of Tunis..lotsa fun.
                Also, Lucky Devil's, which is great for burgers, salads and amazing milkshakes! Amazing. Too bad you're too young for thier great beer selection.

                Maybe a place like Duke's in Malubi.

                If you like basic Sushi, you would probably have fun in North Hollywood at Tokyo Delve's-you're too young for Sake Bombs, but they play funky 80's music, and play wacky games and dance on the chairs. Heck, you bring an Ipod or burned CD, they just might let you play your music, if it's fun enough. It can't hurt to ask!

                Lucky Strike in Hollywood and Pinz in Burbank are other fun bowling alleys.

                Any place you go, be sure to call ahead and reserve, of course.

                1. re: Diana

                  thank you so much for all of your suggestions! i think im not gonna have a 'big' party anymore. my birthday is this week (aug 10) and it will be too late. im just gonna have dinner with 10 of my friends. probably at cliff's edge or il cappriccio on vermont. james beach and canal club look like fantastic places to have a party in, but its going to be far for everyone =/

                  Thank you again!