I'm throwing a going away dinner for 6-8 people tomorrow night. Any suggestions of where we can go? Half of us are from the Westside, another half from Pasadena. I'm looking for some place not too expensive ($20+ entree), where we can drink and have good food. We probably won't make happy hour time. Thanks!!
Perfect place in between might be Vibrato Grill and Jazz at the top of Beverly Glen and Mulholland.
Upstairs2 would be good if the valley-ites want to come over the hill.
If you want to meet in Sherman Oaks, I like Max and Tiramisu, as well as Bistro Garden.
You could also meet over somewhere in Hollywood or mid-Wilshire like Luna Park, or for ethnic Jitalda Thai or Sanam Luang or Los Balcones de Peru.
One other idea that might be above your price range is Bin 8945 in WeHo.