Help! ISO- 23rd Bday Dinner in Malibu/SM//Venice
Party Size: 15-25
Group Type: College Students/Recent grads/young professional
Price: $15-$25/person, not including drinks
Need something like: Yard House
Trying to avoid a place like: The Cheesecake Factory (overly extensive menu and no reservations) or Nobu (high-end and not for a picky eater)
Food Type: We're Open.
Considering: C&O and Duke's
Full Bar: Yes!!
Atmosphere: fun and casual (jeans sneakers) that doesn't mind a loud group and where we can stay for a while.
Like a good CH I did a search for Malibu and didn't find much so I need your help! We'll be in Malibu so we'd like something in that area but we're open to other places nearby. Is Duke's a good choice?
Ever been to a restaurant for a bday and didn't like your food/service and felt like you overpaid on top of that? That's definitely the type of place I'm trying to avoid. Thanks for your help!!
I say you can never go wrong with C&O for a birthday party. A loud group making lots of noise doesn't faze that place in the slightest. But be warned that they are kind of reservation nazis, so make sure you at least have a critical mass of people (i.e. about half your party) there within a few minutes of your reservation time, or they'll boot you.
Hard price range for the area. You could do Neptune's Net. Really , really low key. No Bar. Walk up counters, yes, but a great place to sit and watch the ocean with a plate of seafood and a beer.
Library Alehouse, Santa Monica
Ye Olde Kings' Head in Santa Monica
Duke's is OK, but not spectacular.
Father's Office is too small for your party.