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!!
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.
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.
Thanks everyone for the recs. We decided to go with Marix since their location is really convenient and the bday girl wanted mexican. I sooo wanted to go to Musha but our group size was too large.
Once again, thanks for the recs.