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Private Room for 50 with Ocean View?

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mheacker Sep 25, 2007 05:23 PM

Hi,

Does anyone know of a nice restaurant with a private room that would hold 50 people for a wedding dinner? I would like something with an ocean view if possible. Any of the beaches in the LA area would probably be fine. I don't really have a set budget, but maybe something that would be under $80/person with alcohol and tip and that is not too formal would be best.

I would like something a little more chic than a beach shack kind of place but nothing too stuffy.

The cuisine could be american, italian or fusion. Probably not traditional mexican, asian or indian. I've seen a few posts related to this topic but it looked like the criteria was different enough to merit a new post.

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  1. mrshankly RE: mheacker Sep 25, 2007 05:39 PM

    Try the Sunset Restaurant in Malibu (probably more like Zuma since it's so far up north on PCH). It's located on Westward Beach Road just off of PCH about 15 minutes north of Pepperdine University. The bottom floor is a lounge area and the top floor has a panoramic view of the ocean.

    www.thesunsetrestaurant.com

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      yogachik RE: mheacker Sep 25, 2007 05:52 PM

      The Sunset is a great idea, but very far north...Very far north. Your guests might not like driving 45 minutes north of Santa Monica.

      Dukes has a private room, I've been there a couple times for wedding dinners about that size. Gorgeous views, decent (and sometimes good) food.

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        Hughlipton RE: yogachik Sep 25, 2007 06:17 PM

        Was recently at Dukes for a wedding of more than 50 people. Good wait staff, good drinks and appetizers and the food was good to very good.

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        Renault78law RE: mheacker Sep 25, 2007 06:29 PM

        Maybe the Huntley could accomodate you. Might be $$$$ though.

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          nosh RE: mheacker Oct 2, 2007 05:59 PM

          Went to an informal Bat-Mitzvah a couple of months ago held in a second-floor banquet room at the (Marina) Del Rey Yacht Club. The room can easily hold 50 (X 2), has a wetbar on one side, windows looking out over all of the boats, and some outdoor seating around the deck. As a guest, I really enjoyed it, appreciated the easy parking, but I have no idea on the price point.

          1. Emme RE: mheacker Oct 2, 2007 06:35 PM

            i Cugini is almost ocean view...

            1. westsidegal RE: mheacker Oct 2, 2007 11:08 PM

              marina view, but not ocean view--
              i believe that the private room at cafe del rey might be able to accomodate 50.

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                domaine547 RE: mheacker Oct 2, 2007 11:42 PM

                There's a private view at Moonshadows in Malibu which is right over the ocean. It's quite beautiful. I think it would fit 50 people though I'm not sure it's formal enough for a wedding dinner. I went to an event there that was passed hors d'oeuvres, etc.

                There's the Lobster in Santa Monica, or the dining room at Casa del Mar. Those might be a bit more expensive.

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                  malibu1 RE: domaine547 Oct 3, 2007 07:09 AM

                  Beau Rivage, Malibu 310/456-5733 26025 Pacific Coast Hwy sounds like a good choice. I also agree with the Sunset suggestion and Dukes.

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                    nosh RE: malibu1 Oct 3, 2007 02:25 PM

                    C'mon folks -- I like Cafe Del Rey a lot, but even a simple dinner for four there is going to approach if not top the $80/per person price point, and that is before tip, room, liquor, etc. Beau Rivage is going to be much too expensive, and is on the wrong side of PCH to have a good view. I'd bet The Lobster or Casa del Mar would begin at over twice the price point. The last time I stopped into Moonshadows was way before the most recent reincarnations -- it is a great venue and slightly less of a drive than other Malibu options, but probably also too pricey.

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                      Servorg RE: nosh Oct 3, 2007 02:29 PM

                      So Dukes it is.

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                        malibu1 RE: Servorg Oct 4, 2007 07:08 AM

                        Beau Rivage is expensive, but the private room is on the second floor and if I recall has a great view, but Dukes is right on the water, closer, more reasonable and a great choice.

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