Need great food, kid friendly place for 20+ people.
I am trying to think ahead for a family get-together. After trying to make everyone happy last year, I swore I wouldn't organize this again this year, but here I am.... so....
I need a place where:
The food is really great (possibly American, Mexican or Italian).
They can fit us all somewhat close together.
Okay for kids.
Open by 11:00am. (weekday or weekend is fine)
Can be sit down or counter order.
Doesn't need reservations!
I have a group that ranges from 3 yrs. to 82 yrs. and a few are not very adventurous in their
I am in San Gabriel, but the other families are in Malibu, Manhattan Beach, &
Huntington Beach, so anywhere around any of those places are fine. We're all
willing to travel.
Oh, please help!
border grill [santa monica]
fritto misto [s.m., hermosa]
gardens on glendon [westwood]
napa valley grille [westwood]
maggiano's [the grove or woodland hills]
sisley [sherman oaks or westwood/west l.a.]
stanley's [sherman oaks]
buca di beppo [encino, universal city, s.m., redondo]
marmalade cafe [s.m., the grove, malibu, sherman oaks]
You've got some good suggestions to work with Kip. Add to the list:
1. C&O Trattoria
2. El Cholo
3. Enterprise Fish Co.
5. I Cugini
6. Ocean Avenue Seafood
These are all in Santa Monica, except for C&O, which is in Marina Del Rey. I'm 99.9% that they're open all day. Have fun.
Second C & O, esp w/ kids.
Nicer, you might try Fritto Misto though I believe they don't open til 1130.
Also, Cafe Crepe is easy and accommodating.
If you want to spend more, try Chez Mimi
Lula's on Main
The Buffalo Room
Rose Cafe or Lilly's French Cafe if you *did* choose to call ahead and forewarn
Lula's is an excellent idea! Tasty Mexican food & margaritias. Good range of choices. I've been there for a large family/friends dinner; they accommodated us easily (I think we were about 16). At my dinner, there were both toddlers and young teens as well as older adults. I'm not sure though about the acoustics inside for the much older (82 year old), but the patio would definitely work.