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Oct 25, 2007 11:29 AM

Celebratory dinner for 8? - West Hollywood

Hey there,

Even though I've lived in LA for a few months now, this is my first time planning a celebration dinner for a big group and I have no idea where to go. I'm looking for someplace that is fun, on the more inexpensive end, and serves good drinks and food. I'm not looking for spectacular quality of food, since some people's budgets can't afford it...

I'm for any type of food - Japanese, Mexican, Small Plates, etc...Thanks for the suggestions!

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  1. Bossa Nova - on Sunset; American/Italian/Cuban stuff, great pizzas, just a huge menu overall; make a reservation though if possible because the wait can be long, it's not a big place

    P.F. Chang - at the Beverly Center, decent Chinese food, order to share

    The Belmont - on La Cienega, reliable American food, great fun atmosphere, great bar/patio and there are other good bars in that area too

    El Compadre - very good, not exceptional, inexpensive Mexican; very fun atmosphere; only go though if they will take your reservation - they sometimes take a reservation if the party is large enough, otherwise, the wait for a table, especially for 8, can be very very long (like an hour), and the bar area is not large enough to really accommodate everyone who is waiting for a table

    Joseph's - in Hollywood, very nice ambience, great American/Greek food, not cheap but still on the less expensive side

    Geisha House - in Hollywood, my coworker swears by it, very fun but also can be very loud, Asian cuisine

    Marix - West Hollywood, very fun slightly gay atmosphere, great Mexican food and fantastic margaritas

    1. Cube, Los Balcones or Carlito's Gardel would be good.

      1. Bar Marmont

        Bar Marmont
        8171 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

        2 Replies
        1. re: wutzizname

          Bar Marmont fits the fun factor, but not inexpensive.

          Other recs (in addition to the above) include: Cha Cha Cha, Gardens of Taxeo

          1. re: Obessed

            I'll buy that. Cha Cha Cha is a great choice. There's a West Hollywood location though I still prefer the original on Virgil.

        2. If you'd be willing to go further west to Santa Monica, Musha would be perfect for this.