Celebratory dinner for 8? - West Hollywood
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!
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