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Celebratory dinner for 8? - West Hollywood

erintoc Oct 25, 2007 11:29 AM

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!

  1. mollyomormon Oct 25, 2007 07:29 PM

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

    1. wutzizname Oct 25, 2007 12:58 PM

      Bar Marmont

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

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      1. re: wutzizname
        Obessed Oct 25, 2007 06:12 PM

        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
          wutzizname Oct 25, 2007 07:26 PM

          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. hrhboo Oct 25, 2007 12:09 PM

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

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          LisaStitch Oct 25, 2007 11:59 AM

          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

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