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Lunch on the beach or close by for 75 people

coco puff Oct 29, 2007 04:45 PM

Planning our wedding for March 2008. Fiance and I would love to host a lunch on the beach or close by for our out of towners before the wedding. We're looking for a restaurant/hotel that would be able to accomodate us and not be a fortune...It will most likely be on a Saturday...BYOB would be awesome. Maybe around $25/person.

thanks so much!

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    paprkutr Oct 29, 2007 08:13 PM

    It has all your requests, but not on the beach but close in Santa Monica. Some may disagree with me but would be perfect for you. Bizou Gardents, reasonable, $2.00 corkage, and prices are well within your budget. Haven't been for awhile, but I have had several parties there, and couldn't have been nicer. By the way it was also after the split from Cafe Bizou. It's on Colorado, in a big building.

    1. mollyomormon Oct 29, 2007 06:49 PM

      C & O's might work. The food is nothing great but it meets your other requirements, I think.

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        handlertaper Oct 29, 2007 08:06 PM

        I agree with smartcooki's recommendation of BACK TO THE BEACH. They are pretty reasonable and I think can accomodate that size group.

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          westsidegal Oct 29, 2007 11:30 PM

          c & o isn't on the beach
          with beverages, tax, and tip, they wouldn't necessarily be able to get out of there within their buget.

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            wutzizname Oct 30, 2007 04:56 AM

            "or close by"

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              westsidegal Oct 30, 2007 09:09 AM

              you're right.
              i just reread the post.
              sorry, my bad

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              mollyomormon Oct 30, 2007 07:32 AM

              Less than a block does seem "close by" to me, but maybe not close enough for the OP.

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            smartcooki Oct 29, 2007 06:37 PM

            Just thought of another one. It's right off PCH and very laid back with tables and chairs in the sand. The food is pretty good. Nothing fancy, but a great spot to rent out. It's called Back on the Beach.

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              smartcooki Oct 29, 2007 06:35 PM

              this is pretty impossible. something that would accomodate 75 would have to be either a big restaurant or a hotel restaurant. both of those would be expensive if they're by the beach. and if it's a small place, they won't close it down for you a only $25 per person.

              I'm trying to come up with something, but I really don't think there is anything on the beach....how about Louise's? Buffet City? Big Daddy & Sons? Coogie's Beach Cafe in Malibu? Waterfront Cafe in Venice? Big Dean's Oceanfront Cafe? The Sidewalk cafe in Venice?

              See this site and search for beachfront restaurants: http://www.santamonica.com/index.php/...

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                JBC Oct 29, 2007 05:04 PM

                $25/person on the beach, or very near, in the L.A. area on a Saturday with BYOB. That's a tall order! However, there's a least one spot that might work but it ain't fancy:


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                  coco puff Oct 29, 2007 05:10 PM

                  I know...a tall order...gotta try though. just called Malibu Seafood and they don't do private parties. thanks for the tip.

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                    Hughlipton Oct 29, 2007 05:13 PM

                    Did you try Dukes in Malibu?

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