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Drinks & Dessert for 8-10 people in West LA?

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esquimeaux Oct 30, 2007 10:16 PM

Can anyone recommend a great place for a group of 8-10 friends to sit around and drink and eat little after-dinner yummies? Trendy is fine, but nothing super-snobby please.

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    ElissaInPlaya Nov 20, 2007 09:14 AM

    Beachwood!

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      glutton Nov 19, 2007 09:01 AM

      What about the bar in Case del Mar? It definitely has the lounge atmosphere with good drinks and I know they have a bar menu, so I am guessing that has desserts.

      1. hrhboo Oct 31, 2007 03:19 PM

        You'll need a reservation, but Rustic Canyon has excellent desserts.

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          igj Oct 31, 2007 12:13 PM

          How about the 'gastrobar' at Il Moro? Good place to hang out and they have a bar menu that also covers dessert. Not particularly trendy, but comfortable. Not particularly cheap either...

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          Il Moro Restaurant
          11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

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            westsidegal Oct 31, 2007 12:35 PM

            if you go to il moro, be sure to get their apple pastry with caramel sauce.

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            omakase Oct 30, 2007 11:49 PM

            I like Bandera - 11700 Wilshire. Lively bar, and I love their banana cream pie. It's a nice place, related to the Houston Chain.

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              esquimeaux Oct 31, 2007 12:08 PM

              Is it a good loungey place for a post-meal get together? It sounds like they have great food, but I just wanted somewhere to hang out and get drinks.

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                omakase Oct 31, 2007 10:50 PM

                Loungey? I don't think of Bandera that way. It does have good food and a great bar, but not so loungey. Lola's, on the other hand, is very loungey. Great martini's and quite the scene - 945 N. Fairfax Ave.

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