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Hip and Happenin' on the Westside?

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We have reservations at Table 8 but I would like to go somewhere closer on the Wextside. I am taking a couple of eastcoasters out whom have requested hip and happenin'! Help!

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  1. What's wrong with Table 8? The westside is generally staid compared to the Hollywood spots. Maybe Katsuya or Bandera or the Penthouse at the Huntley.

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    1. re: Renault78law

      nothing wrong with Table 8- only trying to avoid the drive on a Saturday night. Those are great suggestions! Thanks!

      1. re: Amanda Enclade

        Ah, I totally sympathize. Venice would be really fun too. Tons to do on Abbot Kinney.

          1. re: Amanda Enclade

            beechwood, hal's, joe's, james beach, hama sushi, chaya venice, mao's kitchen

            and in santa monica - musha, boa, the new robota place (sm and second i think), wilshire, g. baldi, whist, akwa, capo

            westside - craft, fraiche, ford's filling station

    2. Chaya Venice
      Katsuya Brentwood
      Ivy at the Shore
      The Penthouse

      1. Robata Bar in SM. I think Joe Miller's Bar Pintxo opens today or tomorrow.

        1. Abode has both very good food and the kind of ambiance you are looking for.

          http://www.aboderestaurant.com/

          The Penthouse is vey hip. Food is nice but not excellent.

          http://www.thehuntleyhotel.com/pentho...

          Whist is also very hip and happening. So so food last time I was there.

          http://www.viceroysantamonica.com/hot...