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Mar 26, 2008 05:42 PM

Looking for a restaurant with great food for a large party and that is also an "experience"...

Hi, I am looking for a fun and interesting restaurant with terrific food (as the bday gal is a foodie) and that would also provide 10-20 guests with an experience....such as dancing, music, etc.

People have recommended Dar Maghreb, but I have read some worrisome reviews...

I would prefer to stay in the Hollywood and West Hollywood areas - but will drive out for something truly fantastic.

Live music would be a definite plus!

Please help! Thank you!

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  1. Its always seemed that when you have good entertainment then the food's an afterthought and when the food is top notch you don't find any (other) form of entertainment. Places like Micelli's in Hollywood have singing waiters but I doubt their food is going to wow anyone who is really serious about dining. Maybe your best bet would be Vibrato up in the Glen at the top of Beverly Glen near Mulholland, (but not in your requested geographic location). How about going out for dinner and then going elsewhere for entertainment?

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    1. re: Servorg

      If you choose Micelli's, stick to the pizza. Everything else I've ever had there was disappointing. But the singing waiters are fun.

      1. re: Servorg

        Vibrato Jazz and Grill in Bel Air is just a bit of a drive, and the live jazz is great. It would definitely be my pick!

        I think Musha is also an experience, and you could get the back room, so it would be a tad more private.

      2. Also out of your way, but there's Carousel in Glendale on Brand Blvd. On Fridays and Saturdays they have a set menu of some of the best Lebanese food in town (way more than you can eat), a live band, belly dancers, singers, dancing. It's quite the scene and can be a lot of fun when you get into the mood.

        I've also heard that there are some fun Russian restaurants that also have dining, dancing, the works. I imagine there must be one in West Hollywood somewhere, although the main ones I've heard about are out in the Valley.

        Palms Thai on Hollywood Blvd. has the Thai Elvis and the Thai Patsy Cline and a live band. Some people like the food there a lot, but I'm not one of them.

        There's also New Paradise in Long Beach, on Anaheim Street. Great Cambodian band, good food, a fun scene.

        Lastly, there's Yung Susan on Vermont in Koreatown. Great food, no live music though. But you can get a private room with a Karaoke setup.

        1. How about Citrus @ Social?

          1. How about a formal Korean banquet? Yong Su San has really interesting multi-course meals served in private rooms. Food is interesting, different from other Korean stuff most folks have tried (bbq, bi bim bap, etc.), and very delicious. No dancing though.

            Yong Su San Restaurant
            950 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006

            1. Hopefully I'm not too late but have you considered Moon of Tunis on sunset?
              The food is quite good. It's a Tunisian/Moroccan Joint with private rooms and amazing belly dancers. I've been there for a few Birthdays and it is always a great time.