Birthday dinner...private space for 8?
I am planning a birthday dinner for a group of 8 next week and would ideally like a place where we can snag a private room or dining area...but it isn't totally necessary. What is more important is the food! Price range isn't really an issue, area is anywhere between Brentwood and Hollywood, and something new and different is always fun. If it is worth the trip then we are willing to go downtown as well.
Some favorites that we go to frequently are The Hungry Cat, The Foundry, and Madeo's...so those are out, but anything similar in quality of food would be great!
I went to a great birthday dinner once in the private sitting area in the back of Musha in Santa Monica. I know people say it's not as good as the one in Torrance, but I'm always really happy with my food there. And it's great for a party -- the place is conducive to sharing and drinking.
pace has always been a great spot. they can definitly accomadate 8 people and the atmosphere is perfect.
I've always loved the two private rooms upstairs at Campanile, either of which would be just about right for eight people.
624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Table One, in the kitchen of Hotel Bel-Air is nice but it is more formal and a bit pricier than the restaurants you listed. They offer a 7 course tasting menu. The service is excellent.
If you want to venture Downtown, the chefs table at Patina is great and has views into the kitchen. Again, it is more expensive than the restaurants you mentioned but the chef's tasting menu shouldn't disappoint.