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Anneversary Dinner for 8 next week: any ideas?

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silverlakebodhisattva Apr 19, 2008 02:17 PM

We've got a group of four couples, whose kids have been hanging out together since pre-school, and are now heading off to college, everyone got married in April, and we've been anniversarying together for a decade or so.. The kids are about to head off to college, so we're all 40+to 50+ We're looking for nice-ish ambiance (or at least the wives are) , maybe a private room, either a semi-reasonably price wine list or reasonable corkage. Some of the members are not looking for ethnic adventure, or I'd be pitching the SGV. Downtown, or close to it would be nice. Patina at Disney has been suggested, but their prices seem pretty steep in terms of bang-per-buck.

I'm brain-dead today. Somebody throw me some ideas, please!!!!

r gould-saltman

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    Cucinamore Apr 19, 2008 02:30 PM

    How about Blue Velvet? Check out www.bluevelvetrestaurant.com.

    1. Chowpatty Apr 19, 2008 03:02 PM

      Not downtown, but not far either -- maybe Cafe Beaujolais in Eagle Rock?
      Bashan is nice too, but a bit skimpy on the food for the price.
      Pacific Dining Car?
      Pinot at the library?
      Blair's? You could walk!

      1. Emme Apr 19, 2008 09:41 PM

        if you'd be willing to come up to mid-wilshire, maybe Campanile, though it may be more than you'd like to spend.

        1. ipsedixit Apr 19, 2008 10:16 PM

          Tranquility Base. http://www.tranquilityla.com/

          Bashan. www.bashanrestaurant.com

          Vermont. http://www.vermontrestaurantonline.co...

          1. ElJeffe Apr 20, 2008 09:35 PM

            Palm?
            Hungry Cat?

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              nosh Apr 20, 2008 10:14 PM

              Roy's has a three-course prix fixe option at about $35, which includes a starter sampler and a choice of entrees. Desserts include their wonderful molten chocolate mousse cake. Best of all, they don't require that everyone at the table order it, so the desserts can be shared if others go a la carte.

              1. cremebrulee Apr 21, 2008 02:49 PM

                L.A. Prime.

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                  JE33 Apr 21, 2008 05:40 PM

                  Water Grill.

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