Brunch suggestions for 60th Anniversary Party
Mom and Dad will be married for 60 years later this month. I"d like to take the family and a few friends out for a celebratory brunch in the Westside or SFV. All told, probably 15-20 people. There's a few constraints- it has to be accessible for the disabled as Dad uses a walker and has somewhat limited mobility. I'd like a private room if possible and somewhere that isn't overly expensive.
My first thought was a hotel, maybe the Summit in Bel Air, but I don't have a clue if the food is any good. This isn't a gourmet party. My two grandsons, ages 1 & 3 will be there and my father is on a sodium restricted diet. So a menu with a wide variety, reasonable cost and a private room or a portion of the restaurant would be my preferences.
You might try Napa Valley Grille (as I recall, there is a nice, private room up front near the hostess station) or Pacific Dining Car (breakfast is a reasonably priced meal there, unlike lunch or dinner).
Pacific Dining Car
2700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024
i would NOT consider one pico nor michael's to be
'not overly expensive.'
those are two of the most expensive places in town.
(the last time i looked, michael's charges over $20 for a cobb salad. that, with a soft drink will have you getting out of there for about $30 for having a salad for lunch) there is practically nothing on the menu for the toddlers to eat.)
also, michael's would be one of the last places i'd bring two toddlers.
I don't mind the valley, but cannot do another occasion at Bizou, I'm just tired of it. For some reason I'm thinking hotel, but I don't have a clue. Has anyone eaten at the Luxe Bel Air or the Marriot Woodland Hills?
Spago in the Valley
Whist at Viceroy
One Pico at Shutters
All NICE PLACES but Way too nice for my grandkids! Michael's & Whist are over the top. What's Spago in the Valley?
Totally understand canning Bizou... I've been to way too many affairs there.
If you're thinking hotel, is Jer-Ne at the Ritz in the Marina "too nice" for the grandkids? There's also the W Hotel in Westwood.
Another thought - what about the Restaurant at the Getty? It seems like a perfect place to a do an anniversary, given the wonderful view.
I agree with PDC- very old-fashioned and well done restaurant with very good food, decent ( not inexpensive) prices, and there are mostly older people there. I would say it is a good family place. The waiters are all in the 60's and have been there forever. We have had a great steak dinner there as well as there brunch which is elegant and lovely.
There are also many restaurants in Culver City now worth looking into.
Ca del Sole, near Universal in the valley, does a very nice brunch. It's a lovely space, and they have a private patio in the back with a couple of private rooms. Their prices are reasonable. I've been to a couple of private parties there, and they do a terrific job.
Also easy access with valet parking.