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Best Moderately Price OC restaurant with Live Entertainment and/or Good Energy

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I'm having a party at my house this weekend and my plan is to have appetizers and drinks at my pad and then take my guests by limousine to an energetic, moderately priced restaurant with live entertainment or good music if at all possible. Maestro's and Bistango are a bit too pricey and not cool enough energy I don't think. I'm considering Lucille's BBQ @ the District of Tustin, but wonder if it may be a bit too casual and more of a "family restaurant". Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! =)

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  1. no entertainment but habana at the lab "anti-mall" near south coast plaza has a really cool vibe and good energy. i used to take out-of-towners there when i lived in the oc. the patio especially has a really great vibe and is pleasant this time of year.

    if laguna isn't too far, you might consider a couple places there. i'm thinking sapphire, again on the patio, which has an energetic vibe and is much livelier, at least on weekends, than a lot of restos in the oc. plus, since you're going via limo, you can grab a drink at sandpiper or something after.

    hope that helps, let us know what you decide on!

    1. Good Energy - Shin Sen Gumi in Fountain Valley, you didn't say how many guests but, you could reserve the big table if you have enough.

      Live Music - Brussels Bistro In Laguna Beach.

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      1. re: JAB

        There will be 8 of us. Thxs