HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
Are you making a specialty food? Tell us about it
TELL US

Holiday lunch, 30 people, $20 each, Must have parking in Downtown/Silverlake/Echo Park

s
SlpDocStu Oct 5, 2008 11:25 AM

I'm in charge of picking a place for our holiday lunch. Our business is just west of downtown. The budget is only $20 per person, including tax, tip, and a soda! The other kicker is the place has to have parking. Otherwise, 30 cars showing up for street parking at the exact same time is a nightmare. And, people generally aren't willing to pay more than a couple bucks for parking.

I'd prefer to avoid Chinese and Mexican, but I'm still open minded.

I'd prefer a private room, but again, I'm open minded there.

Any ideas? The cost and the parking are really making this impossible! The luncheon is December 10th at 12:00.

This doesn't have to be anything fancy - a nice sandwich place would even work.

Help!!

  1. scurvy Oct 5, 2008 01:06 PM

    You might want to give 410 Boyd a shot downtown. They have a big parking lot and can set up the non-booth area for large parties. They have great burgers, sandwiches and pastas and a full bar.

    -----
    410 boyd
    410 boyd st, los angeles, ca

    1 Reply
    1. re: scurvy
      s
      SlpDocStu Oct 6, 2008 06:58 AM

      Thanks, I'll check it out!

    2. c
      cls Oct 5, 2008 01:11 PM

      Taix has lunch specials and lots of parking.

      6 Replies
      1. re: cls
        annalulu Oct 5, 2008 01:32 PM

        I think Taix is a great idea for this kind of thing. Stick to the lunch specials and the valet is, I believe $2.25 or so. Lots of private rooms too!

        1. re: annalulu
          n
          nosh Oct 5, 2008 01:39 PM

          My first strong thought was Taix. They are set up and very used to handling this sort of event. You can discuss a very limited menu with them with basic choices to accommodate various preferences and stay in your budget. Far from trendy, but comfortable, accessible, convenient, and the food will probably be better than you'd expect and people won't go away hungry.

          1. re: nosh
            s
            SlpDocStu Oct 6, 2008 06:59 AM

            Thanks for the idea. Unfortunately, this one is used for interviews so most people have been there already.

        2. re: cls
          monku Oct 5, 2008 04:25 PM

          Taix has everything you want (including the private room) and the best French bread. I'm sure they can work with your budget on something like roast chicken.
          http://www.taixfrench.com/banquets.html

          1. re: monku
            ipsedixit Oct 5, 2008 10:00 PM

            Not to pile on, but I also agree Taix would fit your criteria.

            http://www.taixfrench.com/

            1. re: ipsedixit
              s
              SlpDocStu Oct 6, 2008 07:03 AM

              I just checked again, thinking it might not be horrible to head to this place even though we've all been, but it looks like too many of the plates on the lunch menu are a bit pricey, with 5 items above $15. I hate to tell everyone they can order anything but those 5 items. I may check into Taix making us a special menu for the day that doesn't include those items. Hopefully they'd be up for having a more limited menu and making their jobs more easy?

        3. JAB Oct 6, 2008 04:10 PM

          I'm going to go out on a limb and say Phillipe's if you could order in advance and if they would take it up to one of those rooms upstairs if they would reserve one for you. I know, a lot of ifs.

          1. w
            Waverly SGV Oct 6, 2008 07:12 PM

            How about the Sixth Street Bar and Grill at 6th and Central? Not super festive, but ample parking and an inexpensive lunch menu.

            http://www.ladowntownnews.com/article...

            2 Replies
            1. re: Waverly SGV
              s
              SlpDocStu Oct 6, 2008 11:33 PM

              Thanks. I'll check it out!

              Other places we've found that might work, in case anyone reads this in the future to look for their own ideas:
              Masa of Echo Park (no private room, but a cute place that fits the budget. city lot near by for 25 cents an hour)
              Andiamo in Silverlake (Pizza place, no private room but plenty of parking in lot and underground) - Nothing exciting inside, but it would fit the price and parking.
              Shojin Organic and Natural (validated parking) - haven't visited this one yet, so I'm not sure.

              if anyone has thoughts on whether these would be good or not, let me know!

              I'll look into Phillipes and Sixth Street Bar and Grill!

              1. re: SlpDocStu
                scurvy Oct 7, 2008 08:18 AM

                I really, really want to like Masa, but have found the food to be mediocre to bad the two times I've been. Both times were over a year ago, so maybe it has gotten better since.

            Show Hidden Posts