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Mar 12, 2009 11:01 AM

Need to find a great place for a girls night out dinner in the Hollywood area

Taking the bride and 8 gals out for a "girls night out" and I need recs for a fun, good, not too pricey place to have dinner in the Hollywood/ the Grove area. Needs to have a fun atmosphere, good food and a full bar. Some of the gals are foodies and we were orginally going to go to AOC but they are a wine bar only... Any ideas?

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    1. re: designjb

      AOC only serves wine is what I meant...

    2. The new Loteria on Hollywood
      The Hungry Cat

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      1. re: Ciao Bob

        2nd Bazaar...Mozza also good, but I dont think there is a full bar at the pizzaria, and the osteria is probably out of budget range. Also, the accoustics kind of suck, and ten girls....:) Also Katsuya, since everyone can share, you could keep the bill down.

        1. re: schrutefarms

          If the full bar is a priority, the drink bill would quickly get out of hand at the Bazaar. I remember the drinks generally around $14-$16 each.

          Maybe someplace like Beso or Citrus?

          1. re: TracyS

            You're right. The drinks are pricey.

            1. re: TracyS

              Citrus is closing at the end of March, and is only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

          2. re: Ciao Bob

            i think the Hungry Cat is an excellent option. Good food, good prices, GREAT drinks and walking distance from lots of fun bars in Hollywood.

            1. re: lotta_cox

              i third hungry cat.

              i'd also suggest Tasca where you can share small plates as well.

              another idea is a hotel like Chateau Marmont, or even L'Ermitage (was just here for a cocktail party on the rooftop, and it's so darn gorgeous at sunset).

              1. re: Emme

                I had a horrific meal at L'Hermitage. I second Tasca. I adore Tasca.

          3. Cafe W as. Went there with some girlfriends a few weeks ago and it was alot of fun.

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              1. re: irishzoe

                Cafe Was. It's Ivan Kanes new place, on Sunset and Vine, same complex as Hungry Cat.

            1. Try this again...

              Lola's isn't going to blow you away with the food but the full bar is there, the atmosphere is lively and young (25-30ish) and you can dance after dinner.

              Same with the Abbey, except the food is a bit more expensive and parking is a pain in the butt (use the valet down the street)... but the drinks are great, the music is fantastic and you can reserve a "lounge" in the back with big squooshy cushions. And for the most part you don't have to worry about the bride getting in trouble with the guys there.

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              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                Thanks for the help...Where is the Abbey?

                1. re: Das Ubergeek

                  They use Rose's lime juice in their mojitos, which I dislike. For the price they charge I want fresh limes. Their drinks are not that great, IMHO.

                  1. re: mmontgomery

                    I don't drink mojitos so I have no idea. I prefer dry drinks.

                2. I highly recommend Bar Marmont for this outing (not to be confused with the Chateau up the hill.) Great food at just above moderate prices, great bar areas, and a fun party crowd. One stop shop.

                  Another option might be the Foundry on Melrose.

                  N.B. Regarding an earlier rec, I don't think Tasca has a full bar, unless that's a recent addition.