West LA Persian Recs for Group of 14
I'm putting together a dinner for a group of 14-16 people and Persian food might fit the bill for the occasion.
Here are the parameters:
- must have space/table to seat 14-16 people (don't want separate tables)
- located in West LA (preferably Westwood)
- Casual vibe, moderate prices ($15-$25 entree)
- Bargain corkage policy (<$15/bottle)
My first thought was Shamshiri Grill, but I don't think they have the space or tables to accomdate a group of this size.
I'd like to avoid Italian and Mexican cuisine.
was there today, and i once again saw that tired-looking, somewhat translucent shairazi salad.
this time i didn't order it, but i'm saddened that it looks like the decline in salad quality that i experienced the last time i was there may not have been a fluke.
still, i adore so many of the other things on their menu (vegetarian gormeh sabzi, hummus, adas polo made with brown rice, their soups) that i'll surely continue to go there anyway.
when i have a yen for shirazi salad, i'll go up the street to attari sandwich shop.
better - Baran on Westwood, between Olympic and Santa Monica. They have plenty of space. The service is not rushed like at Shamshiri. The cooking is good and authentic and tasty.
Westwood, CA, Westwood, CA
I think Javan over the others as well. I think it has been more consistent in recent years than Shamshiri or Shahrezad. I haven't eaten at Flame, I've only gotten a takeout lunch there one time and it was pretty good.