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Birthday dinner for 7 in West Hollywood

ldodb Jun 2, 2009 01:12 PM

We are celebrating two birthday's in my family, someone is turning 30 and someone else 35.

We are near la cienega and beverly and would like to stay sort of close.

We have a party of 7 and a baby.

Most of us like great food and I am having difficulty coming up with a place.

We've recently done Chaya, Bazaar, so those are out.

I was thinking Hatfields but when I called to make a reservation they said they dont have high chairs, so it seems like thats out too.

We like to keep the food to about 40 or less a person before drinks.

Would love any recommendations in the area.


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  1. Ciao Bob RE: ldodb Jun 2, 2009 03:08 PM

    Minestraio has lots of space and reasonably priced, great food.

    Amarone on Sunset.
    The newly opened Mexico, on Santa Monica might also be fun and worth a try.

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      sadjeans RE: ldodb Jun 2, 2009 03:11 PM

      Try The Hall at the Palihouse hotel on La Cienega and Santa Monica. It's gorgeous, great menu and will accomodate a group very nicely. It's pricey but around the same range as Hatfield's.

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        ExtraCheesePlease RE: ldodb Jun 2, 2009 03:41 PM

        I haven't been there in awhile but the last time I went to Cobras and Matadors it was for a birthday party and it was a blast. Also, Terroni right next to it. I know people don't like the pizza as much as Mozza, but I always have a great meal.

        1. yummyinmytummy RE: ldodb Jun 2, 2009 04:49 PM

          AOC!!! Or Sofis for Greek. What about La Terza on 3rd. great spanish tapas and nice wine. Itzkaya by katsuya on 3rd, may run more than 40 a person.

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            ldodb RE: ldodb Jun 3, 2009 05:06 PM

            Thanks for some of the suggestions, I will definitely look into them. Will report back once a decision is made.

            1. Emme RE: ldodb Jun 3, 2009 09:46 PM

              Tasca could be fun for a group for Spanish tapas.

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                sumo3175 RE: ldodb Jun 4, 2009 02:29 PM

                Fat Fish on Melrose is moderately priced and great for large parties even if you have kids.

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                  Emme RE: sumo3175 Jun 4, 2009 09:16 PM

                  i have to respectfully disagree with this rec. i've never found the quality or the price to quality to wannabe ratio high enough. last time i was there was for my stepbrother's birthday, and it was just an unsatisfying experience overall.

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