40th Bday dinner after theatre
Curtain comes down at 4:30 at the Pantages. We are 5 girls looking for an early dinner suggestion. We can travel to the West side or head East. Want good food, nice ambience, and a bar. Don't want a large bill (defined as more than $50 a head all in).
Where should we go? We are open to all cuisines!!!
You could buy 5 (the maximum) $50 gift certificates for $25 each and go to Bashan in Glendale and stay inside your budget:
In the immediate area you might consider Hungry Cat, Cafe Was, the Bowery (a bit small though), Magnolia (food's just so so these days), Citizen Smith, and definitely Loteria Grill.
Heading east, I like Little Dom's on Hillhurst a lot. And some folks like Malo on Sunset. Atmosphere's better than food though, I'd say.
Of course if you head west there are endless good options. Village Idiot on Melrose might work at that hour. As would Terroni on Beverly. And Baby Blues BBQ if you were so inclined. Probably too early for Bar Mamront, but maybe if you stall a little.
Alright, that should get you started. Anyone else?