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luvgrub Oct 11, 2009 12:32 PM

Looking for a cool, yummy place for a small non-traditional bridal shower. It will be on a Sunday in November. Can be brunch, lunch or dinner. About 15-20 people. Can be in the Valley, Eastside or Westside. Would love if we can do food for under $15/pp. Would love something cool/funky/different, but w/ a small private area. Not Maggiano's (wedding will be there).
THANKS!

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  1. LA Buckeye Fan RE: luvgrub Oct 12, 2009 11:22 AM

    I went to a nice brunch shower at Joe's in Venice. They have a lovely patio. I remember the price being really reasonable, but not sure it hits the $15 cap. You may want to check them out.

    1. DanaB RE: luvgrub Oct 12, 2009 12:38 PM

      Joe's in Venice is going to be above your price point. For under $15 a person, you are likely going to have to go ethnic or casual. I'll leave the ethnic suggestions to others (or you can search this board for your favorite kind of cuisine -- you could do a dim sum brunch, or thai, or any of a variety of other options for $15 a person).

      For casual with a decent party atmosphere and generally good food:

      You could do a shower for brunch on the patio at Cha Cha Cha in Silverlake for $15 per person for food. Price point is higher for dinner, but their brunch is good and affordable.

      http://theoriginalchachacha.com/about...

      Luna Park (on La Brea near Wilshire) is known for their affordability. Brunch and lunch menu items are generally under the $15 price point.

      http://www.lunaparkla.com/index.asp?p...

      Edited to add: Just checked the brunch menu at Joe's and while it is over $15 a person, it's not significantly higher. It *would* be a great spot for a shower.

      http://www.joesrestaurant.com/menu_br...

      Another thought on the Westside would be Hal's Bar & Grill in Venice, also for brunch. It's prices are a little lower than Joe's, but still with tip would be more like $20 a person for food depending on what you ordered.

      http://www.halsbarandgrill.com/pages/...

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        yakoanders RE: DanaB Jan 12, 2010 12:55 PM

        I called Joes Restaurant and they said their minumum is $24 a head not including tax and tip FYI

        http://www.joesrestaurant.com/menu_br...

      2. Phurstluv RE: luvgrub Oct 12, 2009 03:52 PM

        Right by Joe's & Hal's is Primitivo, which has a lovely little patio that you can probably use. It is slightly cheaper than Joe's, IIRC, and had large portions, decent food & wine.

        1. yummyinmytummy RE: luvgrub Oct 12, 2009 05:31 PM

          I dont see how you could do this for dinner. I suggest having it at a friends house for lunch and having Eduardos do a tostada bar, Feast from the East salad. To have that many people at a restuarant your tip and tax will take almost 20% of your buget.

          What about a desset shower - only serve cake and cookies etc - at someones house.

          1. cant talk...eating RE: luvgrub Oct 12, 2009 09:23 PM

            We had a baby shower at Le Petit Jardin on Robertson (just so. of PIco). I wonder if that would fit the bill? If I remember, they're not normally open for Sunday brunch/lunch (usu. just dinner on Sun.) but they did so for the shower, and worked with us on pretty much every detail. It was brunch, and I think they did little sandwiches, pasta bowls, fruit salad - nothing fancy but all fresh and attractive. It certainly is a bit funky (flower shop vibe, little patio out front). I'd eat there ASAP, order a few items and talk with the owner. We were really impressed by what they pulled off - it's a really sweet family and might be what you're after.

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            1456 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA

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