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homebound Oct 29, 2009 02:32 PM

Any suggestions for dinner for 17 company execs? Private room would be nice. "Hollywood" feel would be great for the out of towners.

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    attran99 Nov 1, 2009 12:37 AM

    I had a lovely "industry" dinner last year at Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian in West Hollywood. Pre-dinner drinks were served at Skybar, and we were moved to a lovely table set outside of the Phillipe Starck-designed restaurant. Dinner was quite lovely...wonderful meat and vegetarian dishes...great wines...all with a view of L.A. from the Sunset Strip. Not a bad night.

    1. LATrapp Oct 30, 2009 10:42 PM

      BLT Steak on Sunset has an amazing private room with a terrific view of the city lights. Great steaks and execution. To be honest I think it's a shame that it is being overlooked by it's more 'Hollywood' rival down the street at Boa. Close enough to several spots for a drink if the night continues. Boa will actually have more of a younger, later Hollywood scene but I do not know about their private rooms.

      Campanile is always great, and their upstairs rooms are terrific if a private room is truly needed. However, the experience of a smaller dinner on the patio by the fountain is just so much nicer.... As much as I love Campanile, it to me is the ultimate jewel of a neighborhood restaurant. Excellent drinks from Felix the bartender and the food is so consistently solid. But for the better, other than it being Charlie Chaplin's very interesting studio you won't get much of a Hollywood vibe.

      Never done the private room at Mozza Pizzeria, but I have peeked in and it looks like it could be great fun with the right group. I believe there is (or used to be) a hefty minimum to reserve the room. Beer and wine only.

      The Providence Chef's table seats no more that around 6 comfortably. They do however have a private room past the bar that could be spectacular for a real foodie indulgence. Not much of a 'scene' there but the food will be superb.

      On that note, if you are going big ticket-foodie, Melisse has a very intimate private room that will fit the group. It's far from Hollywood in Santa Monica, but has some of the best food around (especially now with the white truffles).

      Lastly, for the -ultimate- BIG ticket experience.....take over Urasawa for the night! ;)

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      Urasawa Restaurant
      218 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

      1. Senor Popusa Oct 30, 2009 01:13 PM

        What about the wine room at RH @ the Andaz. Its right on the Sunset Strip and is sleek. Very good french food that won't break the bank

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          sheila1 Oct 30, 2009 11:17 AM

          cecconi's has privat(ish) rooms and a nice atmosphere. i actually really liked the food too, although they had overbooked the night we went (also for a business dinner) and we ended up waiting an hour at the bar for our table. hopefully they have overcome those opening kinks- but I'm guessing in the private areas that wouldn't be a prob anyway.

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            New Trial Oct 30, 2009 12:12 AM

            Depending on how much you are willing to spend, there is a room at Providence that would do the trick. Also, while not truly private, there is an area just off the bar at Jar that would probably accommodate that many.

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              foodforus Oct 30, 2009 08:55 AM

              I had an "industry" lunch yesterday at Campanile. I hadn't been there in years! It did not disappoint. Fresh, fabulous not froufrou food, catering to all tastes. And the service was attentive, not fussy, appropriate since we were engrossed in conversation.
              http://www.campanilerestaurant.com/

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                maxzook Oct 30, 2009 02:35 PM

                Second Campanile, and they have two private rooms on the second floor that would be just the right size. And it's located in Charlie Chaplin's old office building, so it's authentically old Hollywood.

                You can't get much more Old Hollywood than Musso and Frank's ... the only downside is that they don't have private rooms.

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                Campanile
                624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                Musso & Frank Grill
                6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

            2. mollyomormon Oct 29, 2009 04:03 PM

              You don't say your price range, but what about Saam at the Bazaar?

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                JBC Oct 29, 2009 03:36 PM

                Private Dinning Rooms:
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                Jack Warner Room - Pizzeria Mozza - Seats 18 - Bad news (maybe) Menu limited to high-end gourmet pizzas:

                http://www.mozza-la.com/pizzeria/privatedining.cfm

                Right next door - Osteria Mozza - More traditional high-end entrees, also has the "Primo Ministro Room". Question: Can you get their menu served in the Jack Warner Room ?

                http://mozza-la.com/osteria/privatedining.cfm

                Montage Hotel - Beverly Hills - Private dining room upstairs, 1 long board room table, dark wood, seats 24, with your own private balcony. Only opened 1 year, I've seen the p.d. room but haven't eaten there. It's described in the second paragraph below but it's "not" pictured:

                http://www.montagebeverlyhills.com/be...

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                Pizzeria Mozza
                641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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                  xoxohh Oct 29, 2009 02:55 PM

                  How about Musso and Franks? Can't get more Hollywood than that.

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