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Lively restaurant for 10 person birthday dinner--- full bar, ~$20pp w/o drinks, in West Hollywood

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wunderlust Jan 20, 2010 12:52 AM

Hi!
Im celebrating my 23rd birthday with 9 other people this Friday and needed some help picking a restaurant.

I was thinking Cobras and Matadors, but had trouble making reservations as there are two other large parties booked already.....and apparently theres a 30$ min per person...? (sorry, were still students/recent grads! )

Are there any places you guys can suggest to me? I was hoping for something like a YardHouse where they offer a wide range of stuff, its casual but still nice....but something thats more unique to LA

criteria:
- full bar (or byob)
-lively atmosphere
-not to casual, not too fancy (as we are heading to the abbey afterwards)
-has decent vegetarian options (as there are a few vegetarians)
-a place where quality of food and ambiance actually match the price

i was thinking about these restaurants but havent been to any of them,
-Pink Pepper Thai
-Fiddlers
-Bossa Nova
-Garden of Taxco
would you guys suggest any of these for a party?

Thanks!

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    Obessed RE: wunderlust Jan 20, 2010 09:43 AM

    Check out Melrose Bar & Grill....and plus because it's walking distance to the Abbey.

    Or Baby Blues BBQ (a little further of a walk, but doable).

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      outshined RE: wunderlust Jan 20, 2010 03:53 PM

      Unfortunately, Pink Pepper is wine and beer only. That would be a great place (patio). Gardens of Taxco is too.

      I love Melrose Bar and Grill but it can get up there in price. I'm always surprised when I get the bill.

      The Baby Blues suggestion is marvelous.

      Trocadero Lounge on Sunset is great - some argue that the food is not great but I really like it. The vibe is very cool.

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        chris1621 RE: wunderlust Jan 21, 2010 02:38 PM

        What about Saint Felix? Close to the Abbey and the food is pretty good. Not sure what time you're planning your party for, but they do have a great happy hour from 4-8pm.

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