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Bachelorette trip - looking for places to eat and party!

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jessicam29 Feb 24, 2010 11:27 AM

Hello all.....about 7-8 20-something ladies from Miami will be heading to LA for our friend's Bachelorette party. We will be staying in West Hollywood and are looking for some trendy, fun places for 2 or 3 dinners, as well as more casual lunches or brunches. We are going to LA in late June for 3 or 4 full days.

We do not have any dietary restrictions, our budget is about $40 to $50 pp at the high end, and we're looking for something lively and trendy. It doesn't have to be the latest hot spot, but somewhere we can dress up and have a good time.

For another night, I was thinking something funny and cheesy, like a really over the top theme restaurant or something. Isn't there a place called Tokyo _____ where the waiters all sing and have the diners participate in sake bomb contests?

Any input would be greatly appreciated! I would be glad to reciprocate on the Miami board for some great recommendations :)

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  1. Servorg RE: jessicam29 Feb 24, 2010 11:36 AM

    You are thinking of Tokyo Delve's in North Hollywood (for the cheesy, sake bombing)

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    Tokyo Delve's Sushi Bar
    5239 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

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      maudies5 RE: Servorg Feb 24, 2010 11:44 AM

      Attended a great bachelorette party last weekend at the RH, Andaz Hotel in WeHo. A lot of fun. Great food, ambiance and service.

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        Phurstluv RE: Servorg Feb 24, 2010 12:14 PM

        What about that place in Palms or Thai town with the Thai Elvis?? Karaoke too! Don't remember what it's called.

        For the OP, you might want to hit the Bar Marmont, in the Chateau Marmont, where they are supposed to have good food and drinks. And it's pretty hip. With that budget, I would stick with some decent bars with bar food.

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          Servorg RE: Phurstluv Feb 24, 2010 12:18 PM

          "What about that place in Palms or Thai town with the Thai Elvis??...."

          http://www.palmsthai.com/

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            Phurstluv RE: Servorg Feb 24, 2010 12:28 PM

            Hey, I was close....

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            groover808 RE: Phurstluv Apr 22, 2010 07:44 PM

            Although Palms Thai is fun and quirky, it lacks the trendy factor. Perhaps for lunch, or best yet, after a late night (open until 2 AM on Friday and Saturday nights). The others can chime in about hip places.

            Also, 2nd the Andaz for atmosphere, I stayed there during Halloween and is very contemporary chic a la The W Hotel.

        2. LA Buckeye Fan RE: jessicam29 Feb 24, 2010 11:42 AM

          Definately do Tokyo Delves for mediocre Sushi but really good fun. Casual lunch in June I always recommend Neptune's Net up pacific coast highway. Just a beautiful view. Get the chowder or the king crab legs.

          I'll leave the hotspot recs to those that live in the area you will be staying. Enjoy your trip!

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            Servorg RE: LA Buckeye Fan Feb 24, 2010 12:24 PM

            Places for food and a good lively crowd that fit the budget:

            Animal

            Comme Ca (especially for breakfast or brunch)

            Pizzeria Mozza

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            Pizzeria Mozza
            6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

            Animal
            435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

            Comme CA
            8479 Melrose Ave West, Hollywood, CA

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            samtron608 RE: jessicam29 Feb 24, 2010 12:31 PM

            there are tons of options if quailty of food isnt your biggest concern:
            like.....Miyagis on sunset blvd. sushi, drinks and dancing later in the evening. (and afterwards you can just walk up and down the strip and head into multiple bars and clubs)
            katsuya on vine and hollywood is another option.
            these are just trendy, more for dirnking places than the sushi..but fun for the right crowd.

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              Jonesin4sushi RE: jessicam29 Apr 22, 2010 03:20 AM

              1. I agree about Bar Marmont... it's a great bar.

              2. Magic & Wine tasting at Beau Rivage. It's a blast.
              http://www.MagicAndWine.com

              3. As for Tokyo Delves it's fun too. But, go for the fun, and not for the food. I've also been to the Palms and the thai food there is good.

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                wutzizname RE: Jonesin4sushi Apr 22, 2010 04:18 PM

                Bar Marmont is a great bar, but the food is more then decent too. Perfect for a bachelorette night.

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                Bar Marmont
                8171 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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                  Beach Chick RE: wutzizname Apr 22, 2010 04:33 PM

                  totally agree and would add Teddy's at the Roosevelt Hotel.

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                    Phurstluv RE: Beach Chick Apr 22, 2010 04:40 PM

                    2nd, 3rd, or whatever we're up to for Bar Marmont. And Teddy's at the Roosevelt is a good one too.

                    Wonder if they've already been out yet...........

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                    Bar Marmont
                    8171 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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                attran99 RE: jessicam29 Apr 23, 2010 08:02 PM

                I'm a fan of Asia de Cuba...which is conveniently located right next to Skybar on Sunset. My company sponsored a tasting dinner there one night...and I was super impressed. The view from the outside terrace was spectacular, too.
                The Bazaar by Jose Andres at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills would probably be a hit for you, too. Do get the jamon serrano platter, the scallops, the gazpacho, the philly cheesesteak, and the flan. I loved my dining experience there...and the cocktails were amazing...tasty and super exciting when it's made with liquid nitrogen tableside.
                Spago is a pretty big hit...though I've never been...it gets a lot of love on this board.
                Drai's (the force behind some of Vegas's best clubs) just opened at the W in the Hollywood area...you would totally dig that scene.
                For casual, I love hitting up the L.A. Farmer's market at the Grove. Lots of different places to nosh at. Do try the homemade ice cream place.

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                Spago
                176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                Asia De Cuba
                8440 W. Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

                The Bazaar by José Andrés
                465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

                Skybar
                8440 W Sunset Blvd West, Hollywood, CA

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                  yogachik RE: jessicam29 Apr 24, 2010 08:25 AM

                  Katsuya in Hollywood
                  Citizen Smith
                  Lloteria Grill in Hollywood - worth it for the tequila martinis!
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                  Rooftop at the London and also the bar at Sunset Towers.

                  and it doesn't get much hipper than the SLS Hotel - Bazaar (pricey, but you can eat in the bar area for less)

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                  Citizen Smith
                  1600 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

                  Katsuya Hollywood
                  6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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