Bachelorette trip - looking for places to eat and party!
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 :)
Katsuya in Hollywood
Lloteria Grill in Hollywood - worth it for the tequila martinis!
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)
1600 N. Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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.
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
8440 W Sunset Blvd West, Hollywood, CA
1. I agree about Bar Marmont... it's a great bar.
2. Magic & Wine tasting at Beau Rivage. It's a blast.
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.
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.
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!
re: LA Buckeye Fan
Places for food and a good lively crowd that fit the budget:
Comme Ca (especially for breakfast or brunch)
6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
8479 Melrose Ave West, Hollywood, CA
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.
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.