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angyl Mar 10, 2010 11:59 AM

I usually lurk on the boards, but I do love love Chow.

I need help. I'm trying to plan a brunch for about 8 people on Sunday for a friends birthday. We're doing yoga in the morning in Santa Monica, then spa stuff in Beverly Hills, so I need somewhere that accommodate the following.

1) Less than $25 a head for food
2) takes reservations
3) slightly green/hippie vibe, or at the very least casual.

Ideas?

  1. wienermobile Mar 10, 2010 12:32 PM

    Gjelina is wonderful. It's in Venice right on the Santa Monica border and it meets everything on your list.
    http://www.gjelina.com/

    1. Emme Mar 10, 2010 06:44 PM

      assuming you don't want to head farther south to Gjelina, here are a few other ideas:

      Porta Via in Beverly Hills - love their brunch and patio as well
      Oliviero at the Avalon in Beverly Hills for a lovely poolside brunch
      Tanzore in Beverly Hills is Indian and brunch is 19.95
      Anisette in Santa Monica
      Border Grill in Santa Monica

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        maudies5 Mar 10, 2010 08:40 PM

        As you are willing to travel a bit east, I think Jar serves a terrific brunch & would seem to fulfill your requirements.

      2. nsxtasy Mar 11, 2010 06:25 AM

        A couple of weeks ago I had Sunday brunch at Barney Greengrass on the fifth floor of the Barney's store in Beverly Hills. We had a reservation for our seven people and the weather permitted us to sit outside, which was very pleasant, with a nice view of the mountains in one direction. I thought the food was okay (not bad, not great) and the portion sizes a bit small for the money. www.barneys.com/Barneys%20New%20York%...

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