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Mother's Day restaurant on the Westside for family of 11

srsport1 May 6, 2010 09:38 AM

I am looking for a good family restaurant for an early Mother's day dinner in a 5-10 mile radius of Westwood. We will have 3 generations from 7-82 years old -- 11 people in all.

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    maudies5 RE: srsport1 May 6, 2010 10:48 AM

    Napa Valley Grille was my first thought

    Napa Valley Grille
    1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

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    1. re: maudies5
      Bria Silbert RE: maudies5 May 6, 2010 02:15 PM

      Decidedly less upscale but able to accommodate you would be Bucca di Beppo in Santa Monica on 2nd Street. Also, you might try some of the Louise's franchises, like the one on Pico near the Westside Pavilion.

    2. Emme RE: srsport1 May 6, 2010 02:39 PM

      OpenTable shows: http://www.opentable.com/opentables.a...

      La Grande Orange
      Saint Amour
      San gennaro
      Luna Park
      Vivoli Cafe

      Luna Park
      672 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

      La Grande Orange Cafe
      260 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

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        maudies5 RE: Emme May 6, 2010 03:38 PM

        San Gennaro is dreadful.

        San Gennaro Restaurant
        140 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049

        1. re: maudies5
          Emme RE: maudies5 May 6, 2010 09:33 PM

          it's very family friendly.

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            maudies5 RE: Emme May 6, 2010 10:23 PM

            San Gennaro is also dog friendly. I would not subject pets or family members to San Gennaro. Now, I have to admit that I am upset by their mobile billboards all over Brentwood. So, I will admit to being prejudiced. However, I have eaten there and stand by my assessment that the food is dreadful. Much better off going to La Provence in Brentwood Gardens. (just above CPK). Good food, good variety, nice outdoor patio Varied menu.Something for all ages. Nice kiddie menu. As someone recently said to me, "this restaurant has legs." Yes, it does. Hate the iced tea but the coffee is great. A lot to love about this Brentwood neighborhood favorite. If I want a great croissant, I'll drive a couple of miles south to Bite. Otherwise, La Provence is so satisfying on so many levels.

            San Gennaro Restaurant
            140 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049

        2. re: Emme
          Phurstluv RE: Emme May 6, 2010 04:23 PM

          Love Campanile, but isn't that more Mid City, than westside?

          Also love Le Saint Amour in culver city, but it's not a huge place, perhaps they could seat all of you along the walls inside.

          Le Saint Amour
          9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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            Emme RE: Phurstluv May 6, 2010 09:34 PM

            OP said 5-10 miles from westwood, so i figured i'd toss it in the mix... le saint amour came up on opentable as doable for 11, so...

            1. re: Emme
              Bria Silbert RE: Emme May 7, 2010 10:51 AM

              "a good family restaurant "

              I wonder what this means?

              Is it a good restaurant that can accompany a party of 11 like Campanile
              or a good restaurant for a family of many ages and taste levels, meaning Hometown Buffet or Souplantation?

              Hometown Buffet
              8629 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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