Mid-range birthday option -- we like Umami, Church and State, Animal.
Looking for a low to mid range birthday dinner restaurant. Was just told that Church and State is too expensive (which throws out Animal, another favorite choice). We like Umami, but have been there 100 times. Looking for something mid-city to downtown (Hollywood are okay too). Any suggestions?
Group of 8, trying to keep it under $30 a plate for the total bill.
Ow maybe Wurstkuche downtown...not really burgers but really good grilled sausages. They have gourmet ones like mango and jalapeno, and apricot and ginger. Or exotic like rattlesnake and rabbit, duck and bacon. They even have vegetarian options. Plus their Belgian fries, with so many dipping choices. Just like a brewery with the many options if local and imported beers.
Sausages-the most expensive is $7
Beer- $2.50 and up (they also have wines)
And the interior is not bad. Maybe pub style, if you can say that.
800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
My birthday was yesterday -- this is for my honey's bday in a couple of weeks.
The Tar Pits
Lou on Vine
I'm in school, so we don't eat out a whole bunch, but I want to do something nice. Everything is still looking like $40-$50 a plate once all is said and done.
Any other ideas, hounds?
Lou on Vine
724 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Tar Pit
609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Jitlada is actually a great idea and very reasonable (and really recognized too: food network, bloggers, foodies, etc).
Eat on Sunset also has a great menu but if you count drinks, it may tip to more than $30pp.
25 Degrees at the Hollywood Roosevelt maybe within your price range and offer a really nice venue/ambiance for a birthday. Nice interior, full bar, and not so bad burgers (not really great, but unique and not so bad). I've had their #2 (with prosciutto burrata and pesto)-$12 with over easy egg and it was actually good. Plus people have the option of building their own burgers so it might be even cheaper. The drinks are also inexpensive $6-7 for beer or they have wines).
25 Degrees Restaurant
7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Park's BBQ - you should be able to easily get out of there for $40 to $50 per person with some drinks. They have larger tables and private rooms upstairs where they can accommodate 8 people very easily. I've had my birthday there for the last 2 years.
955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Two tasty ethnic options come to mind:
5233 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Meals by Genet – Ethiopian
1053 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Neighborhood: West Los Angeles