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Bachelorette Party Recs: The Foundry, Campanile, or Others?

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danahn17 Jun 17, 2010 02:52 PM

Hi! My girlfriend is organizing a bachelorette party for a friend and is looking into some nice restaurants. She showed me the Foundry and Campanile and asked what I thought but since I'm not from the LA area, I really don't have much a clue.

Of those two choices, what would be the best for a group of four girls on a Saturday night? I think she is leaning towards those two restaurants in particular but if there are significantly better options, I'm sure she'd be open for that too.

Thanks in advance!

  1. avivale Jun 19, 2010 02:50 PM

    I think Foundry is a lovely choice. The food and service are always excellent and it's nice to eat out on the back patio. It's not the hottest trend-- which to me is a plus-- it's just a real solid restaurant.

    In my opinion, the only thing you'll miss about Bazaar is an outrageous bill. :)

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      Emme Jun 19, 2010 09:21 PM

      well, i thought i'd say that for my mom's birthday last week (granted they didn't all drink that much), the price for six people was $483, tax and tip included...

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        Bria Silbert Jun 20, 2010 03:21 AM

        Your friend might have also picked the Foundry because they have jazz music there and the chef Eric Greenspan was on Bravo's Top Chef Masters last year. Plus his short rib grilled cheese sandwich won a contest.

    2. Emme Jun 18, 2010 09:05 PM

      another fun option worth looking into along the lines of Bazaar in terms of hip vibe is XIV. the food isn't quite as good, but i like the space a lot. and it's right on the strip.

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      XIV
      8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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        SugarFrosted Jun 18, 2010 03:32 PM

        I'll second Hatfield's. Was there recently with a group of 10. The new space has great energy and a plush feel. Plus, the food and service were outstanding!

        1. Emme Jun 17, 2010 10:56 PM

          i wouldnt choose either for a bachelorette party, but then again, i don't know the group.

          right now, i'd opt for The Bazaar or Animal.

          Or possibly Church and State, followed by the Edison downtown.

          Or Whist at the Viceroy in SaMo.

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            Nicole Jun 18, 2010 09:57 AM

            I haven't been to either Campanile or the Foundry, but from reputation I don't think they would be my picks for a bachelorette...especially Campanile, which doesn't seem particularly happening.

            Agree with Emme that Bazaar would be fun for a bachelorette party...fun, whimsical food, and a sexy vibe. It's kind of expensive though since the plates are very small. This would be my pick if budget allowed.

            Whist at the Viceroy is another good suggestion...good food, and a glamorous vibe.

            AOC might be fun.

            I don't think I'd choose Animal, it's too stark, and a lot of girls aren't into lots of meat. I've never eaten at the Edison, but it's a nice bar scene.

            If you give us more info on what your girlfriend is looking for, we could probably be more helpful.

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              danahn17 Jun 18, 2010 10:45 AM

              Thanks for the replies so far!

              From what I know, it seems like the girls in the group are foodies (especially fine dining). They're planning to go out after dinner and have some more fun afterwards too anyways so I guess it's okay if a place is a little less happening for dinner as long as the food is good. It's also a small group of girls... i think like 4 or 5.

              My girlfriend is the biggest foodie of the group apparently which is why they told her to pick a place... but she hasn't been in the LA area for almost three years (been on the east coast for grad school). I'm not from the LA area either so we're really appreciating the suggestions!

              The Viceroy did look very nice! She did add that to her short list of possible places. It seems it has somewhat mixed reviews on the food though? Or am I just finding bad info? :P

              They did originally want to check out The Bazaar but unfortunately, it was booked for the night they wanted to go out on. Are there other places that are similar to that?

              Thanks so much!

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                Nicole Jun 18, 2010 02:06 PM

                Too bad the Bazaar is booked. I really can't think of anyplace similar, it is pretty one-of-a-kind in L.A.

                Based on the additional info, I would recommend Hatfield's. It has great food and the new space is really nice, has a nice energy to it. Your girlfriend might also consider Providence...well loved on this board, but at a higher price point, and less lively than Hatfield's. Probably the #1 foodiest choice, if that is the main criterion.

                Whist at the Viceroy has a new chef, so check the dates on the info you are looking at. I have eaten there several times for lunch since the chef change, and it was very good, but I've actually never been there for dinner.

                Check out this link:
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/673605
                You can see that Providence is a favorite on this board, and get some other ideas as well.

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