Pre-wedding brunch that's not too expensive?
Newish to LA so your advice would be greatly appreciated. I need some help finding a good spot to host a small brunch for my friends who are about to get married. There will only be 5 of us, but I wanted to find a place that takes reservations with a nice atmosphere & is slightly more upscale (eg, no ordering at the counter), yet avg brunch entree <$16 or so. oh, and the food needs to be AWESOME.
We're all coming from around mid-city/west hollywood so around there would be great, but can travel for excellent food. The soon-to-be married couple are mostly vegetarian, but we don't need a veg. restaurant, as long as there are options (however, this rules out Jar for having too few options)
Some thoughts are:
-Tavern (but i've heard mixed reviews on the brunch?)
-Gjelina (but seems to be communal tables?)
-Campanile (i've heard a lot but never been; i know the atmosphere is nice but how's the food?)
ps: we love Square One but would prefer something a little more upscale. Didn't love the brunch at BLD so much. Little Dom's brunch was just ok. Mozza is booked.
7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
if you do a search of the board, you'll see that Campanile gets a lot of love for their brunch, so that would be a solid choice.
my other thought was Joe's on Abbot Kinney in Venice. i know it's not exactly in your 'hood, but i figured it's possible since you mentioned Gjelina.
Tavern's brunch is awesome. Every one I know loves their brunch. They take reservations. Brunch in the atrium is beautiful with sunlight streaming in. Brunch food is great. Average entree is just about $16.00. Don't knock yourselves out with Bloody Mary's or Mimosa's and you should be fine.
cool! i'll suggest both tavern & campanile and see what the couple prefers. looking forward to eating at either. thank you all for your suggestions -- if anyone else has anymore, please keep em coming!