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Hi Hounds-
This my very first post and I would love some advice. I am getting married this summer at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Blvd (near Brentwood/ Bel Air) and I'm looking for a restaurant to have our rehearsal dinner at. My fiance and I love good food, so here's the criteria:

-Yummy
-Moderately Priced (Between 20-45 per person)
-Has a large private or semi private area for our guests (Might be anywhere between 40-70 people)
-Somewhat close to The Luxe- As far as Mid-City to Santa Monica are what we have in mind.

We love the idea of a casual spot where guests can chat, have fun, and relax. We are not looking for any place that is stuffy.

I've contacted the Westside Tavern and their menus start at the top of our budget. Mexican and Italian spots are always crowd pleasers. We've contacted a few other places that are a little too pricey or require a buyout that is much higher than we can go.

Any suggestions you have would be much appreciated. If you've held your rehearsal dinner or been to a private event somewhere you enjoyed, I'd love to hear.

Thank you so much for your help!

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Westside Tavern
10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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  1. We had our rehearsal dinner for about 50-60 people at Monsoon in Santa Monica. It was on a Friday night. They gave us a private room above the main floor of the restaurant. They have dancing there sometimes, I am told. It has it's own bar. The food was served buffet style and they had lots of little tables. They gave us a microphone for speeches. It was really great and they did not give us any problem with bringing our own cake.

    Everybody had a great time and I would totally recommend it.

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    1. re: PD Girl

      Thank you for the suggestion! I just emailed them to get more info. I've eaten there a few times and they food is good and it is a cool restaurant. Thanks again!

    2. What about Border Grill?

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      Border Grill
      1445 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401