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Feb 23, 2011 04:23 PM

Brunch/Lunch event for ~35 people west LA

HI! I'm hosting an brunch/lunch event in July for about 35-40 women, ages 30-38. The ideal location is the west-side: santa monica, beverly hills, brentwood, west LA, etc. We are on a budget is about $25 a person for the meal plus a bit more for flowers. Someone recommended Joe's. Do you have any recommendations? THANKS!

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  1. I don't think you can do Joe's for $25/person, maybe $30. Does this include wine or is it $25 for just food?

    Try Upper West on Pico or ShangriLa Hotel

    Upper West
    3321 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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    1. re: yogachik

      is the $25/pp budget supposed to include tip, tax, beverages? or is that just for the food?
      tip, tax, and even nonalcoholic beverages can add 40%-50% more.
      alcohol will be even more.

      1. re: westsidegal

        Thanks for the info. I should have been more specific. $25 for food and tea/coffee/soda, then more for tax/tip. We didn't want alcohol b/c this can get too expensive. So, probably $30-35/person is ideal. I would consider westwood or even sherman oaks. But beverly hills and west is ideal.


    2. hard to think of a large enough place without getting a private room, which obviously gets pricey.
      Literati on Wilshire (the restaurant side, not the cafe) might be able to accommodate that many people.
      ditto Tavern in Brentwood.
      Napa Valley Grille in Westwood might be another option.

      Literati 2
      12081 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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

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      1. re: iOnLa

        Better stick with brunch, as lunch at Tavern will definitely put you over budget, as a hamburger goes for $18. And double check to make sure they have your reservation, they seem to lose track of larger parties, which happened to my husband's office group.

      2. I just attended a luncheon at Woo Lae Oak in Beverly Hills. They have a $15 lunch with assorted side dishes (lots), soup, salad and a choice of entree.

        Tanzore also in Beverly Hills would put out a beautiful Indian buffet within your budget.

        50 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

        Woo Lae Oak Restaurant
        170 N La Cienega blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

        1. you might like the Border Grill on 4th St in Santa Monica - they have an upstairs party room that holds about 35 people and the food is excellent, they're very accommodating and can fit your budget.

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