Where to have a 50th birthday Dinner
Food is a priority. Setting is equally important. Would like a private room, unless the restaurant is part of the entertainment. Love all cuisines. 20 - 40 people. $100 a person all in.
Oh, location. completely open, downtown or Hollywood a plus.
personally, I would go to Drago Centro if it's downtown. They have a couple of private rooms. The last time I did a larger party, I had the restaurant come up with a two choice fixed three course menu and two wine choices within a fixed budget.
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re: Ciao Bob
The room is separated from the main restaurant by the smallish parking lot.
Very nice, and quiet -- if your party is quiet; I've also been with some rowdy groups - no problem really whooping it, either.
You should call for the price - it varies by what wines and foods you order but I have done it for close to the OP's price point in the past $100pp including tt (albeit cash was required).
I am not sure how many it fits (probably not 40 though) but the private room behind the gorgeous kitchen at Scarpetta looked like a great place for a birthday party and the food is very good. Campanile also offers some private rooms upstairs but, again, probably for less than 40 people. Other thoughts are the upstairs portion of AOC or taking over the patio at Lucques but, as those are both part of the general restaurant space itself, I am not sure what it would cost to do so. I also like the suggestions cls made for Drago Centro and perk made for Mozza, too (both the Pizzeria and the Osteria have private rooms but, again, capacity may be the issue for you).
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