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Girls Night/Birthday Dinner

yummyinmytummy Mar 4, 2011 07:57 PM

Hollywood to Santa Monica ok. I was thinking Dar Maghreb "Like" I have fairly adventurous eaters, but do need a veggie or fish option available. Would like to keep it to $40 - $50 a person for food.

Where should i go?

Dar Maghreb
7651 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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  1. goodhealthgourmet Mar 4, 2011 08:59 PM

    age group? number of people?

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet
      yummyinmytummy Mar 5, 2011 07:25 AM

      early 40s, but act/look MUCH younger. about 20 girls.

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        goodhealthgourmet Mar 5, 2011 09:55 AM

        oof. 20 is a big party. do you want a private room?

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          yummyinmytummy Mar 8, 2011 12:23 PM


          1. re: yummyinmytummy
            goodhealthgourmet Mar 8, 2011 06:20 PM

            well then.

            first thought is The Bazaar by Jose Andres, though prices can add up if you order too ambitiously.

            Fogo de Chao is a *tiny* bit above your price range but would be fun, and good for such a large group as long as the non-meat eaters are okay with diving into their massive gourmet salad bar.

            another option that comes to mind is La Serenata de Garibaldi in Santa Monica. great food, festive atmosphere, plenty of fish & veg options, and they should be able to accommodate 20 people.

            other thoughts:
            - the patio at Primitivo in Venice
            - the patio at Pane e Vino in WeHo
            - Wilshire Restaurant in SM

            Fogo De Chao
            133 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

            Wilshire Restaurant
            2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404

            Pane e Vino
            8265 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

            La Serenata
            1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

            1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

            The Bazaar by José Andrés
            465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet
              yummyinmytummy Mar 9, 2011 11:46 AM

              GHG thanks for your suggestions.

              The Bazaar, is a great suggestion, one that I love, but sadly may be lost on some of the guests and the price would surely go over the $40 a person.

              Fogo is a no go, as i've been to Argentina and this food is NOTHING like the food in Argentina.

              I love the Primitivo idea...always forget about that place and it is soooo good.

              1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

              1. re: yummyinmytummy
                goodhealthgourmet Mar 9, 2011 05:32 PM

                yeah, i thought Bazaar would be too pricey but i had to throw it out there :)

                i say go for Primitivo. i've been to parties there and seen many others - they can set up a super-long table on the patio for you, and the vibe is perfect for a celebration.

                1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

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      citizenx Mar 9, 2011 11:53 AM

      The patio at Wilshire is fun and beautiful.
      Beechwood can be good and their patio is nice too.
      Just went to 31ten in Santa Monica and it might work for you.

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      1. re: citizenx
        westsidegal Mar 9, 2011 07:17 PM

        fwiw, i've never gotten out of the patio at wilshire anywhere near $40/pp

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