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Mar 16, 2011 12:52 PM

Graduation dinner for six on the westside--suggestions?

We'd like something with good food (duh!), a relatively quiet atmosphere (for the 80 year old grandparents), and options for vegetarians. I've seen chowhound suggestions for Tavern, Wilshire, and Bastide. Other family members have suggested Campanile and Shutters at the Beach. Melisse (mmmmm) has no reservations available, otherwise that would have been my first choice.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks for any help!

Bastide Restaurant
8475 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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  1. i suggest wilshire or maybe jiraffe.

    1. Fig at the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica. Very good food and many vegetarian choices.

      101 Wilshire Boulevard
      Santa Monica CA, 90401

      1. Of the three, I think Bastide is the most "special occasion." I really enjoyed our graduation dinner there last May, though I understand there's a different chef now. My second choice would be Tavern, but only because the dining room is beautiful. I know I'm in the minority, but I think Tavern and Wilshire are way overrated on this board.

        Bastide Restaurant
        8475 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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        1. re: whatsfordinner

          I think Tavern is a great choice and the 6-top tables are really nice. The dining room is beautiful and the food is great. No attitude, which is another big plus