Can you recommend good restaurant for a 40th Bday on Westside?
We're looking for a venue that has an outdoor area, opens at 5pm, and serves good appetizers or small plates for not too much money. I'm open to types of food...
Any advice is appreciated!
Primitivo has covered patio areas but they are also adjacent to a somewhat whimsical garden - most of the diners end up in these areas as opposed to the inside dining area. With LA weather finally warming up, it's a nice casual place to take in small plates and wine.
Lilly's is next door and has a very nice patio as well - similar view to garden as Primitivo. Their menu is primarily French, and I think the majority of dishes would work as either small plates or for sharing. They don't open for dinner until 6PM though...
A-Frame in Mar Vista/Del Rey/Culver city (take your pick) opens at 5PM, has outdoor seating (grab the table by the fire pit). The innovative menu is Roy Choi-approved, as are the drinks. I always like their beer and wine choices.
1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Lilly's French Cafe & Bar
1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
12565 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066