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Where to host a 100th Birthday party in Northridge?

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Canyon123 Mar 29, 2011 02:45 PM

We'd like to find a restaurant with a private room or separate area that can accommodate between 15-25 guests on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. The area would need to be well lit, not super loud, and handicap accessible. We are also happy to host the celebration in off-peak hours (3-4:30 pm). Any suggestions?

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    brandygirl Mar 29, 2011 07:23 PM

    A 100th Birthday--fantastic :) I don't know if any of these places have private rooms, but depending on the type of food/atmosphere/price you are looking for, you can check these out:

    Brents Deli on Parthenia (best deli in the Valley, if not L.A.)
    Alessio's Italian restaurant on Reseda Blvd.
    Olive Garden on Corbin (I know, it's a chain, but they probably have a private room)
    Mimi's Cafe, also on Corbin

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    Alessio Restaurant
    9725 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324

    1. Kitchen Queen Mar 29, 2011 08:51 PM

      With such lovely weather how about the patio @ Woodranch BBQ- Northridge Mall. It's lovely outside and meets all your criteria. (Across from the bookstore N side). Macaroni Grill might be another option. Same location across the parking lot.

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        jotfoodie Mar 29, 2011 11:24 PM

        A monumental milestone - Happy 100th birthday to the birthday celebrant !!! - Amazing.

        I would suggest Hot Wok Cafe, northwest corner of Nordoff and Reseda. You can host a decent Chinese Banquet for your guests, and you will not break the bank. No problem on parking, handicap accessible, and the time you specify, you can practically have the restaurant to yourself & guests. Even though they do not have a private room, but they have 4 big round tables at the back of the restaurant., which are plenty for 15- 25 people. Just look for Chris, the owner's daughter to work on the banquet menu, to your liking.

        http://www.hotwokcafe.net/

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          SIMIHOUND Mar 30, 2011 06:48 AM

          I second Brent's even more so since you are willing to have the party at off peak hours which is a great time for them. Happy 100th BD!

        2. maxzook Mar 30, 2011 10:17 AM

          What kind of food would the birthday celebrant prefer?

          And how big a radius from Northridge would be practical?

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            DBoos Apr 7, 2011 03:34 PM

            Hey Canyon....I spend a lot of time in Northridge...just came back from there about an hour ago. I take my 88 year old mother out to eat on a regular basis in Northridge, so here are the best suggestions I can think of. Brents deli...(the best deli to me), Alessio for Italian, and believe it or not, the Black Angus on Corbin. It's large, so they can easily accomodate 15-25 people with no problem. My mom loves their prime rib and it's not outrageous. Claim Jumper for BBQ, Absolutely huge restaurant with a large back room and large tables. It's a little pricey, and the food is only adequate, but easily accessible for wheelchairs, etc. My mom is also handicapped, so I'm always aware of handicap accessible restaurants. There is also a decent Japanese restaurant right on Corbin just south of Nordhoff, and the same restaurant up in Porter Ranch in the Wal-Mart shopping mall on Corbin and Rinaldi. Best places I can think of out there. Hope this helps a little.

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            Alessio Restaurant
            9725 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324

            Black Angus Restaurant
            455 N Azusa Ave, West Covina, CA 91791

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              Heidi Apr 7, 2011 05:36 PM

              Wonderful occassion to celebrate and as a long time Porter Ranch resident, I sure wish there were more things to recommend!. My first suggestion would be the patio at L'Affair although it is in nearby Mission Hills (On Sepulveda near 118) - I haven't been in a while, but it was a standby for my elderly parents and the patio was nice last time I was there. Buon Gusto in Mission Hills (on Devonshire near Sepulveda) might also be a suggestion - its family owned and they try hard to please. If it needs to be in Northridge proper, I might add Emele's to the mix - I don't think the ambiance is as nice as the above two but it sure seems to be popular with my parent's crowd (and others).

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              L'Affair
              11024 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345

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