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Birthday Brunch Suggestions

desireeg Apr 5, 2011 05:46 PM

Hi Chowers-
My birthday is in a few weeks- the last of my 20's and I'm planning a small brunch with girlfriends. Would like to go somewhere around Beverly HIlls/ West Hollywood (NOT Hollywood), Culver City and maybe Santa Monica or Venice. Ideas so far- BLD, Meet, 26 Beach, Joe's Restaurant, Cecconi's (never been). I'm feeling stuck. Requirements- take reservations, not charge $12 for a mimosa, have a comfortable atmosphere we can linger in, and MUST be delicious. I'd like it to be reasonably priced so as not to put anyone out. Seems like so many brunch places don't take reservations. Would love your help. Anyone been to AOC's brunch since they stayed it? Something special, but still comfortable and casual.
Thanks so much for any help!

8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

26 Beach
3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

BLD Restaurant
7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Joe's Restaurant
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

8764 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069

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    woofer Apr 6, 2011 04:17 PM

    we had a nice brunch at tavern in brentwood recently. also, sat right next to bruce willis.

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    1. re: woofer
      desireeg Apr 6, 2011 04:21 PM

      Thanks so much everyone. Finally pulled the trigger and made a reservation at BLD. Dreaming of ricotta blueberry pancakes!


      BLD Restaurant
      7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      1. re: desireeg
        maudies5 Apr 6, 2011 06:57 PM

        Tavern has wonderful lemon ricotta pancakes.

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      Obessed Apr 6, 2011 09:44 AM

      Check out Dominick's, Comme Ca and Ammo.

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      1. re: Obessed
        desireeg Apr 6, 2011 09:47 AM

        You guys are great! These all look great and now I'm having a hard time choosing! Too.many.choices!

      2. westsidegal Apr 5, 2011 07:13 PM

        cafe del rey in marina del rey.
        ~$35 three course brunch which INCLUDES the mimosas/bubbly, but does not include tax/tip.

        terrific meal.
        pretty views.
        meets all your requirements.

        1. wienermobile Apr 5, 2011 05:50 PM


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          1. re: wienermobile
            desireeg Apr 5, 2011 05:57 PM

            You get me!
            How could I forget? That's on the list too! It's one of my favorite restaurants right now!

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