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Vegetarian tasting menus at different prices

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Hi all,

I am delurking to see if I can get some feedback on a dinner I am organizing. It's a celebration, so I want it to be something nice. It'll have a mix of vegetarians and non-vegetarians, and I was hoping to do some sort of chef's or tasting menu of 4-5 courses.

The sticking point is the price. I've read through the previous threads on the topic and the most fascinating, if it was up to me, would be Providence. But at $95 plus tax and tip, it might be out of the price range of many of my guests.

So I want to present people with a few options at different levels, but many of the places people recommend don't have the tasting menus listed on their Web sites, so it is hard to get a sense of cost. Do people have any recommendations for options less than Providence - things in the $50/$75 category (before tax, tip, and drinks)? Or do I need to give up the tasting idea if I go that low?

Ideally, it would be in central Los Angeles/Hollywood.

Thanks!

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  1. Mo-Chica. 45/person.
    http://mo-chica.com
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mo-Chic...

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    Mo-Chica
    3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

    1. Hatfield's has a veg tasting menu for $49 I believe and a reg tasting for $59? Not too shabby a deal, IMHO.

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      1. re: baloney

        Thanks! It's strange, I just happened to come across Hatfield's a half hour ago, from another link on this site. It does look good. It's not a true chef's tasting menu, but what can I expect for trying to cheap out.

      2. Not in Hollywood and not directly responsive, but Embassy Kitchen in San Gabriel has a great vegetarian 10 course menu. You can reserve a private room. Not elaborate decor, but adequate in the private room. I haven't done it in several year, and so the price is a bit hazy... probably about $300/table. Free corkage. I did something similar there to what you are planning and juiced it up with lobster and fish for the nonvegetarians.

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        Embassy Kitchen
        218 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

        1. XIV does a 7-course vegetarian tasting menu for $65.
          Il Grano does a 5-course for around $50.
          Joes' on Abbot Kinney would be another option but i'm guessing that's too far West for you.

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          Il Grano Restaurant
          11359 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025

          XIV
          8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046