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Private room in Santa Monica for 35 people

Hi! We are looking for a place to host our rehearsal dinner. Should be about 35 people. Our only requirement is that we have a private room - we are open to all kinds of food. We would like to spend about $65/person including drinks. Thanks so much in advance!

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  1. La Cachette has a private room.

    1. To fit your budget, the upstairs private room at Border Grill would work.

      Border Grill
      1445 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

      1. for italian food, well under your budget, C & O Cucina at 3116 Washington.

        1. Thanks guys - I will def look into La Cachette. I like BG - it turns out to be closer to $85 but that is still a possibility. And while I do really enjoy C and O their event menu is a little underwhelming. These are great suggestions tho. I was kinda hoping to find something with a little more wow factor but I am guessing it is impossible with our budget. We'd prob go up to $80 if anyone has any other ideas. Thanks for all the input! It's a big help!!

          La Cachette
          Little Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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          1. re: KatieAnn

            maybe wilshire or fraiche. or amici or tavern in brentwood near sm?

            also, hungry cat is opening soon on pch/entrada. not sure when you're event is.

            1. re: dtud

              Hungry Cat is open.

              Don't think they have a private room, and would probably be over OP's budget.

              The Hungry Cat
              1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          2. Chaya in Venice?

            525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

            1. Wolfgang Puck's Chinois on Main has a really nice private room. Maybe above your price range but I think it 's worth checking out. After all these years still great food and classy service.


              2709 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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              1. re: wienermobile

                Second Chinois.

                2709 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

              2. Congratulations!

                Fraiche (Santa Monica), Westside Tavern (Westside Pavilion), Primitivo (on Abbot Kinney), Enoteca Drago (Beverly Hills) all have private rooms that might accommodate your party and fit your budget.

                Enoteca Drago
                410 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                Westside Tavern
                10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

                1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

                9411 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

                1. Not sure when your event is, but I am having a rehearsal dinner in July for 35 people at Caffe Delfini and so far the owners have been excellent to work with. Their private room is great and fits up to 35 people. The menu we are going with is about $60 to $65 without drinks, however, they have indicated that they are very flexible with the menu and would likely be able to make something work within that price range. Private parties aside, it is one of my favorite restaurants in the area, and definitely worth consideration. Congratulations

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                  1. re: pkwla

                    I know the owners there, and they are lovely people. Great rec.

                  2. Valentino has several private rooms depending on party size. You may have to go up slightly on your budget though.

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                    1. re: gordo26

                      Second Valentino and Piero is a dear to work with.

                      1. re: lizziee

                        piero IS a dear,
                        but given valentino's prices and KatieAnn's budget, Valentino would not be on my 'most likely' list.

                    2. Thanks everyone! We ended up going with Border Grill. It ended up being around $85 a person and the service was really great. A little more than what we wanted to spend but in the end we think out guests really enjoyed it!

                      Border Grill
                      1445 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401