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Private room in Santa Monica for 35 people

KatieAnn Apr 10, 2011 01:48 AM

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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    yogachik RE: KatieAnn Apr 10, 2011 08:34 AM

    La Cachette has a private room.

    1. hrhboo RE: KatieAnn Apr 10, 2011 09:54 AM

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

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

      1. westsidegal RE: KatieAnn Apr 10, 2011 10:24 AM

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

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          KatieAnn RE: KatieAnn Apr 10, 2011 11:16 AM

          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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            dtud RE: KatieAnn Apr 10, 2011 06:56 PM

            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.

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              Phurstluv RE: dtud Jun 21, 2011 11:31 AM

              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. perk RE: KatieAnn Apr 10, 2011 11:21 AM

            Chaya in Venice?

            525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

            1. wienermobile RE: KatieAnn Apr 10, 2011 11:28 AM

              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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                lizziee RE: wienermobile Apr 11, 2011 07:37 AM

                Second Chinois.

                2709 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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                fdb RE: KatieAnn Apr 11, 2011 06:08 AM


                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

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                  pkwla RE: KatieAnn Jun 20, 2011 11:05 PM

                  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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                    Phurstluv RE: pkwla Jun 21, 2011 11:32 AM

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

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                    gordo26 RE: KatieAnn Jun 21, 2011 09:53 AM

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

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                      lizziee RE: gordo26 Jun 21, 2011 10:03 AM

                      Second Valentino and Piero is a dear to work with.

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                        westsidegal RE: lizziee Jun 21, 2011 12:47 PM

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

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                      KatieAnn RE: KatieAnn Jun 21, 2011 11:16 AM

                      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

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