Dinner for 60+ - high-end, great wine; between Santa Monica and LaBrea/Melrose
We're looking to book a group dinner for about 60 people somewhere between Santa Monica and LaBrea/Melrose area (doesn't have to be exact). Must have great food, wine list and be able to accommodate the large group. As for type of food, it's pretty open. The atmosphere should cater to a celebratory mood for the large group. Cost is not an issue.
I hosted a Rehearsal Dinner for 60 at Amici Brentwood. The food was not exceptionally great but it was quite satisfactory. We took over the entire restaurant (on a Friday night). The staff was wonderful and they did contribute to a very celebratory mood. Wines were excellent. I do know that the ambiance, staff , food and wine all contributed to a great and very memorable evening. Call Amici Brentwood and talk to Tancredi De Luca. He is the owner. He will definitely do everything possible to make sure you and your guests are happy.
2538 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Valentino in Santa Monica immediately comes to mind.
a "corporate" celebration when we won a major lawsuit at Court of Appeal ...it was fabulous,...they greeted us at the door, personal service all evening, never for want of anything... the food, the wine- excellent....we took over the side room. they served antipasti, a variety of primi, entree and desserts,,...stayed for over 4 hours...one of my most memorable evenings.
Valentino is a great suggestion.
Cafe Del Rey
176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
2454 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Cafe Del Rey
4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
The Bazaar by José Andrés
465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
Craft Los Angeles
10100 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Also perhaps one of Suzanne Goins's restaurants - Tavern especially, but possibly also Lucques or AOC? Or Hatfield's?
And can I come? =)
8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069