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Need recommendation for downtown l.a. group birthday lunch

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Hello Chowhounders,
Please help me figure out a good restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles within walking distance of the California Water Plaza for a group birthday lunch (about 20 people)! Some suggestions I have already received include the Noe at the Omni Hotel and Nic and Stef's Steakhouse but both are more than our budget allows. It would be idea to find something within walking distance but if nothing exists, we would be willing drive a short distance for good food and cool atmosphere. Another suggestion made if we drive is Yxta. Someone help me, please! Thank you!

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  1. Wurstkuche is a fun gormet saugage place a short drive awaty in a cool arty enviornment. Great saussages and beer with a cool vibe. Link is below.

    http://www.wurstkucherestaurant.com/

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    Wurstkuche
    800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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    1. re: BSW6490

      I can't see Wurstkuche working for 20. I would think that the 1st person who ordered would be finished eating well before the 20th person was even served.

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      Wurstkuche
      800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

      1. re: JAB

        Thank you, JAB, that is a good point about Wurstkuche.

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        Wurstkuche
        800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

    2. I second Wurstkuche! I want to also add The Spice Table. However, both might be too casual for a brthday lunch. You may want to check them out beforehand.

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      Wurstkuche
      800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

      The Spice Table
      114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

      1. Within walking distance, Border Grill at the corner of Figueroa and 5th might work. There also is McCormick and Schmick's, which is about two blocks from California Plaza.

        If you're trying to keep costs down, dim sum in Chinatown -- though not as good as in San Gabriel -- is relatively inexpensive.

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

        1. Another fun choice is Zip Fussion Sushi. The food is interesting and they have a nice patio.

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          1. re: BSW6490

            Thank you for all of the great suggestions! We are going to check out Wurstkuche (sounds like so much fun!) and Yxta (sounds delicious!) to see if they can accommodate our party.

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            Wurstkuche
            800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

          2. Yxta, is great.Good food, easy parking and reasonable prices. Better then Border Grill in my opinion.Nice atmosphere.