Looking for good food and a bit of fun for BDay Dinner on Westside
Hi -- So a party of 5 (with one 80 year old) is looking for a restaurant with good to excellent food and a fun atmosphere for a birthday. We have done the Morroccan belly dancing route before, but really looking for good energy and good food together.
Places we like to eat: Foundry, Street, Ammo, Fraiche, Rustic Canyon, Sublime, Lukshon, Hatfield's. We haven't been to AOC in a long time, and weren't too impressed last time. Gjenlina will be too loud for the 80 year old.
Foundry was dinged as not "fun" enough -- ditto Hatfield's and Ammo. Animal was deemed too extreme (not sure what that means, but it's her birthday).
The Tasting Kitchen doesn't have an opening for 2 months. We'd love to try someplace new. We will have been at a 1 PM Dodger game so will be coming back to the Westside, but the Lazy Ox could still be in the running.
Thanks in advance!
8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
9411 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90034
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Thanks for these suggestions so far! Gjelina and the Foundry are "out" primarily because we have been a few times before and fairly recently (though I could eat at the Foundry all the time) -- we are looking for something new. I will try to sell Animal and/or Son of a Gun again -- I think the "dudes with meat" concept is not her thing -- but the menus look wonderful
We would go to Wilshire, except we have been there quite a bit also -- but that's the sort of food/vibe we are looking for...
Son of a Gun
8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
We have been to Spago a couple times... I suggested it, but no go...but Beverly Hills is close, are there other places that would be fun and good food (no Urasawa -- "too much food")
Do people like Eva or Fig? We haven't been there yet...
176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
218 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210