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Nice LA restaurant for birthday dinner?

LindsC Sep 19, 2011 12:58 AM

My twin sister and I will be turning 19 in October and I'm currently searching for "nice" restaurants that we can go to for dinner, with a group of 5-8 people. I would prefer a place in the LA/Hollywood/Los Feliz area, and a place that isn't casual, but not too expensive - maybe up to $30 per dish. I would love a restaurant that is similar in atmosphere to Little Dom's on Hillhurst - not too "romantic" but not loud either. I'm not picky about the kind of food, I'll literally try anything. I was thinking about Yamashiro, but I'm kind of iffy about it because it's fairly expensive. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (: thank you!

  1. scottca075 Sep 19, 2011 05:41 AM

    Yamashiro has great views and that is about it, it is way more expensive than you are talking about.

    There are nice local places on Vermont like il Capriccio and Rockwell VT, Fred62 is probably too casual.

    Moving west there is Off Vine in Hollywood, Son of a Gun for small plates, Cleo is another nice small plate place, for seafood The Hungry Cat. The Little Next Door is nice for French.

    Check those out.

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

    Off Vine
    6263 Leland Way, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    1999 North Sycamore Ave., Hollywood, CA 90068

    Son of a Gun
    8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    1. Servorg Sep 19, 2011 07:59 AM

      Check out Barbrix and see what you think.

      Barbrix Restaurant and Wine Bar
      2442 Hyperion Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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        chezwhitey Sep 19, 2011 11:44 AM

        Jar has a nice atmosphere and might fit in your price range.

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          nosh Sep 19, 2011 09:05 PM

          How about Taix?

          1. ipsedixit Sep 19, 2011 09:27 PM


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