New Years Eve in Monrovia
- owlwoman Dec 19, 2011 08:18 AM
NY CH heading out to CA for the Rose Bowl, need a place in the Monrovia/Pasadena area (or any other place close by, don't know the area) for a nice dinner and dancing, if possible for NYE, looking to spend between $150 - $175 per person, thought our hotel might have something, but nothing.....any suggestions would be most helpful. As we all like to drink, taxi availability will be needed too. Thanks!
I noticed the other day that the Langham is going to have either dancing and appetizers and champagne with dancing in the Lobby lounge area or a sit down dinner in their main dining room. Lobby dancing with appetizers, champagne and dancing is $75 pp and the main dining room is $150 per person (without wine parings).
The Terrace at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa, Pasadena
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106
more info. ..The Royce first seating is at 6-6:30 , $155 w/out wine, $210 w/; the second seating starts at 8:30 and $180 w/out wine, $250 w/...The Terrace is also serving dinner, less expensive, and menu listed via link below....we did the lobby/appetizer gig a few years ago just after they did the switchover from the Ritz-Carlton to the Langham, ...was with a live blues band (Arthur Adams) , the dance floor was literally cheek-to-cheek...Fun, but very crowded.
wherever you decide, try to avoid colorado blvd between sierra madre and old town. that's the rose parade route, people will be camping along the street and while it's kind of fun to see, it turns into a zoo at night and an exercise in futility, especially once you've had a few too many to drink.