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Summer 30th B'day Dinner - Westside-ish

Bogey153 May 7, 2012 01:51 PM

I live in Orange County and am helping a friend find a location for her 30th birthday celebration. She wants to be a little more central to many of her friends and is looking for some Los Angeles options meeting as many of these criteria as possible.

Location - Westside between LAX and the Sepulveda Pass, Malibu included
Size - 20-30 adults
Cost - $35-$45/person (food only)
Date - a Saturday late afternoon, evening in July/August

Any cuisine is acceptable as long as Vegetarian options are available. She wants someplace with a separate room, or an area they can all be together.

Looking for some ideas I can pass on to her to help w/her planning. Thanks in advance for any recommendations you can offer.

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    laliz May 7, 2012 02:07 PM

    Duke's in Malibu. I went to an outstanding wedding reception there.

    Napa Valley Grill in Westwood. My son's law school graduation luncheon was there. excellent.

    1. wienermobile May 7, 2012 03:02 PM

      Westside Tavern has a very nice private room and is in your price range.

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        Thor123 May 7, 2012 04:04 PM

        Back to the Beach on the sand in Santa Monica would be a fun choice. They can do a private room and while its not Spago, their menu is diverse quality.

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          Bogey153 May 8, 2012 07:47 AM

          Thanks for the recommendations laliz, wienermobile and Thor123. I've passed them along to my friend for her consideration. I'll let the 'hounds know what she decides and how it goes. Any more ideas out there are still welcome.

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            yogachik May 8, 2012 08:17 AM

            Sunny Spot, Teato, Plan Check, Bar Hayama, 3110, MaKai, The Yard, Warszawa Patio...

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              wienermobile May 8, 2012 08:27 AM

              I love Plan Check, one of my favorites, but where would you put 30 people? and for the Vegetarians there are only two salads they could even order and not one sandwich.Their fries are cooked in beef tallow. Mistake.

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              RMJ43 May 8, 2012 09:51 AM

              Cafe del Rey has a nice private room and a three course dinner option for $45/person.

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