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Someplace like Palate Food+Wine Glendale

Bassliz Jun 1, 2012 07:56 PM

Any suggestions for a restaurant with a menu / vibe like Palate? I hosted a wonderful party for 15 in the back library room a few years ago. The food and wine were amazing and the room was perfect. Private but still had the feel of the mood of the restaurant. I am hosting another dinner and would love to find something similar. Bonus points for a private dining room! Any ideas?? Thank you!

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    foodiemahoodie Jun 7, 2012 02:02 AM

    Josie's Next Door has a pretty great small plates menu (with small, med and large portions), a charcuterie plate at night, and reasonably-priced wines with two sizes of pours. Very much in keeping with the spirit of Palate.

    La Buca? Really? That place has a great vibe, but I find the food from mediocre to okay.

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      Bassliz Jun 5, 2012 09:04 PM

      Thank you for all the suggestions. I ended up making a reservation at Osteria la Buca in Hollywood. They have a great semi private loft dining room above the main dining room. It's not small plates but they are doing a prix fix family style meal for $40 pp for 4 courses. Amazing value for the quality of the food and the ambience, I think!

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      1. re: Bassliz
        foodiemahoodie Jun 5, 2012 10:15 PM

        Oseteria la Buca?! That is nothing, remotely like Palate Food & Wine.

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        crystaw Jun 5, 2012 07:35 PM

        Noir Food and Wine is a small plates place with reasonably priced wine pours that I enjoy. It's on the smaller side but i think 15 people could fit in their outdoor patio!

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          Robert Thornton Jun 7, 2012 09:19 AM

          I was going to suggest Noir as well. The vibe's a bit different, but they do have a private room and are open to setting up parties/wine dinners.

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          foodiemahoodie Jun 3, 2012 12:54 PM

          In Glendale or...?

          I put Palate in the category of a contemporary small plates restaurant. As far a food goes (love their multiple-sized, reasonably-priced wine pours). Are you looking for similarity in food and/or the wine concept?

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          1. re: foodiemahoodie
            Servorg Jun 3, 2012 01:04 PM

            It's too bad about Palate's closing as they certainly set the bar for that area of the city in a lot of ways...

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              foodiemahoodie Jun 3, 2012 03:55 PM

              Didn't know they closed. That's sad to hear. Had business cooled? Or was it a lease or location issue? Are they moving? Anyone know what Octavio is doing next?

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                Bassliz Jun 5, 2012 08:58 PM

                There was a sign or a post on their website that said "reorganization in progress"... So sad it was unique...

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                  Bassliz Jun 5, 2012 08:59 PM

                  "reorganization " is what I read...

                2. re: Servorg
                  SilverlakeGirl Jun 5, 2012 10:59 PM


                  Oh my, I would have thought the bar was set by Mauro Vincenti of Rex il Ristorante, but earlier of Mauro's in Glendale close to Palate Food + Wine on Brand.

                  Sadly, gone too early ...


              2. ipsedixit Jun 1, 2012 08:53 PM

                Racion http://racionrestaurant.com/

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                  happybaker Jun 1, 2012 08:59 PM


                  I did see J. Gold's review and it looked AWESOME!

                  Have you been?

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                    ipsedixit Jun 1, 2012 09:01 PM

                    Yes, several times.

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                      happybaker Jun 2, 2012 09:58 AM

                      I'm so glad for your feedback!

                      We need to take some folks out for dinner Thursday Glendale/Pasadena, and so far, nothing's really been sparking me. The review looked excellent, but extra in person reports - a gift. Thank you!

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                        PattyC Jun 2, 2012 12:50 PM

                        Racion is great. In Pasadena we also like Vol 94.

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                    Bassliz Jun 1, 2012 09:08 PM

                    That menu looks amazing!!! Thanks!

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                    happybaker Jun 1, 2012 08:38 PM

                    Sadly, at that price point - not many places like Palate. Especially in Glendale.

                    Canale in atwater looks nice - but at least twice the cost.

                    Bashan's fixed price menu looks good - but I have no idea how their wine selection is.

                    Auntie Em's used to do a seasonal dinner menu with colorado wine co - and that looked AWESOME - but I have no idea if they are stlll doing such a thing.

                    Maybe pre-buy 15 - 20 tix at Silver Lake wine for their sunday tastings?

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                    1. re: happybaker
                      Bassliz Jun 1, 2012 08:49 PM

                      Thank you for the suggestions. BTW,, the restaurant does not need to be in the Glendale area. Anything in Los Angeles / San Fernando Valley would be fine.

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