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Restaurant/bar with nice patio/terrace for large group ~ LA/OC area

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Hi everyone,

I searched around but couldn't quite find an exact answer to my question; however please feel free to point me in the right direction if this topic has already been covered.

I am helping my boyfriend organize his birthday in mid-July, and we would like to find a nice bar/restaurant with a separate area like a patio/terrace (nice view definitely a bonus), able to accommodate a group of about 50sh people, where people can move around, have a drink but also sit and eat a bit if they want.

Last year he had his party at the Castaway in Burbank, which was really nice (except they charge a cake slicing fee); this year we’d like to go somewhere else.

One idea was Nelson’s at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, which has a patio with a great ocean view, however there will be a concert the night of his birthday, so we won’t be able to make a reservation for a large group.

We are fairly flexible about the location, as long as it’s within a reasonable distance from LA.

If you have any suggestions please let me know! :)

Thank you so much in advance.

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  1. You might be able to reserve a section of the outdoor patio at Lexington Social House. No view but still a nice ambiance.

    1. No views but you can try Buffalo Club and Wilshire in Santa Monica, both of which have nice patios--though the Wilshire might not be large enough unless you took over the entire outside area. The private room at Cafe Del Rey in the Marina might work as well and would offer a view of the Marina. I have not been but there is also the Sunset Restaurant in Malibu, up by Zuma, which is supposed to offer terrific views.

      1. Check with Dukes in Malibu and see what they will do for you: http://www.dukesmalibu.com/plan-an-event