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ISO Fun Westside Celebration Dinner

aching Oct 10, 2012 11:57 AM

I've been tasked with picking a restaurant for a celebratory dinner with some co-workers on the Westside - I'd love to get some suggestions! The following are the specs:

- Party of 6
- Fun, upbeat ambience - but nice (no Buca di Beppo, for instance)
- Reservations are a must as it will be on a Friday night and we don't want to wait around forever for a table
- Good drinks required
- Great food required
- One person is a vegetarian (but she eats fish)
- No sushi
- Price is not an issue

Thoughts? TIA!

  1. aching Oct 20, 2012 02:12 PM

    Report back - my boss ultimately chose Boa, which I never would have even considered - but I have to say, the food was quite good! I had.the petite filet mignon, which was excellent, and we shared a variety of side dishes, including Caesar salad, broccolini, Brussels sprouts, corn, asparagus, mashed potatoes, and Mac and cheese, which ranged from good (Mac and cheese) to excellent (corn).

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    1. re: aching
      J.L. Oct 20, 2012 11:26 PM

      Thanks for reporting back!

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      whiner Oct 10, 2012 04:21 PM

      If the Valley is an option, Cafe 14, Riviera Restaurant, Mastro's would all work.

      1. wienermobile Oct 10, 2012 12:19 PM

        Rustic Canyon
        Tar and Roses

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          Thor123 Oct 10, 2012 12:06 PM

          Red Medicine

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          1. re: Thor123
            Dirtywextraolives Oct 10, 2012 01:38 PM

            Great list, but to me Westside refers to west of the 405.... But I know it's highly debatable!

            1. re: Dirtywextraolives
              Servorg Oct 10, 2012 01:46 PM


              1. re: Servorg
                wienermobile Oct 10, 2012 01:50 PM

                For me the border has always been La Cienega Boulevard,

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            Dirtywextraolives Oct 10, 2012 12:00 PM

            The Tasting Kitchen

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