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Oct 31, 2012 01:14 PM


Hosting a celebratory business dinner for 12 in Santa Monica or Venice. Need very good food, full bar and a energetic vibe. Thinking Fig (never been) or Chinois. Any suggestions?

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      1. I went to a business dinner for 20 at Wilshire a few weeks ago and it was excellent. Beautiful patio, full bar, very good food and service.

        1. +1 for Wilshire

          Also possible - Catch at Casa Del Mar (has very good food, great drinks and an incomparable view) and Melisse - if you want an expensive but fabulous celebration.

          1. Tasting Kitchen - outstanding food & sublime cocktails, on Abbott Kinney. You could probably reserve the whole upstairs for your group if you call now.

            1. I'm a big fan of FIG, and they have a private room.

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              1. re: PeterCC

                +1 for Fig. Great food and service in a classy yet casual setting. I also like Tar & Roses and Chinios on Main. Gjelina and Rustic Canyon have great food but would be far too noisy for a business dinner.

                1. re: wienermobile

                  As soon as I read the thread title, I was thinking Fig, so I vote that as well.

                  1. re: wienermobile

                    FIG's private room isn't totally enclosed, more like curtained off, so if noise is a consideration, I'd suggest Thor123 check on that.