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Nov 6, 2012 02:14 PM

Fancy-Pantsy in DTLA for 30 ppl?

I'm gathering names of places for an upscale private dinner in DTLA.

I have on my list
Patina, Drago

I have eliminated from my list
WP24 and Water Grill (neither restaurant was accepting private dinners on my date)

My requirements:
Privacy is preferred, but if there could be a designated part of a larger dining room, we'd comproise.

Any ideas?

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  1. I think either Patina or Drago are fine choice, esp. Patina.

    MIght want to see if Cicada well let you rent out the entire room.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      I second the Cicada club. The art deco interior makes for an incredible environment.

    2. The Jonathan Club. Very private and elegant

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      1. re: Ernie

        Dont you need to be a member?

        1. re: Thor123

          Jonathan Club, City Club on Bunker Hill, and the California Club all require you to at least know a member before reserving. Of those, I like the food at California Club the best.

          1. re: J.L.

            In fact, the California Club makes one of the best burgers around. See

            As they say, the Jonathan Club are for people who run Los Angeles; the California Club are for people who own Los Angeles.

        1. re: J.L.

          not quite in the same league as Drago or Patina IMO.
          It's just a bit off.

          1. re: cls

            The last tasting menu I had at Noe was pretty kickbutt.

            Drago's food, while good, always felt a bit "corporate" in its presentation (for lack of a better term).

        2. Thanks all! I will report back.

          1. The Sangre room inside Rivera.
            Or perhaps its called the Roja room... Either way - it's RED!

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                See, you made me look at the website. It IS the Sangre room... though after enough tequila, it may feel as if you are, indeed, En Fuego!

              2. re: FranklinJefferson

                Love Rivera. Definatly the most cool of your choices.

                1. re: FranklinJefferson

                  It's called The Sangre room. And yes Rivera does parties with set courses and will work with your budget (from $30 and upwards)