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Fancy-Pantsy in DTLA for 30 ppl?

cjla Nov 6, 2012 02:14 PM

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. ipsedixit RE: cjla Nov 6, 2012 02:39 PM

    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
      granadafan RE: ipsedixit Nov 6, 2012 10:43 PM

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

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      Ernie RE: cjla Nov 6, 2012 04:28 PM

      The Jonathan Club. Very private and elegant

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      1. re: Ernie
        Thor123 RE: Ernie Nov 7, 2012 08:48 AM

        Dont you need to be a member?

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          J.L. RE: Thor123 Nov 7, 2012 08:57 AM

          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.

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            ipsedixit RE: J.L. Nov 7, 2012 01:10 PM

            In fact, the California Club makes one of the best burgers around. See http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/752633

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

      2. J.L. RE: cjla Nov 6, 2012 10:20 PM

        Noe at the Omni Hotel.

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          cls RE: J.L. Nov 7, 2012 07:42 PM

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

          1. re: cls
            J.L. RE: cls Nov 7, 2012 11:20 PM

            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).

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          cjla RE: cjla Nov 7, 2012 09:08 AM

          Thanks all! I will report back.

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            FranklinJefferson RE: cjla Nov 7, 2012 03:36 PM

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

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            1. re: FranklinJefferson
              ipsedixit RE: FranklinJefferson Nov 7, 2012 04:02 PM

              It's the El Feugo room.

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                FranklinJefferson RE: ipsedixit Nov 7, 2012 04:11 PM

                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!

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                Thor123 RE: FranklinJefferson Nov 7, 2012 07:37 PM

                Love Rivera. Definatly the most cool of your choices.

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                  Johnny L RE: FranklinJefferson Nov 8, 2012 12:23 AM

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

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