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Hip. Inexpensive. Quiet.

A friend is looking to have a b-day party for six. The criteria listed in the title of the post are his. He would prefer DTLA, but not beholden to it. The ideas I have thrown at him have been thwarted. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. Hip and quiet are almost mutually exclusive these days, doesn't it seem like?

    How about Wood Spoon?

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    1. re: aching

      Any hip restaurant right when they open is probably quiet. The hipsters need to preparty on PBR before they can get out there.

      As such...Black Hogg?

      1. re: aching

        I would normally say that "hip" and "quiet" are indeed mutually exclusive, but I think the Wood Spoon is a great choice. It is VERY echo-y in there, but not particularly "loud," per se.

        1. re: ilysla

          I third Wood Spoon. Probably my favorite low key restaurant in downtown. Give it a shot--it stays quiet enough unless their is a huge party.

      2. "Hip. Inexpensive. Quiet."

        Aren't those 3 criteria mutually exclusive?

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        1. re: Servorg

          Exactly. It's a tall order. I'm flummoxed.

          1. re: djquinnc

            What about Baco Mercat? http://bacomercat.com/home.html How close would it come to the criteria? Or was that one of your thwarted ideas? Maybe you should list the discards so folks don't waste time suggesting them?

          2. re: Servorg

            it;s like good, cheap & fast where you get only 2 of the 3.

            1. re: barryc

              I work as a free-lance translator. When a client asks me to do a job 1) quickly, 2) with high quality and 3) very low-priced, I just tell him to "pick any two".

          3. Factory Kitchen? Heard it wasn't very loud, and seems relatively inexpensive.