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Suggestions for 80th Birthday Brunch/Lunch Spot

We are looking for a restaurant on the Westside for my mother's 80th birthday for a brunch or lunch. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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  1. You can make a day of it at The Restaurant at The Getty.
    http://www.getty.edu/visit/center/eat...

    Also Connie & Ted's, Fig in Santa Monica or Zengo at The Santa Monica Place. Great Sunday brunch at Saddle Peak Lodge in Malibu Canyon.

    1. Tavern in Brentwood for lunch?

      1. cafe del rey
        beautiful setting
        good food
        ease of parking and ease of entrance to the restaurant
        spacious
        good service (never will rush you out in order to turn the table)
        quiet enough to hear each other speak
        tables are far enough away from each other so that you are not privvy to the conversation being held at the next table
        good wine-by-the-glass program

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        1. re: westsidegal

          Plus one for Cafe del Rey. Don't they still offer bottomless mimosas at brunch?

          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

            i'm pretty sure they do.

            on a related subject, i believe that the prosecco that they are now offering as the "house" prosecco is ruffino, which, imho, is a pretty decent choice for a low-cost offering.

            also, iirc, the price for the three course sunday brunch is $38 before tax and tip.

        2. Catch at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. Comfortable room with a beautiful view and very good if not amazing food. Also second Tavern in Brentwood, although it can get loud. If Mom is an adventurous eater and price is no object, Nobu Malibu. absolutely stunning during daylight hours.

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          1. re: cookie monster

            A big +1 for Nobu. Most beautiful restaurant in LA.

            1. re: cookie monster

              Catch at Casa del Mar would be first choice.

              1. re: cookie monster

                Aren't there stairs to get to the atrium dining room at Tavern? Or am I remembering incorrectly?

                1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                  There is one step to enter the dining room. I don't believe that the OP suggested that Mom was incapable of walking. BTW, my Mom's favorite restaurant is Ivy at the Shore and she is older than 80.

                  1. re: maudies5

                    Yes, I read the OP. It was just a question, but since we don't know the details, this may be information that is helpful for the OP to plan....

                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                      There are indeed a few steps. My friend's mother uses a walker and was able to navigate them. Staff was also present to assist.

              2. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air.

                1. Ivy or Ivy at the Shore
                  Shutters or Casa del Mar
                  Fig at The Fairmont
                  Café del Rey
                  Whiskey Red's in MDR - used to have less than mediocre food but I hear it has improved dramatically
                  Oliver at Equinox in B H or West L A
                  Happy Birthday to your Mother!