I know, I know...believe me, I've searched the history of this topic and have done a lot of research and am still looking for help. Looking for recommendations from my fellow foodies for a good place to do dinner with about 10 people on a Friday night for my 30th Birthday!
I'm looking for a place that has great food, good energy, fun and hopefully a set-up where it won't be too complicated to split the bill and no one gets screwed. So, if they have a tasting menu or we can set a menu ahead of time, or generous portions that we share (and maybe just figure out before we get there)...that might work best. I'd like to stay under $55 per person for food.
I've been to both Mozzas, and the Osteria remains my favorite spot in LA so far. I'm just thinking it might be a little fancy, expensive and serious for this occassion. I'm considering the private room at Pizzeria Mozza as an option.
Just checked The Bazaar off my list over the weekend, which was great and definitely fits the bill in terms of atmosphere and food was great, but it probably isn't the right choice for such a large group.
I haven't been to the following places yet, and they're on my list. I'm wondering if one of these might be the best choice:
If there was a fun spot nearby to get drinks afterwards, that would be a bonus, but not required.
Or, thinking to maybe take a different route and get a table at The Edison downtown (I was already able to book for 10 through OpenTable if I need it)
Any help and suggestions you can provide is most appreciated!