I have a get-together with some casual friends who haven't seen each other for a while. I suggested Alcazar in Encino, because the courtyard would be perfect for this size group who like to talk and eat and drink. We are coming from all different parts of LA and Encino is centrally located.
My family and I like Alcazar and make it out there every couple of months or so. Today (Monday) when I called Alcazar, the message said they are only serving Thursday - Sunday, not 7 days a week as their website proclaims. I emailed them requesting a Thursday evening reservation for the courtyard.
That would be fine, but our get together is Thursday night, so unless they respond to my email before then, I won't be able to confirm until Thursday morning, which is cutting it a little close.
Has anyone been there recently, and is something going on that might spoil our plans?
Also - if we show up and there's a problem, I need an alternative. I've been reading reviews of Itzak Hagadol, which is in the same complex. Has anyone been there, and would it work for a party of 8 or so talkative people?