I am planning a birthday dinner for a group of 8 next week and would ideally like a place where we can snag a private room or dining area...but it isn't totally necessary. What is more important is the food! Price range isn't really an issue, area is anywhere between Brentwood and Hollywood, and something new and different is always fun. If it is worth the trip then we are willing to go downtown as well.
Some favorites that we go to frequently are The Hungry Cat, The Foundry, and Madeo's...so those are out, but anything similar in quality of food would be great!