Hope you can provide a Los Angeles Hound for some recs as I have been put on the restaurant detail for a fun group of LA folks attending a conference at the Marriot in mid-April. Not too concerned about cost, but not looking to go to the very outrageous end. A good time, full service and good food are important to any CH, of course. So far, from my CH Philly research, possible selections for the Big Dinner on a Friday night include:
RAE, BUDDAKAN, GAYLE, BOOKBINDERS, CUBRE LIBRE and VETRI.
If I can get the group to take a little taxi ride, CARMINE's CREOLE looks like it would be a fun choice, too. Would like to get input on these and perhaps other recs for the 20 or so group dinner so I can make a reservation soon.
As far as sampling cuisine at other Philly digs that have tempted my palate, for me & hubby and a smaller dining group on the 3 other dinners and lunches we need to fill, I want to also try Marigold, Matyson, Tir Na Nog, Pasion. The Reading Terminal will also be covered by us too.
Hope to report back on the groups' experience. Thanks Philly.